(Music Before 1990)
Last week, Frontier Archaeology did not make it to press. We had planned to post after a day-long drive from the shores of Virginia back to Brooklyn, but sadly we were marooned on the Goethals Bridge for 3 hours as part of an epic traffic-jam-ageddon. (For those of you unfamiliar with the mid-Atlantic region, the Goethals connects two of our most prized American treasures). Suffice it say, this particular author could have used his own personal Frontier Psychiatrist to survive the experience. But, we were not the first people to suffer on the highway, nor are we the first to be inspired by it. So today, we happily bring you a set of songs inspired by the (not-always-so) open road. Throw ‘em in your 8-track.
Janis Joplin (via Kris Kirstofferson and Fred Foster) – Me and Bobby McGee
Tom Waits – Ol’ 55
Kraftwerk – Autobahn
Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited
The Flying Burrito Brothers – Wheels
The Hondelles (via Brian Wilson) – Little Honda