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Old 12-06-2017, 02:10 PM
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Default Good riding music (other than 60s, 70s, and 80s tunes)

Sorry if this is in the wrong place or has been discussed before but I searched and didnít see anything recent...


I know most of us of a certain age tend to gravitate to certain genres of music, and most of it dates back 30 years or more. Usually more. Often a LOT more. Iíve seen threads that discussed our favorite classic artists - Led Zep, The Dead, Metallica, Allman Brothers, Waylon, Willie (and the boys), Nugent, and, well, hundreds of awesome classic bands.

But who has suggestions for good NEW music? Reason Iím asking is I recently picked up some Greta Van Fleet and damned if some of those tunes donít get me cracking the throttle open just a bit more, get the toes tapping and the head bopping. And these kids are all in their teens, maybe early 20s. Anyone else have any new groups or songs they like riding to?
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Old 12-06-2017, 02:18 PM
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I enjoy listening to some country music when I ride.
Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, or the 2000's country channel on Pandora.
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Old 12-06-2017, 03:20 PM
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Florida Georgia Line
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Old 12-06-2017, 03:40 PM
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Riding music tends to be a bit harder to find good songs, needs the right tempo as well as working well over the sound of riding.

Random selections from my playlist that's from the 90s or later, mostly Alternative, but decently wide in style:

K.Flay - Blood in the Cut
Nickleback - Animals
Lights - Speeding
Kongos - Come with me Now
New Politics - Harlem
DJ Snake - Turn down for What
Pitbull - Timber
The Heavy - Short Change Hero
Calvin Harris - Sweet Nothing
Paramore - Ain't it Fun, Part II , Anklebiters, Proof, Decode, crushcrushcrush
FlyLeaf - Call you Out, Again, Fully Alive
The Joy Formidable - Whirrling
Jet - Rip it up, Are you going to be my girl
My Chemical Romance - Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na) , I'm not Ok
Darude - Sandstorm
Crystal Method - Bloodbath Dance (this one might get you a ticket)
Nirvana - Territorial Pissings
Blink 182 - Dammit
Eminem - Loose Yourself
Foo Fighters - Monkey Wrench, Everlong, the Pretender
Green Day - Having a Blast, Panic Song
the OffSpring - Nitro
Linkin Park - Bleed it out, Given Up
Garbage - Hammer in my Head, Push it, I'm only happy when it Rains
DropKick Murphys - I'm Shipping up to Boston
Blur - Song 2
the Benjamin Gate - Lift me Up
Cardigans - My Favorite Game
Orbital - Halcyon and on and on (starts a little slow but builds wonderfully)
Clint Mansell - Requiem for a Dream [Lord of the Rings: Two Towers trailer mix]
Gravity Kills - Enough
Dismaz - Dance
Fall Out Boy - Dance Dance
Reverend and the Makers - Heavyweight Champion of the World
Rollin **** - Chick Chick
LP - Lost on you
Todd Rundgren - Bang the Drum
YellowCard - Lights and Sounds
Rage Against the Machine - Bulls on Parade

Lot of different stuff to check, lot of different styles so if one isn't your taste try the next one, figured I'd give a wide selection.
90s or later, some really good stuff before that of course but it's not what you're looking for.

And yep, long list I know, I did narrow it down from 2,000 though. lol

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Sorry that I can't help much on the new music. But my son just told me about Greta van Fleet. Listened to some of their stuff on youtube. Dang those kids can play. All they need is little stronger drummer to round out their pure rock sound.
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i can't get enough of Greta Van Fleet right now. those kids are proof that rock and roll isn't dead.

otherwise, i like some ween, queens of the stone age and eagles of death metal.

most newer stuff lately is just radio music, meaning, i only listen to them when they are played on the radio. still good stuff, but not buying it. (arcade fire, arctic monkeys, the killers...)
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I love music but not when I'm riding. I get into music and because of that, it's too distracting. We have Sena 10 headsets and she once got her phone to play music over them. That was the last time.
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Interesting thread with some interesting leads. Personally I cannot stand country or stale, dead-old-man rock so there's hope here.
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