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good "driving music"?

Postby chuckasaurusrex » Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:24 pm

Greetings, all. My wife has some long distance driving coming up, and asked me for some good reggae "driving music", which essentially means something which will keep her alert on the road. I can think of a few tunes (Welton Irie's "Deuteronomy" and U Brown's "Archiebella", for example), but while those songs are great much of what I personally prefer runs at a somewhat slower tempo. Anyone have any suggestions from the early 1970s to early 1980s? She'd also probably enjoy slower rhythms if these showed up on later 1980s dancehall hits (e.g. "Stalag"). Thanks for any input.

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Re: good "driving music"?

Postby james19 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:13 pm

I would have thought that any slow, brooding roots reggae would be terrible driving music.

Tell her to whop on some mid 80's dancehall. A bit of FP, Yellowman, Lee Van Cliff, Eek and Mouse and the like....
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Re: good "driving music"?

Postby chuckasaurusrex » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:30 pm

Strangely enough, perhaps, I like driving to heavy brooding stuff, such as early Roots Radics dub albums... Yeah, I know the mid 80s stuff would fit the bill, but I'm limiting myself to what I already have in my music collection. Thanks though.
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Re: good "driving music"?

Postby StepDubStep » Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:53 am

I think driving music depends on the driver's tastes and the distance they're travelling. Personally, I have been limited due to format restrictions for a while. Playing old tapes a lot in my personal vehicle. But my work vehicle has the bluetooth dem. So I been playing the killer 80's mixes certain digital dons have loosed on the forum here. Firehouse, Early Days... perfect imho behind the wheel.
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Postby j j » Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:34 am

Songs The Lord Taught Us - The Cramps ....but don't get no tickets now ya hear!
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Re: good "driving music"?

Postby guillaumebougard » Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:29 pm

Sly & Robbie Live at Lyceum with Ini K, Yellowman, Half Pint kicks ass.

A bit of a stretch to call this Reggae, but "London Calling" by the Clash is one of the very best driving reggae albums.

Otherwise Notorious B.I.G., Motorhead (Ace of Spades), Def Squad and good too.
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Re: good "driving music"?

Postby Herbie » Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:03 pm

Just a word of caution about your choice of tunes pon da road... make sure your selection isn't too dread and you don't find yourself dancing hard while driving the said vehicle. Those pedals and the steering wheel get in the way big time! :lol:

Travel safe people!

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Postby Well Charge » Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:18 pm

Going Places - Hugh Mundell
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Postby shadrach » Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:25 pm

'Jah Is My Driver' by Burning Spear (in its extended form)
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Postby rumdrunk » Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:38 pm

Ninja Man - Pedal & wheel :D

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Postby TruthTown » Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:58 pm

Big Youth - S90 Skank...for a careful driving!!!!

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Postby Living Bate » Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:49 pm

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Re: good "driving music"?

Postby Herbie » Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:08 am

rumdrunk wrote:Ninja Man - Pedal & wheel :D


Ha ha - that's a different style of transportation!
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