Volume Up, Windows Down

 

Driving around with the volume up and windows down is requisite every summer. Preferably on a wide, open road headed to the canyon, lake, mountains, anywhere except home. Ok, sometimes in town. Here are some of my favorites to listen to.

You knew this one was coming!

There are too many, but these make me happy!

Please share yours! Feel the wind in your hair and sing along!

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  1. Judge Mental Member
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    Buckpasser (View Comment):

    I Got A Line On You, by Spirit

     

    I don’t think there was a video.

     

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  2. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member
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  3. Dotorimuk Coolidge
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    The best of Festus, Missouri:

     

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  4. kylez Member
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    I don’t drive, but let’s pretend:

    From a great album by a band with a terrible singer. 

    From my fave ZZ Top album, the first song being relevant to me:

     

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  5. kylez Member
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    “Legs” and other 80s ZZ Top were the first I heard from them until I got their Greatest Hits album when I was 13. Imagine my surprise.

    The liner notes for GH said “tush” was Texas slang for “deluxe”.

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  6. kylez Member
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    Very strangely I listened to that Television album last week after not doing so in some years. A few hours later there was a category on Jeopardy called Marquee Moon. 

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  7. kylez Member
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    Billy Gibbons is so underrated. 

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  8. Dotorimuk Coolidge
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    LOVE that Television record.

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  9. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… Member
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    I particularly like the first 4 songs in the OP, plus Matt’s #22 by Meatloaf.

    I mostly listen to Christian music these days, and I had a Country phase before that.  But the theme seems to be rock, so I’ll offer this one:

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  10. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… Member
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    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    Matt Bartle (View Comment):

    One of my favorite crank-it-up sing-a-long songs ever:

     

    No doubt about this one; one of the greatest of all time. Phil Rizzuto, “Holy cow. I think he’s gonna make it!”

     

    You kids really make things happen out there.

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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    This happens to be my ringtone because I love the intro, but it works here too.

    I love this one, too!

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  12. ShaunaHunt Coolidge
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    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    I particularly like the first 4 songs in the OP, plus Matt’s #22 by Meatloaf.

    I mostly listen to Christian music these days, and I had a Country phase before that. But the theme seems to be rock, so I’ll offer this one:

    My favorite Bon Jovi song.

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  13. Randy Webster Member
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    The Radar Gun one reminded me of Golden Earring’s Radar Love:

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  14. WilliamDean Coolidge
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    kylez (View Comment):

    Billy Gibbons is so underrated.

    Only by the unwashed masses. Jimi Hendrix called him the best guitarist he’d ever heard.

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  15. WilliamDean Coolidge
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    For me in summer, there’s cruising down the boulevard/ through the park music, and then there’s cruising down the highway music.

    Really I gots too many to list all of them (as usual when it comes to music), so here’s a few samples come to mind

    Blvd :

     

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  16. WilliamDean Coolidge
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    And then there’s the open highway (like the 280 down the penisula, 2:00 AM kinda highway):

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  17. WilliamDean Coolidge
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    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    I gotta go with Men At Work; ‘Who Can It Be Now?”

    Some of the best saxophone work that I’ve ever heard…

    For a couple brief years they were huge. A shame it seems they’ve been fairly forgotten now. Business As Usual is full of great songs, and Cargo has a couple few standouts as well. I Can See It In Your Eyes and Down by the Sea are two of my favorite non-singles from Business.

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  18. WilliamDean Coolidge
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    Dotorimuk (View Comment):

    LOVE that Television record.

    Agreed. See No Evil has gotta embody the 70s NYC sound better than just about anything, and the title track is just magical.

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    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    And probably the greatest of them all. Steppenwolf, Born to be Wild:

    “Born to Be Wild” by Steppenwolf is number one.  How about “Flirtin’ With Disaster” by Molly Hatchet:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ta5hPRmxo8k

    Throw in some “Cult of Personality” by Living Colour:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xxgRUyzgs0

    And finish with Lenny Kravitz, “Are You Gonna Go My Way”:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LhCd1W2V0Q

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  20. Brian Wyneken Member
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    “Fool for the City” (Foghat) with conditions:

    – nighttime (around 2:00 AM) & at least 10 hours into the drive on I75, hurtling into Chattanooga

    – needs to be 1976

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  21. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    I was into Anime when we called it Japanimation

     

    my favorite song, among many from that series, showing them singing and the recruitment of the Knight Sabers by one of my favorite Anime Characters, Celia Stingray

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  22. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    Yamato!

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  23. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    Anything thing by this guy:

     

     

     

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  24. Ontheleftcoast Inactive
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    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    And probably the greatest of them all. Steppenwolf, Born to be Wild:

    That was the first one that came to my mind!

    Some others (showing my age, here)

    Heck, a whole lot of Tower of Power works

    This one always makes me think of driving down Highway One in Southern California in the summer in a convertible.

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  25. Danny Alexander Member
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    #44 William Dean

    Hendrix must have been more promiscuous with his praise for guitarists than I thought:  He apparently had said that Chicago guitarist Terry Kath was the best out there.

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  26. Hang On Member
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    No Beachboys for summertime?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wREBD2og5iY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JasiSpmfsU&list=RDwREBD2og5iY&index=7

    And Boys of Summer

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=672F2t5dVeY

    And the Anthem of Myrtle Beach when I was a kid

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPEqRMVnZNU

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  27. WillowSpring Member
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    I guess I’m in the minority, but what about

    https://youtu.be/wBjPAqmnvGA?t=25   (Charlie Daniels Band – Devil Went down to Georgia)

    Hopefully, this link works.

     

    (edited to put band and name)

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  28. WilliamDean Coolidge
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    Danny Alexander (View Comment):

    #44 William Dean

    Hendrix must have been more promiscuous with his praise for guitarists than I thought: He apparently had said that Chicago guitarist Terry Kath was the best out there.

    Perhaps. Here’s a brief clip of Jimi and Dick Cavett, followed by Cavett interviewing Gibbons and bringing it up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJxiCZwP_GI

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  29. Danny Alexander Member
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    #35 kylez

    Amazon listener reviews for the CD version(s) of Tres Hombres seem to trash one or more of the remasters for having apparently re*mixed* the entire album in addition to shoehorning in various re-*recorded* parts here and there.

    According to many of these outraged reviewers, Warner Brothers added reverb to the drums, for instance — on every single track; this kind of adulteration with the mix allegedly was done to bring ZZ Top’s earlier sound more in line with that of “Eliminator” which was a runaway commercial success.

    Having said all this, there *also* appears to be a “reissue” CD version of Tres Hombres which kept the original mix as it was on vinyl.

    All in all, I’d like to get a copy of this non-adulterated CD — but I have considerable difficulty figuring out whether it’s actually available on Amazon (whether Amazon proper or via a merchant on its platform.

    Any guidance/insight you (or anyone) might be able to share?  Many thanks in advance!

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  30. Hoyacon Member
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    Dotorimuk (View Comment):

    Roadrunner!

    I pretty disappointed in myself for not thinking of this, having spent about half my life driving past Stop n’ Shops with the radio on.

    The good news is that somebody else still remembers it, and it got a bunch likes.

    @dotorimuk

     

     

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