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Old 01-13-2009, 12:11 AM   #1
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looking for the ultimate road trip songs

I'll start the ball rolling....

Alan Watts Blues, by Van Morrison (from Poetic Champions Compose).

Gets me going every time (it's hard to drive to work listening to that one). Perfect roadtrip lyrics, excellent melody, and a great piano bit in the middle.

Let's build the ultimate roadtrip playlist for Escapers. Any genre, any song, the only caveat is that it settles your heart into the journey. Anything that creates/sustains/augments/ or otherwise drives wanderlust.
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Old 01-13-2009, 12:53 AM   #2
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Re: looking for the ultimate road trip songs

What can I say.. I tend to like albums over individual songs.. so here's 3 of a different kind.


Quadrophenia (the who) the entire album.. I can listen to it over & over..as the road just goes on..

Also of course another great album Kind of Blue (Miles Davis)

oh yeah don't forget the White Album (Beatles)


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Old 01-13-2009, 01:10 AM   #3
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Re: looking for the ultimate road trip songs

Heading for the Light by the Traveling Wilburys.

We were heading for Princess Louisa Inlet, up the coast , in a mint condition 42 foot classic motor cruiser. The captain asked me to take the helm and then cranked up the stereo and lit a joint. Sky and water blended into one, with a five foot swell. I needed glasses, but I didn't yet know that and every wave seemed to hide a log.

Somebody still sober took over the helm and I retired for a a beer or three. Scariest couple hours I've ever endured since I couldn't see and I was in command.

I should have felt secure. I was in good company. Two of the crew were firefighters, and both were mechanics on their time off. Both had their captain's licenses. Another drove an ambulance and was almost a doctor. He later stepped off the boat, between it and the wharf, to take a pee. This was in January. He spent the entire return trip laying in a bunk and groaning, having consumed a bottle and a half of Scotch the night before.

So, I have to add another tune by the Traveling Wilburys. End of the Line.

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Old 01-13-2009, 01:15 AM   #4
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Not sure if this constitutes travel music, but I have a couple friends who make me swear I won't play my Greg Brown albums again. But, for laid back camping, you can't beat Greg and you need some Leon Redbone too.

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Maybe some Moody Blues.....
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Old 01-13-2009, 07:05 AM   #6
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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band! Even the kids howl along...

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Hi: All... How about some Crosby, Stills, Nash,& Young For Canadian content Burton Cummings!!!
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Copperhead Road by Steve Earl...Hello! Need a smiley with some dark sunglasses. And for the other miles some Dixie Chicks. - For my more femine side - Goodbye Earl! LOL

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Yup. Goodbye Earl gets my vote. I like having music that reflects my surroundings, so when I get into cowboy country, I've got to have Willie and Waylon. Earl would be just perfect for some campgrounds, like Vaseaux Lake where we we awoken at 3am to "ARE WE ALL HAPPY CAMPERS"? The same group went out fishing at 5am.

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We could also use some CCR and The Hollies
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