Pat Metheny's "Secret Story" right before dusk is perfecto
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"What's in your vehicle's cdp right now? "
Widespread Panic, live in concert. I listen quite a bit to jambands, so most of the time I find myself listening to Panic, Moe, String Cheese, New Monsoon, and Steve Kimock. When I'm really blasting on the back roads, Sonny Landreth always gets my tires squealing and my motor revvin'.
Oh yeah, I was cookin' to Rory Gallagher yesterday, may he RIP...
I prefer compilation CDs for my driving. I've gotten to the point where I actually remix material in Adobe Audition and add interesting transition clips. (For example, a switch from a Vivaldi cello short to Ray Parker's Ghostbusters tune, using Monty Python's "and now for something completely different" mixed directly into the start of the Ghostbuster tune.
Of course, it makes for a pretty slow process to build an hour long CD this way, but when I'm done, it's a keeper.
"Drive My Car"- Beatles
"Driving With Your Eyes Closed"- Don Henley
"Driving Sister"- Mott the Hoople
"Moonlight Drive"- The Doors
"Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man"- Byrds/Joan Baez
"Truck Drivin' Son Of A Gun" - Dave Dudley
"You Drink You Drive You Spill"- Offspring/Nofx
"Drive"- The Cars
"I Can't Drive 55" - Sammy Hagar
"Lake Shore Drive" - Aliotta, Haynes, & Jeremiah
Audiofeil, that's the first time I've seen Aliotta, Haynes, Jeremiah on a 'gon post. Saw them live many times in Chicago in the late 70s. Man, they could rock! How many times have I cruised LSD with those guys blasting out of the speakers? Thanks, great memories. Now I'm going to put them on the home rig. Do you know anything about them today?
Just to add to Audiofeil's excellent post...
Four Wheel Drive- Bachman Turner Overdrive
The Chauffeur - Duran Duran
Red Barchetta - Rush
Little Red Corvette - Prince
Life is a Highway - Tom Petty
Every Day is a Winding Road - Sheryl Crow
Highway to Hell - ACDC
Legs - ZZ Top ( remember the cherry red Ford roadster in the video! )
She Drives me Crazy - Fine Young Cannibals
Hit the orad Jack - Ray Charles
Love Shack - B52's
Cars - Gary Numan
I drove all Night - Cyndi Lauper
Driving in my Car - Madness
Drivin' my Life Away - Eddie Rabbit
Fun Fun Fun - The beach boys
Roll on down the Highway - Bachman Turner overdrive
Workin at the Car Wash - Jim Croce
Paradise by the Dasboard light - Meatloaf
Gotta Keep Rollin' - Hoyt Axton
Truck Drivin' Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Doesn't this depend on the kind of driving at hand?
Route 80 W, Summer, Western Nebraska sunset, nursing a broken heart, just off chicken fried steak at a diner where the waitress called you honey, California not that far down the road, and love is seeming possible again. Cowboy Junkies, "The Caution Horses."
On the other hand:
Route 40 E, Winter, Oklahoma mud, long past midnight, the day's seen all of Arizona and New Mexico, caffine, nicotine, sugar, and whatever other stimulants you've got have long ceased to have meaning, and you're due in New York by dinner for an awkward family occasion. There can only be one disc: Speedball, "Do Unto Others, Then Split."
As may be evident, I've had a few miles to ponder this. Nice thread.
Keep the shiny side up,
I forgot "i'm in Love with my Car', from Queen's Night at the Opera.
Buffalo Springfield, "Mr. Soul", CSNY Deja Vou" Neil Young's "Mr. Soul" from Trans, Boston's first album, and both Surfing" and "Blue Dream" by Satriani.
But then there's Foghat, DP's MachineHead, some Rainbow, or maybe i'm too old for that this year. Okay, I'll blast Heifitz Scotish Fantasy. or maybe not.