Re: What is your ultimate road trip album?
posted at 4/7/2011 8:58 PM EDT
Road trip music is music to sing-a-long with. My long trip is to North Conway, NH (2.5 HRs) so I need five CDs to sing-a-long with:
Weezer - Blue.
Not a miss on the entire album. My favorite sing-along record, and I sing every word, much to the chagrin of those who ride with me. Got the fitting for the occasion "Holiday."
Lemonheads - It's a Shame About Ray
Almost perfect, though I tend to skip "Ceiling Fan" and play "Kitchen" twice. Love the line, "Puzzle piece behind the couch that makes my sky complete..." from Allison.
Juliana Hatfield - Beautiful Creature
At this point, I (and my co-travelers) just want (me) to sing backup. "Might Be in Love" was the first dance song after my wedding. Hard not to wonder if "Choose Drugs" was about the guy above...
Fountains of Wayne - Fountains of Wayne
Time for some energy...but, still a ways to go. This sing-a-long masterpiece rocks hard until "Leave the Biker," at which point I bail for...
Ben Kweller - Sha-Sha
Not a miss on the entire album. My favorite sing-a-long record. Sometimes I'll bring along the Ben Kweller CD I bought from his hands at the Brattle, which has a more raw version on "In Other Words" that I especially happen to enjoy.
If I'm allowed a mix CD, it'll be as many Juliana Hatfield songs as I can get on a CD because her high notes mix well with my deeper voice. (I just wrote that hoping she'll ask me to sing backup...)