Musical palate cleanser, just drive edition, part one

Okay, so I got a new car last week, my first in well over a decade.  Color me a little excited.

In honor of the occasion, I’m posting a week of musical palate cleansers with a driving theme to them.  Kicking off the festivities is a song I played the hell out off when I was on the radio in college, The Modern Lovers’ “Roadrunner”.

I know Jonathan Richman is something of an acquired taste, but The Modern Lovers is a stone cold classic, quintessential American rock and roll.  You could say the same thing about driving, which makes this song a perfect start to the week.

(By the way, if you don’t mind, please hold off on your driving tunes suggestions until Friday.  I’ve already got the week’s other four videos ready to go and you can load up then.  Feel free to comment about Richman and the Lovers now, though.)

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8 responses to “Musical palate cleanser, just drive edition, part one

  1. Billy Mumphrey

    Did you get a Dodge Veg-o-matic?

  2. Semper Fi Dawg

    something foreign…. german….

  3. Dawg Vegas

    I’m in love with Massachusetts, with the radio on….

    I still have my vinyl of that for Modern Lovers album. Jerry Harrison (pre Talking Heads) and drummer David Robinson (pre Cars) were in the lineup.

    Great stuff. It brings back good memories, and I also played it on WUOG for years.

    Thanks for jogging my memory this morning, and congrats on the car!

  4. Red Cup

    Be careful Senator. Every woman I know is crazy bout an automobile. You’ll have fingernail scratches down the sides of that bad ride

  5. The Chairman Mow

    I once drove from Athens to Augusta on a monday morning after a game weekend, to get back to work by 8 AM, and listened to this back to back the whole way. What normally would drive me crazy, was keeping me sane. GREAT SONG.