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Do Music and Motorcycles go together?

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Very interested in knowing what types of music (bands) TWT motorcycle folks listen to. Name your top five-ten bands. You can post some videos of them doing their thing if you like. This is our radio program so if you know an obscure or local band please post them up and maybe get them some new fans.



NOTE: Bob cavemen banging on hollow logs with bones is not an option!!!


1. The Rainmakers
2. The Jim Carroll Band
3. Bob Schneider
4. The Cars
5. The B52's
 
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The Band of Heathens
Shinedown
Blackberry Smoke
Molly Hatchet
ZZ Top


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Jim Carroll - not often you see him on any list.

My "favorite" 5 bands is at least 100 bands long! So here's this month's regular rotation on the iPhone:

Frank Zappa - Live at Hammersmith
Rob Zombie - Hellbilly Deluxe 2
Kaskade - Live at Coachella
Dave Matthews Band - Away From The World
and anything by Nine Inch Nails
 
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well hmmm Cars are in my top 5, this is tough, given what Im listening to:

1. Eric Clapton
2. The Cars
3. Cowboy Junkies
4. Led Zepplin
5. The Sweet

I guess both music and motorcycles can get in your blood
 
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Jim Carroll - not often you see him on any list.

My "favorite" 5 bands is at least 100 bands long! So here's this month's regular rotation on the iPhone:

Frank Zappa - Live at Hammersmith
Rob Zombie - Hellbilly Deluxe 2
Kaskade - Live at Coachella
Dave Matthews Band - Away From The World
and anything by Nine Inch Nails
Few sadly have ever heard of Jim Carroll,maybe this will change things. R.I.P. Sept.11 2009
 
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Three Dog Night
Beatles
Eric Clapton
L.V. Beethoven
Rich Mullins
Salvador
Saint Saens
Los Lonely Boys

Okay, maybe I'm a bit eclectic.
 
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BB King
Buddy Guy
Allman Brothers
Eric Clapton
Johnny Cash
Mozart * I quite enjoy some classical while on the bike
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Led Zepelin
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Triumph
Journey
Bad Company
....... List goes on... I just set pandora to shuffle and go
 
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well hmmm Cars are in my top 5, this is tough, given what Im listening to:

1. Eric Clapton
2. The Cars
3. Cowboy Junkies
4. Led Zepplin
5. The Sweet

I guess both music and motorcycles can get in your blood
Hard to have just a top five, I originally had ten but condensed it down. I so much enjoy The Cars, the only way they could be better is if they were called The Motorcycles!:rider:
 
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SRV and Double Trouble
AC/DC
ZZ TOP
Duke Robillard
Duke Ellington
Omar and the Howlers
Frank Sinatra
Sade
Tom Petty

Probably a thousand or so CDs, albums, cassettes but XM radio has ruined me for actually sitting down and listening them.
 
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No particular order

Bryan Adams
John Mellemcamp
Patsy Cline
Sara McLachlan
Nissy and the Ear Food Gospel Band
On The Fly
 
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1. Southern Culture on the Skids
2. Blackberry Smoke
3. Two Tons of Steel
4. Reel Big Fish
5. Los Straitjackets
 
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SRV and Double Trouble
AC/DC
ZZ TOP
Duke Robillard
Duke Ellington
Omar and the Howlers
Frank Sinatra
Sade
Tom Petty

Probably a thousand or so CDs, albums, cassettes but XM radio has ruined me for actually sitting down and listening them.
Tom Petty was one of my top ten but I abbreviated it to five. Guess it is hard to even do twenty. I am crazy music lover. **** the torpedos. Still have all my albums and a Marantz turntable that works like new. Try to listen to music each and every day. Drew
 
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GOOD GOSH!!! How old are all of you guys and when was the last time you bought any music (or should I say "records"?!) Just kidding guys:rofl: I'm probably older than most of you

I listen to Pandora almost exclusively these days. My tastes change every few weeks. This week my favorites are as follows:
Beatles
Otis Redding
Al Green
Frank Sinatra
I was recently turned on to Oasis and plan to listen to more of them in the near future.
Somebody mentioned Cowboy Junkies and I'm a fan too.
 
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I am one of the few that doesn't listen to music when riding. Being a musician, I tend to pay too much time listening to and analyzing songs,
diverting my concentration from what I'm really on the bike to do, ride.
 
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I am one of the few that doesn't listen to music when riding. Being a musician, I tend to pay too much time listening to and analyzing songs,
diverting my concentration from what I'm really on the bike to do, ride.
I rarely listen to tunes on the bike, it messes up my daydreaming. I do enjoy some Sara Brightman classical on a nice slow ride through farm country. :rider:
 
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I'm an old guy, I just don't listen to old stuff.

Linkin Park
A7X
Eminem
Imagine Dragons
Killswitch Engage
30 Seconds to Mars
Green Day
Bullet For My Valentine
 
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Jimmy Buffet
Lyle Lovett
Buena Vista Social Club
SRV
Bob Marley and the Whalers

Randomly chosen from the fractured remains of my mind.

To me, it is all my music. If I didn't like it, it wouldn't be in the play list. They all are my favorite.

Having a wide variety that prevents me getting burned out on any particular song or artist is really my absolute favorite. :rider:
 
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I am one of the few that doesn't listen to music when riding. Being a musician, I tend to pay too much time listening to and analyzing songs,
diverting my concentration from what I'm really on the bike to do, ride.
Desert Skies this is just about music in general. I do not listen while I ride either. My engine is my band! Just trying to get to know what kinds of music you cats like. Do you have some bands that are your favs? I like the pic of you with all those maybe broken-down bikes in the background. Are those yours? Drew
 
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Desert Skies this is just about music in general. I do not listen while I ride either. My engine is my band! Just trying to get to know what kinds of music you cats like. Do you have some bands that are your favs? I like the pic of you with all those maybe broken-down bikes in the background. Are those yours? Drew
Do Music and Motorcycles go together?

Oh, the thread title threw me. ;-)

I like most all music providing it is music and not just someone screaming at the mic or talking rhyme to some base heavy beat.

My Mp3 library has atrist from Marty Robins to Merle Haggard to Skynard to ZZ Top to Eic Johnson to BB King and so on. Kinda hard to put five in the front and usually play shuffle mode when I feel like listening.

No, the bikes aren't mine. That is a bone yard on the out skirts of Mena AR. Lot of cool old metrics going to rust there.
 
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Top five:

1) The Doors
2) Peter Murphy (solo, but also Bauhaus)
3) Type O Negative
4) Nine Inch Nails
5) John Lydon (solo, but also PIL & Sex Pistols)
 
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Three Dog Night
Beatles
Eric Clapton
L.V. Beethoven
Rich Mullins
Salvador
Saint Saens
Los Lonely Boys

Okay, maybe I'm a bit eclectic.
tshelfer it is hard not to have the Beatles in there somewhere. How about Elvis, I haven't seen his name come up yet? What is your favorite Beatles song? Drew
 
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I'm also a music freak and have different music that suits different moods (or that appeals to different parts of my personality)...

If I were to try and make a Top 5 list, it would probably be five bands that were very elemental and foundational of my developing love of music:

The Descendents/ALL
Public Enemy
Foo Fighters
Black Flag
Tool

But those selections leave out a lot of the variety of stuff that I probably listen to much more frequently these days, like:

Ryan Adams, F***ed Up, John Coltrane, Arcade Fire, ZZ Top, Purity Ring, Wye Oak, OFF!, High On Fire, Ariel Pink, Best Coast, Bob Dylan, Mission of Burma, Shellac, NOFX, Grizzly Bear, Propagandhi, Saint Vitus, Minutemen, Miles Davis, Merle Haggard, Bad Religion- etc etc etc. I could go on forever!
 
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I could also go on for an eternity shipman. Try these few on for size:Missing Persons,Sass Jordan,The Vapors,Chas Sanford,Tuff Darts,Terminal Mind,The Plasmatics,I Voted For Kodos,Men at work,The Beat,The Jam,OMD,REM,The Kinks,Heaven 17,Devo,Gary Numan and the Tubeway Army,Megadeth,U2,Sex Pistols,Joe King Carrasco,The Police,Yes,and so on and so on and so on! Music has been a big part of my life for a long time;could not get by without it. Rock on TWTers! Drew
 
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Jim Carroll - not often you see him on any list.
When you only make three records, kind of hard to be on a lot of people's lists. That said, I remember buying Catholic Boy in 1980... need to put that on and listen to it again soon...

My top five (most played according to iTunes):

Big Country
Tragically Hip
54•40
The Clash
Max Stalling
 
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WOW... Now there's a band most people haven't heard of... Kind of hard when they rarely played outside Austin and weren't around but a few years. But they did make it on the Live at Raul's record and put out a single. I don't think the Murray brothers or Steve Marsh ever released any other Terminal Minds stuff.

Wayne
 
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When you only make three records, kind of hard to be on a lot of people's lists. That said, I remember buying Catholic Boy in 1980... need to put that on and listen to it again soon...

My top five (most played according to iTunes):

Big Country
Tragically Hip
54•40
The Clash
Max Stalling
Would that Jim Carroll be on album by chance? I want the angel is one of my favorite Jim Carroll songs. Anyone see "The Basketball Diaries " that was about Jim messed up and sad youthful life. Drew
 
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WOW... Now there's a band most people haven't heard of... Kind of hard when they rarely played outside Austin and weren't around but a few years. But they did make it on the Live at Raul's record and put out a single. I don't think the Murray brothers or Steve Marsh ever released any other Terminal Minds stuff.

Wayne
I have the Live at Raul's and Terminal Minds four song ep in my collection. There are a truck load of bands on the Raul's LP that many people would not recognize. I think Austin is a great town for music. Like chepos for cd's,if I remember correctly that is where the hard to find Live at Rauls came from. There is some of their music on line with them and a cover band people can watch on youtube. I want to be radioactive nothing to touch me when I start to glow. Drew
 
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I have the Live at Raul's and Terminal Minds four song ep in my collection. There are a truck load of bands on the Raul's LP that many people would not recognize. I think Austin is a great town for music. Like chepos for cd's,if I remember correctly that is where the hard to find Live at Rauls came from. There is some of their music on line with them and a cover band people can watch on youtube. I want to be radioactive nothing to touch me when I start to glow. Drew

Hey K-P,
I don't know if this matters to you, but CheapO's is going out of business. They're clearing everything out.
 
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Top five:

1) The Doors
2) Peter Murphy (solo, but also Bauhaus)
3) Type O Negative
4) Nine Inch Nails
5) John Lydon (solo, but also PIL & Sex Pistols)
Did not know the solo stuff was out there,but I do have a Never mind the bullocks heres the sex pistols t-shirt and album. I need a holiday in the sun now. Drew
 

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Metallica
Seether
Disturbed
Santana
Tantric

Also like in the mix:

Nickleback
Breaking Bengamin
Celldweller
Chevelle
The Exies
Fuel
Godsmack
Hinder
Diamond Rio
Linkin Park
Molly Hatchet
Papa Roach
Shinedown
Staind
System of a Down
Three Days Grace

And a few others. :mrgreen:

With over about 3800 songs, I can't go wrong.
 
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Wow, bunch of great suggestions on this thread!

I'll throw in a few of my favorites, in addition to all the good stuff already listed:

The Subdudes

Sonny Landreth

Tower of Power

Ry Cooder

Bonnie Raitt

Delbert McClinton

Dr. John

Little Feat (before Lowell died)

Marc Broussard

The Meters

Allan Toussaint

Randy Newman

Rory Gallagher

Tab Benoit

And am I the first to mention Jimi Hendrix??

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Ok that is fair enough MB throw some out there. I though about that also. Had ten bands in mind first off but narrowed it down. Humm I may have to think about favorite songs that may be a little more difficult. Drew
Sure no worries... I have a helluva time narrowing it down.

Rader Love - Golden Earring (good example of a band I like, but this is really one of only two or three awesome riding songs)

1952 Vincent Black Lightning - Richard Thompson

Bat out of **** - Meat Loaf (I can do all of this album for riding)

Bonnie Tyler - Holding Out For a Hero

Fire, Inc. - Tonight is What it Means to Be Young

Probably no terrible coincidence that three of those songs were written by Jim Steinman.
 
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