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be quiet and drive

Light blogging for today, it's the Fourth Grade Field Day. I get to sit outside all day watching kids participate in non-competitive games designed to inflict the least amount of self-esteem. At least they got a nice day to be outside - our first really beautiful weather day in ages.

So, summer is approaching and it's time for a new CD. I'm still enjoying the Spring CD so much, I made a copy for work and I thank you for all the wonderful suggestion.

I'm going to take a different route with the summer CD.

drive1.jpgThe one thing I love to do in the summer (besides sit in my air-conditioned house) is drive. There is nothing like the feel of the windows rolled down, zooming down the parkway with the south shore of Long Island - water, sand and sunset - forming the perfect scenery.

For a drive like that you need driving songs. Not necessarily songs about driving, though those are fine, but songs that pick up the feel of a good, long drive down a long stretch of scenic roadway.

Let's burn a cd for summer! (This time I will mail copies to anyone who wants).


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some great driving songs:
ride on josephine - george thorogood
six days on the road - also by thorogood, but i prefer taj mahal's rendition
and of course, radar love

I kinda have this feeling we have completely different tastes in music, but I'm going to leave a few songs I love to drive to anyway...
I'm going back to cali- LL cool J.
Objection (tango)-Shakira
Sleep while I drive-Melissa Etheridge
Rock this town-Stray cats
Summer lovin-Grease.
Under the Bridge-Red Hot Chili Peppers

Here's some of my favorites for the car:
Whoever You Are - Geggy Tah
Doing the Unstuck - The Cure
One Headlight - The Wallflowers
In the Summertime - Mungo Jerry
Summertime - Sublime
Love Shack - B52s
Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes
Rush - Big Audio Dynamite
Groove is in the Heart - DeeLite
I Want You to Want Me - Cheap Trick
Connected - Stereo MC
Switching to Glide - The Kings
The Man Who Murdered Love - XTC
So This is Heaven - Yolk
In the Meantime - Spacehog
better stop now 8^) enoy!

Well, you have to have Born to Run.

"Three Days", Jane's Addiction
"Trip Like I Do", Crystal Method
"The Four Horsemen", Metallica
"Highway Star", Deep Purple
"Wasted Youth/Everything Louder Than Everything Else", Meat Loaf
The Origin of the Feces (album), Type O Negative

The Distance-Cake
She's in parties-Bauhaus
Show me your pussy-Lords of acid
A little less conversation _the elvis remix
Speedracer porn mix-Lords of acid
And lots of Tool....lol
I want one ok?
I need cds to listen to while in the hospital :)
And I know, weird tastes but I like to mix shit up...lol

The Outlaws: "Green Grass & High Tides"
Golden Earring: "Radar Love"
Molly Hatchet: "Dreams I'll Never See"
Allman Bros: "Jessica"
Metallica: "Nothing Else Matters"
Blackfoot: "Highway Song"
ZZ Top: "Sharp Dressed Man"
Tom Petty: "Learning to Fly" and/or "Free Fallin"

Car songs:
"Red Barchetta," Rush
"Dragula," Rob Zombie (mild stretch)

Driving fast songs:
"Cowboys from Hell," Pantera (I always have to be careful when I listen to that in the car. "Walk" is just as bad)

Well, that's all I have time for right now, sadly. Work beckons yet again...

All right, here we go.

Heavy Metal Drummer-Wilco
Swing, Swing-All American Rejects
There She Goes-the La's
Something So Strong-Crowded House
Zak and Sara-Ben Folds
Slackjawed-The Connells
Get Over It-Ok Go
Man, It's So Loud In Here-They Might Be Giants

just a few of my driving faves.

Well my taste in muzac is mostly older than well, most of the readers..

Alanis Morisette "All i really want" With the base turned up and the radio on 11 gets me moving....

The last CD swap I did was exactly this same theme (details at http://www.neuroticfishbowl.com/archives/002155.html). If you want to see what I picked, go here: http://www.neuroticfishbowl.com/archives/002208.html.

A friend of mine has a cd that i like listening to while driving.
here is his website

get the "shake the bannana" cd..it is great!

The Cardigans - "My Favourite Game" from Gran Turismo

I've always thought 70s rock music like the stuff on the Dazed and Confused soundtrack is really good for driving to.

It may not be quite the sound you're looking for though.

Yes.."dazed and confused" is one of the best soundtracks AND movie of all times!!!!

From the Clash, I'd have to suggest "Train in Vain" AND "Should I Stay or Should I Go"
"Lively Up Yourself" by Bob Marley
"Blister in the Sun" by the Violent Femmes (although it's gotten beat into the ground)
"Don't Let's Start" by They MIght Be Giants
"Outshined" by Soundgarden

That's a start, anyway

"Down" by 311 (anything by 311 really)
"Hobo Humpin' Slobo Babe" by Whale
"Island in the Sun" by Weezer
"It's getting hot in herre" by Nelly
"Hate to say I told you so" by The Hives
"Walk" by Pantera
"Summertime" by Will Smith (sorry)
"Exodus" by Bob Marley

I'll stop there. And I want a copy of whatever you make. ;)

eep, i mean "Psycho Holiday" by Pantera but I guess "Walk" will do too.

"502" - Megadeth
"Illumination (Illuminator Remix)" - Rollins Band
"Motorbreath" or "So What" - Metallica
"Beneath The Wheel" - D.R.I.
"I Love Rock 'N Roll" - Joan Jett
"Mother" - Danzig
"Cop Killer" - Body Count
"Fuck You" "I Hate" or "Elimination" - Overkill
"Can't Touch This" - MC Hammer
"Eazy Duz It" - Eazy E
"Loser" or "Smash Your Radio" - Sister Machine Gun
"Police Story" or "Six Pack" - Black Flag
"Alabama Clay" - Garth Brooks

I could probably go on for a while....

"The Way" by Fastball
"One Way or Another" by Blondie
"All That Jazz" from the Chicago soundtrack
"Ballad of Chasey Lain" by Bloodhound Gang
"Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go)" by Garbage
"The Rockafeller Skank" and "Weapon of Choice" by Fatboy Slim

Man...a lot of these songs are really negitive energy songs...i guess if you are pissed off they would be to listen to. Just not while driving...heh

Michelle, try this guy's cd as well
"fast beneath my feet": by Tall Paul

Forgot to say, I'd like a copy too, please.
Pretty please with a watermelon on top?

Gravy Train - Coast Road
Murder City Devils - Boom Swagger Boom
Nashville Pussy - Let's Ride
Ministry - Jesus Built My Hotrod
Aerosmith - Sweet Emotion
Hot Hot Heat - Get In or Get Out
Weezer - Surf Wax America
Veruca Salt - Hellraiser
Mango Pirates - Oh Yeah
Shriekback - Faded Flowers

Those are ones I'd choose specifically for summer driving... for just summer tunes I made summer mix for the Burn Baby Burn blog CD swap in May 2002 (the link is to the track list).

If you want any of these in MP3 format, I'll hook you up. Just e-mail me ;)

Some of my favorite driving songs are:

"Life During Wartime", Talking Heads
"Would I Lie to You?", Eurythmics
"The Jump-Off", Li'l Kim
"Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)", Marvin Gaye
"Gimme Shelter", Rolling Stones
"You Got Lucky", Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
"Color Bars", Elliott Smith

And that's the short list.

Hope you are well,

The people mentioning Petty without referencing "Runnin' Down a Dream" are just missing the boat.

A few others not mentioned above?

"Runaway" (the old one, although the totally different Bon Jovi tune is good too)
"Already Gone" - The Eagles
"Rearviewmirror" - Pearl Jam
"N17" - The Saw Doctors
"Ride Captain Ride"
"Sherry Darling" - Springsteen
"Human Wheels" - Mellencamp
"Life is a Highway"
"Free Bird" - Skynrd (the studio version)
"Civil War" - Guns n Roses

Possibly one of the greatest albums for driving yet to be fully known is Millican by a band called Reckless Kelly. They have some fabulous stuff.

"Autobahn," by Kraftwerk. The nine-hour version.

I stopped listening to music for long drives; now I listen to old radio mysteries. The hours fly by, and if it's nighttime you can really get into the mood. It's just like being by the radio in 1942, except of course for the fact that you're hurtling down the road at 78 MPH.

"One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer"- George Thorogood and the Delaware Destroyers
"Superman"- REM
"Walk This Way"- Run DMC w/ Aerosmith
"Sweet Emotion" (Long version not lame version on Greatest Hits album)- Aerosmith
"Rock The Bells"- LL Cool J
"Gel"- Collective Soul
"When Love Comes to Town"- U2 w/ BB King
"Cold Beverage"- G Love and Special Sauce
"Jumpin' Jack Flash"- Rolling Stones
"Burning Down the House"- Talking Heads

sweet home alabama by lynyrd skynyrd
brown eyed girl by van morrison

when i was in high school, a girl i carpooled with every day had the ultimate summer driving tape. if i can remember the names of some of the other songs, i'll post them here.

Our summer driving tapes always include American Pie

Camel Toe by Jewel Thieves.

/gratuitous self-promotion

Dixe Chicken by Little Feat off of the Waiting for Columbus cd.

If i was feeling vindictive, I'd take you up on that offer of a mailed cd, but you'd need to remortgage your house, i guess...

Cramps - Route 66
ZZ Top - Legs
Bon Jovi - Livin on a Prayer
Clash - Should I stay or should I go

Orange Blossom Special by Johnny Cash has to be on there.

Did myself this one the other day

always your way - my vitriol
basket case - green day
black & white - staticX
bliss - muse
breakout - foo fighters
bring me to life - evanescence
burn baby burn - ash
cannonball - Breeders
cemented shoes - my vitriol
dig - mudvayne
drive - incubus
gasoline - audioslave
go with the flow - queens of the stone age
good riddance (time of your life) - green day
guerilla radio - RATM
i get along - the libertines
new born - muse
sleep now in the fire - RATM
south texas deathride - union underground
spread your love - black rebel motorcyle club
testify - RATM
turn me on mr deadman - union underground

Proably not enough Libertines really, but will do for now.

All of my suggestions are up here already, save for one. "Seether" by Veruca Salt. Still one of my favorate songs of all time!

Who DOESN'T love drivin' with tunes???

CCR: Travelin' Band
The Donnas: Drivin' Thru My Heart
The Eyeliners: Party Til The Break Of Dawn
The Go-Go's: Skidmarks On My Heart
The Groovie Ghoulies: The Highwayman
NRBQ: Ridin' In My Car
Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band: Cadillac Ranch

Try "Perfect," by the Smashing Pumpkins. One of my favorite driving songs.

Good suggestions abound. Just a couple additions, all from one band: "Go," "Glowworm," or "The Bird That You Can't See" by Apples in Stereo. All three are jangly, pop-psychedelic-funk retro gems and are on various driving CDs I've burned for myself.

Scooby Snacks - Fun Lovin Criminals
Tank! - Opening theme to Cowbow Bebop
Al's War - Less Than Jake (lots of their tunes are good driving)
Movies - Alien Ant Farm
Smooth Criminal - Alien Ant Farm Version
Become What You Hate - Midtown
Chewbacca (What a wookie) - Nerfherder
Your Number is One - ROLLINS
Sellout - Reel Big Fish
Sk8r Boi - Avril Lavigne
Untitled - Finch
Buddy Holly - Weezer
Imprint - Doubledrive
Cochise - Audioslave
Thunderstruck - ACDC
In This Diary - Ataris
Someday I Suppose - Mighty Mighty Bosstones (If I can ever afford a car stereo capable of a Bass Attack I'm gonna crank that one...)

I would also be willing to grovel for a copy of whatever comes outta this new project...

A few off the top of my head:

-Be Quiet And Drive: Deftones
-Never Let Me Down: Depeche Mode
-Everything In It's Right Place: Radiohead
-Feel Good Hit Of The Summer: Queens Of The Stone Age
-Seven Nation Army: White Stripes
-Only You: Portishead
-Holiday: Weezer
-Mediocrity Rules: Le Tigre
-Shiiittttt...Or anything from any of these guys and gals... ;)

-- "Pacific Coast Party" (Smash Mouth)
-- "Beautiful Stranger" (Madonna)
-- "Alive" (Dirty Vegas)
-- "Rollin'" (Soul Coughing)
-- "Man It's So Loud In Here" (They Might Be Giants)
-- "Tempest" (Mary Prankster)
-- "Going Under" (Evanescence)

This is what I have in my CD bag now

Testarossa - Sir Mix-a-Lot
Black Steel - Tricky
Earthshine - Rush
On Mercury - RHCP
Gravel Pit - Wu Tang
Going to Town - Afghan Whigs
Long Way From Home - Foreigner
Left Hand Black - Danzig
Mother - Danzig
Cowboys From Hell - Pantera
Battery - Metallica
Frayed Ends of Sanity - Metallica
Dyers Eve - Metallica again

Wait until I get home.

Panama - Van Halen
The Distance - Cake (already mentioned)
Danger Zone - Kenny Loggins (its cheese, but its good cheese)

oh yeah -

Speed Racer - Devo

I can't believe nobody's mentioned "Frankenstein" by the Edgar Winter Group yet! Am I the only old guy here?

Others that haven't been mentioned:

"Foggy Mountain Breakdown" by Earl Scruggs
"Gnu Breakdown" by Pete Wernick
"Pitkin County Turnaround" by Steve Martin
"Deep River Blues" by The Groovegrass Boyz
"Clarinet Polka" and "Polka on the Banjo" by Bela Fleck
"American Patrol" by Glenn Miller

"Motorhead" - Hawkwind
"Seven Screaming Dizbusters" - Blue Oyster Cult (the live version off On Your Feet...)
"Supernaut" - Black Sabbath
"Raining Blood" - Slayer

... That should get you started right.

MikeR got it right - Gotta have some CCR. Besides Travelin' Band, it's also gotta have It Came Out of the Sky and (my personal favorite driving song) Midnight Special.

Any of you whippersnappers take issue with that??????

I'm going to limit my choices to 5 songs that always get turned up too damned loud when I play them in the car:

Mas Y Mas--Los Lobos
Join Me In L.A--Warren Zevon
Pump It Up--Elvis Costello
Jack of Speed--Steely Dan
Drive Back --Neil Young

Wheels! I missed your post the first time through. You da man! "American Patrol" is wonderful (Glenn Miller's version, of course). But you missed "Shuckin' the Corn" by Steve Weissberg. If you haven't heard it, check it out.

Try "Birdland" by Weather Report. You won't regret it.

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