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2004-04-15

Dangerous music?

This [via Larry Weber] is not the first time I've heard that Wagner can be hazardous.



When Richard Wagner composed his powerful "Ride of the Valkyries" in the 1850s, he surely wasn't thinking of any danger he was posing to 21st-century motorists.


Britain's RAC Foundation for Motoring on Wednesday named the strident classical piece the No. 1 tune not to play while driving, based on research it says shows loud music can cause accidents.


The "Dies Irae" from Giuseppe Verdi's "Requiem" was also considered a no-no.


The top five list of tunes to avoid while behind the wheel was rounded out by three modern songs -- "Firestarter" by the Prodigy, "Red Alert" by Basement Jaxx and "Insomnia" by Faithless.


Last time, his music was "too emotional" for children to listen to.



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