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ASU Football: Colorado pregame hype playlist

Rocky Mountain high

USC v Colorado Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

What better way to get prepped for a nice, “early” kickoff from Sun Devil Stadium than bumping tunes from the homeland of House of Sparky staffer Blaine McCormick.

The Colorado Buffaloes storm into Tempe, bringing a well-rounded corps of music from across genres. Most artists in this week’s playlist have very heavy ties to the university, the state or both, except

I truly went back-and-forth on putting “Closer” on here, but ultimately decided to go with it. This is not an endorsement of either the song or the band, but I kind of feel like any playlist involving the University of Colorado or the city of Boulder has to have it.

Concluding this week’s playlist are songs from some of the best recorded live performances at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre, one of the coolest concert venues in the country and one that I long to visit.