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mainmanwalkin
09-20-2007, 06:11 AM
A discussion/tangent on another forum here got me thinking, what are some of your favorite songs to listen to while driving along on a ghost town hunt? A few of mine, in no real order:

Highway 49, either the Thorogood or Howlin Wolf version
Moving, by Howlin Wolf
I've Been Everywhere, by Johnny Cash
One Bourbon, One Scotch and One Beer, and Who Do You Love? by George Thorogood
Riders On The Storm, by The Doors --still a cool effect to have that on right before it starts raining
Runaway, by Del Shannon
House Of The Rising Sun, by The Animals

GaryB
09-20-2007, 07:33 AM
No real particulars myself. I listen to pretty much anything from (old school) rap to the oldies, newer rock, country etc. Tom Cochrane's "Life is a Highway" always makes me think of crossing US 50 though.

My Sirius satellite is my savior http://smilies.vidahost.com/contrib/ruinkai/biggrinangelA.gif
Anyone that has been in the middle of Nowhere Nevada can likely understand why too.

LauraA
09-20-2007, 08:56 AM
I don't listen to anything out on the trail, can't hear over the bumps & rattles of the Jeep.
Anyway, if we had the radio on, my husband might not hear me shouting driving instructions, like "MOVE OVER, you're toooo close to the edge!!!!!!" :D

danbo
09-20-2007, 11:11 AM
JP magazine did a poll on this very subject a few years ago.

"Mountain Jam" by the Allman Brothers band came in #1.

Everytime I hear the tune I remember "Buzzard Massey"
talking about his #2 shovel.

tbutler
09-20-2007, 01:28 PM
Great topic! I'm such a dork, I have a "Ghost Town" playlist on my ipod!

A few of my favs:

Old Crow Medicine Show - James River Blues
Widespread Panic - Fishin'
Mike Ness - Big Iron
Bela Fleck - Slipstream
Supersuckers - Dirt Roads, Dead Ends & Dust
Ween - Chocolate Town

The Entire Young Guns II soundtrack, and of course any & all Grateful Dead

Darin
09-20-2007, 05:32 PM
Funny, I can never hear any music unless someone has a musical carrier going since my CB over-rides my radio. (My wife so hates that:D )

Goat
09-20-2007, 08:30 PM
One song sticks out in my mind when driving on a dark, empty highway.

Dr. Bernice by Cracker:

Baby, don't you drive around with Dr. Bernice
She's not a lady doctor at all.
She's got hands like a man
With hair on the back,
She'll crush you in her embrace.

Though the wind may whisper and moan sometimes,
We all need a kind place to live.
Though the wind may whisper and howl at your door,
We all need the comfort of friends.

Baby, don't you drive around with Dr. Bernice,
That ain't a real cadillac.
It's a delta '88, spray-painted black,
With fake leather seats from Juarèz.

Though the wind may whisper and moan sometimes,
On a hot desert night it is still.
Though the world may whisper and howl at your door,
You're not obliged to let them all in.

Baby, don't you drive ride in that faux cadillac,
If you must, please ride in the back.
If you sing while you ride you'll be a siren tonight,
Spare this poor sailor's life from the rocks

Though the wind may whisper a melody now,
We can't find a tune of our own.
Though the world may whisper and blow in your face,
and tangle the hair on your head.

On a hot desert night,
We can drive down the road
And the stars will spell out your name.
On a hot desert night,
With the windows down wide,
The sirens will sing me their song.

And the ghosts of the sailors
who died on the rocks
Feel not a twinge of regret.
Though the wind may tangle the hair on your head.
You sing like a siren to me.

On a hot desert night,
The caravan stops at the oasis next to your heart.
The soundtrack is played by some aged British queen
on BBC Radio One.

Though the wind my whisper an epic sometimes,
the cast must include Karen Black.
Though the symphony strings shift with the sands,
You sing like a siren to me.

brian10x
09-21-2007, 04:37 AM
A discussion/tangent on another forum here got me thinking, what are some of your favorite songs to listen to while driving along on a ghost town hunt? A few of mine, in no real order:

Highway 49, either the Thorogood or Howlin Wolf version
Moving, by Howlin Wolf
I've Been Everywhere, by Johnny Cash
One Bourbon, One Scotch and One Beer, and Who Do You Love? by George Thorogood
Riders On The Storm, by The Doors --still a cool effect to have that on right before it starts raining
Runaway, by Del Shannon
House Of The Rising Sun, by The Animals

To each his own, but I prefer the windows down and the radio off. Somehow it makes the experience seem more real to me .

Does that make any sense to anyone?

bad bob
09-21-2007, 03:05 PM
To each his own, but I prefer the windows down and the radio off. Somehow it makes the experience seem more real to me .

Does that make any sense to anyone?


Ah yes, so nice to run silent, with the top down and the feel of the sun on my face and the wind thru my hair, and I uh.... and.....um..

....Hey yoo hoo, bad dimwit. Yer stereo was stolen 3 weeks ago. And you have no convertable, OR hair. Time to wake up and take yer pills.

Gravelrash
09-26-2007, 05:10 AM
Music? Ain't been no music since "Sticky Fingers" and I am not taking Mick Jagger ghost towning. **** him, he's already done enough gold digging!
Perhaps a bit of J.J Cale before we hit the dirt Bob??
"1 - 2- a -one-two-three- four,
They call me the breeze....."

Gravelrash
09-27-2007, 04:36 PM
Speaking of music, what is that bluegrass tune that greets you when you first log-in to GT.com?
Brings a smile to the face!

Phoneguy
10-10-2007, 08:29 PM
When I am in the middle of nowhere at night, I listen to channel 77 on XM radio.
you look up at the night sky and see the stars and the milky way. I watch the
satellites fly buy. I know some where up there is were my music is coming from.
Totaly
awesome!

GaryB
10-12-2007, 05:02 PM
When I am in the middle of nowhere at night, I listen to channel 77 on XM radio.

you look up at the night sky and see the stars and the milky way. I watch the
satellites
fly buy. I know some where up there is were my music is coming from.
Totaly
awesome
!

I don't know about XM's, but Sirius's satellite(s) are static.

If you have a decent telescope, you can check out the static ones. The moving ones usually are going too fast.

Rattler
10-13-2007, 11:58 AM
Getting there the wife and I usualy listen to whatever metal I am currently listeing to. Lately its been the the new ones by Machine Head, Throwdown, Obituary or I have something older I will throw in. She likes to fuss with the radio sometimes too. If there is an old Motown song on, I know its stopping there!

Out in no-man's-land the windows are down and we are just listeing to whatever is happening out there.

tbulter,
Nice choice on the Mike Ness. Seen him with and without Social D.

xplornv
01-31-2008, 10:46 AM
Anything by the Jesus and Mary Chain or Concrete Blonde.

Kelly
03-07-2008, 08:39 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUszp9QFmq4

Jeanette
04-02-2008, 07:32 PM
I guess it just really depends on my mood. And since my mood lately lands somewhere between quiet and 'mood swinging like the axe of an executioner', I listen to some mellow stuff.

LauraA
04-02-2008, 09:26 PM
I guess it just really depends on my mood. And since my mood lately lands somewhere between quiet and 'mood swinging like the axe of an executioner', I listen to some mellow stuff.

LOL!!! Jeanette...I got a REAL chuckle out of that one. Don't worry kiddo, take it from one who's been there, this too shall pass. ;) :D

Jeanette
04-03-2008, 02:19 PM
LOL!!! Jeanette...I got a REAL chuckle out of that one. Don't worry kiddo, take it from one who's been there, this too shall pass. ;) :D


Thanks, Laura, but I really can't take credit for it. It was something my husband said once, God bless his soul.

Pass? You mean like a kidney stone? :D

LauraA
04-03-2008, 04:06 PM
Thanks, Laura, but I really can't take credit for it. It was something my husband said once, God bless his soul.

Pass? You mean like a kidney stone? :D

I've never passed one of those, but I can equate it to labor and delivery, once the push is over, you tend to forget about it. ;)
I agree, bless the men who survive these times, they know not what they're facing each morning....gluttons for punishment. :rolleyes:

Jeanette
04-03-2008, 05:30 PM
I agree, bless the men who survive these times, they know not what they're facing each morning....gluttons for punishment. :rolleyes:

Who said he survived? :D

xplor'npaul
06-25-2008, 08:30 AM
now THATS scarier than any ghost story!:o