Sep 26, 2013 at 9:10 pm #1308118
Green Day is great music for backpacking:
What music do you hike to?
I also like Tool!Sep 26, 2013 at 10:04 pm #2028772
+1 for Tool. Saw them on their 10,000 days tour and it was the best stage show I've ever seen. That's including seeing Roger Waters The Wall tour.
My music selection is pretty varied but ranges from The Cure, Social Distortion, Reverend Horton Heat, Waylon Jennings, Slip Knot, Yeah Yeah Yeahs…..
Sadly "What Does the Fox Say?" was my ear worm on my last hike:Sep 27, 2013 at 7:40 am #2028833
+1 for all your music. Those are some great artist
Soundgarden!Sep 27, 2013 at 9:02 am #2028857
Dawn of MidiSep 27, 2013 at 2:04 pm #2028959
@fox212Locale: THE Bay Area :)
I don't always listen to music while hiking, but when I do, I listen to METAL. m/
Black Dahlia Murder and The Faceless are a couple of my all-time faves. :)
Edit: I honestly never listen to music when hiking; I really enjoy listening to the sounds of nature around me. On the way to/from the trailhead, however, is the optimal time to rock out. :)Sep 27, 2013 at 4:18 pm #2028991
@sparky52804Locale: Eastern Iowa
I prefer the The Crickets and The Birds, and The Animals.Sep 27, 2013 at 8:16 pm #2029024
I grew up with punk and metal and still love it but I've never felt it had any place in nature.
I listen to lots of Middle Eastern and North African…sounds of open skies and sun. Desert Music.
Kayhan Kalhour (Iran): a live performance I love here:
Hamza El Din (Nubia). Died in 2006, a very, very dear musician to me. Read his translated lyrics sometime….
Ali Akbar Moradi (Iran)
Sep 27, 2013 at 9:00 pm #2029033
Hey Craig, I too grew up with punk, metal and anything alternative. When I go on a solo hike it is all about rhythm and beats. I just get lost in all my genres of music and I am hooked to it! I even bring small speakers and listen to jazz, classical and reggae in camp. Music is a very large part of my life and for me it is a pleasure to listen to tunes in nature but that's my way and I respect your way too.Sep 28, 2013 at 5:38 am #2029064
If bouncing down the trail to Green Day does it for you then more power to you brother! There's no right or wrong way to do it, only what works for us.Sep 28, 2013 at 6:07 am #2029070
@ejcfreeLocale: off grid
I prefer the music of wind and waterSep 28, 2013 at 8:09 am #2029085
Barbara Streisand, Yanni, Kenny G. Sometimes Zamfir and his pan flute. Nothing like it.Sep 28, 2013 at 9:18 am #2029096
Love talking about music.
The Tragically Hip is one of those bands that have a cult following in Canada but received a luke warm reception here in the US.Sep 28, 2013 at 10:18 am #2029113
I like sneaking up on Jay when he's got headphones on.Sep 28, 2013 at 6:54 pm #2029228
@winterland76Sep 28, 2013 at 8:26 pm #2029239
I have done a few backpacking trips this year (10) and anywhere from 12 to 18 miles a day. I do not listen to music all day just 1-3 hours of tunes on any given stretch of the trail. With the right tunes I will definitely walk faster and focus with the rhythm and beats plus when I finally get to camp a little jazz or reggae on my bug speaker helps me relax and chill. Thievery Corporation is some great camp music! I am looking forward to the Trinity Alps in mid October and the release of the new Tool album out at the same time.Sep 28, 2013 at 10:56 pm #2029262
@kat_pLocale: Pacific Coast
"I am looking forward to the Trinity Alps in mid October and the release of the new Tool album out at the same time."
Nah, I really don't care if people like to listen to music in the mountains, as long as I don't have to hear it too…. :)Sep 28, 2013 at 11:19 pm #2029265
@pitsyLocale: Central Texas
I would never listen to music while hiking or cycling.
That said, the Pixies have some new music out. They have a new bass player (Kim Shattuck from The Muffs) and they're touring now! Go see 'em.
Mates Of State's first three albums are worth listening to if you haven't.
Bunky from San Diego is great music, but good luck finding their records.Sep 28, 2013 at 11:39 pm #2029267
Silversun Pickups! Pixies are awesome with lots of history.
Sep 29, 2013 at 12:32 am #2029271
I get a lot of Metric songs stuck in my head. I love how music adds another dimension the hiking experience.Oct 1, 2013 at 1:57 pm #2029980
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@kennyhel77Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
old punk rock and early 80's hardcore…oh and some Oi! too
Like Jay, if I do, it is only devoted to a few hours in a day at the most. Most of the time I just have music in my head blasting….and that can go from Elton John, to The Who, and RamonesOct 4, 2013 at 6:47 pm #2030925
@justin_bakerLocale: Santa Rosa, CA
More driving music than hiking music, but the locale brings back some good memories.
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