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Since it is a British car I have chosen some of my favorite Brit bands to play....

First off:
Section 25 - 'Looking From A Hilltop'

Then:
Orbital
Meat Beat Manifesto
The Smiths
Tricky
Massive Attack
Style Council
The The

Yes, I am going to be doing a lot of driving....

What will get initial airtime in your Elise?
 

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Les Miserable 10th Anniversary Soundtrack
 

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So help me Randy, if you tell me you've got Liza Minelli's sings broadway on CD, I"ll never come to this forum again!!

Chris:p
 

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zvezdah1 said:
So help me Randy, if you tell me you've got Liza Minelli's sings broadway on CD, I"ll never come to this forum again!!

Chris:p
:) I actually thought of that as I posted. Damn... show tunes. :) But I love the soundtrack to Les Mis.

I am sure when I first get the car, I will not use the radio. Part of the process of becoming one with the car. Gently feeling it's way, pushing a little bit on the curves, testing out the brakes. And during that time, I want to hear the car and the tires.

But on the freeway, I will next test out the stereo. Maybe throw in some Pink Floyd. I also follow/help out a band called Venice that is normally in my CD changer. Or almost anything from the70s like Mott the Hoople, David Bowie, Alice Cooper, The Who......Or Barbra Streisand.










Just kidding about Barbara.
 

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Will Smith "Summertime".
 

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For hard driving rock, I'm thinking about Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run and Steppenwolf's Born to Be Wild (featured in the movie Easy Rider, for you youngsters); "Head out on the highway, looking for adventure ..". Then perhaps Ricky Martin and Livin' La Vida Loca.

Then pull out the CD I burned with some of my all time classic favorites: Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven, Derek and the Dominoes (Eric Clapton) - Layla, Who - Won't Get Fooled Again, Kinks - Lola, Doors - Light My Fire, Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil, David Bowie - Space Oddity.

I can't take Les Miz, Randy. How about Phantom of the Opera?; great soundtrack!
 

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I don't think I will ever be playing music in the Elise. In my current car (E36 M3), I only play music when I have to keep my windows up because of rain. Otherwise, I just listen to the exhaust note, and the blip of throttle during rev matching. I hate to admit it, but, yes, exhaust note and intake rasp does make a big difference to me. The sound my car makes is a big part of my driving experience.

Because the Elise will be a second car, I highly doubt it will ever see rain -- thus top down, no music necessary.

But I concur on Les Miserable. I actually used to play it my car too (back in days of casettes!).

Now, if I was sountracking a movie of me driving the Elise, I would probably play The Jam. One of my fave bands of all time, and as Bristish as they come.
 

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I will probably take the car along A1A and will have to play Kokomo by the Beach Boys as I drive thru Key Largo, and Margaritttaville by Jimmy Buffet going thru Key West.

Bruce's Born to Run is great too, I always play that whenever I am driving from NJ to FL, reminds me of why I moved away from there (We gotta get out while were young) but I'm a little leary of a 2500 mile round trip with no spare and just a can of fix-a-flat.

And of course I will have to play something by Britney Spears to annoy my friends wives who tell me I should grow up, settle down, get married and have kids. My neighbor across the street got a poster of her but his wife wouldnt let him keep it, so we put it up in my garage instead just to piss her off- Now whenever she backs out of her driveway she sees it if I have my garage door open.
 

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As with all my other vehicles, I'm sure most of the time I'll be listening to music that I'm working on to get an idea how it sounds outside my studio... Other than that:

During the break-in period if there is one, I'll be listening to smooth jazz and/or classical music to keep me calm.

After that's over...

Aphex Twin - drukqs
Squarepusher - Go Plastic
Amon Tobin
Orbital - In Sides
Photek - Modus Operandi
FSOL - Dead Cities
Autechre - Tri Repetae
Proem

Various other drum & bass...
 

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If there's a radio delete option, I doubt that I'd even get the (stock) stereo. So it would have to be the sounds of the engine.

But mapes has some great taste! I'm glad I'm not the only one who still likes The The, Style Council... well, I like almost anything on your list. I always thought that Style Council was one of the most underrated bands ever.
 

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Almost anything from Prodigy.
 

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a bunch of stuff no one on this forum has heard before. ;)

.. speaking of Kraftwerk, has anyone heard Señor Coconut's album, "Al Baile Alemán?" - it's all acoustic covers of Kraftwerk songs - Latin style... very interesting - lots of maracas and marimbas, and silly Spaniards singing samples (say that five times fast).
 

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MikeAR303 said:
After that's over...

Aphex Twin - drukqs
Squarepusher - Go Plastic
Amon Tobin
Orbital - In Sides
Photek - Modus Operandi
FSOL - Dead Cities
Autechre - Tri Repetae
Proem
ok, so my last statement has just been proven wrong - Mike and I have some crossover interest. In that case, I'll bite:

Beast - Spawn
Radio Head - Everything in it's right place (Hybrid mix)
Amon Tobin - Golfer -vs- Boxer
Hallucinogen - Deranger

..arghh.. the list is too long and release date too far from now - ask again in 6 months. ;)

-brian "been writing electronic music for ten years" k
 

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-brian "been writing electronic music for ten years" k
Awesome :D

Is any of your work on the web? I'd be very interested in hearing it...

Almost everything I have on the web was stuff I did 5+ years ago and I've evolved quite a bit since then (and my studio has grown :rolleyes: ) but here are a couple links to somewhat recent tracks that I've put up:

Unfinished track #1


Unfinished track #2


Also, here are a few older ones that I am still somewhat satisfied with:


Old track #1

Old track #2

Old track #3

Apologies in advance to those of you who are confused and/or frightened by what you are listening to. Also worth noting is that the EQ is intentionally bad on all of those tracks to help discourage ripoff artists.
 
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