12 hour drive... tune suggestions?

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  1. Charlie Bernstein

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    I always like to hear what the local stations are playing. There aren't as many local stations as there used to be, but Nashville must still have a few.

    And public radio and community radio can be lifesavers. I highly recommend going to NFCB to find the community stations in your flight path.

    For driving, I like perky stuff with entertaining playing and lyrics (e.g. Aretha, Elvin Bishop, Ry Cooder, Dead, Dire Straits, B.B. King, Kinks, Etta James, Sam and Dave, Stones, Richard Thompson).

    I've had a Crusaders tape going in the car lately, but in general, I don't like jazz while driving. It's too much like multi-tasking!
     
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    PS - Let us know what you end up listening to!
     
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    I like listening to the staticky Vietnamese stations on AM. Seriously. I have no idea what the hell they're saying, but they just talk and talk and talk and talk and talk and talk and never seem to even take a breath. They're like robots. It's nerve racking and causes me anxiety and I like it.
     
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    I did a giant European climbing road trip with nothing but the Steely Dan catalogue

    Had a van load of lifelong SD converts by the end.
     
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    I like Ray Wylie Hubbard on roadtrips. It is music and a story all in one.
     
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    I love this album, but it's not for everybody. It sounds like THE soundtrack for a long drive across the desert (which I understand is not where you are going.) Repetitive, hypnotic, restrained (and instrumental) but some great, atmospheric guitar. The title is "The Bees Made Honey In the Lion's Skull."

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    If you have never listened to the turnpike troubadours... buy diamonds and gasoline and just sit back and drive your hiney off.
     
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    Solo trips..Led Zeppelin 1-4 for me. Then two hours of silence. Repeat.
    With my wife, I just let her talk, or read me a magazine article. Keeps her busy and destressed. Every 15 minutes or so I mumble um hmm. When it gets old I just check out the radio.
     
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    You'll only have to listen to this twice and then you'll be there.
     
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    I play my Metal/Herd Rock playlist. It contains everything from Black Sabbath to G&R and Metallica. The playlist is over 12 hours long (close to 24) and keeps me bopping and alert for the whole trip.
     
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    Check out "world famous headliners"

    Awesome super group.... With three telecasters!!!!
     
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    Mountain Jam is a great song, but one listen per trip is plenty - repeating it 12 times in a row would make even the most die hard ABB fan grab a hammer !
     
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    Grateful Dead with the volume turned all the way down.
     
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    Don't listen to a book. I almost drove off the road a few times
    listening to a Hemmingway book.

    Yea, music long connected songs are cool. Tommy, Alan Parsons project, some of the old festivals
    isle of wright, Monterey, etc, too..
     
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    I generally like talk radio of some sort on long drives. Audio books and podcasts need more concentration than I can give them. Although my next long drive will be England to Northern Spain through France and my French isn't good enough for talk radio on that journey. The French also specialise in terrible radio stations, very sombre classical music apparently a big thing there.
     
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    I like to throw on a few concept albums that I otherwise might not listen to in one sitting:

    Red Headed Stranger
    DBT: Southern Rock Opera
    Marty: The Pilgrim
    Joe Ely: Letter to Laredo
     
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    Have you heard Talk Radio in the US? :eek::eek::eek: Let's just say we can't talk about it.
     
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