This morning while I was running, I felt the urge to publish some of my favorite rock bands I listen to while I’m working out – running, lifting weights, kundalini yoga. It’s like, the rhythm of the music aligns with the rhythm of my heart. Maybe it’s the other way around. But the way I experience it, it’s as if the two become one.
Crosby Stills Nash & Young “De ja Vu”
CSNY – This was the first album I ever bought, sometime in high school. It remains one of my very favorites. The songs on it remind me of the ideals of peace and love and rebellion and free thinking… and just makes me feel good when I hear it.
Van Morrison “Wavelength”
Van Morrison “Astral Weeks”
Van Morrison “Astral Weeks: Live at the Hollywood Bowl”
Van Morrison “The 1967 New York Sessions”
Wavelength was the second album I ever bought. It was a favorite then and it’s a favorite now. In fact, Van Morrison is without question my absolute very favorite singer/songwriter/musician.
And somewhere in between, or around that time, I was rocking out with Janis Joplin’s Greatest Hits on 8-track, in my dad’s convertible Cadillac. She was so rockin’ rebel blues-y and who could have known back then, that I would become a southern girl myself, all these years later. (And driving an old 1985 Mercedes Benz!)
Janis Joplin – Greatest Hits Album
Annie Lennox “Medusa”
Annie Lennox – Medusa album. This album really keeps me running!
Pink Floyd “Dark Side of the Moon”
Talking Heads “Little Creatures”
Talking Heads “Best of Talking Heads”
David Bowie “The Next Day”
Led Zepplin “The BBC Sessions”
Led Zepplin “Led Zepplin I”