Musical palate cleanser, just drive edition, part five

Today, it’s the daddy of rock and roll car tunes, Chuck Berry.

My problem is that there are two Berry songs that qualify for a MPC.  Only solution is to clip them both here.

First, here’s “Maybelline” live, from 1955.

And from a few years later, here he is performing “No Particular Place To Go”.

The man had an… um, interesting stage presence, to say the least.

Feel free to add on any musical driving selections you may have in the comments.


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17 responses to “Musical palate cleanser, just drive edition, part five

  1. 92 grad

    Oy, I’m self employed and I drive an average of 1500 miles/week, so commenting on anything involving driving hits me. I drive a lot, so, I listen a lot. Ranges from Mahler, Mozart to Korn and Pat Metheny and tower of power. (For the record, Metheny is the only “soft jazz” I would ever purchase and/or let anyone hear)

    Tower of power is my “gotta stay awake” standard.


    • Dylan Dreyer's Booty

      Check out John Klemmer for ‘soft jazz’. For some third world jazz, Gato Barbieri is great.


    • Saxondawg

      Before categorizing Metheny as “soft jazz,” cue up “Roots of Coincidence.” When he does play relatively soft, it’s far from “smooth jazz” drek. It’s well-written and has great depth.


  2. garageflowers

    Swervedriver. I got pulled while listening to Mezcal Head twenty some odd years ago. Since then I always make sure to have on cruise control when listening to them in the car.


  3. Truupster

    Any of the harder tunes from Porcupine Tree. The “Fear of a Blank Planet” album comes to mind. Yes, speeding tickets are a real possibility. Brilliant players.


  4. FlorineseExpert

    “Two Lane Blacktop” — Rob Zombie

    Also, “Brothers in Arms” by Junkie XL isn’t inherently driving related, but it’s the main chase theme from Mad Max: Fury Road, and it makes navigating traffic on the Interstate feel that much more exciting.


  5. You left out “Too Much Monkey Business”. Wipe the windows


  6. …check the oil, two dollars gas.

    Damn fat fingering phone!


  7. Mary Kate Danaher


    • rchris

      Or “Anyway we don’t have to drive it, Honey we can park it out in back, and have a party in your pink Cadillac”
      Or “Chrome wheeled, fuel injected, and steppin’ out over the line”
      Or “The doors open but the ride it ain’t free”


  8. Raleighwood Dawg

    I may be going to hell in a bucket, but at least I’m enjoying the ride …

    Runnin’ Down a Dream – Tom Petty
    Radar Love – Golden Earring
    Interstate Love Song – Stone Temple Pilots
    Fingerprint File – Rolling Stones
    Eminence Front – The Who


  9. AthensHomerDawg


  10. Saxondawg

    It’s a shame Berry suffers the fate of a lot of great rock people–his biggest hit is actually a novelty song called “My Dingaling” from the seventies. 😦

    Kind of like the way certain people only know Led Zep by “All of My Love.”


    • AthensHomerDawg

      “Led Zeppelin,the greatest rock band of all time. Better than the Beatles. Better than the Stones…”


  11. AusDawg85

    One of my game day starters: B-52’s “Love Shack”

    I’m heading down the Atlanta Highway….


    • Russ

      Yep, that’s a good one. Glad someone else mentioned Radar Love as well.

      I’ll add these two to the mix.