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    Sun's out windows down music up




    It's sunny and you're tooling along with either the top off and/or the car windows down on a beautiful warm day.

    Not to belabor the Obvious, but all thinking people realize the situation described above clearly calls for some Boston, specifically 'Foreplay/Long time', but 'Smokin' or 'Peace of Mind' might also serve adequately on such an occasion. I don't state this as an opinion, but rather more as an established fact, not subject to any actual debate.

    The question today, however, is what other musical selections might also be suitable on such an occasion (after one has listened to the obligatory Boston)?
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    Really depends on whether you are in a convertible or not. If an old convertible similar to the one pictures, then clearly you need to dress in your sunday best and listen to some Coltrane really loud.
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    Here's me and my car out for a spin on a nice spring evening. The windows go down pretty far.


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    After the obligatory blaring of More than a Feeling? I'd go for some .38 Special-
    Hold on Loosely and Caught up in You, possibly followed by some Foreigner

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    What do I blast at full volume when the sun is shining and the windows are down?

    Pretty much anything by:
    Aerosmith
    Bon Jovi
    Guns N' Roses
    Van Halen
    Metallica
    Def Leppard
    Journey
    AC/DC
    Motley Crue
    Ozzy Osbourne
    Ted Nugent
    Whitesnake
    Poison
    Cinderella
    Warrant

    Yes, I know, I should have been born 20-25 years ago, but I don't care. I blast it anyway. The rap fans can kiss my a**.

    Oh yeah, speaking of which, add KISS to that list.
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    Quote Originally posted by illinoisplanner View post
    What do I blast at full volume when the sun is shining and the windows are down?

    Pretty much anything by:
    Aerosmith
    Bon Jovi
    Guns N' Roses
    Van Halen
    Metallica
    Def Leppard
    Journey
    AC/DC
    Motley Crue
    Ozzy Osbourne
    Ted Nugent
    Whitesnake
    Poison
    Cinderella
    Warrant

    Yes, I know, I should have been born 20-25 years ago, but I don't care. I blast it anyway. The rap fans can kiss my a**.

    Oh yeah, speaking of which, add KISS to that list.
    If you were born 20-25 years ago you would have some very interesting taste in music. The only time someone in my age cohort hears the name Whitesnake is on a retro tshirt purchased at Urban Outfitters!

    I take that back, some of these bands most popular songs are still good tailgating music!

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    Quote Originally posted by illinoisplanner View post
    Yes, I know, I should have been born 20-25 years ago, but I don't care. I blast it anyway. The rap fans can kiss my a**.

    Its funny you should say that because that was when rap music had a real message behind it and an actual funky beat. Much of the rap out now is just garbage with repetitive garbage lyrics.

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    Quote Originally posted by stroskey View post
    If you were born 20-25 years ago you would have some very interesting taste in music. The only time someone in my age cohort hears the name Whitesnake is on a retro tshirt purchased at Urban Outfitters!

    I take that back, some of these bands most popular songs are still good tailgating music!
    I'm sorry, I meant to say I should have been born 20-25 years prior to 1987. (i.e. I should have been of high school/college age in the 80s rather than the 2000s. The 1980s was the most commercially successful time period for hard rock, without a doubt.
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    Boston Shmoston!

    Here's some good listenin'

    TALKING HEADS Burning down the house
    GREG KIHN BAND Jeopardy
    B-52s Roam
    NEIL YOUNG - Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black) (Live)

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    In Texas and Oklahoma, we play some variety of Texas/Red Dirt country-rock-blues, usually Pat Green, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Eli Young Band, Radney Foster, Stoney LaRue, Robert Earl Keen, Jason Boland & the Stragglers, Corey Morrow, or if we're feeling old-school, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Jimmy LaFave, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jerry Jeff Walker, select Willie Nelson, ZZ Top, etc.

    Strangely, and somewhat related to the thread about "Austin, TX without the rose-colored glasses", these are the bands/style of music/culture that used to dominate the Austin music and social scene until the mid-late 1990s, but have since been forced out or to the periphery in favor of hipster indie rock and its numerous subsets.

    This type of music still pulls some sway in Stillwater, Okla., though.

    I especially enjoy Pat Green's Three Days album.
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    Quote Originally posted by TexanOkie View post
    ZZ Top
    I'm generally of the opinion that suns out windows down music up (SOWDMU) situations usually call for something that's upbeat in character and tending more towards slightly faster tempos. Songs like Legs, Sharp Dressed Man, or LaGrange all have these in spades, but I'll tell you a ZZ tune I really like for SOWDMU purposes is a blues number they did called "Jesus Just Left Chicago" that doesn't meet the standard criteria, yet seems appropriate somehow.

    Can someone whose workplace allows the Youtube access provide us a link? Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    I'm generally of the opinion that suns out windows down music up (SOWDMU) situations usually call for something that's upbeat in character and tending more towards slightly faster tempos. Songs like Legs, Sharp Dressed Man, or LaGrange all have these in spades, but I'll tell you a ZZ tune I really like for SOWDMU purposes is a blues number they did called "Jesus Just Left Chicago" that doesn't meet the standard criteria, yet seems appropriate somehow.

    Can someone whose workplace allows the Youtube access provide us a link? Thanks in advance.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN69GC2amTg

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    Quote Originally posted by illinoisplanner View post
    I'm sorry, I meant to say I should have been born 20-25 years prior to 1987. (i.e. I should have been of high school/college age in the 80s rather than the 2000s. The 1980s was the most commercially successful time period for hard rock, without a doubt.
    Your mom was probably jamming to those tunes when you were in the womb...
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    Quote Originally posted by Planit View post
    Your mom was probably jamming to those tunes when you were in the womb...
    Actually, not really. My parents were more into the 70s music.
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    On the first warm and sunny day I opened the sunroof, rolled down the windows and turned on the radio. Not 10 seconds later Pavements Shady Lane started playing. It's not a classic rock jam, but it's almost old enough to be classic indie-rock. Regardless, it's a near perfect song for a spring day.

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    Low Rider

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    Great songs! Off topic: Seeing Low Rider made me think of the Knight Rider theme song

    As far as rock goes, I think my pick would be CCR or the Pixies. (After Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" of course).

    But this morning "Somos Pacifico" by Choc Quib Town started playing on the radio as I was driving, and I thought, latin hip-hop is perfect for sunny, windows down days.

    Another good option would be Bob Marley.
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    Whatever happened to ZMan?

    I think he and I can both agree that Rush fits well in this category as well. I'm thinking some "Red Barchetta" or "Tom Sawyer" perhaps.
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    Radar Love Golden Earing (Vid Attached)
    24 Hours At A Time Marshall Tucker Band
    Foreplay / Long Time Boston
    I Can't Drive 55 Sammy Hagar
    L.A. Woman The Doors
    Roadhouse Blues The Doors
    Hot Rod Lincoln Commander Cody & The Lost Plant Airmen
    Highway To Hell AC/DC
    We're Not Gonna Take It The Who ("Live At Leeds" Album)
    Roundabout Yes
    New Lee Highway Blues David Bromberg
    409 The Beach Boys
    Easy Living Uriah Heep
    School's Out Alice Cooper
    Kick Out The Jams, (MF) MC5
    Carmina Burana Philadelphia Philharmonic
    Bat Out Of Hell Meat Loaf
    Jesus Is Just Alright Doobie Brothers
    Smoke On The Water Deep Purple
    Kryptonite 3 Doors Down
    Footstompin' Music Grand Funk Railroad
    The End The Beatles
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