Music to Coaster/Park By

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 1:14 PM

I am going on a day trip to Six Flags Great Adventure in the first half of June, and am working on pulling together a playlist for the 2-3 hour car drive there.

What songs get you in the frame of mind for coasters/parks/flat rides? What songs give you that same exhilaration?

- J

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 1:20 PM
Metalica, marilyn manson, garbage, wilson phillips (couldn't resist that one.)
I usually listen to anything that moves.
Wednesday, May 24, 2006 1:32 PM
Pantera, metallica, slayer, ozzy, and some techno.
Wednesday, May 24, 2006 2:05 PM
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.


Wednesday, May 24, 2006 3:34 PM
Scratching my head and asking whatever happened to bands like Styx, Rush, YES, Aerosmith, King Crimson.

The Pornographer's Daughter? What has society come to?


Wednesday, May 24, 2006 3:39 PM
For some reason I have this great memory of driving to Great Adventure while listening to Soundgarden years ago.

I'll listen to anything I normally listen to. Metallica, Pantera, R.E.M., U2, Tom Petty, 3 Doors Down, Audioslave, Neil Young, Van Halen, Joe Bonamassa...

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 3:53 PM

Rush, U2, Billy Joel, Springsteen, Harem Scarem, Honeymoon Suite, The Cars, Erasure, Huey Lewis and the News, Journey, Poison, etc...

And don't forget about Mr. Bob Seger. ;) ;) ;) *** Edited 5/24/2006 7:54:10 PM UTC by Acoustic Viscosity***

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 3:56 PM
All good stuff.

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...

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 3:58 PM
whoa, i forgot about Rush, old Yes and a few of those others. I'm gonna have to rotate the cd's in my car.
Wednesday, May 24, 2006 3:59 PM
I just heard Owner of a Lonely Heart on the radio last night... I forgot how great that song is. Pretty much all Yes rocks though.
Wednesday, May 24, 2006 4:06 PM
I listen to the following on the way to parks:

Rollercoaster! Soundtrack
Willie Nelson
Star Trek soundtracks
Top Gun soundtrack

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 4:07 PM
Funny... when my brother was little and used to play with my Spacewarp coaster, he'd always play Danger Zone (or whatever is the name of the song from Top Gun).
Wednesday, May 24, 2006 4:21 PM
How about Asia, Queen, Def Leopard, Led Zeplin.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 4:22 PM
^those are good!
Missing Persons, old Blondie (eat to the beat lp/cd).
Wednesday, May 24, 2006 4:24 PM
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.
Wednesday, May 24, 2006 4:28 PM
Def Leppard rocked! I saw them in 1983 at richfield colliseum. they opened for Billy Squire. One of the best show's i've ever seen.
it was their 'Photograph' tour.

yeah, they were very underrated.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 4:32 PM
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? :)

*** Edited 5/24/2006 8:33:53 PM UTC by coasterguts***

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 4:35 PM
Still are underrated. They put out great music and were exceptional when I saw them at the Beacon Theater in NYC a few years ago.
Wednesday, May 24, 2006 4:38 PM
Uriah Heap: Stealing.
Molly Hatchett: Train
Aerosmith: toys in the attic
Wednesday, May 24, 2006 4:40 PM
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***


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