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Epic soundtrack for epic road trip
« on: Jun 25, 2018, 10:02 AM »
Hey everyone. Been a member here since 2003 but don't post much. The wife and I are taking an epic, 3 week road trip up the west coast in a couple of months; we take an epic road trip every 4 years. I like to take music with me that I have not heard before and then that music becomes sort of an "anchor" to my trip memories. Past memories> 2002 MMJ/At Dawn, 2006 Neko Case/Fox Confessor, 2012 Brian Eno/Shutov Assembly & Alejandro Escovedo/Arizona, 2016 War on Drugs/Lost in the Dream & Real Estate/Atlas & Wild Nothing/Nocturne (this was 3 weeks, so more music!)

SO! Looking for music I have not heard, which is a difficult task because you don't know what I HAVE heard. It can be old, it can be new. There are a couple of older artists that I am exploring that I don't know a lot about (Loudon Wainwright, James McMurtry are a couple).

Please reccomend something. maybe you have your own epic road trip soundtrack album? There are no wrong answers here.

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Re: Epic soundtrack for epic road trip
« Reply #1 on: Jun 25, 2018, 12:07 PM »
Lord Huron (any of their 3 albums) is fantastic road trip/nature soundtrack.
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Re: Epic soundtrack for epic road trip
« Reply #2 on: Jun 25, 2018, 12:10 PM »
Lord Huron (any of their 3 albums) is fantastic road trip/nature soundtrack.

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Re: Epic soundtrack for epic road trip
« Reply #3 on: Jun 25, 2018, 12:19 PM »
Damien Jurado's Maraqopa Trilogy: Maraqopa -> Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son -> Visions of Us on the Land

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Re: Epic soundtrack for epic road trip
« Reply #4 on: Jun 25, 2018, 12:26 PM »
Damien Jurado's Maraqopa Trilogy: Maraqopa -> Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son -> Visions of Us on the Land

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Re: Epic soundtrack for epic road trip
« Reply #5 on: Jun 25, 2018, 01:07 PM »
Amen Dunes' new album 'Freedom' is killer.  Check it!

The last two Hiss Golden Messenger albums are great. 

New Floating Action album, 'Heartache Essentials' is good, as are the rest of FA's albums.  'Desert Etiquette' is essential, imho.

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Re: Epic soundtrack for epic road trip
« Reply #6 on: Jun 25, 2018, 01:23 PM »
Amen Dunes' new album 'Freedom' is killer.  Check it!

The last two Hiss Golden Messenger albums are great. 

New Floating Action album, 'Heartache Essentials' is good, as are the rest of FA's albums.  'Desert Etiquette' is essential, imho.

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Re: Epic soundtrack for epic road trip
« Reply #7 on: Jun 25, 2018, 01:54 PM »
I love James McMurtry - I would start with Live in Aught Three and Live in Europe.  If you want to go even farther back in the Roots/Americana vein Townes Van Zandt - Live at the Old Quarter.  More recently John Moreland might work for you....In the Throes or High on Tulsa Heat.  Any of the last 3 Jason Isbell albums are great as well.

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Re: Epic soundtrack for epic road trip
« Reply #8 on: Jun 25, 2018, 01:55 PM »
I love James McMurtry - I would start with Live in Aught Three and Live in Europe.  If you want to go even farther back in the Roots/Americana vein Townes Van Zandt - Live at the Old Quarter.  More recently John Moreland might work for you....In the Throes or High on Tulsa Heat.  Any of the last 3 Jason Isbell albums are great as well.

Thank you! I am hip to Jason Isbell so the other vines you gave me will be worth exploring.
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Re: Epic soundtrack for epic road trip
« Reply #9 on: Jun 25, 2018, 02:15 PM »
I think all of Stars' records are excellent road trip material, especially the early ones: Heart, Set Yourself on Fire, and In Our Bedroom After the War.

Ditto on that Damien Jurado rec.

Some Mother Hips would be good when you hit Northern California, like Later Days or Pacific Dust, or pick one. Their new record is pretty great too.
 
I'm sure you've heard it, but for geography's sake listen to The Decemberists' Castaways and Cutouts, if only for the last track: California One/Youth and Beauty Brigade.
 
If you dig John Moreland, check out his fellow Okie and bandmate John Calvin Abney, his new record is Coyote and it's great.
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« Reply #10 on: Jun 25, 2018, 02:17 PM »
I think all of Stars' records are excellent road trip material, especially the early ones: Heart, Set Yourself on Fire, and In Our Bedroom After the War.

Ditto on that Damien Jurado rec.

Some Mother Hips would be good when you hit Northern California, like Later Days or Pacific Dust, or pick one. Their new record is pretty great too.
 
I'm sure you've heard it, but for geography's sake listen to The Decemberists' Castaways and Cutouts, if only for the last track: California One/Youth and Beauty Brigade.
 
If you dig John Moreland, check out his fellow Okie and bandmate John Calvin Abney, his new record is Coyote and it's great.

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Re: Epic soundtrack for epic road trip
« Reply #11 on: Jun 25, 2018, 02:20 PM »
I think all of Stars' records are excellent road trip material, especially the early ones: Heart, Set Yourself on Fire, and In Our Bedroom After the War.

Ditto on that Damien Jurado rec.

Some Mother Hips would be good when you hit Northern California, like Later Days or Pacific Dust, or pick one. Their new record is pretty great too.
 
I'm sure you've heard it, but for geography's sake listen to The Decemberists' Castaways and Cutouts, if only for the last track: California One/Youth and Beauty Brigade.
 
If you dig John Moreland, check out his fellow Okie and bandmate John Calvin Abney, his new record is Coyote and it's great.

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Re: Epic soundtrack for epic road trip
« Reply #12 on: Jun 25, 2018, 02:41 PM »


Some Mother Hips would be good when you hit Northern California, like Later Days or Pacific Dust, or pick one. Their new record is pretty great too.
 


Good rec on Mother Hips.  I really like their country rock period and that would be the very nice Later Days.  But you might also consider the one right before it, Shootout (except for its out of print still, check ebay or your local used store) for the excellent country rock and harmonies, but still with some jamming.  A lot of its themes are about travelling so it would work thematically.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPu7uL8YfJM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STprx3W8TMg

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Re: Epic soundtrack for epic road trip
« Reply #13 on: Jun 25, 2018, 02:52 PM »


Some Mother Hips would be good when you hit Northern California, like Later Days or Pacific Dust, or pick one. Their new record is pretty great too.
 


Good rec on Mother Hips.  I really like their country rock period and that would be the very nice Later Days.  But you might also consider the one right before it, Shootout (except for its out of print still, check ebay or your local used store) for the excellent country rock and harmonies, but still with some jamming.  A lot of its themes are about travelling so it would work thematically.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPu7uL8YfJM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STprx3W8TMg

Crispy did I know you were hip to the Hips?  If I did, I forgot.  When did you get into them?

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Re: Epic soundtrack for epic road trip
« Reply #14 on: Jun 25, 2018, 02:53 PM »
Crispy did I know you were hip to the Hips?  If I did, I forgot.  When did you get into them?

I dunno! It was probably on account of you and/or BH talking about them on here way back, around Crystal Flake time. I STILL haven't seen them live! I made a huge mistake on my last SF trip, leaving town the day they were playing at the Fillmore.  :cry:
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« Reply #15 on: Jun 25, 2018, 04:45 PM »
They were in their prime live 1996-2001, I'd say, so I don't go see them much anymore but if you weren't around to know what you are missing, they are probably really good to see live still. Fillmore or GAMH are great places to see them!

Tracy, if you are more into the West Coast pop sound try Pacific Dust that Crispy recommended and maybe throw in Green Hills of Earth and Kiss The Crystal Flake.

Tracy, have you checked out Martin Sexton?  He's good travelling music, too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8H7oS0qz5_s
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« Reply #16 on: Jun 25, 2018, 04:48 PM »
They were in their prime live 1996-2001, I'd say, so I don't go see them much anymore but if you weren't around to know what you are missing, they are probably really good to see live still. Fillmore or GAMH are great places to see them!

Tracy, if you are more into the West Coast pop sound try Pacific Dust that Crispy recommended and maybe throw in Green Hills of Earth and Kiss The Crystal Flake.

Tracy, have you checked out Martin Sexton?  He's good travelling music, too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8H7oS0qz5_s

I'll check him out, thank you!
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Re: Epic soundtrack for epic road trip
« Reply #17 on: Jun 26, 2018, 10:14 AM »
For Martin Sexton, Black Sheep is the album to start with for sure.
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« Reply #18 on: Jun 26, 2018, 10:16 AM »
For Martin Sexton, Black Sheep is the album to start with for sure.

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Re: Epic soundtrack for epic road trip
« Reply #19 on: Jun 26, 2018, 11:50 AM »
I like to listen to War on Drugs while driving.......perfect road trip music.

Dire Straits "communiqué" is always associated with vacation in france with me, the opening of "once upon a time in the west" starts and I have the smell of pine trees and the ocean in my nose