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Random thoughts on the music that runs through your head when riding a motorbike at speed.

Danger Zone, sung by Kenny Loggins (the song from Top Gun that plays near the start when F-14s are taking off from the aircraft carrier). Likely to pop into your head anytime you've seen Top Gun recently. Fills you with the urge to get a Kawasaki Ninja and race against jet fighters down the side of a runway, like Tom Cruise's stunt double did. You need to remember that motorbikes do *not* come equipped with ejector seats and parachutes.

The Chain by Fleetwood Mac. Theme from Grand Prix on BBC. When I was on The Isle of Man for the TT in 1991, the local radio station would interview all the TT riders, and get their top five favourite songs. Pretty much every single one would choose this as one of their top five. Likely to pop into your head on hot, sunny days, when there's a heat haze rising off the tarmac. The bass line starts up when you're waiting at the traffic lights, and the lead guitar screams in when they change to amber and you take off...

Bat out of Hell by Meat Loaf. A dangerous one this, as it often appears in your head after *ahem* "relationship troubles", and is just a little self-destructive. Although "I'm gonna hit the highway like a battering ram on a silver black phantom bike" is a perfectly reasonable statement of intent, the "I never see the sudden curve until its way too late" part is to be discouraged. "Dying at the bottom of a pit in the blazing sun, torn and twisted at the foot of a burning bike" is right out! Lots of screaming guitars always helps a song.
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Spotted on [livejournal.com profile] meltie's LJ, a fantastic guide to "Electronic Music":
http://www.di.fm/edmguide/edmguide.html
Click on the "Trance" button and there's my music from the last 10 years, in the red blob across the top labeled "INDUSTRIAL". The description under "Industrial Rock" does apply to me in a rather-too-accurate fashion!
Silliest tab on there has to be "Buttrock Goa (AKA Heavy Metal Goa)" though. The description finishes with the beautiful sentence "Heavy Metal and trance go so well together." Well *obviously* :-)
And now to go and see The Cruxshadows (Darkwave, apparently).

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