Friday, March 9, 2012

Running / Speed Rock Playlist

I am a fan of rock music. My "handle" of Protometal, which I still haven't quite phased out (you can call me Josh, just don't call me "late for dinner"!), refers to early heavy metal music, such as Black Sabbath and Budgie. With that established, I present the first version of the Running / Speed Rock Playlist.

The songs on this playlist seem to fall into one of a few categories. They include the following:

1. Songs which have "Run", "Running", "Runnin'" in the title, such as "Runnin' Down a Dream" by Tom Petty.
2. Songs which reference "fast" or "speed", such as "Too Fast for Love" by Motley Crue.
3. Songs which are actually about running, like "Marathon" by Rush.
4. Songs about perseverance, such as "Fight to the Finish" by Gamma (RIP Ronnie Montrose).
5. Songs about Detroit, 'cause that's where I live, approximately.
6. Songs about victory or winning, i.e. "Victory" by Megadeth.
7. Songs which are "defiant" or show "aggression", including "I Shoot Back" by Ted Nugent.
8. Songs that are really about speeding cars or trains chugging along (there are more than you would think). I guess I equate a train rolling down a track with me rolling down a track. I have 3 versions of Train Kept a Rollin' (Aerosmith, Motorhead, Yardbirds) alone on here.

I'll try to make a page which is a bit more organized (with Spotify links), but for now... here it is (by artist):

Aerosmith – Road Runner
Aerosmith – You Gotta Move
Aerosmith – Three Mile Smile
Aerosmith – Train Kept A Rollin'
Aerosmith – Get The Lead Out
Airbourne – Runnin' Wild
Alice Cooper – Catch Me If You Can
Alice Cooper – Detroit City
Alice Cooper – Under My Wheels
Bachman-Turner Overdrive – You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet
Bachman-Turner Overdrive – Roll On Down The Highway
Bad Company – Run With the Pack
Billy Idol – Speed (Album Version)
Black Country Communion – Burn - Live From Germany/2011
The Black Crowes – Go Faster
The Black Keys – Run Me Down
Black Sabbath – I
Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run
Bryan Adams – Run To You
Cake – The Distance
Captain Beyond – Dancing Madly Backwards (On A Sea Of Air)
Captain Beyond – Raging River Of Fear
Cheap Trick – Time Is Runnin'
Chickenfoot – Runnin' Out
Coheed and Cambria – Ten Speed (Of God's Blood & Burial)
Coheed and Cambria – The Running Free
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Run Through The Jungle
Damn Yankees – Don't Tread On Me
Deep Purple – Burn - Remastered LP Version
Deep Purple – Speed King - U.S. Album Version from 'Deep Purple In The Rock'
Deep Purple – Highway Star - Live Version
Deep Purple – Fireball
Dio – I Speed At Night
The Fabulous Thunderbirds – Runnin' Shoes
Foo Fighters – Breakout
Gamma – Fight To The Finish
Grand Funk – Runnin'
The Grateful Dead – The Race Is On [Live]
Hawkwind – Kings Of Speed
Heart – Kick It Out
Heaven & Hell – Double The Pain
The Hellbenders – Runnin' Wild
Humble Pie – Road Runners G Jam
Iggy & The Stooges – Search And Destroy - Iggy Pop Mix
Iggy & The Stooges – Gimme Danger - Iggy Pop Mix
Iggy & The Stooges – Raw Power - Iggy Pop Mix
Iggy Pop – Lust For Life
Iggy Pop – Run Like A Villain
Iron Maiden – Running Free
Iron Maiden – The Trooper
Iron Maiden – Run To The Hills
Iron Maiden – The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner
The J. Geils Band – Detroit Breakdown - Live
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – Roadrunner
Joe Satriani – Speed Of Light
John Fogerty – Walking In A Hurricane
Jonny Lang – Hit The Ground Running
Jorn – Push
Journey – Keep On Runnin'
Judas Priest – Breaking The Law
Judas Priest – On The Run
Judas Priest – Turbo Lover
Kiss – Mr. Speed
Kiss – Detroit Rock City
Lenny Kravitz – Where Are We Runnin'?
Lenny Kravitz – Always On The Run
Lindsey Buckingham – Holiday Road - Live
Lita Ford – Can't Catch Me
Locomotive Breath – Speed Driven
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Call Me The Breeze
Marilyn Manson – Running To The Edge Of The World
Megadeth – Fast Lane
Megadeth – Victory
Molly Hatchet – Flirtin' With Disaster
Mötley Crüe – Kickstart My Heart
Mötley Crüe – Too Fast For Love
Motörhead – The Chase Is Better Than The Catch
Motörhead – Speed Freak
Motörhead – Built For Speed - 1987 / Live At Brixton Academy, London
Motörhead – Iron Horse/Born To Lose
Motörhead – The Train Kept A Rollin'
Motörhead – Runaround Man
Motörhead – Built For Speed
Motörhead – Ridin' With The Driver
Nazareth – Hair Of The Dog
The Offspring – Race Against Myself
The Osmonds – Crazy Horses
Ozzy Osbourne – I Don't Wanna Stop
Ozzy Osbourne – Over The Mountain - Remastered Original Recording
Pat Benatar – You Better Run
Paul Stanley – Live To Win
Pearl Jam – Supersonic
The Presidents Of The United States Of America – Mach 5
The Presidents Of The United States Of America – Kick Out the Jams
Queen – Headlong
Queen – Stone Cold Crazy
Rainbow – Long Live Rock N Roll
Rainbow – Kill The King
Rainbow – Run With The Wolf
REO Speedwagon – Keep Pushin'
Robin Trower – Day Of The Eagle
The Rolling Stones – You Can't Catch Me
Rush – Fly By Night
Rush – Marathon
Rush – Finding My Way
Rush – One Little Victory - previously unreleased R30 Live Version
Sabaton – The Price of a Mile
Saxon – Wheels Of Steel (7'' Version)
Scorpions – Bad Boys Running Wild
Scorpions – Speedy's Coming
Scorpions – Sting In The Tail
Slash – Speed Parade
The Sounds – Running Out Of Turbo
Stone Temple Pilots – Fast As I Can
Stray Cats – Built For Speed
Sweet – Fox On The Run
T. Rex – Chariot Choogle
Ted Nugent – Stormtroopin'
Ted Nugent – Weekend Warriors
Ted Nugent – Hammerdown
Ted Nugent – I Take No Prisoners - Live
Ted Nugent – I Shoot Back
Ted Nugent – Motor City Madhouse
They Might Be Giants – Speed and Velocity
They Might Be Giants – It's Kickin' In
Thin Lizzy – Running Back
Thin Lizzy – Warrior - Live Album Version
Tin Machine – Run
Tom Petty – Runnin' Down A Dream
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers – Running Man's Bible
Triumph – Lay It On The Line
UFO – Rock Bottom
Van Halen – Unchained
Van Halen – Runaround
Van Halen – Runnin' With The Devil
W.A.S.P. – Running Wild In The Streets
W.A.S.P. – The Running Man
W.A.S.P. – Show No Mercy
The Who – Motoring - Shel Talmy - Stereo Version
The Who – Run Run Run
The Who – I Can See For Miles
The Who – (I'm A) Road Runner - Live (1971 / Young Vic, London)
Y&T – Don't Stop Runnin'
The Yardbirds – The Train Kept A-Rollin'
Yngwie Malmsteen – Faster Than Speed Of Light

The entire playlist is available on Spotify HERE.

Please let me know if you have any other songs which are along the same lines as these so that I may add them!

Rock N' Roll!

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