Staff Picks: High Speed

You guys, just imagine if you were a stunt driver or getaway driver (à la Driver in the film Drive)? What a spectacularly high-speed, devil-may-care lifestyle! Thrills, no frills. The need, the need for speed would be in your blood…but you’d also need an adrenaline rush. So, to get that adrenaline going, what kind of tunes would you play on the job? Murfie staffers share their suggestions. (Btw, Drive has an awesome soundtrack, full of retro synth, electro tones. It’s my suggestion.)

Alive 2007 by Daft Punk. This is a classic case of the title speaks for the whole. Judge this album by its cover; it makes you feel alive. That Daft Punk style we all love surges throughout this entire live performance as a wave of improvisation and mixing” – Zach

“There’s no doubt I’d be blaring the album Raw Power by Iggy & The Stooges as I attempted an airborne barrel roll through a ring of fire. The first two tracks, “Search and Destroy” and “Gimme Danger,” are enough to push even the most cowardly soul to the extreme!” – Jim

“I would have The Budos Band III blasting constantly! The combination of driving horns and pounding grooves creates a sound reminiscent of a theme to a 70s cop show: before you know it, you’ll be itching for a perm, some aviator sunglasses, and a handlebar mustache. Starsky and Hutch aside, let’s look at the facts. These guys are on New York based Daptone Records (a perfect fit), making them label-mates with the one and only Sharon Jones. The Motown hit machines of old are long gone, but Daptone stays true to form, keeping funk and soul alive and well in the age of Katy Perry and Glee (I’m not hatin’, just statin’). It’s almost as if The Budos Band emerged from a time capsule from 1974, bringing some vintage mojo with them. So, if you ever find yourself in a high-speed car chase, put on a fake mustache and blast The Budos Band III” – Henry

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