Tunes with a (vague) kayaking theme....

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Tunes with a (vague) kayaking theme....

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Sitting here typing my thesis and marking A level papers whilst my "friends" regale me with Norway and Alps trip reports, I've been forced to raid my back-catalogue of old CDs.

I've just finished listening to "Levellers - Levelling the Land" (yes that is sooo mid-90s, a bit like slides, I know). Anyway getting to the point there were two tracks on there - The Boatman and The Riverflow, that could be said to have a vague relation to kayaking.

How many more tunes with a vague kayak-related theme can you name?

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Don't go chasing waterfalls. (Can't remember the artist)

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Strangely I'm sitting here listening to 'Waterfall' by the Stone Roses, I guess taht would work in the right context.

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In a tenuous way, The Buggles - Video Killed the Radio Star

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planet wrote:Don't go chasing waterfalls. (Can't remember the artist)
Embarassed to admit it but I think it was a girl band called TLC. One of whom died in a car smash a few years back, Lisa Lopez I think.

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Kyuss- Whitewater

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Waterfall - Atlantic Ocean (Mid 90s dance classic)
Slippery When Wet - Bon Jovi
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'Jump Around' by House of Pain; both artist and title have tenuous links to my squirt boating!

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Six Underground by the SneakerPimps would work for squirtboating.

For keen followers of the BCU's "less than three.." rule, how about "Three's the magic number" by De La Soul.

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Freestyler - Bomfunk MC's, another cheesey dance tune.
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There is "Cry me a River" by Justin Timberlake
River by Enya

other than those already mentioned they are the only ones I know.

However if you go into Itunes and type in River there are 150 different songs..and lots of tirbute songs to Garth Brooks..

I do have a set of songs from an Unknown group in West Virginia and all they sing about it paddling rivers especially the Gauley, Yough and the New..

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Every time I hear Faithless 'Insomnia' I think ID. I just can't help it...
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Anything by these.....or-

'Don't rock my boat'

'I predict a Riot'

anything by James Blunt.

Norweigan day - Los Burritos? (favoured by Mr Westgarth)

and 'Ferryglide across the Mersey', a classic paddling tune...

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'Lovely on the Water' by Steeleye Span.


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Nick Drake "River man" Sorry sooo 60s!

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Post by Jim Pullen »

Good responses! Although still trying to work out the Buggles connection RichA?

Just had Ocean Colour Scene on, so will add "The Riverboat Song" to the list....

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Evanescense - 'Going under'
Jack Johnson - 'Upside down'
Thunder - 'Til the rivers run dry'
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Another good one just came to me:

"Breakout - Foo Fighters"

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Quick look at my record collection and I realised I could list several pages, so I've decided to go off at a slight tangent and throw in a few classical bits:

Grand Canyon Suite - Grofe
Das Rhinegold - Wagner
L'Onde - Einaudi

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The riverboat song... by someone

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For you playboaters

"Comfortably Numb" by Scissor Sisters

And for anyone

"Float On" by the Stereo MC's
(This could be followed on by "Breathe Out" and "Out of Control" from the same Album!!!!)

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On the classical theme, a rather dull, flat paddle perhaps - The Blue Danube by Johann Strauss(?).

Roll with it - Oasis (I know and i'm sorry ;p )

Extremely tenuous link warning - Riders on the Storm - Jim Morrison and the Doors.

This is the Sea (wrong forum) - the Waterboys (top tune).


Whilst on the theme i suppose i should apologise to some confused Austrian OAPs for our warm-up/motivational playing of Holst - Jupiter: the bringer of jollity (i vow to thee my country tune) before getting on the Lower Oetz. They didnt seem annoyed, merely a little puzzled.

We had played Mars: the bringer of war in the car but it is a little too melodramatic for anything other than full on. That said the lower oetz was pushy enough for me. Back to the subject.....
River Rambo or Paddling Hermit depending on the day!

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Ok - going to show my age a wee bit here!

Bridge over troubled waters - Simon and Garfunkel

H - x

And a few more:

'Only Happy When It Rains' - Garbage
'At The River' - Groove Armada
'The Rain Song' - Led Zeppelin -
'Down By The Water' - P J Harvey
'Take Me To The River' - Talking Heads
'Surf City Limits' - Fauves
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Stargazer by Rainbow

"High noon, oh I'd sell my soul for water"

When the Levee Breaks - Led Zep

Who's Gonna Stop the Rain - Anastasia

Rocks - Primal Scream

safesurfer - Julian Cope

Big River - Jonny Cash

Under the Bridge - RHCP

Travelling Riverside Blues - Led Zep

Fool in the Rain - led Zep

The Raing Song - led Zep

Operation Blade - Public Domain



Ok I have to stop now
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There's a cover version of The Buggles' Video Killed the Radio Star. It's called Video Killed the Rodeo Star, and was featured on one of the LVM DVDs.

Edit - wrote called. Meant killed.
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RichA wrote:Video Called the Rodeo Star
What's 'rodeo'? Must be before my time...
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I think it's the 'cool' name for freestyle. However, seeing as freestyle went out of 'fashion' in the early 1920's, it's no surprise people haven't heard of rodeo.

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Did 'rodeo' come before or after 'hotdogging'?
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Finchy wrote:
"Comfortably Numb" by Scissor Sisters
Ahem. That'll be the Pink Floyd classic...
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Thanks Zoe!

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