ultimate driving song

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    Well, what's yours?

    Personally, if I had a Porsche (or any decent car for that matter) I'd choose Fuel by Metallica as my road song of choice. You can't help but press on the gas a little more when you hear it.
     
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    I always get nuts whenever the Chili Peppers "By the Way" plays over the radio. That heavy bass rift almost always induces speeding and incessant weaving in and out of traffic. :D

    Give me fuel give me fire, give me that which I desire!
     
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    Heck yeah! :D

    Also, what type of sound systems do you guys have in your cars? I don't really like the cheapo Best Buy reject systems with bass so loud you can't hear anything. I've got the stock system in my Mercedes ('87) and have my iPod attached via cassette adaptor. Nothing special, other than the abscence of commercials. :p
     
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    my friend just finished restoring his 1967 Porsche 912. One we figure out how to hook up the iPod to his factory original Blaupunkt we shall go for a ride. The song? "Wave of Mutilation" by The Pixies.
     
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    Linkin Park- A Place For My Head, even though I don't have my license yet cuz my state has some stupid laws.:rolleyes:
     
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    Macmaniac

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    Some Matrix music always puts me in a good mood. Although I have only been driving for 4 months so I have awhile to find my favorite.
     
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    "RPM" or "Mean Machine" by Sugar Ray

    -or- "Inside" by Moby

    there's a bunch more but i can't think of them right now.
     
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    80's music!! Perfect for head bobbing!

    Here are my favorite driving songs:

    1. Flock of Seagulls - I Ran (So Far Away)
    2. Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science

    --Waluigi
     
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    Really? Its kind of slow for a driving song at least for me. I would pick "Rock Music", "Isle de Encanta", "Planet of Sound", or "Cecilia Ann" for a Pixies driving song. Of course they are all good, maybe i should just use my pixies cd.
     
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    Old school for me: Springsteen's "Born to Run". Reminds of making trips from Chicago into Wisconsin.
     
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    The Road by Tenacious D. ;)

    Actually, a good Sinatra tune is great for a leisurely cruise...

    I'm getting a new deck installed this weekend - it'll be nice to get rid of the factory cassette deck and go direct in with my iPod now. :)
     
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    Two good leisurely drivng songs are Sinatra's version of "You'd be so nice to come home to" and Van Morrison's "Moon Dance"
     
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    it all depends on the mood and the current hot band in my mind.

    like now, it'd probably be "heaven knows" or "blood red, white, and blue" by rise against

    "overstand" by sense field can never hurt

    nor can "different times".

    the new stretch arm strong has some gems as well
     
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    It depends on what mood I am in, too. But I have to second Metallica. Damn, they just kick serious ass.

    As far as system in my car, I have a Pioneer DEH-4400 head unit, dual Infinity Basslink 10" subs in back with two 200 watt amps, two Infinity Kappa 6 1/2" components in front with 1 3/4" tweaters, two 6 1/2" Infinity Reference series 2 ways in back, dynamat all around to keep vibrations down (my car is pretty old so she has quite a few loose panels that vibrate like crazy), and all my wiring is done with Monster cables. I've debated about adding an XM box, too, since my radio tuner already supports XM, but I'm not too sure if it'd be worth it or not. I end up either listening to CDs or just keeping the windows down and listening to the engine/exhaust/turbo.
     
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    i usually write music while i drive...i haven't had a sound system in my car for over 10 years. driving is the best environment for being creative..at least for me.

    when i'm in the wife's car i usually keep the stereo off. but if i HAD to listen to some music it'd be:

    audioslave for high speed stuff

    nick drake for a more leisurely drive
     
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    In addition to Fuel, howz about "Wherever I may Roam".
     
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    "Accidentally 4th Street (Gloria)" by Figures on the Beach

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    "Hawkmoon 269" by U2

    - David
     
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    "You Can Go Your Own Way" by Fleetwood Mac

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    How about some old Metallica? Maybe Damage Inc, or maybe Slayer's War Ensemble. Or anything from the South of Heaven albumn. Or some old Anthrax tunes... I'm the Law. Or some Dead Kennedys.... that stuff makes me drive to fast though, mellow is better for the commute for me!;)
     
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    "Faint" by Linkin Park

    or "Convoy"/"Round the World with a Rubber Duck" by CW McCall. Its great because I do drive 2000-3000 miles at a time.

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    I listen to too much music. Sometimes I feel like I'm wasting time. (It's a one-hour drive to work every day on the highway.) Sometimes I just...think.

    But that's not very productive either. ;)
    Audioslave is great. I also like "Full On" by Oasis. It's a good pump-up tune. I've been listening to "The Tragically Hip" recently. They're a superb Canadian band that just never broke into the US market. Usually, though, I make compilation CDs for my commute.

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