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Wagner tops list of music not to play while driving(Ride of the Valkyries)
KFOR OK City ^ | 04/14/04

Posted on 04/14/2004 11:15:07 PM PDT by socal_parrot

London-AP -- Head-banging heavy metal music may be o-k to listen to while driving -- but stay away from some of the older classical stuff.

Britain's R-A-C Foundation has named Richard Wagner's (VAHG'-nurz) fast-paced "Ride of the Valkyries" (VAL'-keer-eez) as the top tune not to listen to while behind the wheel -- because it says research shows loud music can cause accidents.

Three modern songs also made the top five, including "Firestarter" by the Prodigy.

The foundation also provided a top-five list of songs that can be played safely while driving -- though it cautions the volume should be kept down.

That list includes the Norah Jones hit "Come Away with Me."


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KEYWORDS: napalm; valkyries; wabbit; wagner
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I always thought it would be Highway Star by Deep Purple.

Kill the Wabbit, kill the Wabbit!!!

1 posted on 04/14/2004 11:15:08 PM PDT by socal_parrot
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2 posted on 04/14/2004 11:16:55 PM PDT by socal_parrot
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To: socal_parrot
"Ride of the Valkyries" is Air Cav music, not beach music.
3 posted on 04/14/2004 11:18:25 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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4 posted on 04/14/2004 11:22:02 PM PDT by socal_parrot
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To: socal_parrot
Huh. Was driving around last weekend with the "ride" on full blast. Didn't hit no one, neither.
5 posted on 04/14/2004 11:24:24 PM PDT by TheConservator
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To: TheConservator
When Wagner is outlawed, only outlaws will have Wagner.
6 posted on 04/14/2004 11:27:57 PM PDT by socal_parrot
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To: socal_parrot; martin_fierro
I can see the morning commute now...

click me - 113K

Kilgore: "We'll come in low out of the rising sun and about a mile out we'll put on the music."

Lance: "Music?"

Kilgore: Yah. I use Wagner. It scares the hell out of the Slopes."

7 posted on 04/14/2004 11:28:11 PM PDT by in the Arena ("rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.” ~ Orwell)
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To: in the Arena
Just lighten up on the napalm.
8 posted on 04/14/2004 11:29:46 PM PDT by socal_parrot
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To: socal_parrot
I always thought it would be Highway Star by Deep Purple.

LOL. That and pretty much anything by Motorhead. Was playing "Ace of Spades" once, coming up I-95 late at night, and caught the needle on the wrong side of 80. :)

9 posted on 04/14/2004 11:35:34 PM PDT by Heatseeker
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To: Heatseeker
"LA Woman" usually kicks it up 10 or 15 mph for me.

Wagner's "The Ride"

Do not click if driving!

10 posted on 04/14/2004 11:40:39 PM PDT by socal_parrot
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To: socal_parrot
Oops
11 posted on 04/14/2004 11:43:11 PM PDT by socal_parrot
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To: socal_parrot
Carmina Burana

Bat Out'a Hell

White Winds

Mahler's Titan

Death and the Maiden, Tokyo String Quartet

12 posted on 04/14/2004 11:43:53 PM PDT by KC Burke (Men of intemperate minds can never be free....)
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To: socal_parrot
"I love the smell of napalm in the morning"
13 posted on 04/14/2004 11:43:56 PM PDT by Wacka
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To: socal_parrot
...it smells like...like...victory...


click here to download "Ride of the Valkyries".

14 posted on 04/14/2004 11:45:15 PM PDT by in the Arena ("rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.” ~ Orwell)
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To: KC Burke
Beethoven's Ninth
Carmina Burana (when it's raining)
15 posted on 04/14/2004 11:52:48 PM PDT by alaskanfan
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To: alaskanfan
I want the cd of the Ninth that Bernstein did at the Wall when it came down. The german choral work was out of sight and I only have it on tape.
16 posted on 04/14/2004 11:59:28 PM PDT by KC Burke (Men of intemperate minds can never be free....)
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To: KC Burke
Years ago, I was driving home one afternoon with the classical station on.

The "dj" comes on, and says "The next selection is Rossini's William Tell Overture (Lone Ranger theme), and if you are
driving, please be careful as the music can be quite stimulating...."

17 posted on 04/14/2004 11:59:37 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: socal_parrot
Wonder if anybody in Iraq has put loudspeakers on Blackhawks yet?
18 posted on 04/15/2004 12:04:12 AM PDT by Heatseeker
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To: KC Burke
I got a collection of all his symphonies done by the German National Orchestra and Choir. It is nothing short of fantastic.
19 posted on 04/15/2004 12:05:51 AM PDT by alaskanfan
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To: alaskanfan
If I want to tool thru the mountains on a trip, there is little to beat the Celtic Music of Silly Wizard, turned way up.
20 posted on 04/15/2004 12:14:12 AM PDT by KC Burke (Men of intemperate minds can never be free....)
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To: KC Burke
Carmina Burana; O Fortuna! was at the top of my list too....:))
[it's also great for laughs when you pull alongside of somebody playing their subsonic rap, full blast]

I've listened to Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung and Hall Of The Mountain King (Edvard Grieg) from the Peer Gynt Suite when driving, as well.

[but usually, it's just Jethro Tull on the CD]

The Passion soundtrack is great for night driving on a lonely road.
21 posted on 04/15/2004 1:47:32 AM PDT by Salamander
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To: socal_parrot
Oh yeah? Try 'I Can't Drive 55' with Sammy Hagar.
22 posted on 04/15/2004 2:51:44 AM PDT by NYpeanut (gulping for air, I started crying and yelling at him, "Why did you lie to me?")
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To: Heatseeker
That and pretty much anything by Motorhead.

LOL! I like to crank "Love Me Like A Reptile" myself.

The Ramones "Rockaway Beach" is a pretty good driving soundtrack too.
23 posted on 04/15/2004 2:54:32 AM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Count Petofi will not be denied!)
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To: socal_parrot
bump
24 posted on 04/15/2004 3:36:34 AM PDT by GOP_Proud (Those who preach tolerance seem to have the least for my views.)
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To: socal_parrot; KC Burke; alaskanfan
If the Doors and Orffs Carmina Burana have that effect, Just think what Ray Manzareks Version of Carmina Burana will do to some drivers!!


25 posted on 04/15/2004 4:04:27 AM PDT by mylife
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To: socal_parrot
Whenever the guitar solo comes on I need to put the cruise control on or I turn into a Highway Star. I'll be listening to it on my way to class this a.m. .
26 posted on 04/15/2004 4:08:50 AM PDT by tal hajus
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To: in the Arena; socal_parrot; mhking; Tijeras_Slim; Constitution Day
Just Gottdammerung.
27 posted on 04/15/2004 4:16:02 AM PDT by martin_fierro (It's A 'Burgh Thing™)
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To: Heatseeker; Alouette
There was a thread last year titled, "What music should the military play during the invasion of Iraq?" We were all suggesting stuff like Godsmack, Metallica, Wagner, then Alouette pipes up and says "Hava Nagila"!!

I fell out of my chair! If only it would happen...
28 posted on 04/15/2004 4:21:13 AM PDT by ovrtaxt (I think the mistake a lot of us make is thinking the state-appointed shrink is our friend.Jack Handy)
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To: Salamander
I've listened to Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung and Hall Of The Mountain King (Edvard Grieg) from the Peer Gynt Suite when driving, as well.

A now defunct 80s hair band, but Savatage has some good renditions of that kind of stuff.

29 posted on 04/15/2004 4:22:57 AM PDT by ovrtaxt (I think the mistake a lot of us make is thinking the state-appointed shrink is our friend.Jack Handy)
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To: socal_parrot
For me it's "Paint it Black."

10 mph easy.

Regards,
30 posted on 04/15/2004 4:23:45 AM PDT by VermiciousKnid
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To: My Favorite Headache
Red Barchetta ping! (But La Villa Strangiato is better driving music, IMO.)
31 posted on 04/15/2004 4:24:37 AM PDT by ovrtaxt (I think the mistake a lot of us make is thinking the state-appointed shrink is our friend.Jack Handy)
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To: socal_parrot
Wagner - music for the urban assault vehicle.
32 posted on 04/15/2004 4:29:40 AM PDT by Truth29
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I always blast Thus Spoke Zarathustra as a slooowwwwwwly drive out of my garage
34 posted on 04/15/2004 4:40:23 AM PDT by KneelBeforeZod (Deus Lo Volt!)
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To: socal_parrot
Mine is 'Radar Love' by Golden Earring.
35 posted on 04/15/2004 4:45:50 AM PDT by Snowy (Microsoft: "You've got questions? We've got dancing paperclips.")
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IF IT'S TOO LOUD, YOU'RE TOO OLD
36 posted on 04/15/2004 4:58:11 AM PDT by KneelBeforeZod (Deus Lo Volt!)
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To: KneelBeforeZod
LOL!!
37 posted on 04/15/2004 5:01:27 AM PDT by mylife
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To: socal_parrot
Another suggestion: the Back to the Future theme.
I doubt the sherrif will take kindly to your excuse of attempting to hit 88 so you can go back in time. :P
38 posted on 04/15/2004 5:05:18 AM PDT by Saturnalia (My name is Matt Foley and I live in a VAN down by the RIVER.)
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To: KneelBeforeZod
Still have my KISS long sleeved t-shirt with the same written in bold on the back:

"If it's too loud, you're too old"

Love it!

39 posted on 04/15/2004 5:08:37 AM PDT by JeffreyH ("Est Sularus oth Mithas")
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To: Heatseeker; socal_parrot; GodBlessRonaldReagan; mylife; tal hajus; VermiciousKnid; CapnBarbossa; ...
A rock and roll driving songs CD song list my son and I came up with:

Cross Town Truckin' - Jimi Hendrix
Running Down The Dream - Tom Petty
Space Truckin' - Deep Purple
Lagrange - ZZ Top
Rockin' Down the Highway - Doobie Brothers
I Can't Drive 55 - Sammy Hagar
Highway Star - Deep Purple
Move Me On Down The Line - ZZ Top
Waitin' For The Bus - Jesus Just Left Chicago - ZZ Top
Southbound - Allman Brothers
Magic Bus - The Who
Low Rider - War
Radar Love - Golden Earring

40 posted on 04/15/2004 5:11:00 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (This space intentionally blank)
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Baby, You Can Drive My Car - The Beatles (beep beep, beep beep, yeah!!)
41 posted on 04/15/2004 5:16:57 AM PDT by martin gibson
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To: socal_parrot
For me, it's from "The Magic Flute" ... "Der Hoelle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen" sung by The Queen of the Night (Kiri Te Kanawa).

I also have my computer set up to play "Ride of the Valkyries" when it boots up and "Der Hoelle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen" when it shuts down.

Needless to say, my co-workers look at me rather strangely ...

42 posted on 04/15/2004 5:22:14 AM PDT by BlueLancer (Der Elite Møøsënspåånkængrüppen ØberKømmååndø (EMØØK))
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"The Passion soundtrack is great for night driving on a lonely road."

Try Bloodrock's "DOA" on an isolated road ...

43 posted on 04/15/2004 5:23:57 AM PDT by BlueLancer (Der Elite Møøsënspåånkængrüppen ØberKømmååndø (EMØØK))
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To: martin_fierro
Just Gottdammerung.

First LOL of the day, thanks.

No one has mentioned "One Vision" by Queen...

44 posted on 04/15/2004 5:25:58 AM PDT by MrB
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To: MrB
Once Bitten, Twice Shy - Great White

What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy) - Information Society

Surrrender - Cheap Trick

She Shelia - The Producers

Wild Wild West - The Escape Club

Each and every one guaranteed to add 10 mph to my speedometer.

45 posted on 04/15/2004 5:36:27 AM PDT by Crusher138 (Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just, and this be our motto "In God is our trust!")
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To: socal_parrot


Isn't she beautiful?
46 posted on 04/15/2004 5:40:06 AM PDT by Peter J. Huss
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To: All
From "What's Opera, Doc?"

http://www.swiftsite.com/DanG/looney/opera.wav
47 posted on 04/15/2004 5:44:48 AM PDT by Peter J. Huss
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To: ecurbh
Ping!
48 posted on 04/15/2004 5:47:28 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Now I've said too much...)
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To: socal_parrot
I have to be careful with Allman Brothers instrumentals and the jam at the end of "Freebird". Beethoven's ninth gets me going, but I imagine that some people think that I am strange for singing along (in German, of course). I'll have to try Carmina Burana on some of the twisties, although it is really battle music for me. I have a tape of the final battle scene from Excalibur that we used to play as we clobbered each other with sock clubs. If you heard "They won't know how few we are in the fog!" you knew that you had better arm yourself or run, because you were about to get attacked.
49 posted on 04/15/2004 5:48:51 AM PDT by yawningotter
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To: Salamander
Jethro Tull on the CD

Locomotive Breath.

Radar Love by Golden Earring is another ledfoot special.

I've been drivin' all night
My hands wet on the wheel

50 posted on 04/15/2004 5:58:11 AM PDT by socal_parrot
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