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Going on a Roadtrip and need to fill my iPod with fresh tunes....

List 3 absolutely amazing songs I've not likely heard before so I can download before my trip.....
11 years ago, February 12th 2012 No: 1 Msg: #151731  
Everyone knows a great song from a not so well known artist:
Love and Affection, Joan Armatrading
Lonely Sky, Chris deBurgh
Happy Hour, The Housemartins

List your three, pretty please ...... Reply to this

11 years ago, February 12th 2012 No: 2 Msg: #151732  
What an excellent question, seeing The Housemartins listed here brought back huge memories of listening to the London 0 Hull 4 on vinyl. Might need to purchase it on CD...

Anyway, to answer your question, I would have been overwhelmed to think of three from my CD collection, so I've limited myself to Australian bands. Seeing the style of music you have listed, I'll try to keep to something similar. Here are the choices, and all come from the 1980s.

1) Downhearted by Australian Crawl. Note that there are two versions, the original (three minutes) and the far superior remake (four minutes). The version you are after is from the Sons of Beaches album, which was recorded in Hawaii. The song reminds one of a relaxed late afternoon at a beach, and watching the sun sink slowly over the waves.

2) Throw Your Arms Around Me by Hunters and Collectors. A timeless song from the 1980s and considered one of the best from this country. A song of love about to lost. I was fortunate to meet the main singer and lyricist of the band, Mark Seymour, last year - very exciting for me.

3) Flame Trees by Cold Chisel. One of the Australia's greatest bands, and one of their most beautiful songs. I chose it narrowly over When the War is Over by the same band, mainly due to the theme of someone returning to their home town to find that everything and nothing has changed. Something a traveller can relate to.

Please listen to all four! Reply to this

11 years ago, February 12th 2012 No: 3 Msg: #151734  
Excellent - three songs, and bands that I can honestly say I've never heard of. Perfect. Keep 'em coming. And any style of music. I like everything from Bowie, to Chemical Romance, to The Bee Gees, to Timberland. It's all good. Reply to this

11 years ago, February 12th 2012 No: 4 Msg: #151735  
The problems with my "unheard" music selections is that I heard each of them from somewhere ... so they can't be all that not-so-well-known. Depends on your musical circles. Anyhow, here are three songs that have rhythms which, to me, say: "open road"

Old, Old, Fashioned - Frightened Rabbit
Another Traveling Song - Bright Eyes
The Winner Is - Devotchka

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11 years ago, February 12th 2012 No: 5 Msg: #151738  
Love this thread. We are going to download all of the suggestions from others as we are taking a road trip in August.

Merry's selection:

Chris Rea- Texas -- perfect for a road trip
An British singer song writer who does a lot of rock and blues rock. I predict you will love all of his work.

Deep Breakfast by Ray Lynch is the perfect song to play as you drive along watching the sunrise. He may not be unknown to you but if you've never really listened you'll enjoy this one.

Pinkie Rideau- we discovered her at Lou's Blues in San Francisco. She has one of those seductive throaty voices that allow you to feel the blues. Love all of her work but you may want to giveClassic Signs and Whiskey River a try.

Ok-- could I please do one more?
Tuck and Patti- one of our absolute all time favorites.
Castles made of Sand

Dave's selection:

Bill Frisell - Buffalo Girl, from the CD Good Dog, Happy Man

Technically in the jazz genre, but not really. Bill's mastery of slow guitar playing while displaying amazing melodic riffs is quite unique. This is one of those tunes that actually sounds great with the volume down low or the volume turned way up.

John Hiatt - Slow Turning, from the album Slow Turning

Known well in the Nashville music scene, his unique voice and marvelous lyrics are well worth the listen.

John McLaughlin and Sting - The Wind Cries Mary, from the album In from the Storm - a tribute to Jimi Hendrix.

Okay, everyone knows Sting, but only jazz folks know McLaughlin. This cover is a unique, but wonderful of a classic tune. Sting brings the lyrics to life, while McLaughlin's guitar work is supreme as always.

Great to share great music with others.

[Edited: 2012 Feb 12 17:36 - D MJ Binkley:42569 ]
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11 years ago, February 12th 2012 No: 6 Msg: #151739  
ok, three from me, maybe not totally unmainstream, but three that make me happy lately:

Roll Away your Stone by Mumford and Sons. Played loudly. Makes you want to own a kick drum.

Ballad False Start/Ballad of Love and Hate - Avett Brothers Live Album

and for something COMPLETELY different
check out thephilterlounge.com - he has a whole pile of free downloads that are an interesting collection of music that i don't even know how to describe. I have no affiliation with him and it's free but love mixing in this music with everything else i have going on for something different.

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11 years ago, February 12th 2012 No: 7 Msg: #151743  
I guess I used to be a music buff, but honestly speaking I don't know any of these artists, except for Chris Rea who I havn't listened to for over 20 years. I guess with the dawn of iPods, radio is dead, so this thread is a great way to get to know good artists and songs that we all may have missed. I downloaded a couple last night. "Downhearted" hit the spot. Great song thanks. Keep me coming pretty please.... Reply to this

11 years ago, February 12th 2012 No: 8 Msg: #151746  

"Downhearted" hit the spot.

So very glad you like it! Reply to this

11 years ago, February 13th 2012 No: 9 Msg: #151749  
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Excellent thread! I love music and can't live without my ipod loaded. Since I am a Canadian, I will give you 3 of the Canadian musicans that are on my shuffle right now.

City and Colour - Fragile Bird
Frazey Ford - One More Cup of Coffee (for the road)
Sam Roberts Band - I Feel You

But I'm also a closet Punk, so I will also offer up my top 3 punk road songs, hope you enjoy!

Butthole Surfers - Pepper
Teenage Head - Top Down
Screaming Trees - All I know

All the best with your roadtrip! It sounds cool. Reply to this

11 years ago, February 13th 2012 No: 10 Msg: #151760  
These are 3 from my absolute favorite road trip playlist, and are all available on ITunes.

1. (and by far my favoirte) Ecuador by Sash!
2. Sunrise, Original Mix by Ashiva
3. Tell Me Where You Are (O.S.I.R.S.) by Ago

Not sure if they are something you would like, but that's the fun of this thread.
Hope you find some great songs on here and have a great trip! Reply to this

11 years ago, February 14th 2012 No: 11 Msg: #151835  
These are my favourites blasting out the window on level 10 as I travel out on the open road!

1. "Born To Be Wasted!" by 009 Sound System.
2. "Airplanes" by David Usher.
3. "Shooting Stars" by Bag Raiders.

...Enjoy! Reply to this

11 years ago, February 14th 2012 No: 12 Msg: #151837  
Not managing to find many of these songs unfortunately. The Wind Cries Mary was a great call. Lot of variety here. Hard for me to find songs without iTunes though (I have iTunes accounts in Singapore and China but for some stupid Apple reason, they do not sell music or DVDs.) Also there are absolutely no CD stores in China, only fake DVD stores that sell a small selection of fake CDs. I miss browsing music in HMVs, Tower Records, and Virgin Megastores. I should have about 180 hours on the road for my road trip, so keep 'em coming thanks.
[Edited: 2012 Feb 14 13:16 - The Great China Roadtrip:226884 - Typo]
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11 years ago, February 15th 2012 No: 13 Msg: #151856  
Great idea, I'm definitely going to look up the suggestions on here.

Just had my music on random and the following songs came on in the last hour - all the kind of songs I turn up loud and sing along to at the top of my voice - perfect criteria for a roadtrip in my opinion!

1. Elbow - On a Day Like This (cannot fail to be uplifted by this song)
2. The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound (one of my fave songs at the moment)
3. Angus and Julia Stone - On the Road (maybe not if you've left someone behind though)


...you could do what me and some friends did a few years back on a roadtrip around NZ. We quickly realised that the radio would never work in a our hire car so stopped at the first petrol station to buy a CD. Our criteria was the most songs for the least amount of money so we ended up with a Power Ballads 3 disc set for $10! Turns out they may be cheesy as hell but power ballads are an awesome accompaniment to driving through the mountains of NZ!! Going on a roadtrip again around NZ next week and this time I've asked a friend to make me a few mix CDs for the trip so it will be interesting to find out what I'll be listening to this time around! Reply to this

11 years ago, February 15th 2012 No: 14 Msg: #151872  
N Posts: 12
Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks
La Roux - Colourless Colour
Florence & The Machine - Swimming Reply to this

11 years ago, February 15th 2012 No: 15 Msg: #151877  
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As Hendrix has made an appearance before may i suggest ahem..Littlewing :-)

I love these threads too - sorry can I have a double shot too please? Shane excellent choices listening to H&C now..

Burn your Name by Powderfinger

Roam - the B52s

Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Lookin out my back door - Credence..its a happy song

Straight Lines - Silverchair. Reply to this

11 years ago, February 16th 2012 No: 16 Msg: #151891  
Per Sofia (since it is her blog)

1. Beggin' on your Knees - Victorious Justice
2. Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2
3. Poker Face - Lady Gaga

I know you have heard of #2 and 3 but Sofia has no idea what you have never heard before. Perhaps you would like and never heard of her 2009 top 3

1. 3 little monkeys jumping on the bed
2. The wheels on the bus go round and round
3. Going on a Bear Hunt

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11 years ago, February 16th 2012 No: 17 Msg: #151926  
Here are some of my "happy" favorites:

Happy, by Ronnie Earl
Jolie Jolie, by Rikki Lee Jones
Mysterious Ways by Angelique Kidjo

...and for an encore, Champs Elysees by David Giles.

...and my addition to the Jimi Hendrix thread, Voodoo Child, also the version by Angelique Kidjo.

Happy travels,
Karen Reply to this

11 years ago, February 19th 2012 No: 18 Msg: #152052  
I'd love to see Sofia's top three next year, but please keep her off Justin Beiber, which hopefully is banned in most countries. Funny how now she has musical tastes of someone in his late thirties, early fourties ! Very funny post. Thanks . Reply to this

11 years ago, February 20th 2012 No: 19 Msg: #152153  
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Sam Bisbee - you are here

Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band - Sausalito

Bright Eyes - Bowl of Oranges

David Gray - Babylon

oops that's 4 😊 Reply to this

11 years ago, March 16th 2012 No: 20 Msg: #153296  
Holiday in Spain - Counting Crows

Welcome to the Jungle - Guns n' Roses

Listen to your Heartbeat - Rory Gallagher
Not sure this is the correct title, or the correct singer. Hopefully, somebody else can clarify, because it is a great song. I just cant find the casette amongst the untidy heap of them we have, to double check.

Mr Friendly - Toto

Fiesta - The Pogues

[Edited: 2012 Mar 16 18:21 - Mell:49612 ]
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