Twisted Spoke

My twisted take on the world of pro bike racing.

The unoffical Team Sky itunes playlist.

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Itunes? No, SkyTunes.

Sky is a musical team. What with Bradley Wiggins listening to his old Stone Roses tracks and Paul Weller’s the Jam. Twisted Spoke has taken the liberty of creating the definitive Sky playlist:

1   Wheels In The Sky by Journey. The Sky theme song? This classic from the 70′s rock band was written for Wiggo and the boys.

2   Touch The Sky by Kanye West. Yo, Team Sky in da house! Get in the breakaway, take care of business. ‘Nuff said.

3   The Great Gig In The Sky by Pink Floyd. Rupert Murdock has millions invested in the team. They’re cruising around in custom Jags. Is this a great gig or what?

4   Burning Sky by The Jam. One of Wiggo’s favorite bands. He’s the team leader — his ipod gets first priority.

5   Norther Sky by Nick Drake. The race didn’t turn out so well. Slip on Nick and wallow in your poetic depression.

6   Sky’s The Limit by Notorious B.I.G. Even rap historians forgets that Biggy was a closet cycling fan.

7   Ghost Riders In The Sky by Johnny Cash. The man in black in on mandatory rotation in the team bus.

8   Up In The Sky by Oasis. Another Wiggins fave.

9   Blue Skies by Ella Fitzgerald. What — Garmin’s Millar says this team has no soul? Think again.

10  April Skies by Jesus & Mary Chain. A rock steady beat, chugging, rhythmic guitars and a bit of snarl. Just the thing for the Spring classics.

11  New Star In The Sky by Air. The French electronic duo with an ode to their ProTour team of choice.

12  Up In The Sky by the Robert Cray Band. A master blues guitarist sets the tone for the boys in blue.

13   Sky Pilot by The Animals. Eric Burton in what might be theme song #2. Yeah, it’s the British Invasion all over again — in the ProTour, baby.

14   Sky Giant by Transglobal Underground. It’s a global sport. Groove to the poly-rhythms and dream of the Giro.

15   Keep Your Head In The Sky by Third World. Some reggae beats from one of the seminal Jamaican bands. But remember, weed is on the banned substance list.

16   Pieces Of Sky by Beth Orton. A unique voice and plenty of style.

17   Traffic In The Sky by Jack Johnson. Bike racing is stressful, fellas. Just chill with Jack at the beach for five.

18  Big Sky by the Reverend Horton Heat. Some country-fed punkabilly craziness to work the lads into a frenzy.

19   Night Sky by George Winston. The massage table, winding down and blissing out to some New Age piano.

20  Lights In The Sky by Nine Inch Nails. The perfect time trial warm up song.

Bonus Track

22   Himmel Sa Trind. According to web translation, himmel means sky in Norwegian. A slice of nordic heavy metal for quiet guy Edvald Boasson Hagen. Inside, the fires burn.

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Written by walshworld

January 11, 2010 at 10:35 am

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  1. What, no “Spirit in the Sky?”

    sansen

    January 11, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    • Damn, you’re right. A must.

      walshworld

      January 11, 2010 at 12:10 pm


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