Another playlist I use.
This playlist is kind of a strange one for me. Honestly I don’t use it that often, of the (currently) 18 playlists I have available. It has good stuff in it, don’t get me wrong – just that the ~9 min opening track is not a fire-starter (tho it is good) and that usually sways me against choosing it when setting out on a run circuit.
Bad Touch, Pressure, Big Time, Creeping Death(-ah) do the job. I suspect the anchoring addition of AC/DC’s Shake Your Foundations might have been an iTunes error on my part (what would possess me to follow a mellow ‘closer’ by Aimee Mann with an ass-kicker?) but I kept it as-is. Struggled to get Eleanor Rigby‘s volume levels right. Stock as-is, imported from the remastered Greatest Hits disc set from 10+ years back, it’s frickin’ loud. Not Metallica’s “Death Magnetic” album-loud, but enough that before I made a point of listen-testing volume levels before using playlists, it was a “pull the earbuds out mid-stride” kind of emergency.
U.S.S Cygnus, from “The Black Hole”, is the namesake. One hopes that the upcoming remake of the film re-engineers the ship to look less like a horizontal Eiffel Tower; and that the writer(s) get the physics of a black hole and event horizon a whole lot more accurate.