Treadmill Tracks 3

This is the third installment of my attempt to improve gym music, though this I’ve decided that the running order at the start for this one may need to be changed:

  • Party Hard – Andrew WK
  • A More Perfect Union – Titus Andronicous
  • Master of Puppets – Metallica
  • A.M. 180 – Grandaddy
  • When My Baby Comes – Grinderman
  • Crush – Abe Vigoda
  • Bigger Than Us – White Lies
  • Courtyard – Club Smith
  • L’estat -Ariel Pinks Haunted Graffiti
  • What’s it Gonna Be – Gucci Mane
  • Lucidity – Tame Impala
  • Letter from God to Man – Dan Le Scrobious
  • Ask – The Smiths
  • Crown Of Love – Arcade Fire

So – there’s your treadmill tracks including warm down, if you listen to these whilst treadmilling your guaranteed* to shed the weight!

Let me know what you think!

* you’re not guaranteed obviously


Treadmill Tracks 2 – A #shinemarathon special

This is the 2nd installment of Treadmill Tracks – trying to improve the quality of music in gyms – and I thought i would do a playlist from another musical topic close to my heart – The Shine Marathon .The only rules are that they are on the Shine Marathon playlist and they are songs that i like. It’s not my ‘best of’ #shinemarathon, more songs suited to the treadmill. I’ve tried to go for either not that well-known artists or in most cases not the artists most well tracks. So it may be educational as well as err exercisonal! Either way i hope  it will still get the feet a moving on the treadmill. Or Cross Trainer. Or Stairmaster. Or Exercise Bike. I have put the #shinemarathon number after them in case you want to play along 🙂

  1. My Star -Ian Brown (287)
  2. Race – Tiger (238)
  3. Richard III – Supergrass (325)
  4. Something 4 the Weekend – Super Furry Animals (95)
  5. Angel Interceptor – Ash (50)
  6. One in a Million – Sussed (161)
  7. Livin’ it Up – Northern Uproar (153)
  8. 12 Reasons Why I Lover Her – My Life Story (136)
  9. Sandstorm – Cast (61)
  10. Sleep Well Tonight – Gene (109)
  11. Divebomb – Number One Cup (69)
  12. Let’s All Togther – Marion (57)
  13. She Said – Long Pigs (85)
  14. We Love You – Menswear (131)
  15. U16 Girls – Travis (240)
  16. Chinese Burn – Heavy Stereo (154)
  17. Bully Boys – Shed Seven (231)
  18. Tomorrow – James (261)
  19. One Night Stand – The Aloof (204)

This is worth listening to purely for the lyric wonderment that is  Number One Cup – Divebomb. Awesome.

So after one gym session listening to that, you should be fitter and smarter. And of the opinion that the 90’s were indeed the best decade for music. If you think music starts and ends with britpop. Which it totally does.

Let me know what you think!

edit 07/02/11 – Having actually test driven it, i feel its slightly too long, and as such have removed Pavement- Shady Lane from the list.

Indie-Work Out Mix Version/Volume 1

I don’t see why, on the whole dance music corners the market of ‘gym music’ be it the awful background music, the work-out mixes or even in spinning classes. It doesn’t help that its the dull repetive dance music. Basically it is the slave ship drum beat (as often seen in Asterix cartoons) with a 21st century tilt.  Guitar music can also be uplifting, fast paced and driven.

With this in mind i have taken it upon myself (with no scientific evidence) to develop the ultimate ‘Indie’ workout mix, using my limited knowledge of mainstream music. It’s going to be approximately an hour-long, with a 3-5 minute cooldown (or 1 slow song at the end). There will  be a sprinkling of a #shinemarathon in here most probably but I will try to keep it as current as possible as not just to be my favourite fast paced tunes!

  1. Arcade Fire – Ready to Start
  2. The Walkmen – Angela Surf City
  3. No Future Part III – Titus Andronicus
  4. Power – Kanye West
  5. Grounds for Divorce – Elbow
  6. Worm Tamer – Grinderman
  7. King of the Beach – Wavves
  8. I’m not Living in the Real World
  9. A Pot in Which to Piss – Titus Andronicus
  10. Round & Round – Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
  11. Paper Planes – MIA
  12. Night – Zola Jesus
  13. I Can Change – LCD Soundsystem
  14. The Golden Path – The Chemical Brothers

If this doesn’t get you running, nothing will! This will be my soundtrack to the treadmill until I bother with another one.

(Alternatively – Just listen to the entire Titus Andronicus: The Monitor Album)

Let me know what you think!

*Edit* – Should be called ‘Treadmill Tracks’. Stupid slow brain.