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Interested to know your choice of driving music , mellow, easy, in ya face rock, etc etc .

Anyway, made up a few for the car last night , chose the following.


I Ran ...Flock of seagulls

Regret...New Order

Mr blue sky...ELO

Come undone...Duran Duran

Halleluiah Man...Love and Money

Native new yorker...Oddysey

Theme from Shaft...Issac Hayes

IGY ...Donald Fagan

First picture of you...Lotus Eaters

Wait...Robert Howard & Kim Mazell

Keep on movin...Soul to soul


Star guitar...Chemical Bros

Good vibrations...Beach boys

She bangs the drum...Stone roses

Little lies...Fleetwood Mac

Working on a rock cd ,1st track.... Holiday in the sun 19.gif

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Some songs on Top Gear compilation CDs aren't too bad, but it really depends on the mood you're in. Blasting down the open road or relaxed and happy 'driving in a tv commercial'?

I also like:

Motley Crue - Kickstart My Heart

Manowar - Hail and Kill

Alias - Perfect World

among others... ball.gif

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Despite the album's name, Atomic Swing's A Car Crash in the Blue is good record for driving. Here's the first song from that album:


Their second album(Bossanova Swapmeet) is good too. Hoodoed in Mamou is perfect for those dark autumn nights.

Then there's this Finnish song:



The lyrics are about this lonely passenger on a bus and the song came on the radio when I was(surprise, surprise) travelling on a bus. I had been sleeping and I woke just as the sun was starting to rise, there was a bit of frost on the ground and on the bus windows and this song came on the radio. It just fit the mood perfectly. And it's a great song as well.

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I tend to like more energetic songs when I am driving rather than mellow tunes and I also like to listen to them loud (so only really get to do it when I am in the car on my own)

Examples (but far from exhaustive list) are:

Joy Division - Shadowplay

Jeff Buckley - Eternal Life

The Smiths - London

David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust

The Velvet Underground - Rock 'n' Roll

Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone

Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter

James Brown - Papa's Got a Brand new bag

The Beatles - While My Guitar gently Weeps

Neil Young - Rockin' in the Free World

The Who - Baba O'Riley

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definitely Riders on the Storm Lofty

Grateful Dead's Trucking and Sugar Magnolia

Radar Love

Sweet Child of Mine

Down by the River - Neil Young also Southern Man

Carry On - CS and N

Ramblin' Man - The Allmans

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - The Band

Willin' - Little Feat

anyway, there's a few of mine


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Suzy Q by CCR

Hybrid Moments by the Misfits

EMI by Sex Pistols

Everybody's Happy Nowadays by the Buzzcocks

Horrorshow by THe Libertines

Pusherman by Curtis mayfield

Spottieottiedopilicios by Outkast

Ina Gadda Da Vida by Iron Butterfly

A quick one while he's away by the Who

Superbad by James Brown

Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin

Guns of Navarone by the Skatallites

man there are so many, but there are a few

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Just found an old mix tape that used to get played in the car and on my Walkman. Hmmm, let's see...(the songs are randomly on the tape, not in the order I've written them down here)

Crack Hitler, Malpractice, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies and Ugly in the Morning by Faith no More

Wish, Mr. Self Destruct and Big Man With a Gun by Nine Inch Nails

N.W.O., Just One Fix, TV II and Jesus Built My Hotrod by Ministry

Electric Head Pt. 1 and More Human than Human by White Zombie

Seems like I've mellowed down a bit during the last 10+ years. A lot of aggression on that tape... icon_eek.gificon_lol.gif

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