I do not really like music and as such I only really listen to it when I exercise or ride my motorcycle. To expand on that I have found that as I have aged I have tended to listen to the words and have realized that most are crap and make no sense. I cannot stand (with few exceptions) when people do remakes of songs, they almost (with few exceptions) always sound like sh*t.
I also dislike any music where the person cannibalized words from:
- 1. Commercials
- 2. Cartoons or TV shows and movies
- 3. Other songs
- 4. Sayings and "in the now" and/or popular topics
I won't listen to most music where the person who wrote/performs the music is trying to send a political/religious/Activist message or has an agenda.
I am even more picky when it comes to genre. And the genres that are out are:
- Hip Hop
- Most Top 40 (if this even exists anymore)
- R&B (which incidentally this acronym and type of music has been bastardized and contains absolutely nothing that could be misconstrued as rhythm and blues)
- Death Metal or anything that sounds like someone is being tortured.
- Country (most)
I understand that while you would not do exercise to country music I had to list pretty much them all.
Now onto the main event. I need some good running and exercise music and here are a few groups or songs from the types of music I listen to while exercising or running or riding now, just to give you all an idea:
- AIC - Rooster
- Bad Religion
- Black Sabbath
- Bush - machine head
- Danzig - Mother
- Corrosion of Conformity
- DP - Bodies
- Kidney Thieves
- Marilyn Manson
- Monster Magnet
- Tap Root
- Rob Zombie
- Lily Allen
- Yngwie Malmsteen
- Savatage (before they went christian)
Okay that is quite a bit. I also like when running to listen to House/Trance/Rave/Dance.
So there you go whomever wants to take on the task. I only ask that you do not get butthurt if I do not like some or all of your suggestions.
When working out or running I have two modes of music I like and it is mood depending.
Dark mode: hateful, dark, loud and angry, destructive and vengeful, powerful, charging music that makes me feel like I want to break through things and push myself because I am pissed like metallica or bodies or manson.
Light mode: Upbeat, charging and hopeful taking it easy or low and slow, contemplative and large or expansive music for long runs 12 miles or more so I have time to think about things. Like Trance/Rave/House
In closing about the above music in my "will not do it" list. There are exceptions to the rule for example I think Christina Aguilera has a phenomenal voice and I have listened to some of her stuff. Just as I have listened to U2 and Green Day who almost always have some message to convey I also like a few RAP songs like the one that Tom Cruise danced to by ludacris in the movie "Tropic Thunder" but those are always because of some other cause or reason usually something that makes hem more ridiculous than they already are.