Friday, November 23, 2007

My "Climb" Playlist

I'm always looking for some new songs to add to my "Climb" playlist. It's funny how a song can sound different when played through an ipod during a nasty climb. The pain cave can make just about any song sound good. For example, if you look at my current playlist, the first 10 songs are from totally random and different artists. They are all great songs to climb to and have one thing in common. They help me get to the top faster. (In case you are wondering, my Paula Abdul collection is for races)

Til I Collapse -Eminem
Slow Ride - Beastie Boys
Waiting Room - Fugazi
The Card Cheat- The Clash
OPP- Naughty by Nature
The Zephyr Song- Red Hot Chil Peppers
Read my Mind- The Killers
Mr. Brownstone- Guns N Roses
99 Red Ballons- Goldfinger (a great cover)
Toxicity- System of a Down

Go ahead and download these songs to your playlist. Let me know if your time improves.

5 comments:

bradk said...

i hate riding with music but if i had to do a climb with music im pretty sure du hast by rammstein would get me to the top in record time.

bobby said...

I found Jingo De Lunch - i'm burning you "Seen and Done." it will shave at least 6 seconds...

Rick Sunderlage said...

Brad and Bobby- both really good songs. I'm going to add them to my list today.

Brandon said...

Glad to see you still have some
GnFnR in your collection!!!!

nollij said...

Metallica's "Battery", Black Sabbath's "Killing Yourself To Live" "Supernaut", Led Zeppelin's "Wearing & Tearing", Pantera's "Hollow" "By Demons Be Driven" (my favorite for when I'm so deep in oxygen debt that I'm seeing stars) "Mouth For War" (a good one for an overtake attempt), The Raconteurs "Steady As She Goes" (will encourage you to keep the pace up but not blow yourself up), and believe it or not, Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger" still works well, especially if the scene from "Rocky" got your blood pumping.

Other notables: Smashing Pumpkins "Zero" ("wanna go for a ride" & "emptiness is loneliness and loneliness is cleanliness and cleanliness is godliness and god is empty, just like meeeee" are lyrics that can't help but push you when you're running on vapors), Bad Religion's "No Direction" (the remastered version), Collective Soul's "Heavy" (this will encourage you to be "light as a feather"), Cream's "Crossroads (Live at Winterland)", Electric Six's "Danger! High Voltage" (another one to remind you not to blow you stack early), Cake's "Long Line of Cars" (good on the road climbs), Geddy Lee's "Runaway Train" (I like this one a lot in the steep off road sections where it's just a grinder to keep going; lyrically & musically motivating), Bicycle's "High Plains Drifter" (it's still on http://www.myspace.com/bicycletheband , and finally Protein's "Passing By" (it's still available on iTunes: you'll see my review under the name "Nollij".

I actually have 188 songs on my riding mix, so it keeps it fresh.

BTW, I found your blog through Fatty's Dec 14 "Browser Potato" entry…