189: Have Songs Will Travel

I’m traveling during the next week. As I planned the logistics of my trip, I worked on a little mix to accompany it. This episode is all about getting from Point A to Point B — and the modes of transportation that make it possible. Songs of trains and cars, of passengers and drivers, of public transportation and private planes. Songs of traveling salesmen and returning lovers and nervous commuters. We’ll hear from Thee Headcoatees, R.E.M., Kraftwerk, Guided By Voices, The Jam, Talking Heads, Husker Du, The Triffids, The Gun Club, The Go-Betweens, and PJ Harvey, plus forgotten nuggets from LiLiPUT, The Nerves, Guana Batz, The Woodentops, Lambchop, The Coolies, Executive Slacks, and The Rave-Ups. All aboard!!!

Playlist

  1. Thee Headcoatees — Have Love, Will Travel
  2. Husker Du — Private Plane
  3. The Nerves — One Way Ticket
  4. The Gadgets — Long Empty Train
  5. Ian Dury & The Blockheads — Waiting For Your Taxi
  6. Executive Slacks — The Bus
  7. Kraftwerk — Trans-Europe Express
  8. The Magnetic Fields — Lonely Highway
  9. The Triffids — Wide Open Road
  10. R.E.M. — Driver 8
  11. Game Theory — The Letter
  12. Radio Birdman — I-94
  13. Buzzcocks — Fast Cars
  14. The Rave-Ups — In My Gremlin
  15. Sloppy Seconds — Leaving On A Jet Plane
  16. The Coolies — Homeward Bound
  17. Guided By Voices — Quality Of Armor
  18. Daniel Johnston — Speeding Motorcycle
  19. Lambchop — I Will Drive Slowly
  20. Young Fresh Fellows — Six Days On The Road
  21. Guana Batz — No Particular Place To Go
  22. The Replacements — Route 66
  23. PJ Harvey — Highway ’61 Revisited
  24. The Gun Club — Black Train
  25. Adam And The Ants — Car Trouble
  26. The Jam — Down In The Tube Station At Midnight
  27. Robyn Hitchcock — I Often Dream Of Trains
  28. The Moles — Europe By Car
  29. Bow Wow Wow — The Mile High Club
  30. The Woodentops — Travelling Man
  31. Urban Verbs — Subways
  32. Yip Yip Coyote — Last Train
  33. LiLiPUT — Hitch-Hike
  34. Iggy Pop — The Passenger
  35. Talking Heads — Road To Nowhere
  36. Spent — Brewster Station
  37. The Breeders — Drivin’ On 9
  38. The Go-Betweens — Streets Of Your Town