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Music for road trips. What used to be called mix tapes, I guess. Except now the tape is the ssd in the onboard carputer.

I mostly like 70's and 80's, some 90's music of all sorts. Trigger my memories for what to load on the drive for my (or your) next road trip.

Just to p** off Mrs. Pipes, I will include everything by Blondie and Madonna. But what else for easy listening, mile eating tunes? Bangles? That dizzy doctor group?


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How can anyone not like that song? Having grown tired of contemporary music, I revered back to 70's and 80's music big time. Duran Duran is one of my most played groups. Also play a lot of Billy Idol, Tears for Fears, The Cars, The Police and Talking Heads.
 

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A lot of these will not pass the Mrs filter, however, *I* am the one that knows how to load the music on the computer so guess what...

You guessed it. I'm going to get yelled at a lot on that trip...
 

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old timey country music ... like Phantom 309, Giddiyup Go, White line fever, i am a truck drivin' man, truck driver's queen.

Anything from the flying burrito brothers AND poco.

I guess what i am trying to say, there is a certain STYLE of music that just goes really well with a long road trip.
 
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Lunatic Fringe - Red Rider
She's Waiting - Eric Clapton
Stone in Love - Journey
Are you going to be my Girl - Jet
For Those about to Rock - AC/DC
Red Barchetta - Rush
Boys Round Here - Blake Shelton
Kerosene - Miranda Lambert
Little White Church - Little Big Town
Rock and Roll, Part 2 - Gary Glitter
Get Down Tonight, KC & the Sunshine Band
All Alright - Zac Brown
Summertime - Will Smith
Seven Bridges Road - Eagles
 
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just avoid long allman brothers or greatful dead jam sessions...they will put you right to sleep!

Also, when i get tired of music, i listen to sci fi books on audio. If it is a good one, you get into it, and it keeps you awake trying to figure out how it will end.

also if your song list gets sounding tired, put in on "shuffle", which mixes it all up enough that it sounds "new"
 

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i recently started listening to "free audio books" on libravox on my phone.

Two good ones:
The dueling machine,
the city at world's end.

a lot of old pulp fiction books are very good, you can find them at the Travel America truck stops on cd.
 

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when you get to the midwest...you can "get religion" and learn about Satan on any number of good AM radio stations!

:)

 

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Coast to coast in mixed company I've had good success with early Fleetwood Mac (then play on, kiln house, etc.), early Richard Thompson (and/or Linda), Ten Years After (a space in time etc.), Traffic's low spark..
Solo I go with an endless loop of "50,000 miles beneath my brain" (Alvin Lee), maybe Wishbone Ash or Savoy Brown. Lots of jazz music gets drowned out by road noise, but Oregon and Chick Corea are good bets.
 

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Sorry for the long list I got carried away...Graduated in the 70's to add some perspective.

38 Special: Hold on loosely, Caught up in you.
Zack Brown: Free, Cant you see Featuring Kid Rock (Live)
Turnpike Troubadours: The Mercury
Tommy Tutone: 867-5309/Jenny
Tom Petty: American Girl
Talkin Heads: Burning down the house, Take me to the River
Steve 'n 'Seaguls: Thunderstruck
Roy Orbison: Pretty Woman
The Romantics: What I like about you.
Pure Prairie: Amie
The Outlaws: Green Grass and High Tides
The Monkees: Day Dream Believer
Mason Williams: Classical Gas
Katrina and The Waves: Walking on Sunshine
John Cafferty: On the Dark Side (Live)
Heart: Stairway to Heaven (Live at the Kennedy Center)
The Goo Goo Dolls: Slide
Gin Blossoms: Hey Jealousy
Dropkick Murphy's: I'M shipping up to Boston
Brook's and Dunn: My Maria
 

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I listen to edm on road trips.... Oakenfold at night and Armin or Carl Cox when the sun's out. Because the mixes are 1-3 hrs long the time passes... and i don't have to decide what to listen to because it's a mix... Or a bunch of synthwave tracks by mitch murder, com truise, others.... Then other times I'll be on a Steely Dan or Boz Scaggs album, or three...

 
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