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One For The Road

One For The Road
Created by: johnny_luddite
Tracks: 20
Length: 01:05:35
Keywords 1. Mix Contest 14
2. Mix Contest 14
3. Mix Contest 14
Created on 7/26/07 03:01pm
Level 5
Points 2119
Total visitors 71
Unique visitors 43
This mix was ranked #7 out of 13 entries for this contest
description:
Back in the day I spent a lot of time on the road in the UK and elsewhere. Theatre tours, band gigs, we were always going somewhere to work. There were all kinds of stupid things we did to try and pass the time, but I liked it best late at night, maybe on the way back from a show up North, heading back to London in time for breakfast. I could curl up on the seat and imagine that every now and then, the road trip could be just about the road, and not the destination. Here is the soundtrack to that trip...

tracklist

1 The Allman Brothers Band : Midnight Rider
The road did seem to go on forever. To a cold tired guitarist huddled up in the back of a van after playing to [...]
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Track 3 from Idlewild South
Length: 00:02:59
Year: 1970
Track Description:
The road did seem to go on forever. To a cold tired guitarist huddled up in the back of a van after playing to a less than packed club in some unspeakable English town, road songs like this always seemed impossibly romantic.
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2 The Rolling Stones : Route 66
Rather than hurtling down the A1 in a broken down Bedford van, it was fun to imagine going to all the places i [...]
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Track 1 from The Rolling Stones
Length: 00:02:25
Year: 1964
Track Description:
Rather than hurtling down the A1 in a broken down Bedford van, it was fun to imagine going to all the places in this song. Even back then, I seriously doubted that Oklahoma City did look so pretty, but I felt sure at the time that it beat Milton Keynes on a wet Wednesday.
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3 The Grateful Dead : Truckin'
Never been a fan of the Dead, but I did always like this little ditty with its 'life as a journey' metaphor. " [...]
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Track 10 from American Beauty
Length: 00:05:03
Year: 0000
Track Description:
Never been a fan of the Dead, but I did always like this little ditty with its 'life as a journey' metaphor. "What a long strange trip it's been."
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4 The Beach Boys : Little Deuce Coupe
We may have been driving to the Fiesta Club, Stockton, or some other hell hole, but it was fun to imagine head [...]
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Track 7 from Endless Summer
Length: 00:01:41
Year: 1974
Track Description:
We may have been driving to the Fiesta Club, Stockton, or some other hell hole, but it was fun to imagine heading down to the beach!
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5 The Modern Lovers : Roadrunner
The genius of Jonathan Richman and the perfect road trip tune.
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Track 1 from The Modern Lovers
Length: 00:04:05
Year: 1976
Track Description:
The genius of Jonathan Richman and the perfect road trip tune.
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6 Chuck Berry : No Particular Place To Go
When you are travelling to be somewhere by a certain time, the idea of just cruising around (whether you are t [...]
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Track 0 from
Length: 00:02:44
Year:
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When you are travelling to be somewhere by a certain time, the idea of just cruising around (whether you are trying to unbuckle your friends safety belt or not) seems irresistable.
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7 Ry Cooder : Every Woman I Konw (Crazy 'Bout an Automobile)
I listened to a lot of Ry Cooder on the road too in the 80s. This buys into the same cars=sex myth that Chuck [...]
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Track 7 from Borderline
Length: 00:05:07
Year: 0000
Track Description:
I listened to a lot of Ry Cooder on the road too in the 80s. This buys into the same cars=sex myth that Chuck B sold all those years ago.
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8 Junior Walker & The All Stars : I'm A Roadrunner
Junior lived the life he loved and he loved the life he lived and pretty much I do (or at least did) too!
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Track 4 from Shotgun
Length: 00:02:49
Year: 0000
Track Description:
Junior lived the life he loved and he loved the life he lived and pretty much I do (or at least did) too!
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9 bruce springsteen : Born to Run
Junior Walker put it much more simply perhaps, but this has always been a favorite song to help propel me from [...]
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Track 5 from Born to Run
Length: 00:04:30
Year: 0000
Track Description:
Junior Walker put it much more simply perhaps, but this has always been a favorite song to help propel me from a to b.
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10 Jimi Hendrix : Crosstown Traffic
Things do get frenzied on the road from time to time, so a bit of guitar frenzy is in order!
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Track 7 from Experience Hendrix
Length: 00:02:19
Year: 1998
Track Description:
Things do get frenzied on the road from time to time, so a bit of guitar frenzy is in order!
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11 Grace Jones : Pull up to the Bumper
I love the introduction on this. When I was on the road a lot in the 80's, Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare w [...]
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Track 7 from Island Life
Length: 00:03:38
Year: 0000
Track Description:
I love the introduction on this. When I was on the road a lot in the 80's, Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare were doing a lot of productions for Island records, and I listened to a whole lot of stuff like this on my original walkman as we whizzed through the night.
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12 Madness : Driving In My Car
If I did ever to get to ride about just for fun, this song was closer to the reality. No ride of mine was ever [...]
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Track 13 from The Heavy Heavy Hits
Length: 00:03:18
Year: 1998
Track Description:
If I did ever to get to ride about just for fun, this song was closer to the reality. No ride of mine was ever 'quite a Jaguar.'
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13 Chris Rea : The Road To Hell pt1
A song about having to leave the bosom of your family in the North of England to go and drive down to the evil [...]
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Track 1 from The Road To Hell
Length: 00:04:58
Year: 0000
Track Description:
A song about having to leave the bosom of your family in the North of England to go and drive down to the evil city that is London. I always saw it the other way round. London was my home, my playground, populated with all the weird shit needed to make me happy. I liked coming from a place where the rainbows weren't just in black and white and wherever we were, it was always good to get home.
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14 ZZ Top : Arrested for Driving While Blind
Early ZZ Top is the kind of thing that would keep me (in)sane on the way to another crappy gig.
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Track 0 from Tejas
Length: 00:03:08
Year: 1976
Track Description:
Early ZZ Top is the kind of thing that would keep me (in)sane on the way to another crappy gig.
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15 Vince Taylor : Brand New Cadillac
I first heard this on the road on a free cassette compilation that I think came with a long dead music mag cal [...]
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Track 8 from Sex:Too Fast To Live, Too Young To Die (Compilation)
Length: 00:02:40
Year: 0000
Track Description:
I first heard this on the road on a free cassette compilation that I think came with a long dead music mag called Vox. It is an obscure early British rock and roll track which Joe Strummer used to do in his 101er's days. A coda to all this is that Vince Taylor never made it in the UK but was for a while a star in France. By the mid sixties he was fading from music and the planet generally. He was convinced that aliens existed and that spacemen were here among us. He used to hang around the same Soho coffee bars as one David Jones (A.K.A David Bowie)and he would tell the soon to be great man of his ideas and beliefs. It is ages since I read or indeed thought of any of this, but I believe I read that these meetings may have planted a seed that bore fruit when Bowie came to write Ziggy Stardust.
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16 Little Feat : Truck Stop Girl
In my days on the road there was not too much monkey business, but there was certainly a little.
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Track 3 from Little Feat
Length: 00:02:32
Year: 0000
Track Description:
In my days on the road there was not too much monkey business, but there was certainly a little.
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17 Flying Burrito Brothers : White Line Fever
The hymn for all those speeding through the night, shall we say.
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Track 4 from Best Of
Length: 00:03:24
Year: 0000
Track Description:
The hymn for all those speeding through the night, shall we say.
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18 Gary Numan : Cars
This was another one which was slaughtered by the in bus choir!
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Track 4 from The Radio One Recordings
Length: 00:03:15
Year: 1979
Track Description:
This was another one which was slaughtered by the in bus choir!
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19 Chris Spedding : Motorbikin'
Always a favorite for community singing in the van/bus/whatever. I used to like changing the "Going down the w [...]
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Track 0 from
Length: 00:02:39
Year:
Track Description:
Always a favorite for community singing in the van/bus/whatever. I used to like changing the "Going down the wueen's highway looking like a streak of lightning' to 'Going down the Queen's highway looking like a streak of piss'. Cheers Dave!
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20 The Beatles : Drive My Car
Well, I never did get to be a star, the theatre tours are long gone, but I am gigging again with a band in Cal [...]
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Track 1 from Rubber Soul
Length: 00:02:21
Year: 1965
Track Description:
Well, I never did get to be a star, the theatre tours are long gone, but I am gigging again with a band in California. Beep Beep, Beep, Beep, YEAH!
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