Weekly Retro 7:09.11

July 9th, 2011 in Articles by 1 Comment

Each week, “The Weekly Retro” presents a slice of old-timey track & field goodness via pics, playlists, and more… This week’s Retro goes old-school old skewl — as in your daddy’s old school — with a playlist comprised of classic rock staples that still prove quite effective at getting the wheels turning…

The Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter – Let It Bleed

Dark, murderous, sets the tone for bad things to come; and you are about to bring bad things to yourself and others.

The Doors: Peace Frog – Morrison Hotel

“Blood in the streets, it’s up to my ankles…” Sounds like a road race.

The Beatles: Back In the U.S.S.R. – The Beatles (White Album)

A subtle nod to the great athletes who got jobbed in 1980.

George Thorogood: Bad to the Bone – Bad to the Bone

Yeah, it’s been done so many times before it’s almost ineffective — but I defy you to listen those opening six licks on Gorgeous George’s guitar and not think about wreaking pain on your competitors.

George Thorogood: Gear Jammer – Maverick

A less obvious selection from the Delaware delinquent — but actually more fitting giving the context.

David Bowie: Suffragette City – Best of Bowie

Not sure what this has to do with running, but the power chords work nonetheless…

The Cars: Don’t Cha Stop – The Cars

No explanation needed as to why this song fits here…

The Who: Won’t Get Fooled Again – Who’s Next (Remastered)

A reminder for everyone who has ever kicked too early

Queen: We Are the Champions – Queen: Greatest Hits

 

Author: Rick Miller

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