I am probably getting this topic wrong... -- If we are talking about queue-music here, I would say friction is the key! (as long as the music itself is kind of mass-compatible) Let the people wait in line come up or fail with their own theory of why the song fits. (example: 'Ecuador' at Riddler's Revenge--- ) Dance music is a plus. I would like to see more house DJs heating up the coaster queue! :) If the song makes too much sense, it will become boring and obnoxious pretty soon, imho.
I think queue design in general is often one of the biggest shortcomings of contemporary coaster design... that's where people spend most of the time, after all! -- If we are talking about music that brings up the idea of the coaster or that would work well with a POV video... well, that's a whole different story. It's funny how trance techno/eurodance always seems to fit the bill for steel coasters, while wood coasters seem to be better aligned with alternative rock/grunge/punk.
But sometimes the lyrics just fit too well, I admit :) *** Edited 4/9/2008 8:11:57 PM UTC by superman***
Some obvious ones... "Revolution" by the Beatles "Woodstock" by CSN&Y "Fire" by Jimi Hendrix
A Few Others... Storm Runner: "Riders on the Storm" by the Doors Twister: "Twistin' By the Pool" by Dire Straits Lightning Racer: "Thunder Road" by Bruce, "Lightning Strikes" by Lou Christie or "Midnight Lightning" by Jimi Hendrix Steel Force: "Long Train Running" by the Doobie Brothers Magnum: "Maggie May" by Rod Stewart
Songs for ERT... "The Train Kept a-Rollin'" by the Yardbirds or Aerosmith "Free Ride" by the Edgar Winter Group
Back in the early '90s, I made a few coaster videos from my coaster footage. Big Bad Wolf & Anaconda - "Animal" by Def Leppard Mean Streak - "Mean Streak" by AC/DC Loch Ness Monster - "Go Zone" by AC/DC Shockwave(SFGAm) - "Heads I Win, Tails You Lose" by Ratt Iron Wolf - "Pour Some Sugar On Me" by Def Leppard Magnum XL-200 - "Crazy Train" by Ozzy Osbourne
They were pretty cool videos. Magnum's was the best one. I listened to it many times and wrote down the times I wanted certain footage to be placed. Remember, this was before computer editing came out. Made the video certain length, and then dubbed music over it.
Wish I could find the tape with these on it. *** Edited 4/11/2008 5:31:13 AM UTC by CoffinBoy***