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TrainingTunes/post punk-to-electro

Posting about music is something I’ve always fancied indulging myself in, so here’s another brief piece on the songs that get me fired up for training.

After mentioning the Stooges I Wanna Be Your Dog, it was pointed out that No Fun was also an obvious choice for turbo training.

Stooges No Fun

The Stooges – No Fun

After listening to this one again for the first time in a while, it reminded me of a 2 Many DJs mash-up Taking us from punk to electro.

2 Many Djs

2 Many Dj’s – No fun – Push it
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TrainingTunes/metal – The Stooges, I wanna be your dog

Further to my first “training tunes” post a couple of weeks ago, here is another heavy track that gets me fired up on the turbo or during an interval session.

Made famous (for me) in Guy Ritchie’s movie Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, its a grimy proto punk track by The Stooges.

The sleazy lyric works well on a training playlist, if and when you are trying to punish yourself like a dog on the bike.

The clip shows the main character at the start of the movie, as he loses a shitload of money at the poker table. If you’re training hard enough you might get into a similar state of delirium that he experiences. As he realise what a world of trouble he is now in, he lolls around like a bare-chested Iggy Pop, on stage, and even spews as he exits the speakeasy.

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Let me know your thoughts on these- if you hate it when I blog about music as much as some listeners disliked the Velocast Race Radio shows (personally I dug them), or if you would like to hear more.

TrainingTunes/Metal – Iron Maiden, Hallowed Be Thy Name

With the news that Velocast Race Radio will not be broadcast this winter, I decided to take things into my own hands.

The podcast, which interspersed songs with brief commentary on pro cycling was one of Scott and John’s many incarnations of the Velocast. The poor guys can’t win:

When the Velocast took its first hiatus, podcast listeners Gary and Graham were so distraught that they started their own show, Veloclub Don Logan, which is now going great guns.

I’m not proposing to start my own podcast, as I’m sh@ on for time and sh!t behind a mic, but I’m looking to plug the void in some way. I had been meaning to publish music-related posts for a while, as I quite often listen* to tunes while training. That’s why I liked Velocast Race Radio- I’ll listen to anything, once, at least. But I haven’t had the time, so decided to post tracks one by one.

*in one ear, at moderate volume, with helmet on and lights shining, while all the time making sure I am aware of my surroundings. If you want to have that debate it’ll have to be in another blog post.

So here’s a tune that gets me going: Iron Maiden’s Hallowed be thy Name. I’m no metalhead, far from it, but I enjoy the way they make it sound like they have 2 rhythm guitars, 2 lead guitars, and one for the really far-out solos. And it reminds me of the time I used to spend in an attic, playing D&D, while my friend smoked cigarettes through a McDonald’s straw with a skiing glove on, so as to avoid getting caught by his parents.

More tunes next week, hopefully.

Artist: Iron Maiden

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