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What kind of music do you spontanously associate with Paleo?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created January 11, 2011 at 8:11 PM

When I last looked through my YouTube favorites, I thought: this video

Hang Drum TheArtOfFusion - Rafael Sotomayor- Inner Voice

is for me a fusion of ancient and modern music: the hang drum was invented just a few years ago, but you can just imagine one of our ancestors stumbling about a hollow tree trunk, drumming and having fun with creating different sounds...

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on December 25, 2011
at 05:54 AM

Yessss! Funny, the Cramps did a version of the song in the first link I posted (:

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on December 23, 2011
at 03:06 AM

I DO say American Indian flute and drum!

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on December 23, 2011
at 02:53 AM

I second that. Love those songs. I always think of the Cramps or the Stooges when I think of paleo.

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on October 16, 2011
at 04:20 PM

Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0CE21B6A7CC44BE4

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on October 16, 2011
at 04:19 PM

Good idea. I made a YouTube playlist. I added one track called Embody by SebastiAn.

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on October 16, 2011
at 01:59 AM

Paleo playlist?

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on October 15, 2011
at 07:15 PM

You're not alone! I see that weird connection between american folk and Paleo as well. :)

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on May 17, 2011
at 05:44 PM

@futureboy: video's from the 60's or 70's. Balinese probably were still somewhat Paleo.

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on May 17, 2011
at 05:55 AM

Geat! Very energetic!

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on May 17, 2011
at 05:24 AM

that's innnnnnnncredible. not sure if it's related or not, but all those dudes are really skinny, and look pretty healthy and vibrant.

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on May 17, 2011
at 05:20 AM

Mickey Hart is awesome. I had the privilege of playing drums with him and leading alongside him a workshop at the Indianapolis Children's Museum when I was younger. He was a righteous dude.

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on May 16, 2011
at 03:30 PM

flashbacks to gimp scene in pulp fiction...

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on January 12, 2011
at 06:42 PM

Or perhaps this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ib3NvsWFYlw (DANCE SPIRITS (fire pit drumming)) A montage that tries to capture the spirit of Native American dance...

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on January 12, 2011
at 06:21 AM

Sounds nice... like people having fun...

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on January 12, 2011
at 12:19 AM

If you don't love Fela, you don't love life!

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on January 11, 2011
at 08:44 PM

don't know but i liked the song and it was named 'savannah' so i just linked it ;)

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on January 11, 2011
at 08:40 PM

Tom, is Ali Farka Toure afrobeat??? Love him though.

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on January 11, 2011
at 08:38 PM

WTF, everybody likes Fela???? Three people refer to the Kuti in 2 minutes. How about that!!!!

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on January 11, 2011
at 08:36 PM

love fela kuti!

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on January 12, 2011
at 12:11 AM

I usually associate all kinds of percussion with paleo-music. Hitting woods, stones or bones on a rhythmical manner was the way our ancestors made their music. Nowadays we can find many groups who experiment with percussions and synthesizers making amazing melodies which I think could be considered as a good revision of what our ancestors listened.

Here is an example to what I mean: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obsgA_2JxTg&feature=related

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on January 11, 2011
at 08:34 PM

Without a doubt, Fela Kuti

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-SQH94Pifc

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on January 11, 2011
at 08:36 PM

love fela kuti!

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on May 16, 2011
at 03:30 PM

flashbacks to gimp scene in pulp fiction...

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on May 17, 2011
at 06:06 AM

I have no idea why but I consider heavy metal to be paleo, probably because i associate it with tribal warriors making deep growls to intimidate their enemies. hahaha atleast thats my mental image when I am "singing" along... (I'm a girl by the way so its a very interesting, and funny scene) I <3 heavy metal hahaha

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on January 11, 2011
at 08:36 PM

I love Africa, so I often (not always) love its music. What's very raw and energetic for me is the music of Fela Kuti (who actually was influenced very much by afro-american musicians). Really frees the animal in me (you should see me playing the drums on this ;) )

Example here

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on January 12, 2011
at 12:19 AM

If you don't love Fela, you don't love life!

89e238284ccb95b439edcff9e123671e

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on January 11, 2011
at 08:38 PM

WTF, everybody likes Fela???? Three people refer to the Kuti in 2 minutes. How about that!!!!

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0ee98c251b5eef357445aefec99c5d7b

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on January 11, 2011
at 08:35 PM

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on January 11, 2011
at 08:44 PM

don't know but i liked the song and it was named 'savannah' so i just linked it ;)

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on January 11, 2011
at 08:40 PM

Tom, is Ali Farka Toure afrobeat??? Love him though.

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on August 10, 2011
at 09:52 AM

I like this question.

A couple of songs that popped into my head are either high energy, reflecting an outsider sensibility or both.

It is evident that those who are into this are standing athwart the vast majority of conventional wisdom about health. There are alternate authorities of information and (per the diet) lots of energy.

This outsiderness / other sort of influences the music I'd associate, top of mind, with the following tracks:

MGMT - Electric Feel

Porno for Pyros - Pets

Bon Iver - Skinny Love (Das Kapital Rerub)

Plants and Animals - Guru

Kid Cudi (feat. MGMT & Ratatat) Pursuit of Happiness (Steve Aoki Remix)

SebastiAn - Love in motion

The Crystal Method - Come Back Clean - Dark Intensity Remix

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on October 16, 2011
at 01:59 AM

Paleo playlist?

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on October 16, 2011
at 04:20 PM

Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0CE21B6A7CC44BE4

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on October 16, 2011
at 04:19 PM

Good idea. I made a YouTube playlist. I added one track called Embody by SebastiAn.

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on August 10, 2011
at 05:22 AM

It would have to be the Vienna vegetable orchestra. link text These folks seriously know how to play with their food.

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on August 10, 2011
at 03:39 AM

BOB DYLAN. I immediately started listening to him daily as soon as I got serious about Paleo, especially when I'm cooking. From the looks of the other answers I'm really dancing to the beat of my own you know what!

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on October 15, 2011
at 07:15 PM

You're not alone! I see that weird connection between american folk and Paleo as well. :)

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on January 12, 2011
at 12:52 AM

Great question, I look forward to checking out the musicians in the responses. Would add Mickey Hart's Planet Drum and related releases. Percussion, world and folk music also came to mind for me first.

I'm not sure why, but serious music like classical and jazz hit me at a very basic human level. I can't articulate why I consider that related to paleo, except maybe that we don't activate the parasympathetic nervous system often enough in modern life. Popular music seems so commercial in comparison.

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on January 12, 2011
at 06:21 AM

Sounds nice... like people having fun...

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on May 17, 2011
at 05:20 AM

Mickey Hart is awesome. I had the privilege of playing drums with him and leading alongside him a workshop at the Indianapolis Children's Museum when I was younger. He was a righteous dude.

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on August 10, 2011
at 03:41 AM

Enigma Mcmxc A.D.

checks every hormones optimization by the time the music ends.

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on May 16, 2011
at 03:32 PM

Balinese Kecak dance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAUoa9pmokA

One of my 2-year-olds makes me play this literally 10 times a night. I think I breathe to the rhythm at this point.

0e4e5882872d6a7c472ea51aec457e66

(1994)

on May 17, 2011
at 05:55 AM

Geat! Very energetic!

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(5639)

on May 17, 2011
at 05:24 AM

that's innnnnnnncredible. not sure if it's related or not, but all those dudes are really skinny, and look pretty healthy and vibrant.

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(340)

on May 17, 2011
at 05:44 PM

@futureboy: video's from the 60's or 70's. Balinese probably were still somewhat Paleo.

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on January 12, 2011
at 06:34 PM

This track.. listen in its entirety:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYbCXyAMEAY

Wonderful African vibe, combined with the precision afforded by modern technology, progressive, energetic groove, sonically colorful, and a few minutes in it really emotionally soars! What's not paleo about it?

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on December 23, 2011
at 02:34 AM

I realize this is an old thread buuutt.... '60s garage! Most of '60s garage culture (which consists of like 200 people worldwide) centers around caveman/primitive/stone-age imagery.

This song is PERFECT for paleo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IE6pYY45w34 primitiiive... that's how I live (;

This one, slightly sexist, but fitting!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qA04Y3iywQ

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on December 23, 2011
at 02:53 AM

I second that. Love those songs. I always think of the Cramps or the Stooges when I think of paleo.

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on December 25, 2011
at 05:54 AM

Yessss! Funny, the Cramps did a version of the song in the first link I posted (:

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on October 15, 2011
at 07:34 PM

What I need, is a well cooked steak, cause I'm feelin' like a paleo... and I need to be redeemed to the eggs I sinned against, cause they're all I ever knew of love...

*an edit to a sultry song I'm listening to :-)

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on October 15, 2011
at 07:13 PM

Raucous acoustic folk punk? Ala early Against Me! - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-tzCyjmmOM&feature=related That style of music encourages crowd participation and taps into an ancient urge to find melody: the wooooahhhhhhshsss allow everyone to let go and sing. There were no stages, bodyguards, barricades or rock idols in the paleolithic era.... Many different genres have bands that perform in a communal fashion like Against Me! but they're MY favorite. They don't want beer to be the life of the party...beer has gluten in it. :P

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on August 10, 2011
at 05:23 AM

Gucci Mane and country music

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on May 17, 2011
at 03:26 AM

Great thread. I normally would have said American Indian flute and drum. But I have been reading The Bushman Way of Tracking God by Bradford Keeney, so I would have to go with the African suggestions. Fela Kuti sure sounds and looks like what Keeney describes as the dances of our Bushman ancestors.

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on December 23, 2011
at 03:06 AM

I DO say American Indian flute and drum!

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on January 12, 2011
at 10:13 PM

This song is the one I most associate with paleo. Mostly because they have another song called "Future Primitive" and they are both so ENERGETIC!

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on January 12, 2011
at 06:21 PM

There is a musician who calls himself Paleo... haven't listened to it but he could develop an instant following by Paleo dieters :)

Cara

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on January 12, 2011
at 01:05 AM

Funny, I associate paleo more with post-modern America - youthful energy, a little rock, a bit funky, maybe even health-conscious hipster type? Which musically translates to

Free Energy's Bang Pop:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCljybuyPj8

And Weezer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C3zgYW_FAM

Plus CocoRosie's haunting "Noah's Ark"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68E_JSCOD_I

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