Journal: What is Your Favorite Album for a Weekend Morning Drive?

What is Your Favorite Album for a Weekend Morning Drive?

Avatar By Sam Webber
October 30, 2014
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Photography by Rémi Dargegen

You wake up to the dreaded, piercing buzz of your alarm clock. Disoriented, you stumble out of bed; stretching, yawning, craving more rest. It’s 6:00am. After fighting the urge to return to sleep, you soon realize that today is different, it’s Saturday. There won’t be a commute to the office this morning, an eight hour shift is certainly not in the plan. The work week is over, and although the weekend has begun, there are a lot of other things that you need to take care of. But such things aren’t on your mind right now.

Instead, you’re getting ready to take your car out for an early morning drive to a favorite destination of yours; say, Cars & Coffee for example. The destination is about an hour away, and unless carburetors and exhaust notes fit the bill, you’ll surely want your favorite musician providing the soundtrack for your drive. If you had to grab or stream one album, undoubtedly your favorite for a drive, which would you choose? Please refrain from any “Best Hits” albums or compilations. As for me, the windows would be down (regardless of temperature) and The Velvet Underground’s Loaded would be cranked. Oh, and there’d surely be a huge grin on my face.

So, what is your favorite album for a weekend morning drive?

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kbuss
kbuss

The Pretenders first album. Followed closely by The Doors “Strange Days”. Then there’s Bruce Cochburns “Breakfast in New Orleans”. Or, in a very different direction, Keith Jarrett’s “Koln Concert”. And then swing into “Something Else” by Cannonball. Closer to lunch, something by Laura Marling. Maybe “I Speak Because I Can. ” Wow, this is getting hard!!!

Alec DeJovani
Alec DeJovani

Sailing to Philadelphia or Clapton (2010).

Beanie
Beanie

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Steve Goudy
Steve Goudy

Like many others, I like the radio off for the most part. However, when I want music for driving ZZ Top.

Chris Leighton
Chris Leighton

tape deck plays at half speed so I listen to the radio to obscure unhealthy automotive sounds. Pedal-down the gearbox and engine cut through enough to make itself known. Slow speeds and speed humps in carparks provide the loudest squeaks – yuk! – ’71 3 litre 6cyl 3spd column shift sedan with chrome and searingly white paint –

jeffrey
jeffrey

Kraftwerk “Autobahn” especially in a rear engine air cooled car

Tim Goedhart
Tim Goedhart

I can definitely relate to that!

Steve Scarpato
Steve Scarpato

The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle, drivin’ down “Thunderoad”.

Steve
Steve

Tycho: Dive, or any M83 record.

Samir Shirazi
Samir Shirazi

I own a 69′ Camaro In Tehran and i really prefer to listen to engine roaring than any other sound.
however if I am on my modern cars I prefer 80’s rock: GunsNroses, AcDc,Pink floyd, Whitesnake…
as an album i say Pink Floyd 1994

Arnon Cornette
Arnon Cornette

Hotel California is the best. But I really like Homework by DaftPunk too.

Anders Bilidt
Anders Bilidt

As much as I love music, I only listen to it when driving modern cars.
In a classic I vastly prefer the deep rumbles and vivid crescendos produced by a mix of DCOE’s, cool air and mountain walls… 😉

Marcos Alvarenga
Marcos Alvarenga

Supertramp live in Paris (1980).

Alvaro
Alvaro

Classic car – Classic Rock!

The Wall comes to mind.

Greg
Greg

I can’t listen to music. I own a TVR

George Causey
George Causey

When really moving on down a twisty back road, I play ZZ Top’s “Eliminator.” On the freeway with cruise control on, Eagle’s “Hotel California,” ’cause it takes me back to a time and place that’s no longer there, which I can never leave.

TJ Martin
TJ Martin

Well now . Looking over everyones lists and In light of my chosen profession I’ll have to admit .. the overwhelming majority of folks participating on this site are a pretty diverse and discerning group when it comes to their listening choices . Fact is … I’m damn impressed !

zeb
zeb

screamadelica by primal scream……

I think you’ll find i’ve won ! 😉

Toby
Toby

Album: Fu Manchu – King of the Road
89 944

JOE
JOE

My favorite album to play when driving is from Peter Gabriel album called “So” from 1986, it’s a fantastic album.
I always play the album in fact the cassette has been stuck inside my stereo since 86 which I cannot eject from the player. This happened as soon as I drove out of the showroom when I purchased my Ferrari Testarossa all those years ago. The dealer wouldn’t come to the party to fix it so I didn’t bother either so I listen to the album once a fortnight for the last 28 years and I never get bored.

Riccardo
Riccardo

For me one of the ultimate driving songs is the Stereophonics “Maybe Tomorrow”, it goes nicely with and orange sunset gilding along on a deserted motorway heading into some stunning Alpine scenery, black skies on the horizon and skis on the roof rack.

Also quite a fan of David Gray’s “White Ladder” album for driving.

Derelict
Derelict

Jane Eyre (2011) Soundtrack – Dario Marianelli Absolutely gorgeous

Alex
Alex

Led Zep

If you haven’t tried driving a loud V8, flat 6, or anything fun with Metallica’s Black album you haven’t lived

Evan Bedford

the car: 1991 Miata with a few upgrades
the road: twisty up to Mt. Edith Cavell in Jasper
the time: about 8 am on a weekday morning when I have the road to myself
the music: the 1955 recording of Glen Gould playing Bach’s Goldberg Variations

Larry Brantingham
Larry Brantingham

Saint-Saens Symphony No 3 in the Bora. It’s the only one quiet enough to listen to anything in.

JWS
JWS

Without a doubt, Daft Punk’s “Random Access Memories.” Not too crazy and not too mellow, but with the right balance of funk, pop, electro, and classical to make things interesting.

David Sky
David Sky

Easily “[i]The In Sounds from Way Out![/i]” by the Beastie Boys. Instrumental, interesting, not too mellow, not too over the top.

[url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oXffIHMkgo”]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oXffIHMkgo[/url]

Jimmy Arata
Jimmy Arata

For some reason, Led Zeppelin 1 and 2, found it’s way into my Boxster 7 years ago, and when I decide to play the stereo, which is not with any regularity, I love to blast this cd. Stereo is great, and I have other cd’s, but prefer the mechanical sounds more. I am enjoying reading everyone’s choices.

Matt Krahn
Matt Krahn

The Neighborhood: I Love You.
84′ 944. Hwy 1.

Alex Clise
Alex Clise

It’s gotta be something sung by a fellow (although former) petrolisti: Jim Morrison. Therefore the choice is easy:
LA Woman by The Doors – a nice mellow morning motoring album.

Alex Clise
Alex Clise

A couple shots of Jim and his ’67 Shelby GT500.

Michael Micetich
Michael Micetich

Alone on an early weekend morning it has to be
Nick Drake – Pink Moon

Jesse D
Jesse D

This is something I will have to wait to find out, seeing as my Alfa Spider doesn’t have a properly working stereo. And even if it did, you wouldn’t be able to hear the music over the sound of the exhaust and wind noise!

Dennis White
Dennis White

In the Maser QP and the Alfa GT Junior, the opening cut from the Quantum of Solace soundtrack. In the Alfa 2600 Spyder, “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” sung by none other than the Chairman of the Board with arrangement by the great Nelson Riddle.

Matt Duquette
Matt Duquette

The Band- music from big pink or just the brown album “aka the band” album those two are perfect for a saturday morning in the TR6

Future Doc
Future Doc

Varies…

Broken Bells “After the Disco” is the current go-to

Brandon Valentine
Brandon Valentine

Quiet, early morning drive while the sun is coming up and the roads are empty?

[list]
[*][i]Nilsson Sings Newman[/i], Harry Nilsson[/*]
[*][i]Greatest Palace Music[/i], Bonnie “Prince” Billy[/*]
[*][i]Rainy Day Music[/i], The Jayhawks[/*]
[*][i]Sea Change[/i], Beck[/*]
[*][i]If You’re Feeling Sinister[/i], Belle & Sebastian[/*]
[*][i]Yoko[/i], Beulah[/*]
[*]Any later Wilco album[/*]
[*][i]For Emma, Forever Ago[/i], Bon Iver[/*]
[*][i]Nebraska[/i], Bruce Springsteen[/*]
[/list]

I could go on forever here.

Km! Ra
Km! Ra

Bob Marley & The Wailers – “Exodus”.

Gaston Donetch
Gaston Donetch

Dire Straits…Sultans of Swing
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ferrari 308gtb

Ray Jay
Ray Jay

I’ll throw down…

Bill Callahan – Dream River
Josh Rouse – Nashville
The Walkmen – Bows & Arrows
The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream

And if your feeling iris
The Untouchables – Wild Child

Fernando Souto
Fernando Souto

My wife and I drove up Highway 1 in Northern California and then to Portland Oregon. The one album that stood out was U2’s Joshua Tree.

Marc
Marc

GTV6 by Busso
or perhaps 440 four barrel by Mopar.

Doug Churchill
Doug Churchill

Across the plains starts with The Theme From Route 66 – Nelson Riddle Orchestra.

Driving for effect – Baba O’Riley – The Who

martin
martin

“Day Nurse” or “Triple Wide” by Umphrey’s Mcgee. They cook with gas!

Michael
Michael

Rolling Stones – Hot Rocks

B Bop
B Bop

Little Feat, either Dixie Chicken or Sailin’ Shoes albums. Alternatively, Aja by Steely Dan, or Joni Mitchells double live album
Shadows and Light, as I just love Jaco’s bass on that album.

TJ Martin
TJ Martin

Joni Mitchell’s ” Shadows & Light ” Two thumbs up . I had the privilege of attending the Red Rocks concert on the S&L tour backstage with a certain mentor/associate who was in the band .

Still one of the best live concerts I’ve ever seen . As far as Little Feat .. Steely Dan .. Joni ? Not a bad one in the bunch !

Brian Wise
Brian Wise

The Gaslight Anthem…The ’59 Sound.
Give it a listen!

David Sky
David Sky

Listening now… [url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7XJcQVXtuY”]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7XJcQVXtuY[/url]

Guy Smith
Guy Smith

Like T J says “It all depends”. For a blast over the hill to South Lake Tahoe on Hwy 50 I’d have to say Chickenfoot III. For most other leisurely cruises…anything by Joe Bonamassa. Most of the time tho’ the I-pod’s on blues rock shuffle.

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange

Kings of Leon; only by the night.
The Who; Who’s Next or pretty much anything by Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton or Led Zepplin

Sekan
Sekan

Arts the beatdoctor – Transitions. All time fav album. specially for fall and spring.

Adrien
Adrien

Probably Black Label Society – Hangover Music or Kasabian – West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
So much memories…

TJ Martin
TJ Martin

Jeeze ! That all depends ; Driving across the Great Plains ? – Bill Frissels ” Good Dog Happy Man ” Thru the desert South West or Texas in summer ? – Ry Cooder’s ” Paris Texas ” In the Rocky Mts during the depths of Winter ? – E.S.T’s [ the band… not the religion } ” A Strange Place for Snow ” Up Highway One in LaLa Land ? – Yellow Jacket’s ” The Spin ” Across WY MT and Eastern WA ? – Phillip Aaberg’s ” Live from Montana ” Thru the Pacific NW and Vancouver BC… Read more »