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26-09-2005, 23:18:24
There was an ad on tv for some sort of god awful driving music CD. None of the stuff on it would make good driving music at all. Shania facking Twain and so on.

So, what two tracks would you put on the ultimate best counterglow driving music compilation ever (part one)?

Scabrous Birdseed
26-09-2005, 23:41:46
One road rage, one gentle sunday excursion?

Silverbullit's "Magnetic City"
Brenton Wood's "The Oogum Boogum Song"

Fergus & The Brazen Car
27-09-2005, 10:12:13
It would depend what kind of driving excursion you wanted- the 'Genevieve' kind, the 'Death Race 2000' kind, the J.G. Ballard 'Crash' kind, the 'Duel' kind...

I'd start off with either 'Pull Up To The Bumper' 12" Disconet Version, or Roxy Music's 'Love Is The Drug' or The Normal's 'Warm Leatherette'- or possibly that old r'n'b song with the refrain 'get out of the car', whose title escapes me for the moment...

Nills Lagerbaak
27-09-2005, 10:26:38
Rage alwasy make good driving music, especially Killing in the Name of for a Deathrace 2000 style rally.

But seriously....for some chilled out night time driving, gotta be Dire Straits.

27-09-2005, 10:55:05
If I was driving up to Scotland tomorrow I'd make a tape starting with.

Riders on the Storm by The Doors

London Acid City by Chris Liberator

Nills Lagerbaak
27-09-2005, 11:09:49
I would never knowingly listen to anything by the Doors! So dull it's unbelievable. Especially behind the wheel, I might fall asleep.

Pink Floyd or indeed Dub Side of the Moon would be good...

27-09-2005, 11:27:26
What? One might argue that Dark (or Dub) Side is waaay more relaxing (or dull depending on your way of looking at it) than anything by the Doors. The Doors did actual driving music. The Floyd did relaxing transendental stuff.

27-09-2005, 11:29:53
I used to like the Doors but I can't bear them any more. No idea why.

Nills Lagerbaak
27-09-2005, 11:30:10
The Floyd have nice vocal melodies and guitar solos and power bits. The Doors have anoying moogs and repetative crappy chanting bits....

27-09-2005, 11:40:06
The Doors don't have any Moogs, and relatively little chanting. Have you only seen the film The Doors?

Nills Lagerbaak
27-09-2005, 11:58:16
They have loads of shitty ogans of all shapes and sizes. Relatively little chanting is still chanting! I have heard songs other than those on the film.

Nills Lagerbaak
27-09-2005, 12:01:08
[insane analogy mode] The Doors are the Travis of the hippy / psychadelic era.

Pink Floyd are more the Marylin Manson of said era.

[/insane analogy more]

Dr Debaser
27-09-2005, 12:07:23
That's a retarded arguement because of the two bands the Doors are clerely the more *dangerous* in terms of music, attitude, image etc, where as Pink Floyd are basically vintage car collecting musicians, without a dangerous bone in their body. Much more Travis-like.

27-09-2005, 12:12:07
forget this crap thread hijacking

as to the original question:

1) born to be wild, of course

2) wind it up by the prodigy

love is the drug is an excellent suggestion though

Dr Debaser
27-09-2005, 12:14:20
1. Midnight Train - Journey

2. Crazy on You - Heart

Real driving music...

*puts on Clarkson style denim/leather combo*

Nills Lagerbaak
27-09-2005, 12:15:33
Sorry but I fear your argument is that of a retard!

Firstly fuck attitute / image etc. That means sod all to me. (And you wouldn't be able to see that whilst driving a car anyway).

Floyd only seem like vintage because they are alive today. Judging both bands by what they were when they were first around, I think my comparison still stands.

I can't stand the horrific nothing music that is the doors... And if you want danger, the Floyd were out there with drugs / aliens and real psychadeliv shiznit. Not like bloody Morrison prancing round the beach with a tamborine.

27-09-2005, 12:16:51
nils shut up you're talking crap

Nills Lagerbaak
27-09-2005, 12:23:36
No. I think the Doors suck cos I hate there music. Ok I take the tamborine thing back.

27-09-2005, 12:26:21
Slipknot are like Travis but the Prodigy are more like the Beatles

Dr Debaser
27-09-2005, 12:27:46
Originally posted by Nills Lagerbaak
Ok I take the tamborine thing back.

That was probably the only fair comment you made.

Fergus & The Brazen Car
27-09-2005, 12:48:40
I'd follow up with 'Follow the Leader' by Killing Joke, for those bank holiday/hurricane induced traffic jams.

We'd have to have 'Autobahn' by Kraftwerk, and perhaps 'I Love A Man In A Uniform' 12" mix by the Gang of Four, for those 'Electra Glide In Blue' traffic cop moments.

Oh, and Fad Gadget's 'Saturday Night Special' for what you wish you were equipped with in a road rage incident.

If it's driving in bucolic scenery you're after, then something lush and pastoral by Boards of Canada, or Harold Budd, to cleanse and soothe the worried mind.

For the Death Race 2000 mindset, then Cabaret Voltaire's 'War of Nerves' or 'Get Out Of My Face' from their great album, '2 X 45' .

For those eerily deserted highland roads, or desert highways, then the Cabs' 'Yashar' with its worrying refrain 'There's 70 billion people on earth- where are they hiding?' would fit in nicely.

And if you have an unfortunate accident, then Bowie's 'Low' and 'Always Crashing In The Same Car' comes to mind....

Scabrous Birdseed
27-09-2005, 15:18:09
Oh, we're going for car-themed songs?

How about "Accident" by The Electric Eels? Might lead to a bit of erratic driving, mind.

No driving CD is complete without some music specifically geared towards the driving experience, for instance some decent Dirty South Hip-Hop. David Banner's "Cadillacs on 22s", in the screwed and chopped remix will get you in that codein-friendly cruising mode, with the added bonus of some decent social commentary.

How about "Willin'" by Little Feat? Probably tres gauche but I like it.

Lazarus and the Gimp
27-09-2005, 17:07:29
"Exorcism"- Killing Joke
"TV Sky"- The Young Gods
"Ace of Spades"- Motorhead
"Methamphetamine Blues"- Mark Lanegan
"You made me realise"- My Bloody Valentine
"Mother Sky"- Can
"Easy way down"- Snowpony

27-09-2005, 17:32:51
Originally posted by protein

So, what two tracks would you put on the ultimate best counterglow driving music compilation ever (part one)?

Lazarus and the Gimp
27-09-2005, 21:28:25
Your rules are for the weak and I scorn them.

27-09-2005, 23:07:09
Scorn them! Scorn them all to hell!

The Norks
28-09-2005, 09:19:08
two tracks is a bit tight.

Jimi Hendrix- All along the Watchtower
Julie London- Fly me to the moon

a bit more chilled out than most of the above.

28-09-2005, 09:33:21
I can't think of any. Two is too few.

Nills Lagerbaak
28-09-2005, 10:22:33
I was listeining to push the button last night. It is very good./ I would have to put Push the Button (the track) on the list!

28-09-2005, 13:22:37
It's only part one. Pick two you indicisive motherfuckers. You can pick two more when part deux comes out. It's only a throw-away driving album.

Lazarus and the Gimp
28-09-2005, 17:31:40
"Methamphetamine Blues"- Mark Lanegan
"You made me realise"- My Bloody Valentine
If restricted to two.