What song gets you stoked?

As you may know, during the week I spend my days and nights in Santa Clara. Silicon Valley isn't exactly bicycle friendly, and it gets dark really early still, so after work I have no choice but to put in miles on the rollers. I hate rollers. I hate trainers. In fact, there aren't many things you can do on a bicycle that are more boring than spinning in your livingroom. And the only thing I can think of to make it better is music.

Tonight I was listening to The Colour and the Shape, by Foo Fighters during my workout, and it hit me: Everlong is the best song I can listen to that will make me pedal harder and forget the monotony. It has been since the first time I ever listened to it when running back in 1998 in San Francisco. After the bridge in the song, when everything kicks back in at like 3:30, I nearly came off the front of the rollers I was pedaling so hard. I looked down and I was hammering out 24mph on the ol' Kreitlers!

I can think of plenty of other balls-out rawk tunes that make me want to break stuff and go until I hurl, but Everlong is the top of that musical mountain for me.

So I'm curious. What song has that effect on you? Which lone tune makes you exert yourself like no other?!!!

5 Comments:

At 10:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Gino
I usually watch TV. That makes me pedal for 1 and a half hour. My personal favorite is "MONK". That guy lets me forget how hard it is to pedal, while watching him having a hard tim with just life.

-Thomas

 
At 7:25 PM, Blogger Chico Cyclist said...

I like listening to Yanni's live album.....but only because it was the soundtrack to the CBS coverage of the Tour de France back in the 1980s. Normally, I listen to Yanni, Queensryche, Prodigy and Type O Negative. But, I have weird taste in music.

 
At 12:36 PM, Anonymous Jeff said...

Uh, I can believe I'm writing this one but while in spinning class this week, we were heding into a climb with Bon Jovi's "Have a Nice Day" blasting through the speakers. For some reason, my inner 80's rocker met my pedal pumping cadenece and it clicked. Go figure. Other than that, I don't have anything in particular that helps, but I might try for Foo Fighters....

 
At 7:47 PM, Blogger cy said...

I like to listen to this band....

PUSHBUTTON
(40 Watt) Pushbutton’s the new guitar-pop band from vocalist-guitarist Chris Uhde (Annaray). What’s previously just been a recording project to produce the album Close to Final takes a turn for the live with vocalist-keyboardist Cora Jane, bassist Bubba McDonald (Brown Frown), guitarist Shannon Marshall (3 O’Clock Sandbox) and drummer Lamar Flowers.

 
At 7:48 PM, Blogger cy said...

G-
Bharper and Glove at the Classic ctr in Athens........

 

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