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Old 27 Mar 2009
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musical playlist: 5 top 'on the road' tracks!!

so we leave in a week. the boxes are packed, the tent is aired...
all thats left to do is the crazily hard challenge of picking and downloading tracks for our musical trip playlist/!!

we need help!!

cast your votes for the top 5 'pissing around on a motorbike in warm countries' tracks here.

#1: jimmy hendrix purple haze
#2: pink floyd wish you were here
#3: the kinks shangri-la
#4: cream strange brew
#5: blondie one way or another
Far From Home, U.K - Oz and beyond.

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Old 27 Mar 2009
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I like your choices - you could add "Thank You for the Days" by the Kinks ;but the possible list is endless.
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Bloody good choices Nico, hard to dispute.

I would choose two: a fast riding list and a slow riding list.

Hendrix - All along the Watchtower.
Metallica - One
Rage Against the Machine - Killing in the Name of
Meatloaf - Bat Out of Hell
Rolling Stones - Paint it Black

The Smiths - Girlfriend in a Coma
Velvet Underground - Heroin
ZZ Top - La Grange
Johnny Cash - When the Man Comes Around
Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone

There is my choice.

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Good choices so far, my criteria is that you should be able to whistle along inside helmet or out so here's my pick:-

In the summer time - mungo jerry
changes - david bowie
harvest for the world - the isley brothers
in dreams - roy orbison
goodbye yellow brick road - elton john

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cool thread. err mine would have to be errrrrrrrr

vegas two times-stereophonics
stay with me-the faces
cant you here me knocking-the stones
last nite-the strokes
and to cap off a long weekend ride in the sunset...
the end-the doors (full uncut version)

btw birdy nice tracks for a fast ride
oh and nico blondie owoa is an awesome choice!
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yip yip yip

brilliant, bring it on!! will be putting all the best ones from this thread onto a 'Best Biking Bits' mp3 playlist, and if anyone can tell me to how to upload that to somewhere online (where???), i'll do a link to it from here and anyone can have it.

BTW loving goodbye yellow brick rd, definitely going to have that, already got all along the watchtower and like a rolling stone too, and definitely have to have bat out of hell really don't i!!


the doors: riders on the storm
metallica: the unforgiven
bob dylan: shelter from the storm (budokan version)

and maybe waterloo sunset..?
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Depends on the road of course. And the mood. But let's see, you said pissing around on the bike in warm countries. Mainly because I was listening to them on the iPod, these tracks remind me of some of the long hot roads I found in Turkey.

Woman in chains
Tears For Fears

Hot cuz I'm deployed Houck & Simms

Hayling FC Kahuna "Don't think about.... all those things you fear...just be glad to be here"
(1½ minutes of build-up then take a deep breath...)

A different corner George Michael

A change is gonna come Seal

One day like this
Elbow ".....a year'd see me right"

Weather to fly Elbow "are we having the time of our lives?"

Love's divine Seal

Slave to love Bryan Ferry

For Emma Bon Iver "..so many foreign roads...."

All a bit mellow I know, but that's the kind of tour it was.

But my all-time motorcycling anthem has to be:

Learning to fly
Pink Floyd "Into the distance, a ribbon of black...stretched to the point of no turning back"

PS I can't count
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Road - Nick Drake
This road is long - Stuart A Staples
(May the road...) Rise - PIL
Motorway City - Hawkwind
Highway 61 revisited - PJ Harvey
The Road - Levellers
We came along this road - Nick Drake & the Bad Seeds
The old main drag - Pogues

Mmmmmmmm, bit of a theme going on there.
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