Monday, August 19, 2013

Sound & Groove Episode 35- "Takin' it to the Streets: Transportation Tracks, Episode 2"

Alice Cooper were a pure show, a horror presentation not unlike a vaudeville act. But in early 1970s America, already scared off any menacing long-haired "freaks" by the Manson Family, their live concert act and behaviour was tantamount to treason and youth corruption. Of course the dust settled and once glam rock had come and gone, people realized the shock was merely a theatrical guise. By 1974, the band Alice Cooper was no more but the man, the myth, the legend would solider on. One of their early rockers makes its way as a "transportation track" featured in this week's episode of the Sound & Groove podcast.

Everyone loves a good ol' driving song but how about songs about the roads? Whether it be about superhighways, autoroutes, expressways, boulevards or any another residential path, they all count. Herein lies a superb collection of themed songs on that subject to feast your ears upon. Whether it makes for good driving music or not is irrelevant- though score bonus points if it does! What matters is that these songs evoke thoughts and feelings of traveling, moving "'cross the highways and the biways" as the Hollies once sang. It's all part of this monthly themed podcast show entitled Sound & Groove. This here is episode 2 of 3 for the month of August!

And if you're new to this podcast: Every month there will be a theme that the selection of music is centred around. It will be jam packed with my analysis, synopses, breakdowns, anecdotes and other witticisms you might enjoy. And not to worry, each month will contain a different theme than the last. This is the first of a special episodes this month of August going by the theme of "Takin' it to the Streets: Transportation Tracks." All killer, no filler... other than when I talk and introduce the tunes and recap the ones before it. But aside from that? 100% juicy meat! Below I've also provided information and links relevant to the matters discussed in this particular edition of Sound & Groove.

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1. The Golden (To Unlimited Devotion)- Grateful Dead (1967)
2. Drive South- John Hiatt (1988)
3. Keep on Trucking- Eddie Kendricks (1973)
4. Love on a Two-Way Street- The Moments (1970)
5. Seventh Avenue- Rosanne Cash (1993)
6. At the Crossroads- Sir Douglas Quintet (1969)
7. Under My Wheels- Alice Cooper (1971)
8. Car Jamming- The Clash (1982)
Info of note:
Intro- "Both Ends Burning" by Roxy Music (1975)
Outro- "More Than This" by Roxy Music (1982)

All comments, questions and feedback are greatly welcomed and appreciated! I encourage participation. Even though I drain an hour off your life by listening to the podcast then checking through the links, at least you don't have to fork over your money to me... though if you feel like, you know... But in all seriousness, let me now what you'd like to hear or see and I'll consider it. Popular approval doesn't always sway me but having fans or listeners get their input would be just grand!

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