CD80: USA Road Trip

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like the one in that Lacquer 'Behind' video, this trip goes from LA to New York. each song on the CD soundtrack proposed must include a reference to a city/place/region either in the title or the lyrics, taking us closer to the final destination. the trip begins at 5am in LA, so an appropriate track to start with is:

Soul Coughing 'Screenwriter's Blues'

but where do we go from here?

stevem (blueski), Monday, 29 September 2003 23:57 (seventeen years ago) link

AC/DC "Sin City"

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

when the CD is complete i wanna draw the route on a map

stevem (blueski), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 00:02 (seventeen years ago) link

haha, hopefully John Denver doesn't come next.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 00:03 (seventeen years ago) link

I think the song is "Fun In The USA" by the Sumugglers.
Otherwise Hawaii by The Young Canadians visits Vegas I think.

Mr Noodles (Mr Noodles), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 00:05 (seventeen years ago) link

they were in Vegas but thought it was Hawaii? man those Canadian kids must be dumb


stevem (blueski), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 00:09 (seventeen years ago) link

we can have 'Wichita Lineman' next unless there's something worth mentioning between Vegas and there i'm forgetting?

stevem (blueski), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 00:12 (seventeen years ago) link

The song jumps all around like even they go to Tahti, get a tan on their bums.
I didn't notice it had to be in order, sorry.

Mr Noodles (Mr Noodles), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 00:18 (seventeen years ago) link

"Don't Marry Her (Fuck Me)" by the Beautiful South (San Francisco)

Sarah Pedal (call mr. lee), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 00:56 (seventeen years ago) link

"Detouring America with Horns" by Yo La Tengo
"Route 66" by Nat King Cole

Charlie Rose (Charlie Rose), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 01:41 (seventeen years ago) link

roundabout route but it gets you there:

LA Elliott Smith
I Remember California REM
By the Time I Get To Phoenix Isaac Hayes
Hotel Arizona Wilco
Texas Flood Stevie Ray Vaughn
Livin On the Edge (of Houston) Reverend Horton Heat
Walkin To New Orleans Fats Domino
Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd
All The Way from Memphis Mott the Hoople
Memphis in the Meantime John Hiatt
When Electricity Came to Arkansas Black Oak Arkansas
Witchita Lineman Glen Campbell
Kansas City Wilbert Harrison
St. Louis Blur
Jesus Just Left Chicago ZZ Top
Indiana Wants Me Dean Taylor
Detroit Rock City Kiss
Ohio Neil Young
Cleveland Rocks Ian Hunter
Ladies Night in Buffalo David Lee Roth
Allentown Billy Joel
Philadelphia Freedom Elton John
Brasilia Crossed with Trenton Bob Mould
Jersey Girl Bruce Springsteen
New York Doves

David Gates of Delirium, Tuesday, 30 September 2003 14:53 (seventeen years ago) link

New York Grove - Ace Frehley

Bryan Moore (Bryan Moore), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 15:04 (seventeen years ago) link

Oklahoma USA by the Kinks

Bob Shaw (Bob Shaw), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 15:16 (seventeen years ago) link

five years pass...

A friend and I are making a 14 hour drive next week and challenged each other to make 3 CD80s each. We're gonna alternate between each other's CDs. I tried to set mine up so that CD 1 is all road dog daytime driving music, CD 2 is darker & moodier for driving through the night, and CD 3 will sound big and open for dawn driving the next day.

"North American Scum"--LCD Soundsystem
"Mango Pickle Down"--MIA
"Da Feelin"--Dizzee Rascal
"High Lonesome"--The Gaslight Anthem
"White Light/White Heat"--VU
"We're Comin Out"--Replacements
"Rise Above"--Black Flag
"Your Little Hoodrat Friend"--Hold Steady
"Lovecraft in Brooklyn"--Mtn Goats
"I'm Looking For Someone to Find Me"--Richard Hawley
"Mississippi Goddam"--Nina Simone
"You Suffer"--Napalm Death
"Tarpit"--Dinosaur Jr
"Highlands"--Bob Dylan
"Ramblin Man"--Mark Lanegan & Isobell Campbell

"Over the Ice"--The Field
"The Captain"--The Knife
"Teardrop"--Massive Attack
"Miles Davis & The Cool"--Gaslight Anthem
"Love Sick"--Bob Dylan
"Daylight"--Aesop Rock
"Money Money"--Horace Andy
"Ce Mortel Ennui"--Serge Gainsbourg
"Dead Presidents ii"--Jay-Z
"First Breath After Coma"--Explosions in the Sky
"Blue Calx"--Aphex Twin

"Plainsong"--The Cure
"Just Like Honey"--JAMC
"Summer Babe"--Pavement
"I Will Possess Your Heart"--Death Cab
"Gold in the Air of Summer"--Kings of Convenience
"Divine Intervention"--Matthew Sweet
"Disconnection Notice"--Sonic Youth
"Til I Fell In Love With You"--Bob Dylan
"Fortune Teller"--Robert Plant & Allison Krauss
"How A Resurrection Really Feels"--The Hold Steady

I gotta admit I'm pretty fuckin happy with how these came together.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 4 June 2009 08:56 (eleven years ago) link

Might throw some Gram Parsons on 3 & Nirvana demos from the box set on 1.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 4 June 2009 09:17 (eleven years ago) link

Hm on further consideration Watussi can go. Too cold for that disc. No space for it on 2. Oh well.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 4 June 2009 09:35 (eleven years ago) link

eleven years pass...

Thought it may be “fun” to try smaller-scale/hyperlocal takes on this thread’s original concept—in this case, starting at the ocean and heading east:

Santa Monica - Everclear
West L.A. Fadeaway - Grateful Dead
Beverly Hills - Circle Jerks
West of Hollywood - Steely Dan
Hollywood - Rufus & Chaka Khan
Los Angeles - X
East L.A. - War
Pomona - Hi Fi Killers

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