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    So I am driving to Fresno in 3 weeks, and although I have over 5,000 cassettes, CDs, and records, I am looking to mix things up a bit and make some driving CD's. I am just bored with all of my albums. I am looking for good tunes. Preferably up tempo, but not thrashy or obnoxious. As much as I like early Metallica, its not appropriate with a 9 month old snoozing in the back seat, ya know? The vibe and tempo should give you the feeling of cruising up the California shore at 75 mph. (Which is what I'll be doing for a little while anyway).

    Its a 3.5 hour trip 1 way, so I need about 7 hours of music. If you have one song or 50, post 'em. I am just looking for maybe ideas or songs that I would not have thought of. It can be new or old, or any genre. Here's is the first one I made to give you an idea of the general idea: (these were from the CD's in my wife's car when I drove it back from Yuma. I didn't put too much thought into it).

    Dance the Night Away - Van Halen
    It Takes Two - Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock
    It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Want To Rock N Roll) - AC/DC
    *****'s Ladder - Afghan Whigs
    Remedy - Black Crowes
    Word Up - Cameo
    It Don't Matter - Def Leppard
    Rock N Roll Soul - Grand Funk Railroad
    Welcome To The Jungle - Guns N Roses
    Any Way You Want It - Journey
    Black Flag (live at Woodstock 94) - King's X
    Rock N Roll - Led Zeppelin
    Mama Said Knock You Out (MTV Unplugged version) - LL Cool J
    Whiskey In The Jar - Metallica
    I Believe In A Thing Called Love - The Darkness
    Somebody Told Me - The Killers
    Summertime - DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
    Interstate Love Song - Stone Temple Pilots


    So, basically, I love classic rock, post grunge, old school hip hop, and New Wave of British Heavy Metal......and you gotta have the funk too. But fear not those who listen to underground or alternative music. As a former college DJ, my ears and mind are always open to new sounds and artists, so don't assume I would think your choice to be silly, based on this CD. I have wide ranging tastes, from Motown, to blues, to punk, to jazz, to big band vocal pop, and on and on......

    As long as its got a good 'driving' beat or groove, post it. That's the only thing these all have in common. This is different than the "pump you up" thread. I don't want to drive like a maniac! For instance, I like Rush and Yes, but find the tempo changes distracting while driving. I love Mahler Symphony #1, but the wide dynamic range make it a poor choice with all the wind noise at highway speeds. You can't hear half of it.

    So, if you have a song that you like to drive to, post it. Odds are, it is probably a song I have heard of and had not thought of as a driving song and will go "a-ha, that's a great song" when you post it. Something I didn't think of. I am just looking for some outside perspective.

    Everybody's gotta elevate from the norm...

    The greatest list of music I don't own on CD :sad:
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  • #2
    Well, when I drive, I listen to Metallica, regardless of any song.

    Or I'll pop in a cassette of Richard Pryor or Eddie Murphy.

    But sometimes, it's good to drive in silence.
    School kills, at least I'll die smart........

    By the way, for people of low IQs: I'm a Raider fan. You'd think the name was a big clue.....

    Two things I love in this world: Calculus and Asian women.

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    • #3
      linkin park/session
      red hot chili peppers/under the bridge, around the world
      nikka costa/everybody's got their something
      alanis morrisette/ironic
      beastie boys/so whatcha want
      korn/falling away from me
      lenny kravitz/lady
      soundgarden/black hole sun
      sheryl crow/if it makes you happy
      janet jackson/go deep
      jay z/excuse me miss
      2pac/picture me rollin
      house of pain/jump around
      michael mcdonald/any song
      jonny lang/wander this world
      dido/white flag, thank you

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      • #4
        Ben Folds Five - Air
        Brick
        Marvin Gaye - What's Goin On
        The Eagles - Hotel California
        U2 - With or Without You


        That's all off the top of my head!

        "The Gagne T-shirt jersey comes with a complimentary can of gasoline and a set of matches."

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        • #5
          Get some audio books.

          I have a couple Star Trek/Star Wars ones that are pretty good.


          If it's a good book, you'll be there before you realize it.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by The Dark Knight
            Get some audio books.

            I have a couple Star Trek/Star Wars ones that are pretty good.


            If it's a good book, you'll be there before you realize it.
            I think that kinda thing...regardless of the story line, would probably put me to sleep..(not at all a knock on sci-fi or anything.

            "The Gagne T-shirt jersey comes with a complimentary can of gasoline and a set of matches."

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            • #7
              For long trips, Phish is good, if your into them at all. They are really talented. Also, Damien Rice is a good new artist, most acoustic guitar. Give it a listen.
              ---IZAAK

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              • #8
                All I can say is you must download both the electric and acoustic versions of this song:

                Deftones - Be Quiet and Drive

                Fits what you're doing well, right?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jared
                  So I am driving to Fresno in 3 weeks, and although I have over 5,000 cassettes, CDs, and records, I am looking to mix things up a bit and make some driving CD's. I am just bored with all of my albums. I am looking for good tunes. Preferably up tempo, but not thrashy or obnoxious. As much as I like early Metallica, its not appropriate with a 9 month old snoozing in the back seat, ya know? The vibe and tempo should give you the feeling of cruising up the California shore at 75 mph. (Which is what I'll be doing for a little while anyway).

                  Its a 3.5 hour trip 1 way, so I need about 7 hours of music. If you have one song or 50, post 'em. I am just looking for maybe ideas or songs that I would not have thought of. It can be new or old, or any genre. Here's is the first one I made to give you an idea of the general idea: (these were from the CD's in my wife's car when I drove it back from Yuma. I didn't put too much thought into it).

                  Dance the Night Away - Van Halen
                  It Takes Two - Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock
                  It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Want To Rock N Roll) - AC/DC
                  *****'s Ladder - Afghan Whigs
                  Remedy - Black Crowes
                  Word Up - Cameo
                  It Don't Matter - Def Leppard
                  Rock N Roll Soul - Grand Funk Railroad
                  Welcome To The Jungle - Guns N Roses
                  Any Way You Want It - Journey
                  Black Flag (live at Woodstock 94) - King's X
                  Rock N Roll - Led Zeppelin
                  Mama Said Knock You Out (MTV Unplugged version) - LL Cool J
                  Whiskey In The Jar - Metallica
                  I Believe In A Thing Called Love - The Darkness
                  Somebody Told Me - The Killers
                  Summertime - DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
                  Interstate Love Song - Stone Temple Pilots


                  So, basically, I love classic rock, post grunge, old school hip hop, and New Wave of British Heavy Metal......and you gotta have the funk too. But fear not those who listen to underground or alternative music. As a former college DJ, my ears and mind are always open to new sounds and artists, so don't assume I would think your choice to be silly, based on this CD. I have wide ranging tastes, from Motown, to blues, to punk, to jazz, to big band vocal pop, and on and on......

                  As long as its got a good 'driving' beat or groove, post it. That's the only thing these all have in common. This is different than the "pump you up" thread. I don't want to drive like a maniac! For instance, I like Rush and Yes, but find the tempo changes distracting while driving. I love Mahler Symphony #1, but the wide dynamic range make it a poor choice with all the wind noise at highway speeds. You can't hear half of it.

                  So, if you have a song that you like to drive to, post it. Odds are, it is probably a song I have heard of and had not thought of as a driving song and will go "a-ha, that's a great song" when you post it. Something I didn't think of. I am just looking for some outside perspective.
                  since you like the classic style stuff why not try some probot or velvet revolver.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Tony
                    linkin park/session
                    red hot chili peppers/under the bridge, around the world
                    nikka costa/everybody's got their something
                    alanis morrisette/ironic
                    beastie boys/so whatcha want
                    korn/falling away from me
                    lenny kravitz/lady
                    soundgarden/black hole sun
                    sheryl crow/if it makes you happy
                    janet jackson/go deep
                    jay z/excuse me miss
                    2pac/picture me rollin
                    house of pain/jump around
                    michael mcdonald/any song
                    jonny lang/wander this world
                    dido/white flag, thank you
                    There are some songs in here that I would not have thought of. Thanks.

                    How does one like Jay-Z and Michael McDonald!?!?

                    Kidding.

                    Everybody's gotta elevate from the norm...

                    The greatest list of music I don't own on CD :sad:
                    You should check these guys out

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by The Dark Knight
                      Get some audio books.

                      I have a couple Star Trek/Star Wars ones that are pretty good.


                      If it's a good book, you'll be there before you realize it.
                      I did try that going to Yuma, and I was staring to doze. It's not that its not a good book, because the one I had was fascinating. But I think for me, its the singing along in my head or whatever that keeps me from realizing how long I have been driving. The reading of the book was well done, but since I read to go to sleep at night, I think my body took the cues and started to relax.

                      Everybody's gotta elevate from the norm...

                      The greatest list of music I don't own on CD :sad:
                      You should check these guys out

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by zero1307
                        For long trips, Phish is good, if your into them at all. They are really talented. Also, Damien Rice is a good new artist, most acoustic guitar. Give it a listen.
                        I do have some Phish, any title suggestions.

                        I'll add Damien Rice to the list "check it out"

                        Everybody's gotta elevate from the norm...

                        The greatest list of music I don't own on CD :sad:
                        You should check these guys out

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Broncology
                          All I can say is you must download both the electric and acoustic versions of this song:

                          Deftones - Be Quiet and Drive

                          Fits what you're doing well, right?
                          Well, do they have a single I can buy? I am not into illegal downloading, and I don't like giving my CC info over the internet at legal downloading sites. Does the artist have audio samples at their website?


                          Keep it coming folks.

                          Everybody's gotta elevate from the norm...

                          The greatest list of music I don't own on CD :sad:
                          You should check these guys out

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Jared
                            I do have some Phish, any title suggestions.

                            I'll add Damien Rice to the list "check it out"
                            Rift
                            Maze
                            Bouncing around the room (Live version)
                            Divided sky
                            You enjoy myself

                            those off the top of my head.
                            ---IZAAK

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Jared
                              Well, do they have a single I can buy? I am not into illegal downloading, and I don't like giving my CC info over the internet at legal downloading sites. Does the artist have audio samples at their website?


                              Keep it coming folks.
                              I'm not sure if they do or not; but I could always upload it to my FTP space and let you chomp it off of there; you won't get caught. I could send it to you via AIM or something like that; you won't get any trouble if it's just me sending it to you if anything I'd be the one at risk, just let me know in this thread or via PM if you're interested in either of those problem-solving techniques.

                              Oh, the AIM solution would be much better and easier for me.

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