Thursday, October 18, 2012

Playlist Thursday: Speed Demon!

It's another edition of Playlist Thursday gang!  I can't believe how quickly this week has gone by.  I love it!  This weeks theme was suggested by Melissa at Live Love and Run and I gotta say, I LIKE IT.  Why?  Because I like to go fast.  It's no secret to those that know me that I have a need for speed. Any music that aids in getting that speed is always welcome so I can't wait to see what's on everyone's list this week.  My list is nothing if not eclectic.  I'm so pumped about this theme I even put in a couple of honorable mentions. 

For those of you that are reading for the first time, there are a few "rules" for Playlist Thursday. 

Playlist Thursday "Rules":

Something Old:  Songs that are at least 5 years old.  
Something Current:  Songs that have been released in the past year.
Something to Consider:  This is the wild card category.  Any song goes:  old, current, guilty pleasure, whatever floats yer boat.

Make sure you check out Brian's blog for some more musical inspiration!

Something Old 

Artist: Elvis Costello
Title: Pump it Up
Notable: The song title says it all.  It's a great finishing kick song. 
Quotable: "She said that's that, I don't wanna chitter-chat, turn it down a little bit or turn it down flat"


Artist: Mumford and Sons
Title: Babel
Notable:  I bought their new album shortly after it came out and this is the opening track. It almost makes me want to leap vs run.   For some reason I picture myself running along a rocky coastline listening to this song, ha ha. 
Quotable: "Cause I'll know my weakness, know my voice and I'll believe in grace and choice
and I know perhaps my heart is fast but I’ll be borne without a mask."

Something To Consider

Artist: U2
Title:Two Hearts Beat as One
Notable: This was the song that introduced me to U2.  I couldn't get enough of it and it's still one of my favourites to this day.  
Quotable: "They beat on black, beat on white, Beat on everything don't get it right beat on you, beat on me, beat on love.."

Honorable Mentions

Artist: Iron Maiden
Title:  Run to the Hills
Notable:  I'm not much of a metal head but there are some songs that I can really get into.  This is one of them.   Great song to do hill repeats to as well, ha ha.
Quotable: "White man came across the sea, he brought us pain and misery he killed our tribes, he killed our creed, he took our game for his own need."

Artist: Soundgarden
Title:  Rusty Cage
Notable:  I absolutely loved these guys back in the day and I'm so pumped that they have a new album coming out next month.  I think Chris Cornell has one of the best voices in rock and roll.  Yet another song with a strong driving beat.
Quotable: "White man came across the sea, he brought us pain and misery he killed our tribes, he killed our creed, he took our game for his own need."

What do you think?  Do these songs make you want to pick it up?


Melissa @ Live, Love, & Run said...

HUGE U2 fan. HUGE. And I'm digging the Mumford & Sons!

As for Soundgarden, man....brings me back to Black Hole Sun. lol

Phaedra Kennedy said...

Yeah I love me some U2 as well, especially their older stuff. So much more raw. I freaking LOVED Soundgarden back in the day. I don't think Badmotorfinger ever left my boom box (holy crap do I ever sound ancient!) for about 3 months straight.

PavementRunner said...

I've always wanted to add Mumford to my list... just can't seem to do it. I know I would enjoy it. Something just always makes me go "eh"

Phaedra Kennedy said...

Ha ha ha...throw caution to the wind and just do it! You won't regret it, I promise!

Kate said...

I love these choices - at some point I might even start running to music again! I've never heard Rusty Cage, and there is something about Iron Maiden that will get me going, even though I don't normally listen to them either.