What do you listen to on the way to a gig?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Mike in Chicago, Nov 9, 2013.


  1. Mike in Chicago

    Mike in Chicago Supporting Member

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    For me lately an odd pairing the pretenders and Radiohead
  2. Mike in Chicago

    Mike in Chicago Supporting Member

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    Sorry mods, if you could put this in a different category…
  3. lexington125

    lexington125

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    Howard Tate (if you don't know who that is, and you appreciate the best of 60's hard soul, check him out; start w/ "8 days on the road")
  4. Spent

    Spent Supporting Member

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    I was fortunate enough to know the sound guy at a venue my old cover band used to play quite often. They had a really nice foh and he would record us off of the board then burn it to a cd. The recordings came out great and I've used them successfully on two occasions as a kind of resume. I mostly listen to CDs of my old band. Always gets me pumped. I also have a studio version of an original band I was in prior to that. Or tool or APC.
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  6. kevteop

    kevteop

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    Either old ska/rocksteady, or British post-punk stuff, or early '90s hip-hop. Oh and The Skints.
  7. B-string

    B-string Supporting Member

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    Someone's jaws are usually moving but I listen to the wind coming in the window :D
  8. Sartori

    Sartori

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    Whatever's in the CD player on the way to, and often LOTR/The Hobbit soundtracks on the way back.
  9. Mr. Foxen

    Mr. Foxen

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    Whatever the driver decides, they are doing me a favour driving me there.
  10. Humbled

    Humbled Supporting Member

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    mp3s freshly downloaded to my iPhone of songs I've never heard before that I'm expected to know how to play when I get there.
  11. Blake Bass

    Blake Bass

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    Talk Radio..
  12. Nephilymbass

    Nephilymbass Supporting Member

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    "Modern classical music" if that makes any sense at all. Normally the Hans Zimmer, Thomas Newman, and John Williams of the world. Ironically i play in a heavy rock band. Think early staind/taproot kinda vibe. I tend not to listen to rock or metal on the way to a show because i know I'm going to hear it for 4 or 5 hours at the club.
  13. zachoff

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    Somtimes Kyuss or High on Fire. Sometimes Cash or Zevon. Sometimes Nirvana or Mudhoney. Sometimes Neil Young or Grateful Dead. Depends, I guess.
  14. oboylebass

    oboylebass

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    Yup, I'm with you on this. It's either silence, talk radio or songs that I have to play that night!
  15. marko138

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    Howard Stern.
  16. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

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    Rachel Madow and/or a CD of the show I am about to play.
  17. Joe Louvar

    Joe Louvar

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    Preferably nothing.
  18. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member

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    Talk radio. If music, anything not related to what I'm going to play, to remain fresh.
  19. beyondthe48

    beyondthe48

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    there's only 1 pre-gig song - The Final Countdown - Europe

    duh.
  20. alembicTO

    alembicTO A mediocre man, but the last guy was a crook..... Supporting Member

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    Sirius/XM Hair Nation, or Ozzys Boneyard; brings me back to my roots, and gets the adrenalin pumping for the upcoming gig......
  21. Grateful

    Grateful Supporting Member

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    Usually warming up vocals/harmonies to the set list on the old iPod Classic. Then either Sirius/XM JamOn or Talk/News Radio.

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