Wich song could be the best to do the hymn for stormchasing?

I've got a nice question for you, guys: wich is the best song that you would use for the stormchasing hymn?
In my opinion there's only one song that is perfect when you're driving a lot down the roads of the mid-west; that is called: "riders on the storm" and I think thre's no need to introduce you the authors of this song :wink:

I understood this thing the last year when I was chasing a nice HP supercell in Dallas county Iowa on may 8th: I felt the smell of the wet road and I was thinking:"it was too cool if the radio make me listen Riders on the storm". After 5 minutes the radio made me listen just that song and it was simly amzing for me.

Wich song do you rate the best hymn for chasing? Put here your ideas.


Riders on the storm
Riders on the storm
Into this house we’re born
Into this world we’re thrown
Like a dog without a bone
An actor out on loan
Riders on the storm

There’s a killer on the road
His brain is squirmin’ like a toad
Take a long holiday
Let your children play
If ya give this man a ride
Sweet memory will die
Killer on the road, yeah

Girl ya gotta love your man
Girl ya gotta love your man
Take him by the hand
Make him understand
The world on you depends
Our life will never end
Gotta love your man, yeah

Wow!

Riders on the storm
Riders on the storm
Into this house we’re born
Into this world we’re thrown
Like a dog without a bone
An actor out alone
Riders on the storm

Riders on the storm
Riders on the storm
Riders on the storm
Riders on the storm
Riders on the storm
 
Not to be argumentive, but when I read the thread topic (before I even clicked to read) this was my first reaction:

Not "Riders On the Storm"
Not "Ridin' The Storm Out"
Not "Humans Being"
Not any pop song that is widely-known that uses any remote reference to storms or chasing


I really like that song at the end of Amos Magliocco's video. It's simple, not universally-known, and honest. That would be my choice.
 
Originally posted by Shane Adams
Not be argumentive, but when I read the thread topic (before I even clicked to read) this was my first reaction:

Not \"Riders On the Storm\"
Not \"Ridin' The Storm Out\"
Not \"Humans Being\"
Not any pop song that is widely-known that uses any remote reference to storms or chasing


I really like that song at the end of Amos Magliocco's video. It's simple, not universally-known, and honest. That would be my choice.

Now you've to explain me why Shane :) Just a thing: I don't wanna hear because it's too much famous because when one thing is good is good and you can't escape :wink:
 
I love 'Riders on The Storm' and have come to regard it as a sort of good luck charm. Once last year as the cap gave away and huge towers quickly developed it came on the radio. In the middle of the song it was interupted by the EAS broadcast Tornado Warning and then returned to the song.
 
My storm-chasing album would be U2's Achtung Baby; it's the perfect metaphor for the simultaneous incredible beauty and destructive ugliness of a tornado.
 
:lol:

To feed Shane's request for something more obscure....you want something that embodies *chasing*?? Alright. I actually agree with you, Shane - in your request for something different - then it makes it more of a challenge and ergo more interesting.

Of course this thread has been rehashed many, many times over many, many years, but it's always fun.....

OK......course the song I mention only makes a suitable impression when heard, too - tune is just as important as lyrics, but to humor us all.......the chorus is eerily apt.

The Calling - Yes - Rabin/Anderson/Squire

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Feel the calling of a miracle
In the presence of the word.
Now we hold the right to rearrange
How the stories can be heard.

In the beginning is the future,
And the future is at hand;
I'll be calling voices of Africa
Be the rhythm to the plan.

From the Congo to Lenasia
Be the writing on the wall.
I'll be calling the colors of India
See the Asian life explode.

Head in to the headlight.
Don't turn from the rain.
There's a fire raging somewhere near,
Like a longtime friend who's
Seen it darker than ebony.
Take off on the turnpike
(Asking for the first call)
Give me more of the same
(Asking for a song)
There's a fire burning in my heart again.


I'll be calling the dragons of China;
See the dancers of the Nile.
See the wings of change are on display
This revelation mine.

Feel the calling of a miracle
In the presence of the word.
Head in to the headlight.
Don't turn from the rain.
There's a fire raging somewhere near,
Like a longtime friend who's
Seen it darker than ebony.
Take off on the turnpike
(Asking for the first call)
Give me more of the same
(Asking for a song)
There's a fire burning in my heart again.


Feel the calling of a miracle,
This revelation mine.
 
I would have to vote for Where the Streets Have No Name by U2. Anybody who has seen Dave Lewisons older chase highlight tapes knows how well this song fits.


I want to run
I want to hide
I want to tear down the walls
That hold me inside
I want to reach out
And touch the flame
Where the streets have no name

I want to feel, sunlight on my face
See that dust cloud disappear without a trace
I want to take shelter from the poison rain
Where the streets have no name

Where the streets have no name
Where the streets have no name
We’re still building
Then burning down love, burning down love
And when I go there
I go there with you...
(it’s all I can do)

The cities a flood
And our love turns to rust
We’re beaten and blown by the wind
Trampled into dust
I’ll show you a place
High on a desert plain
Where the streets have no name

Where the streets have no name
Where the streets have no name
We're still building
Then burning down love
Burning down love
And when I go there
I go there with you
It's all I can do
Our love turns to rust
We're beaten and blown by the wind
Blown by the wind
Oh, and I see love
See our love turn to rust
We're beaten and blown by the wind
Blown by the wind
Oh, when I go there
I go there with you

It's all I can do

 
when I see a supercell out in the Plains I think of...

I’ve been runnin’ down this dusty road
Wheel in the sky keeps on turnin’
I don’t know where I’ll be tomorrow....
Wheel in the sky keeps on turnin’

can't help it...seems to fit.
 
A few years ago.... my friend Jimmy LaFave wrote and included the song "Red Dirt Song" - on his Bohemia Beat record / 'Texoma'. It takes a like of Red Dirt / Americana music.... but i've enjoyed popping it into the cd player on a chase or two.

Persimmon wine, tupelo honey
I feel fine, don't need money
Sip a little wine, taste my honey
Bobby says you gotta serve somebody

Throw some red dirt over me
Hey I'm as happy as can be
Let an Okie wind just take my soul away
I got hundred dollar shoes
It's a million dollar day

Ole Polecat
Knockin' on my door
Talkin' tornadoes and the third world war
Then he jumps right in
To the 'fraidy hole
If he'll come out
Well I just don't know

Throw some red dirt over me
Chasin' storms is where I'll be
Let an Okie rain just take my cares away
I got hundred dollar shoes
It's a millon dollar day

Ida Red, Sally Gooden
Sweet Betsy from Pike
Banana puddin'
Living in the country
With my sweet dog Jake
How much love can one man take

Throw some red dirt over me
I'm livin' right and I'm livin' free
Let an Okie sunset be my only pay
I got hundred dollar shoes
It's a million dollar day
 
Nsync? LOL

I listen to everything and think that Dwight Yoakum's "Thousand miles from nowhere" is a nice song to listen to in the boonies.
 
I agree with Susan that Wheel in the Sky is a stealth chase song. Hmmm... typing that makes me think this topic exists elsewhere, perhaps in the B&G.

I also vote for Where the Streets have No Name, not only because it's my alltime favorite U2 song, but because:
a) it is a great driving song;
B) lots of streets in chase territory with no name, or at least no signage;
c) because when you're driving back to Denver after a HIGH RISK linear bust near the KS border on, say, April 6, 2001, and you've bailed on the U2 concert in Denver that same night in order to chase, hearing that song on a Burlington/Goodland radio station as the sunset climaxes... it's pretty damn great.
 
music and chasing

Hi,

Andrea, How are you? What's new in Italy?
About the chasing and the music - my choise is:
Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water (with London Symphony)

IT ROCKS!

Angel
 
Re: music and chasing

Hi,

Andrea, How are you? What's new in Italy?
About the chasing and the music - my choise is:
Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water (with London Symphony)

IT ROCKS!

Angel

Hi Angel!
Here everything is ok; it's so cold in all Italy: low at -5 !
We did catch a good tornado in sicily, in the same place of the large tornado of the last year.

Smoke on the water...That is an incredible song: it'll remain forever; I've gone at the Italian tour at Milano: great Ian Gillan! :wink:
 
Ehy men there's another song I was forgetting: it is called "they call me the breeze". It is an hard blues magic when driving for many kilometers. Anyone knows Lynard Skynard? :wink:
 
Originally posted by Chris Sokol
I would have to vote for Where the Streets Have No Name by U2. Anybody who has seen Dave Lewisons older chase highlight tapes knows how well this song fits.

Ah, beat me to it. Our highlight DVD from last year ends with this song. That was my only demand of Mike Kruze, who did a PHENOMENAL job putting it together.

Mike ended with a collection of still photos from our group's time chasing together in college. In this part, there is another stealth selection which I enjoy immensely: the first track from the score of "The Perfect Storm," which I believe is called "Coming Home from the Sea."

A neat thing he did, is all through the last section, while "Streets" is playing, whenever "I go there with you" is sung, a group picture from one of our chases is displayed. Gives me chills just thinking about it. :D
 
"Call Me The Breeze" as recorded by Lynyrd Skynyrd is a J.J. Cale song--

For blues, Lightnin' Hopkin's "Back Water Blues (Mean Old Twister)" is hard to beat.

Stretching things a bit would be Frank Zappa's "G-Spot Tornado"...

Best Bust Song: "Walking On Sunshine"?

Dave Gallaher
Huntsville, AL
 
LOL Bob Yer right my bad hehe! Yes Danger zone dont sound bad but I forgot one. Hans Zimmer's Orchastrael tune deep blue sea from Crimson Tide movie. It was one heading out to sea. Also Nightwish done it, very cool for chasing.
 
I don't know if anybody has heard of the band, Dream Theater, but a few years back, they teamed up with the bassist from Pink Floyd and formed The Liquid Tension Experiment(LTE). They made two fantastic instrumental progressive rock albums. I would say most of the tracks on those CD's would make fantastic chase music. My picks:

On LTE1: Paradigm Shift (sounds very stormy)

Three Minute Warning parts 1-5 (very chaotic sounding 30 minute jam session by the band)

On LTE2: Another Demension (also stormy sounding, except for one part)

When the Water breaks (16 minutes long, constantly changing moods)

That is just some excellent music for those generally on the road as well as nader-huntin.
 
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