: What music do you all cruise around listening to in your STS?



fps_dean
08-17-10, 12:08 AM
My friend asked me a question that got me curious so I figured I'd post it. What he had asked was "how many other STS owners drive around playing metal?"

I actually play a lot more than metal. Occasionally jazz, blues, classic rock, and I'm a huge fan of progressive rock, both old and new. Bozzio Levin Stevens, King Crimson and Liquid Tension Experiment get heavy playtime, as do heavier bands like Testament, Heathen, Exodus, Iron Maiden, Fates Warning and Nevermore. Of course that's leaving a lot out too, but playing fast songs like Testament's DNR or Over the Wall always ends up with me looking at the speedometer and finding I'm doing double the speed limit since I got the STS.

When I had my '84 Park Ave, everyone called that the mafia mobile or the pimp mobile, so I made sure to carry around Italian operas with me, and some loud bass, keys and drums music that sounded like it was from some cheap adult film (yes I have a sense of humor).

SlickCityStan
08-17-10, 12:24 AM
Smooth Jazz, 60's hard rock, Motown, Blues, favorite bands-ZZ TOP, Steppenwolf, Hendrix(Experience and Band of Gypsys) Miles Davis Quintet

Jsid7
08-17-10, 02:11 AM
Creedence

caddyfat2
08-17-10, 09:25 AM
XM 86 Raggae mon.(rotted)

MacMuse
08-17-10, 11:35 AM
... and some loud bass, keys and drums music that sounded like it was from some cheap adult film (yes I have a sense of humor).

Such as... http://www.fluffertrax.com/

Since I live in a major metropolitan area with excellent 3G phone service, I use a variety of streaming audio apps on my phone through the car's AUX port. I'll listen to almost anything except hip-hop and opera. Most common choices are:

old time radio (detectives, sci-fi, mystery - nice little 25 minutes stories great for just about any local drive)
Disney theme park audio
various jazz sub-genres (Big Band, Bop, Lounge)
movie themes/soundtracks (e.g., XM's Cinemagic)
Grunge Rock / Classic Rock / even some Pop
Tech news/talk podcasts (twit.tv, etc.)
a Hawaiian radio station - Island 98.5, almost commercial free during my 'morning drive'/their overnight (iHeartRadio app)


I get most of this through Live365.com, a great streaming audio site that let's you drill into some very specific genres - such as the over 20 Disney specific streams.

Midnight
08-17-10, 01:06 PM
I listen to a lot, mostly either Metal or Chillout. I guess that might average out to something sane. Been on a big Ensiferum & Wintersun kick (Jari Mäenpää kicks ass), and Bluetech kick. Either stuff I have saved, or via Pandora/Slacker/di.fm. Or I'll just queue up a movie that I know well and listen. All over iphone to the aux port. Been considering getting a bluetooth receiver to hook to the Aux to reduce a little wear & tear on the phone jack. The wife has an aftermarket head unit with bluetooth in her car and I'm insanely jealous, it's great.

I guess that's my way more than you wanted to know about me post for today ;)

kschwed
08-17-10, 01:33 PM
Strictly Hip Hop, R&B, and Rap. I like music that you can party to. It has nothing to do with the fact that I live in Long Beach, California.

KRSTS
08-17-10, 04:50 PM
Maynard Ferguson, CCR, Ian & Sylvia, Quincy Jones, Simon & Garfunkle. Just about anything from the 60s:cloud9:

EChas3
08-17-10, 11:00 PM
XM 57 - Grateful Dead. And a whole bunch of other stuff: Rock, Blues, Jazz, Sports, Talk & seasonal.

Zpak
08-17-10, 11:17 PM
Moody Blues..Sixties

fps_dean
08-18-10, 04:18 PM
Moody Blues..Sixties
mmm Moody Blues... their later stuff ended up being a huge influence on King Crimson's early sound.

Loren
08-18-10, 09:03 PM
With things they way they are now in this country I play motivational music.
http://www.worldwar2aces.com/panzerlied_from_battle_of_the_bulge.mp3

OmiloC
08-18-10, 11:53 PM
New metalhead here. Lamb of god, killswitch, all that remains, shadows fall, bullet for my valentine, atreyu and my favorite orange county locals- avenged sevenfold. I also listen to rap/hip hop when I'm in the chill out mood. Drake, lil Wayne, jay z, etc

vannacutt
08-19-10, 12:36 AM
Pink Floyd what else I have become comfortably numb.

fps_dean
08-19-10, 12:39 AM
New metalhead here. Lamb of god, killswitch, all that remains, shadows fall, bullet for my valentine, atreyu and my favorite orange county locals- avenged sevenfold. I also listen to rap/hip hop when I'm in the chill out mood. Drake, lil Wayne, jay z, etc

I can give you some metal bands to check out -- I'm a bit more old school for the most part but if you're new to the genre, you might find something you like ;)

I'll give some recommended albums to start with:
Testament - The Legacy, The Gathering, New World Order
Heathen - The Evolution of Chaos
Slayer - Reign In Blood, World Painted Blood
Nevermore - The Politics Of Ecstasy, Dead Heart In A Dead World
Exodus - Bonded By Blood, Fabulous Disaster
Annihilator - Alison In Hell, King of the Kill

There's some kickass metal you've probably never heard of... I can give more if you like it :)

next2pool
08-20-10, 10:00 PM
I really like to crank up Mitch Miller and Lawrence Welk :)