Yeah so everyone’s always doing running playlists, which is great, but the other day Running Shorts inadvertently inspired me to do a NON running playlist when she referenced an old Jane’s Addiction song.
So, these are a few jams that, despite how much they rock, should not listened to while running for various reasons (that may or may not involve spontaneous uncontrolled urination).
Jane’s Addiction – Been Caught Stealing. Dogs barking. Need I say more? Then She Did is still safe, thankfully. And Had a Dad has a nice upbeat jazzy feel that really gets you going.
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Primus – Jerry Was a Race Car Driver. Right at about the 2:17 mark, this voice comes outta nowhere and goes, “DOG WILL HUNT!” Freaks me out every time. Also I had a friend in high school who said he damn near crashed his rollerblades while listening to this song, so I know it’s not just me. Alternative: Tommy the Cat.
Pink Floyd – Brain Damage. Despite this being one of my favorite Floyd songs, the creepy laughter at 1:52 is just something you don’t want to hear when you’re by yourself in the dark at 5 a.m. Alternative: Learning to Fly.
Mr. Bungle – My Ass Is On Fire. No, but wait! This just sounds like it’d be the perfect running song. Just imagine how much faster you’d go if you’re ass was on fire. And let me just say I have infinite love and respect for Mike Patton. But the Bungle is a little too weird for running music. Bells, sirens, myriad unsettling noises you don’t want to here when you’re in the street. Better running option: Faith No More.
That’s all I could think of off hand, basically because they’ve all come up on my ipod during my last couple of outings.
Any others non-running songs you’ve come across?