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Tunes for the Road

Post by North of 64 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:39 pm

What song or album or podcast or audiobook wouldn't you be without on a roadtrip, especially a roadtrip in your Tercel?

For example: I don't do a road trip of less than 500km without listening to Neil Young - Live at Massey Hall 1971

I'm looking to freshen up my tired ipod with suggestions from this very eclectic Tercel4wd.com group.

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Re: Tunes for the Road

Post by dlb » Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:05 pm

the cult - electric

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Re: Tunes for the Road

Post by Mattel » Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:31 pm

Around Town:
Talking Heads The Best Of - Once In A Lifetime

Late night driving Alone:
Grinderman RMX2
Turbonegro Scandinavian Leather

Cruising around Tasmania looking at the scenery:
Cinematic Orchestra Man With a Movie Camera


If you are a big fan of Neil Young like me you might like this one
Kurt Vile Smoke Ring For My Halo
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Re: Tunes for the Road

Post by North of 64 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 1:37 pm

Excellent, Keep'em coming

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Re: Tunes for the Road

Post by GLet71 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:56 pm

Leonard Cohen's new one 'Old Ideas' is an excellent mellow mood listen
CCR Chronicle Vol. 1 Greatest Hits for a sunny, nostalgic kind of day. (Makes me think of the Midnight Sun Hotel every time it comes up on random)
Toots and the Maytals - True Love
Willie Nelson - Countryman (If you don't know it, it's not what you think!)
Feist - Metals (not slow like the others)
The Devils Rejects Soundtrack with all the talking crap removed.
Old Crow Medicine Show - Self titled
Frank Black - Fast Man Raider Man
Johnny Cash - Love
Ray Charles - The Genius Sings the Blues
Steve Earle - Trancendental Blues (or anything other than that Copperhead crap)

I like variety, and random play all; keeps me on my toes~!
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Re: Tunes for the Road

Post by ARCHINSTL » Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:38 pm

Harry Chapin - any tape.
Janis Joplin - any tape.
Creedence - any tape.
The rest would be assorted classical pieces, but mainly Eastern European composers.

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Re: Tunes for the Road

Post by Mattel » Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:58 pm

Creedence tapes you say? hope you don't pound on Goldies roof so hard as your being tailed down the street by an evil looking VW (and maybe a Tercel at :12)?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39ZLQ0jj ... re=related

Great soundtrack on this film btw.. so we are not getting off topic..
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Re: Tunes for the Road

Post by North of 64 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:50 pm

Mattel wrote:Creedence tapes you say? hope you don't pound on Goldies roof so hard as your being tailed down the street by an evil looking VW (and maybe a Tercel at :12)?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39ZLQ0jj ... re=related

Great soundtrack on this film btw.. so we are not getting off topic..
I added this soundtrack to the Roadtrip playlist

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Re: Tunes for the Road

Post by Jarf » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:24 am

Hot Tuna and King Crimson are absolute must haves.
Maybe a little Focus, too.

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Re: Tunes for the Road

Post by Cayuse » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:31 am

Couple of Grateful Dead bootlegs are on hand for any road trip.

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Re: Tunes for the Road

Post by dlb » Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:36 pm

jarf, i'm fairly psyched to hear king crimson mentioned here. i'm not familiar with all of their stuff but what i know, i like. as for focus, i only know their hit, hocus pocus.

just remembered: the entire police discography.

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Re: Tunes for the Road

Post by GLet71 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:00 pm

Is that your Mother on the phone?
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Re: Tunes for the Road

Post by dlb » Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:53 pm

GLet71 wrote:Is that your Mother on the phone?
def not one of the police's greatest moments but i can tolerate it and at least dig the odd time signature. of all their catalogue, tea in the sahara is the only track i actually dislike. ghost in the machine is totally my fave, super dark and somehow futuristic a la blade runner but it still retains the fun, bouncy white reggae. weird but awesome. stewart copeland is my fave musician of all time, hands down.

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Re: Tunes for the Road

Post by Jarf » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:44 am

DLB - you are about the 3rd person I have ever "met" that even admits to knowing any of that stuff (outside of my own circle of friends that is).
Having a musical background, I have a huge respect for bands that create music that is technically challenging with lyrics that also have a message.

You really need to check out '3 of a perfect pair' and 'Discipline', my 2 most favourite Crimson albums of all time, while all their stuff is good, those 2 are truly outstanding.

As for Focus, Yorma's vocal range is outstanding, hocus pocus is great but there is soooo much more in their repertoire, it is truly incredible that more people are not familiar with them. While the albums are getting hard to find, there is lots available on youtube.

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Re: Tunes for the Road

Post by dlb » Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:32 am

after you mentioned them, i started reading about them on wikipedia. it sounded like they were really plagued with internal problems and weren't able to deliver consistently strong albums. i'm always dubious of professional critics and what they hail as a good or bad album though. do you have any album suggestions for focus?

i know my buddy who was right into king crimson liked 3 of a perfect pair a lot. i'll check it and discipline out. i remember having a hard time accepting greg lake as the singer on the first album. he's a fine singer but some of his lyrics are horrible and now i can't disassociate his voice from those lyrics. i always preferred ELP's instrumental sections. their first album is crushing, soooo heavy. great artwork too.

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