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Re: Favorite music while driving to or from the Park?

Postby quentinc » Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:06 pm

I've been listening mostly to recent Indie rock. The National, Sleigh Bells, Okkervil River, Neon Indian, Crystal Castles, Flying Lotus, Male Bonding, The Knife, Freddie Gibbs, etc.
You have to be over 50 to appreciate most of this stuff. (BTW, P-Funk is cool too.)

I will listen to music on the trail when I'm exhausted and have/want to go a few more miles, or on unusually dull stretches of trail, or returning to the car coming down some horribly round-about trail like to Onion Valley. For some reason, I always start with Radiohead's "The Bends."

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Re: Favorite music while driving to or from the Park?

Postby giantbrookie » Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:03 pm

maverick wrote:That's really cool GB.
Slave had a few good hits like "Slide" and "A Touch of Jazz" that I really liked.
EWF I have all ways liked, and point to as a model of a group that played there
music(instruments) unlike today's groups that sample or voice box.
Remember the Invisible Man Bad's "It's going to be an all night thing"?
Ohio Players with there funky, sensual album covers all ways lite my "Fire"
pun intended, and Confunkshun I have in my car along with the best of Cameo
most of the time.
Ever been to a George Clinton concert when Bootzy was with the band?
What a riot!
I only learned recently that he was the bass player for James Brown.

I always regret NOT seeing P-Funk with Bootsy, because I really like Bootsy. That is the most original bass sound I've ever heard. By the time I finally caught a George Clinton show it didn't feature a mothership landing or anything (regrettably), or guitar players with giant diapers. The band was amazing, though. I missed Bootsy but Skeet Collins is an all-star bass player, no doubt. By this time, they also had the virtuoso guitar of Blackbird McKnight--they only gave him one big solo (on Cosmic Slop) but it's the Blackbird and it was worth waiting for. If you are a fan of old school extreme jazz rock guitar (such as Holdsworth, McLaughlin, DiMeola) you owe it to yourself to find some old Blackbird stuff. The signature Blackbird solo is on the track "Silhouette" on the 2nd album "Straight From the Gate" by the fusion jazz group Headhunters, who, as you can guess, were Herbie Hancock alumni (including Paul Jackson bass, Mike Clark drums, Bill Summers percussion).
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Re: Favorite music while driving to or from the Park?

Postby maverick » Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:37 am

Yes, I have that album, and like it a lot.
One of my favorite jazz/funk fusion albums was Grover Washington Jr's "Mister Magic"
which I am sure you are familiar with.
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Re: Favorite music while driving to or from the Park?

Postby tomcat_rc » Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:05 am

Joe Bonamassa "Mountain Time" - what else?
mountain hiking is addictive:
I can quit anytime I want - I just choose not to want
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Re: Favorite music while driving to or from the Park?

Postby LMBSGV » Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:09 pm

Springsteen and the E Street Band live, especially "The Promised Land."
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