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Old 06-25-10, 08:28 PM   #1
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Let's build the ultimate touring compilation CD

So the idea is for everyone to post one song they thing would be perfect for the ultimate touring compilation CD. I"m thinking jam bands and songs that talk about particular cities would be ideal.

I'll start.

Going Down The Road, Feeling Bad by the Grateful Dead
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Going down the road feeling bad
Going down the road feeling bad
Going down the road feeling bad, bad bad
Don't wanna be treated this a way

Going where the water tastes like wine
Well I'm going where the water tastes like wine
Going where the water tastes like wine - yes I am
I don't wanna be treated this a way
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Old 06-25-10, 08:50 PM   #2
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All right now I'm mad,my computer has no sound and I love the grateful dead.
But those lyrics sound a little like Canned Heats,Going up the country.

"I'm going up the country where the water taste's like wine.
I'm going up the country where the water taste's like wine.
You know I'm gonna jump in and stay drunk all the time."
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Old 06-25-10, 09:35 PM   #3
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Schubert's "Das Wandern" (To Wander). As one English translation puts it.... "a man must have a feeble mind who'd never leave his work behind and wander."

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Actually both the Grateful Dead and Canned Heat are ripping off Woody Guthrie, who ripped off older folk artists.

Anyway, I'm putting together a mix for a tour. The "Essential" bit is about 600 songs, but if I had to pick one from the top 10 or so most played, it would be:

"Truckin' My Blues Away No. 2" by Blind Boy Fuller.
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On some days it just seems appropriate and gets stuck in my head.

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Old 06-26-10, 10:35 AM   #6
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I have a fairly large music library, about 15,000 songs. I am listening my way through it randomly, and adding tracks to a biking playlist.

I love the Run Lola Run (Lola Renet) soundtrack for riding fast.

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A little cliche - but its gotta be on the CD:
Quote:
I was born the son of a lawless man.
Always spoke my mind with a gun in my hand.
Lived nine lives
gunned down ten.
Gonna ride like the wind.

And I got such a long way to go.
To make it to the border of Mexico.
So I'll ride like the wind.
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Old 06-26-10, 01:48 PM   #8
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I could ride a lot of miles with this song stuck in my head, I <3 Imogen Heap

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7g1xsSsvYE


Spooner, the 80's called, they want to take back that whole Chris Cross mistake.
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i was belting along on a hot summer's day when feeling groovy came on my ipod it just hit the spot.
Slow down you move to fast gotta make the morning last.
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i was belting along on a hot summer's day when feeling groovy came on my ipod it just hit the spot.
Slow down you move to fast gotta make the morning last.
Is that the Rascals?Thats another good toon.
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mississippi john hurt: make me a pallet on the floor.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39RBm4tH9cA

townes van zandt: Pancho and Lefty

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There's only one Grateful Dead song I like - the short one.
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first thought:

Mr. Breeze - Lynyrd Skynyrd

most of my music is on vinyl, so I have to carry it in my head.

Grateful Dead is often on my internal mental playlist, whether on the bike or not.
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The title track on Houses of the Holy is good riding music. Actually any Led Zeppelin is good riding music.
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Old 06-26-10, 08:55 PM   #15
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mississippi john hurt: make me a pallet on the floor.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39RBm4tH9cA

townes van zandt: Pancho and Lefty

http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=8Sjw...eature=related
Hey,I have couple of Mississippi John Hurts cd's.
I love them.
But I guess you can't go wrong with Robert Johnson's "Walking blues".

Theres not much about the road in the song but there is alot about traveling.
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Old 06-26-10, 09:32 PM   #16
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Spooner, the 80's called, they want to take back that whole Chris Cross mistake.
I was worried about posting that one - but I went on a night ride tonight and sang it the entire way....

This might not help the case - but I'm adding Jackson Browne's Running on Empty.
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Looking out at the road rushing under my wheels
Looking back at the years gone by like so many summer fields
In '65 I was seventeen and running up 101
I don't know where I'm running now, I'm just running on

Running on - running on empty
Running on - running blind
Running on - running into the sun
But I'm running behind
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Depends on if I'm in the mood for loud angry music to maintain a high cadence to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9o7eEjMlkCI

or something to raise morale:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVQorfIX84w

or something to cruise along to in a Zen-like state:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS2yvBo8EMQ
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Trans Am
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Away.

Doesn't have to be far:
Skirt of the town or just circle around.
But fast,
Let's go fast.

Nathan – Trans Am

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Daft Punk - Around the World
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9MszVE7aR4


Bruce Cockburn’s Going to the Country covered by Teresa Ennis

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I am the highway by Audioslave.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ec88EIGyb6E&feature=fvst

Up Around the Bend - Creedence Clearwater Revival
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34P18at0Q7s

Jimmy Eat World - The Middle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV-HPOHu8mY

Perfect Day by Lou Reed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCymRC7cZTk

Waiting for the sun by Jayhawks
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Johnny Cash anyone?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApCu_...eature=related
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Hm... I guess you guys are not fans of ambient, electronic and new age stuff
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Hm... I guess you guys are not fans of ambient, electronic and new age stuff
I dunno, I could definitely tour to Cyborg by Klaus Schultze or something like John Cage or William Basinsky.... would that count?
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Hm... I guess you guys are not fans of ambient, electronic and new age stuff
Love me some Kraftwerk, neat video with this one too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPowpIRVOuY
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Due to repeated viewings of the movie Breaking Away, I will forever associate riding a road bike with the Overture from Barber of Seville.

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