Music that you can only listen to while driving - vs- can't

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That is, music that only sounds right when you're (pick only one):
-driving
-not driving
-riding a bus
-jogging
-dinking a beer
-in a record store
-in a box
-with a fox
-etc

..and any other setting just will not do.

dave225 (Dave225), Monday, 14 April 2003 16:10 (seventeen years ago) link

The Makers - All Night Riot .. Sounds good turned down low in a bar (like the Hopleaf - although I've never heard this record in that bar... or any bar.) Not so great in a car.

The Stones - Can't You Hear Me Knocking - sounds great outdoors in the summertime with a beer.

dave225 (Dave225), Monday, 14 April 2003 16:14 (seventeen years ago) link

Tom Waits fully sober is unworkable.

Kenan Hebert (kenan), Monday, 14 April 2003 16:57 (seventeen years ago) link

Anything produced by El-P doesn't work unless you're wearing headphones.

Calla sucks as driving music.

miloauckerman (miloauckerman), Monday, 14 April 2003 17:00 (seventeen years ago) link

I love a lot of stuff in the vein of Walter Carlos or Tangerine Dream's "Phaedra" but I can't stand it in my car! *op rules my driving world.

Fivvy (Fivvy), Monday, 14 April 2003 17:01 (seventeen years ago) link

I mean Pop.

Fivvy (Fivvy), Monday, 14 April 2003 17:01 (seventeen years ago) link

Radar Love owns u all

Yanc3y (ystrickler), Monday, 14 April 2003 17:02 (seventeen years ago) link

Yanc3y OTM!!!

SplendidMullet (iamamonkey), Monday, 14 April 2003 18:25 (seventeen years ago) link

Tom Waits fully sober is unworkable.

Blasphemy! Tom Waits is also very appropriate music for:

-wallowing in a broken heart
-driving in the rain

nickalicious (nickalicious), Monday, 14 April 2003 18:28 (seventeen years ago) link

..Don't you do both of those things drunk?

dave225 (Dave225), Monday, 14 April 2003 18:29 (seventeen years ago) link

Dave beat me to it.

Kenan Hebert (kenan), Monday, 14 April 2003 18:29 (seventeen years ago) link

i always found early slayer to be the best music for riding public transportation. only the first album and "haunting the chapel," though. and only the metal blade releases. and only on cheap, crappy metal blade cassettes.

your null fame (yournullfame), Monday, 14 April 2003 18:32 (seventeen years ago) link

A friend of mine (a Resident, actually) thought he'd keep himself awake on along drive by listening to Merzbow, but it actually lulled him to a near-sleep and he almost crashed the car.

I only like hip hop in the car, usually. Free improv / noise kinda tough to take on a nice open road in the summer - anyone who tells you they'd rather listen to Nurse with Wound than Blue Oyster Cult on a road trip is lying.

roger adultery (roger adultery), Monday, 14 April 2003 18:45 (seventeen years ago) link

don't try Atari Teenage On The Road. I did and I nearly turned into OJ behind that wheel.

Jay K (Jay K), Monday, 14 April 2003 22:06 (seventeen years ago) link

I can't listen to VU's White Light/White Heat album while driving. I get wayyyyy tooo antsy.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Monday, 14 April 2003 22:11 (seventeen years ago) link

in the car i listen to anything i can sing along to. anything else tends to get irritating

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Monday, 14 April 2003 22:24 (seventeen years ago) link

Only listen to Lamonte Young While driving.

brg30 (brg30), Monday, 14 April 2003 23:38 (seventeen years ago) link

Favourite driving-at-night-in-big-city music: instrumental Moroder-style electro/disco. Think Scarface soundtrack. Either originally 80s or Bunker/Murder Capital-style retro.

Siegbran (eofor), Monday, 14 April 2003 23:50 (seventeen years ago) link

I listen way more in the car than I do at home - the most obvious car music is Kraftwerk, which just doesn't work for me at home.

Chris Barrus (Chris Barrus), Tuesday, 15 April 2003 00:46 (seventeen years ago) link

[...]anyone who tells you they'd rather listen to Nurse with Wound than Blue Oyster Cult on a road trip is lying.

i'm glad someone said it. i gotta have a beat, don't care if it's hip-hop, metal, psychedelia, funk, whatever, i need something to keep me on the road following the lines.

your null fame (yournullfame), Tuesday, 15 April 2003 04:12 (seventeen years ago) link

If it's electronic in nature and I'm driving on the freeway at night, I consistently am close to dozing off. Supermodified even did that to me.

Dig Me Out is great driving music, notably "Turn it On."

Leee (Leee), Tuesday, 15 April 2003 05:52 (seventeen years ago) link

Considering most of my music listening is done using headphones, a lot of 60s albums only available in mono all sound better in the car.

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Tuesday, 15 April 2003 08:52 (seventeen years ago) link

Krautrock on Faust 4 is great for aggresive motorway driving.

David Gunnip (David Gunnip), Tuesday, 15 April 2003 11:00 (seventeen years ago) link

I don't know about driving, but when you're staggering home drunk with a kebab the best album to sing at the top of your lungs is What's the story morning glory; a few of us managed to get through the entire album, complete with guitar solos and cheesy drum intros.

I'll get me coat.

Johnney B (Johnney B), Tuesday, 15 April 2003 11:13 (seventeen years ago) link

I'm with Roger on this one too. I love to listen to classic-rock radio on long car trips. Boston's "Don't Look Back" sounds just about right zipping through Richmond on 95 at 65. And once in a while, I get to hear something I would actually play at home: Zep, Aerosmith's "Sweet Emotion," etc.

Lee G (Lee G), Tuesday, 15 April 2003 13:22 (seventeen years ago) link

lee g speaks the absolute gospel truth. i can't really imagine enjoying boston anywhere outside of my car, but "rock and roll band" you gotta crank. you just GOTTA.

your null fame (yournullfame), Tuesday, 15 April 2003 17:55 (seventeen years ago) link

three years pass...
i should know better than to read or post on ilm at this point, but can we talk about the huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge difference between listening to Radar Love in yr car vs. any other venue? whenever it comes on while i'm driving it sounds like the hugest most amazing song ever recorded and i am driven (so 2 speak lolol) into an air drumming frenzy. if i play it on my computer, it sounds like penis.

BUTT LIKE A HOLE, BLACK AS UR SOUL (Adrian Langston), Sunday, 16 July 2006 23:54 (thirteen years ago) link


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