Motivational Kitchen music

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  1. jvkolich

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    What is everyone's top five tracks that motivates you and pumps you up, whether it be the calm before service or cooking at home?

    Whenever I'm in the kitchen, I hear these five at least once a day, and it keeps me rolling!

    Karnivool - Aeons

    Days of the new - Flight response

    Lifesavas - Hellohihey

    Korn - Blind

    Mammal - Smash the pinata

    I'm a fairly metal orientated person, however hip-hop, Jazz-funk and the blues are also genres I love.

    I'm interested to see the music tastes that help inspire you all in the kitchen!

    A general discussion of music is also welcomed into this thread!
     
  2. rpooley

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    Good thread!

    Second Sight (A) - The Frozen Autumn

    Want - The Cure

    Open Up - Leftfield & Lydon

    Fade to Grey - Visage

    Sulk - TRST
     
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  3. cheflayne

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    not necessarily my top 5, as I have no idea what they would be, but at any rate

    Flight of the Surf Guitar - Atlantics

    Surf Nouveau - Aqua Velvets

    Beatnik Bandit - Volcanoes

    Shit Sandwich -Satan's Pilgrims

    Storm Dancer - Jon and the Nightriders
     
  4. phaedrus

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    Since I'm the Jefe I get to pick the music./img/vbsmilies/smilies/wink.gif   If I open and I'm the only one in the restaurant I'll often crank up some old school heavy metal to get me woke up and rolling.  Edguy, TNT, Iron Maiden, Primal Fear, Avantasia, JaMC, Built To Spill, Guided by Voices, etc- something that rocks.  If I'm in the mood though it might be Neko Case, The Bird and the Bee, Melody Gardot, something mellow.

    The youngsters don't dig all my stuff but I do have them hooked on Steel Panther./img/vbsmilies/smilies/lol.gif
     
  5. jvkolich

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    I still remember the first time my old head chef played steel panther "Glory hole" in the kitchen.

    My god it was a sea of laughter and shock, but my god did we all dig it!
     
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  6. pete

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    I can't pick a top 5 songs.  I can't even pick a top genre, for that matter.  It all depends on my mood.  Most often I turn to Industrial and EDM (lots of Ministry, Front 242, KMFDM, etc.) but depending on my mood, it might also be classic Heavy Metal, 80's pop, classic rock, and even, occasionally, Hip Hop or Country (though those don't make the normal rotation, except for a few specific songs).  One place I worked in, we did a Bluegrass brunch and I would always have the live band, that performed that morning, come in and play a few tunes for the kitchen.  That always got everyone going!
     
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  7. jvkolich

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    I always remember venues with live music.. Muffled as it may be through, with the overheads sucking and knocking of cast iron pans, it was such a good vibe to throw into the mix with a good service!
     
  8. chefross

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    Ahhhh...memories....

    When I held court, it was classic rock.

    It's nine o'clock am and Led Zeppilin is screaming out the kitchen doors......
     
  9. peachcreek

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    When I bake bread I let my yeasty pets rock out to "Rise' by the Flobots

    When I'm working the fish station 'Rock Lobster' by The B-52's

    For the most awesome cooking video of all time 'Acetate' by Metz

    My ear worm for prep "Make Up Your Mind Tonight' by Hawksley Workmen

    For drinking a beer after work 'Beware' by Andrew Bird

    Music is food for the soul!

    Peachcreek
     
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    thank you :) best Days of the new - Flight response
     

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