Jack's Mannequin (Holiday From Real, The Mixed Tape), The Format (The First Single, Tie the Rope, Dog Problems), Third Eye Blind (Semi-Charmed Life, Graduate, Blinded, Never Let You Go), Cartel (Say Anything, Honestly), The Academy Is (Attention, Season, Slow Down), Bloc Party (Helicopter, This Modern Love, Banquet), Something Corporate (I Want to Save You, Fall, Woke Up in a Car, Punk Rock Princess), Fall Out Boy (Tell That Mick, The Patron Saint of Liars and Fakes, Homesick at Space Camp, Nobody Puts Baby in the Corner, XO), Hit the Lights (Bodybag, Until We Get Caught, Save Your Breath, The Call Out), Mae (Suspension, The Everglow, Someone Else's Arms), Northstar (Pollyanna, The Pornographer's Daughter, Rocket City), All-American Rejects (Move Along, Dirty Little Secret, Stab My Back, My Paper Heart), Say Anything (Alive with the Glory of Love, Belt, Woe, Every Man Has a Molly), Panic! At the Disco (Time to Dance, Camisado, Lying is the Most Fun), Moneen (Don't Ever Tell Locke, If Tragedy's Appealing, The Day No One Needed to Know), Taking Back Sunday (too many to name), Brand New (Jude Law, Sic Transit Gloria, The Quiet Things, Soco Amoretta Lime), Saves the Day (At Your Funeral, As Your Ghost Takes Flight, Sell My Body I'm Off to Heaven, See You), Death Cab for Cutie (Photobooth, Marching Bands of Manhatten, Sound of Settling, Crooked Teeth), The Postal Service (Such Great Heights, Nothing Better, Brand New Colony),.. Basically the soundtrack of my summer.
I don't think I have specific music to coast by, just whatever I'm listening to at the time. Although hearing that stupid Six Flags dancing old man song makes me want to avoid a park like the plague for some reason...
Def Leppard is great, one of rock's most underrated bands. Most people shove them into the glam rock category with Whitesnake, Poison and Cinderella but I think their music has a lot more substance. Armageddon It is probably one of the best songs ever written.
As I glare at my CD Rack, I come across Boston, ZZ Top (She got legs?), Emerson Lake and Palmer, ELO (I keep associating them with the Disney Eletro-Light Parades for some reason), Bachman Turner Overdrive.
Ya! I know.. Some of the young ones are probably scratchig your head asking what is a cd and who are these groups? :)
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Top Gun soundtrack is awesome! I love the Star Trek scores as well, but usuaully only listen to film scores at home.
One song that instantly puts me in the coaster mood is Phish's "Free." When I visited SFNE in '01, I was walking up the ramp to Cyclone's station for the first time and "Free" came on the radio. I had just recently discovered Phish and really liked that song, plus I had been wanting to ride Cyclone for over 10 years. It was a really cool moment for me. And the ride absolutely rocked! Maybe I caught it on the best of good days, but Cyclone was smooth and packed with airtime--top ten ride for me, but everyone else's reviews lead me to believe it's never that good. I actually passed on closing the night out on Superman so I could get one or two more rides on Cyclone.
The other song that makes me think of coastering is Joe Satriani's "Friends." I used to go on coaster road trips with a college buddy (before he got married). That song always reminds me of our coaster adventures. *** Edited 5/24/2006 8:41:53 PM UTC by Acoustic Viscosity***