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Old 07-23-2018, 03:47 AM   #1
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Default Best Soundtrack for Car Wars?

What is your personal or ideal playlist for a bout of mechanised mayhem?
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Old 07-23-2018, 09:16 AM   #2
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The soundtrack to the arcade classic, Spy Hunter.

Followed by some of the following;

1) "Blue Highway" by Billy Idol.
2) "Road to Nowhere" by the Talking Heads.
3) "I can't drive 55" by Sammy Hagar.


A few others. I would toss in the Road Warrior / Mad Max 2 score, but the famous action track was lost and not included on the official soundtrack. It's the track where we get the opening overhead shot of the desert gang first chasing the tanker.

A few others, but that's it for now.
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Old 07-23-2018, 01:25 PM   #3
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A few of my favorite car combat soundtracks are listed below.

Arcade: Spy Hunter

NES: Spy Hunter, Super Spy Hunter, Jackal

PS1: Twisted Metal 1, Twisted Metal 2, Twisted Metal 3, Twisted Metal 4

PS2: SpyHunter, Roadkill, Twisted Metal Black, Twisted Metal Head-On

Computers: Interstate '76, Interstate '76 Nitro Pack, Death Rally 1996, Auto Assault, Redline: 2066, MegaRace 1, MegaRace 2

Movies: Death Race, Mad Max 1, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, Mad Max: Fury Road, Damnation Alley, Battletruck / Warlords of the 21st Century, The Delta Force

Television: Viper Season 1, Knight Rider 2010

A post on BoardGameGeek over five years ago suggested an unofficial soundtrack the Rush N' Crush boardgame.

1. The Prodigy - You Will Be Under My Wheels
2. Swervedriver - Son of Mustang Ford
3. White Zombie - Supercharger Heaven
4. The Young Gods - Long Route
5. F.S.O.L. - We Have Explosive
6. Ministry - Jesus Built My Hotrod
7. The Prodigy - Diesel Power
8. Temponem Pal - Planet Crash
9. Rush - Red Barchetta
10. Orbital - P.E.T.R.O.L.
11. Rush - Driven
12. AC/DC - Highway to Hell
13. Deep Purple - Highway Star

Additional suggestions can be found in the discussion thread found at the URL below.

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03-22-2017

Several years ago I created the "Interstate '76 Get Out of the Car Mix," a complete collection of music tracks from Interstate '76 and Interstate '76 Nitro Pack. The playlist includes the Interstate '76 Game Soundtrack, the demo album Bullmark, and audio of all Interstate '76 cut scenes. Music from Interstate '76 had several duplicate versions published on various sources. My playlist, approximately 75 minutes in length, has the longest versions of each track. When placed on a USB drive, the playlist is excellent for real-world driving.
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Old 07-23-2018, 06:36 PM   #4
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We don't use background music at our games; it makes it harder to hear each other.

The song everyone calls the Spy Hunter theme is "Peter Gunn" by Henry Mancini, the theme for the show of the same name. Clip from episode 1 of the show.
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Old 07-24-2018, 09:32 AM   #5
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I rarely use background music during Car Wars games for the same reason Parody mentioned. I do play car combat music often when I am writing on my computer.

The makers of Spy Hunter tried to secure the James Bond 007 license to use the James Bond Theme. The cost was too expensive, therefore producers selected the Peter Gunn Theme.

The Peter Gunn Theme is played several times in the 1980 movie "The Blues Brothers."
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Old 07-24-2018, 12:19 PM   #6
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Strictly as a rule the music was kept at low volumes in the background, and then eventually either tape or disc player shut itself off as we continued to play.

For some reason having the TV on in the background wasn't as distracting.
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Old 07-24-2018, 03:49 PM   #7
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If you can find it: NOVA's newsletter _Nightmessenger_ had a section called "Combat Rock" which offered suggestions for suitable b-g music.
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Old 07-24-2018, 06:35 PM   #8
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Background music is just annoying and distracts you from the game. Get off my lawn! Background music seems like a good idea until an argument about speed modifiers breaks out and everyone starts talking loud to be heard over the music.

Black Sunshine - White Zombie.
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Old 07-24-2018, 08:47 PM   #9
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1) Rollin by Limp Biskit, only to be sung while someone is actively rolling, having lost control
2) The music tracks from the CD game Grand Theft Auto

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Old 07-26-2018, 04:04 PM   #10
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Hot Rod Lincoln by Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen
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