Music that stops you in your tracks

I have a little Sonos Play:One sitting on the kitchen windowsill. I stream music while I'm cooking.

But yesterday, I played John Coltrane's A Love Supreme while making pancakes. I couldn't concentrate on what I was doing. It isn't background music. 

What music stops you in your tracks?

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  • Good question...

    First thoughts on the tunes that always manage to command my attention:

    Cymande “Bra”
    Stone Roses “Fools Gold”
    Fleetwood Mac “Stop Messin Around”
    Gravediggaz “1-800 Suicide”
    James Brown “Funky Drummer”
    Happy Mondays “Kinky Afro”
    Washboard Sam “Back Door”
    Speedy J “De-orbit”
    The Beatles “I’ve got a feeling”
    Beastie Boys “Sabotage”
    Lee Scratch Perry “Secret Labratory”
    Ride “Taste”
    Little Walter “Roller Coaster”
    Dayeene “Alright”
    Louis Armstrong “St Louis Blues”
    Caveman “Fry you like fish”
    Primal Scream “Loaded”
    Cream “Crossroads” live
    A Tribe Called Quest “What?”
    White Lies “Death”

    Probably background music (at best) for some!
  • Aswad-new chapter of dub(all of it!)
    Anything by Bad Brains
    Sidney Bechet-Blue Horizon
    Maceo Parker- Southwick
    Grant Green-Sookie Sookie
    Ornette Coleman-The Empty Foxhole
    Joy Division-Transmission
    King Crimson-Elephant Talk
    Blackalicious-Trouble
    Megadeth-Holy Wars
    Billie Holiday-Get Lost
    The Lovin Spoonful-Jug Band Music
    Flatt and Scruggs-Foggy Mountain Breakdown
    Muddy Waters-Big Leg Women

    i could go on...







  • Talking Heads-swamp
  • I’m noticing some vague overlaps here...
    Maybe we could put together a ‘chews anthem playlist. :-)
  • End Of The Line...Travelling Wilbury's :D

    Anything with a catchy or unusual drum beat or a real wrencher like Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

  • Docfoster said:
    I’m noticing some vague overlaps here...
    Maybe we could put together a ‘chews anthem playlist. :-)
    We used to have a Chews Spotify playlist of better than the original covers, I think.
  • I think we only had a thread, don't remember a Spotify list  :*
  • edited March 9
    I'm talking waaaay back before you were a regular, Chris.
  • Docfoster said:
    Good question...

    First thoughts on the tunes that always manage to command my attention:

    Cymande “Bra”
    Stone Roses “Fools Gold”
    Fleetwood Mac “Stop Messin Around”
    Gravediggaz “1-800 Suicide”
    James Brown “Funky Drummer”
    Happy Mondays “Kinky Afro”
    Washboard Sam “Back Door”
    Speedy J “De-orbit”
    The Beatles “I’ve got a feeling”
    Beastie Boys “Sabotage”
    Lee Scratch Perry “Secret Labratory”
    Ride “Taste”
    Little Walter “Roller Coaster”
    Dayeene “Alright”
    Louis Armstrong “St Louis Blues”
    Caveman “Fry you like fish”
    Primal Scream “Loaded”
    Cream “Crossroads” live
    A Tribe Called Quest “What?”
    White Lies “Death”

    Probably background music (at best) for some!
    I don't even know some of them, Ben.
  • edited March 9
    phorize said:
    Aswad-new chapter of dub(all of it!)
    Anything by Bad Brains
    Sidney Bechet-Blue Horizon
    Maceo Parker- Southwick
    Grant Green-Sookie Sookie
    Ornette Coleman-The Empty Foxhole
    Joy Division-Transmission
    King Crimson-Elephant Talk
    Blackalicious-Trouble
    Megadeth-Holy Wars
    Billie Holiday-Get Lost
    The Lovin Spoonful-Jug Band Music
    Flatt and Scruggs-Foggy Mountain Breakdown
    Muddy Waters-Big Leg Women

    i could go on...







    Anyone with Ornette of their list has to get a thumbs-up from me! Although you've chosen one of the few of his albums I don't have.

    I'll add an Ornette track to my list - Lonely Woman. I was lucky enough to hear Ornette, Denardo and Charlie Haden play it live at Ornette's 85th Birthday Concert at the Festival Hall. It sends shivers down my spine just thinking about it!
  • As you guys have given lists I'll need to give this a bit more thought.

    But, for a start, almost anything by David S Ware. The mixture of free howling and deep musical knowledge is like no other. Such a shame he passed, like Coltrane, with much work still to be done.
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