What band/song do you think of when it comes to carnival rides blasting their music?

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by BostonJazz72, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. BostonJazz72


    Nov 30, 2010
    Mine -

    Crue - Wild Side
    Van Halen - Panama
    Great White - Once Bitten Twice Shy
  2. Sweet Child O Mine or other GNR tunes seemed to blast out of every set of speakers back when my kids were "carnival" age. Haven't been to one in years now.
  3. grinx


    Mar 24, 2003
    Raleighwood, NC
    Gogol Bordello
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  4. DirtDog


    Jun 7, 2002
    The Deep North
    Flight of the Valkyries
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  5. Any AC/DC
  6. It used to be this, but all the carnivals I’ve been to in the last 10 years (lots with two kids), that stuff has more or less been replaced by slightly dated contemporary pop (Katy Perry/Gangnam Style)...except for the dated rock-themed rides that are still somehow adorned with images of Kiss and Ted Nugent (that my daughter finds downright terrifying, lol).
  7. Based on my KISS collection in our basement my kids always point out the KISS images, LOL

    When my daughters were little, they each had friends that didn't like to go down there by the "scary clowns!" :smug:
  8. it is interesting to note that I got on some slow roller coaster back in the 70's and the air was laced with cotton candy and teen phermones.
    This thing was blasting out "How deep is your love" by the Bee gees.
    Random but 70's
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  9. MynameisMe

    MynameisMe What will you be remembered for?

    Dec 31, 2018
    Back in the day it had to be Slow Ride by Foghat!
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  10. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    Disco Inferno
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  11. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music. Supporting Member

    "Summer in the City" by The Lovin' Spoonful.
    "Do You Feel Like We Do" Peter Frampton.
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  12. Keger Jupit

    Keger Jupit Inactive

    May 10, 2018
    The Great PNW!!
    I dare you all to watch this...

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  13. Ross W. Lovell

    Ross W. Lovell

    Oct 31, 2015

    The Band-Life Is A Carnival. Garth's organ does it.
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  14. Metallica - Enter Sandman

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  15. Seems like Scorpions- Rock You or The Zoo was on a permanent loop.
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  16. BassFishingInAmerica


    Jul 24, 2014
    Every year the most played song on the Himalaya is Def Leppard - Rocket
  17. 2112

    2112 Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2005
    Back 1989-1990 I worked a couple summers at one of the largest roller coaster parks in the Midwest. The ride I was stationed closest too played a loop of 6 songs. The only one I remember is Paula Abdul - Straight Up. That song in indelibly written into my memories of working there.
  18. Rickengeezer


    Feb 25, 2005
    Central Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Steve Clayton Accessories
    My carnival days were of an older vintage than most of these...the one I remember is "Bad Moon Rising" by CCR.
  19. bradd


    Jan 27, 2008
    Minneapolis, MN
    Billy Squier, Steve Miller, and Eddie Money were the ones I heard over and over from the 80s into the late 90s.
  20. JeezyMcNuggles

    JeezyMcNuggles Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2018
    Santa Maria, CA
    I suck, but nobody really notices
    Welcome to the jungle

    Here I go Again on My Own

    Pour Some Sugar On Me

    Basically...hair metal. Nothing but hair metal.
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