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    Driving songs: music to relax in traffic

    What kind of music do you usually listen to when you are doing a trip, or stuck in a traffic jam, or simply going out in the night and you just need to get relaxed all the way?

    These are some examples of songs I usually listen to while driving and think are very appropriated for such purpose:

    BRYAN FERRY - Kiss and Tell
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ECpQFx2ALg

    BRYAN FERRY Slave to Love
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrnca9qTFQE

    BRYAN FERRY - Don't stop the Dance
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjZKb0nDVys

    BLUE NILE Headlights on the Parade
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DImZO6SNAx4

    BLUE NILE The Downtown Lights
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GVMnDjFKHw

    RICHARD HAWLEY - Tonight the Streets Are Ours
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eBkrs4YpzI

    RICHARD HAWLEY - The Ocean
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYddF...eature=related

    RICHARD HAWLEY - Something Is...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XY_lYDuvCtg

    CHRIS REA - Looking for the Summer
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeMSjdJU4yg

    CHRIS REA - Driving Home for Christmas
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK1od...aynext_from=ML

    Cheers,
    Demetrio.

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    I really like listening to Kraftwerk on long drives, songs like:
    Europe Endless
    Computer Love

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    I've actually made a couple of road trips listening to a Porcupine Tree comp I made.

    I imagine Spoon would be good for that purpose.

    some good old fashioned fusion would work as well
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    Stevie Wonder...impossible not to feel good when Stevie is in the house.

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    Michael Rother- Sterntaler

    Sterntaler marked the beginning of Michael Rother's deep preoccupation with introspective melodies projected outward. Where Flammende Herzen was full of anthemic instrumental rock that was constructed to be just that, Sterntaler is more reflective even if its drive is as insistent and mechanically accurate. Again collaborating with producer Conny Plank and Can's drummer, Jaki Leibzeit, Rother set out with Sterntaler to create true electronic rock music — even if what he came up with was the first real ambient trance music. Unlike his former bandmates in Kraftwerk and Harmonia who had wholeheartedly embraced electronic music as an end in and of itself, Rother was deeply entrenched in the idea that the entire idea for synthesizers and drum machines was to make rock & roll itself more futuristic. What's so odd about that notion is his method of composition. On the opener, "Sonnenrad," his signature electric guitar sound plays melodies that are almost folk-like in their simplicity over his trademark Motorik percussion and rhythmic churn. On "Blauer-Regen" Leibzeit's cymbals mark the simple chord changes on an introspective ballad filled with the sounds of falling rain cascading down through the guitars. "Stremlinien" and the title track are more hypnotic rock tracks with veritable choruses of guitars all playing the same notes in harmony over a cut-time drumbeat and Leibzeit's percussive embellishments. Keyboards swim through the mix, creating a chords progression — though it feels like one phrase over and over again — and Rother concentrates on using a slide guitar to control and advance dynamics in the swirl. This is awesome driving music, perfect maybe for the Autobahn, but certainly for American two-lane blacktops during the first flush of fall.

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    Triangle-Gordon Lightfoot

    I Love LA- Randy Newman

    Wheels- Restless Heart

    Backroads- Ricky Van Shelton

    I'm Goin Down- Bruce Springsteen

    Sherry Darlin'- Bruce Springsteen

    The Haunted Jukebox-Brian Burns

    Ragtop Day-Jimmy Buffet

    Drive Me Wild-Sawyer Brown

    Racing in the Street-Bruce Springsteen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte
    Michael Rother- Sterntaler

    HOT DAMN, you don't have to sell me on Michael Rother! I love the guy, I have every Neu, every Harmonia and everyone of his solos CD's and I say him live a few years ago,

    GREAT CALL...!

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