Now that I have received my email to build my Model S, I am imagining that first ride and need to decide what music will suit such an occasion. Radar Love maybe? What will be your first driving tune in your new Model S?
Tesla Girls is tempting, but like Hans, perhaps Red Barchetta for being topical. And making one want to drive fast. Very.
"Are Friends Electric?" by Gary Numan.
Music? Mozart's Jupiter Symphony (#41) - it is music for the prophet on the mountain top, preaching to the masses below. The prophet who then descends to help lift the masses up to join him/her on the peak.
You will be Socrates,in Plato's 'Allegory of the Cave'. You will lead people, who believe that mere Shadows are reality, out of their caves into the Light. Once they have seen the light and experienced its Joy, they will return to other caves and lead those shadow-dwellers out to the light.
(Tesla, you may use this for your ads in exchange for a 2015 Model S)
@kkiri7 Mozart's Jupiter made me think of another song to add to my playlist: Mars, The Bringer of War by Holst :D
I have my USB stick all set up for my delivery (by end of the month with any luck) and it contains the following:
Stupidly Happy - XTC Make a Circuit with Me - The Polecats Tesla Girls - OMD Drive My Car [Mono Version] - The Beatles That's the Way (I Like It) - Dead or Alive
Other songs I considered for the first playlist were:
Cars [Premier Mix] - Gary Numan and Tubeway Army Silence, Sea and Sky - The Chameleons UK Electricity - OMD Drive - The Cars Behind the Wheel - Depeche Mode Hot You're Cool - General Public I Get a Thrill - The Honeydrippers What's on Your Mind (Pure Energy) - Information Society The Modern World - The Jam A Gallon of Gas - The Kinks Good Life - OneRepublic Drive Baby Drive - Shona Laing Perfect - The The
How about "Highway Star" - Deep Purple?
Love Song by Tesla
I never really gave this much thought myself, but I always read this thread because I like music and found it amusing.
Before I got my car, I made a smart playlist in itunes with every album that was rated 3 or higher and dragged those 3,736 songs to a USB stick.
My car was finally delivered and I just started near the beginning of the alphabet and picked songs quickly because I wanted to focus on the car. Here were the first few songs:
1: At the Drive-In / Relationship of Command / Arcarsenal 2: Black Sabbath / Black Sabbath / Black Sabbath 3: Frank Zappa / Hot Rats / Willie the Pimp
While not car themed, I'm not sure I could have done much better even if I had been planning for months.
Here is a couple more good candidates for a first song in a Model S.
Octane Twisted - Porcupine Tree
Lithium - Nirvana
Runar made a Spotify station with all the songs we mentioned called "Tesla Model S". Has anyone had good luck with streaming Spotify?
There is also a long thread at TMC with a list of first songs that people to planned to play upon delivery.
To really test the sound upgrade package it will have to be Frankie Goes To Hollywood's Welcome to the Pleasuredome.
Then chilling with the excellent Tea Street Band.
When I was in New York I was shown the voice command search for music, despite almost 10 attempts the car failed to understand my, understated, Scouse accent. Hope that will be fixed for European RHD deliveries!
Would be nice if Tesla can partner with Apple an offer iTunes Match.
Super Bad by James Brown
Sail, by AWOLNATION.
This song is loud, pounding and perfect for a 0-80 (no, not 60) acceleration and then manuvering quickly yet carefully through traffic while wearing a huge smile. If you have the upgraded sound, even better!
As a definetly goodbye to ICE cars, I think of using CAN'T GET MY MOTOR TO START the openingstrack from Nick Mason's Fictitious Sports. Words and music by Carla Bley (who owns a record compagny named WATT WORKS -nomen est omen-). With phrases as "...lookin` under the hood never did any good ... the choke must be broke ... let's take the gasoline out ... try puttin' beer in the tank ..." and the Teslagrim on my face.
Teslagrim? Sounds ominous.
Like the Ferrari scene in Ferris Bueller: STAR WARS!
Won't you take me to frunky town? (Z's wife's pun)
Sorry, Brain H, should have been "grin". English in only my third language, so you can correct me whenever you want (and have nothing better to do ;-). But maybe I was thinking of Tesla as a fairy tale and I had my mind set on the Grimm Brothers.
The Cult, "Electric Ocean"
Yeah, I was joking.
Doobie Brothers Takin' it to the streets
...maybe next week
How 'bout a d/l'ed MP3 from this video track? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgll-XTqcS4
New first for me: Shut up and drive from Wreck It Ralph }B) Sung by Rihanna if anyone cares :P
Easy one. The new Daft Punk.
"Magic Carpet Ride" by Steppenwolf
So I pick up my car Monday. Thanks to the suggestions in this thread and some scouring of my MP3 library, I'll be taking an old 128MB (yes, MB) flash drive with a dozen tracks on it:
They Might Be Giants - Electric Car Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Tesla Girls Manic Street Preachers - Faster Moby - Electricity Kraftwerk - Autobahn (Peoples Car Mix) Electric Light Orchestra - Don't Bring Me Down Eddy Grant - Electric Avenue Gary Numan - Cars Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Electricity Don Felder - Heavy Metal (Takin' a Ride) My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult - Sex on Wheelz Daft Punk - The Game Has Changed
Changed my mind
"Bat out of Hell"
How about "It's a Beautiful Ride" by John C. Reilly?
Electric car, on roads so dark To change the end, rewrite the start Electric car, so good, so far
Electric car, on verdant green Invent a turn, invent a dream Electric car, the new machine
Let's take a ride in an electric car To the west side in an electric car How can you deny an electric car? Won't you take a ride with me? Come on and take a ride with me
Electric car beside the tree Will past the dock, will past the sea Electric car, roll silently
Electric car on roads so dark To change the end, rewrite the start Electric car, so good, so far
No diesel, steam or gasoline
Let's take a ride in an electric car Happiness resides in an electric car You can even drive an electric car Won't you take a ride with me? Come on and take a ride with me
>>Sail, by AWOLNATION.
That was mine. :) Unfortunately Slacker found only the remix version and the car seems to recognize only about half my music on my iPod Shuffle, not including Sail. So I streamed it from my phone, but it wasn't quite the "play Sail by AWOLNATION" experience that I had imagined.
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