The very nature of sports yield a need for a soundtrack. Sadly, when you go to sports stadiums you seem to hear the AC/DC and Rolling Stones songs over and over. Thanks to Tommy Boy Records releasing five amazing editions of Jock Jams, the 1990s saw a few more great songs inter arenas. Hell, I could just find you links to those albums and they would make amazing hardcourt soundtracks, but instead of having you listen to the same 69 Boys, 2 Unlimited, Quad City DJ’s, and C+C Music Factory songs that you’ve heard many times, I figured it would be better to find dedicated soundtracks for hardcourt bike polo play. Wither you’re hitting the ball around by yourself, playing picking, having a good time with friends at a fun tournament, or getting your head in the game for something a little more serious, music plays an important role in putting our minds in the appropriate place, so I had to make my decisions carefully. Give these albums a listen and fall in love with your new hardcourt bike polo soundtrack.
Pick Up – These are the albums that have enough energy to get you moving on the court, while at the same time make you want to sit around with your friends and pop the tops off of some sodas. These albums are not too intense so that you are able to enjoy friendly games without anyone getting aggro. They create an environment that welcomes anyone to check out this silly sport that we all love.
1. Ceremony – Zoo:
2. Daylight – Jar:
Alone on the Court - When you’re alone on the court, you’re in a completely different mindset than when you are in game. These tunes allow you focus your mind so that you are able to find your inner chi. They allow all of your concentration to flow to your bike and ball handling without distraction. I’m not saying Koyo listens to these albums, but if you’re looking to be like him, these albums will help.
1. Prurient – Bermuda Drain:
2. Wintersun – Wintersun:
Fun Tournaments – These are the albums that make you feel like never going back to work and forever hanging out with your friends is a real option. They are lively, upbeat, and energetic in a way that creates a fun environment both on and off the court. They are tunes that can carry over from the daytime to the after party. If you’re looking for sunshine, fun times, and friends these are the albums for you.
1. Algernon Cadwallader – Some Kind of Cadwallader:
2. Andrew W.K. – I Get Wet:
Real Deal Tournaments – They are great albums to put on repeat from the moment you wake until you find yourself in the tournament final. They will get your blood flowing fast so that you can give nothing less than 110% on the court. They will allow you to ride faster than you’ve ever ridden and smash balls with the accuracy of a Clint Eastwood shooting a handgun.
1. Converge – Axe to Fall:
2. Outkast – Stankonia: