Honda Passport Forum banner

1 - 17 of 17 Posts

·
Registered
2019 Elite
Joined
·
1,172 Posts
Rather than a specific song (or source) I prefer listening to multiple sources; and while I may not have quite the discerning ear of many of y'all I'm very happy with Honda's (Elite) default system.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
465 Posts
Pink Floyd "Dark Side Of The Moon" album, especially the song "Time". Great song for evaluating the bass response of any system. Alan Parsons was the recording engineer on this album and its considered to be one of the finest recordings and engineering mixes in rock history. Not bad for a 47 year old recording.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
382 Posts
Here is mine, designed to cover all aspects....

Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture

Edward Elgar - Cello Concerto in E Minor

Giuseppe Verdi - Requiem

Miles Davis - Kind of Blue

Dave Brubeck - Take Five

Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (full version)

Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain

La donna è mobile” from Verdi’s Rigoletto

“L’amour est un oiseau rebelle” from Bizet’s Carmen

Bobby Darin - Mack the Knife

Nat King Cole - Stardust

Duke Ellington -Take the A Train

George Jones - He Stopped Loving Her Today

Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson - Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys

Flatts & Scruggs - Foggy Mountain Breakdown

Indiana Jones Theme song

Star Wars Theme song

The Pink Panther Theme song

The Godfather Theme song
 

·
Registered
Deep Scarlet Pearl ***2019 Elite****
Joined
·
163 Posts
Great list but you left two out...
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
Willie Nelson / Ray Charles - Seven Spanish Angels
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
1,847 Posts
Some great ones here, you can see by all the answers that music is a personal thing and "what moves" one person not gonna please the next, meaning the short and simple answer is "Whatever you favorite artist or song is"!

For the ones old enough to remember, music used to be about the musical artist themselves and the message they were trying to covey. Music was created by Musicians, talented ones! The 60's and 70's featured the greatest guitar players, drummers, keyboardists, etc, as it was truly the Age of Musicians!

Predominantly starting in the 80's and pretty much dominating all popular music today, it was all about the Choreography! It no longer mattered if you were an excellent musician, as everything is pretty much created via synthesizer, what matters is that you have a bunch of dancers that can move in unison to your babbling lyrics about the boy that dumped you or some mindless Rap song, which again replaces guitar solos with rhyming words mumbled about putting women down, making money or your cool shoes!

SORRY, I needed to vent...

The remaster CD of Pink Floyd's Darkside of the Moon is an excellent choice, both Time (when all kinds of clocks go off) or Money (with the intense clanging of coins) sound awesome on a nice stereo system.

They actually asked this recently on a music that I am a part of and I said:

Simple Minds: New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) Remaster 2002 release (Virgin #78644221)

The drums POUND, the bass THUMPS, the guitar SCORCHES and the vocals are CRYSTAL CLEAR... The people whom I have played this CD for, in my PP with my upgraded speakers, get this big smile on their faces and shake their heads in amazement!
 

·
Premium Member
2020 Passport Elite - Modern Steel Metallic w/Black Leather
Joined
·
659 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
Here is mine, designed to cover all aspects....

Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture
Great list! For the 1812 Overture, the best version is on the Telarc Digital label, which has the actual cannon fire. I think I’ve got the CD. Gotta dig it out now.
 

·
Premium Member
2020 Passport Elite - Modern Steel Metallic w/Black Leather
Joined
·
659 Posts
Discussion Starter #8
I’ve got a slight memory issue, so I appreciate the contributions to this thread. As you’ll notice, I started the thread, but didn’t offer up my own suggestions. It’s a story for another conversation. ?
 

·
Premium Member
2020 Passport Elite - Modern Steel Metallic w/Black Leather
Joined
·
659 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
Some great ones here, you can see by all the answers that music is a personal thing and "what moves" one person not gonna please the next, meaning the short and simple answer is "Whatever you favorite artist or song is"!

For the ones old enough to remember, music used to be about the musical artist themselves and the message they were trying to covey. Music was created by Musicians, talented ones! The 60's and 70's featured the greatest guitar players, drummers, keyboardists, etc, as it was truly the Age of Musicians!

Predominantly starting in the 80's and pretty much dominating all popular music today, it was all about the Choreography! It no longer mattered if you were an excellent musician, as everything is pretty much created via synthesizer, what matters is that you have a bunch of dancers that can move in unison to your babbling lyrics about the boy that dumped you or some mindless Rap song, which again replaces guitar solos with rhyming words mumbled about putting women down, making money or your cool shoes!

SORRY, I needed to vent...

The remaster CD of Pink Floyd's Darkside of the Moon is an excellent choice, both Time (when all kinds of clocks go off) or Money (with the intense clanging of coins) sound awesome on a nice stereo system.

They actually asked this recently on a music that I am a part of and I said:

Simple Minds: New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) Remaster 2002 release (Virgin #78644221)

The drums POUND, the bass THUMPS, the guitar SCORCHES and the vocals are CRYSTAL CLEAR... The people whom I have played this CD for, in my PP with my upgraded speakers, get this big smile on their faces and shake their heads in amazement!
Thanks Steve! Agree on the personal taste aspect. Any recommendations are helpful, and could help broaden the spectrum for some of us.
 

·
Registered
2019 Elite
Joined
·
1,172 Posts
"The 60's and 70's featured the greatest guitar players, drummers, keyboardists, etc, as it was truly the Age of Musicians!"

While I too love the 60's/70's I feel you overlooked their predecessors - The Big Band Sound, no electricity needed.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
1,847 Posts
"The 60's and 70's featured the greatest guitar players, drummers, keyboardists, etc, as it was truly the Age of Musicians!"

While I too love the 60's/70's I feel you overlooked their predecessors - The Big Band Sound, no electricity needed.
Sad as it may be, I overlooked them on purpose, being the best sounding Big Band has zero interest to me, I do delve a bit into Classical music however...
 

·
Registered
2019 Elite
Joined
·
1,172 Posts
Just as screaming guitars have little appeal to me - you are (incorrectly) allowed to have your opinion.


or New Orleans street jazz

There's lots of music to love (hillbilly mountain?), you just gotta find your 'groovy' zone. Peace.
 

·
Premium Member
2020 Passport Elite - Modern Steel Metallic w/Black Leather
Joined
·
659 Posts
Discussion Starter #15
"The 60's and 70's featured the greatest guitar players, drummers, keyboardists, etc, as it was truly the Age of Musicians!"

While I too love the 60's/70's I feel you overlooked their predecessors - The Big Band Sound, no electricity needed.
I love big band! I’ll have to go through my Count Basie collection for some great examples.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
775 Posts
Here is mine, designed to cover all aspects....

Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture

Edward Elgar - Cello Concerto in E Minor

Giuseppe Verdi - Requiem

Miles Davis - Kind of Blue

Dave Brubeck - Take Five

Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (full version)

Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain

La donna è mobile” from Verdi’s Rigoletto

“L’amour est un oiseau rebelle” from Bizet’s Carmen

Bobby Darin - Mack the Knife

Nat King Cole - Stardust

Duke Ellington -Take the A Train

George Jones - He Stopped Loving Her Today

Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson - Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys

Flatts & Scruggs - Foggy Mountain Breakdown

Indiana Jones Theme song

Star Wars Theme song

The Pink Panther Theme song

The Godfather Theme song
Beachbum I like your selections, especially the classical ones. Let me suggest two more for you: Piano Concerto No. 3 by Philip Glass (especially the third Movement) and On the Nature of Daylight by Max Richter.
 

·
Premium Member
2020 Passport Elite - Modern Steel Metallic w/Black Leather
Joined
·
659 Posts
Discussion Starter #17
Beachbum I like your selections, especially the classical ones. Let me suggest two more for you: Piano Concerto No. 3 by Philip Glass (especially the third Movement) and On the Nature of Daylight by Max Richter.
Thanks! I’ll definitely check those out.

While I’m sitting here in a sling and attached to an ice machine for my shoulder, I’m importing my CD collection into iTunes. Easy process, but have so many CDs! Then I can put them in some crates and store them away. My wife wanted me to throw them out, but that’s not happening. We have different music tastes. ?
 
1 - 17 of 17 Posts
Top