00individual and his 1968 VW Magic Camper in Carmel Valley
Secret Spot: The Gorge (Beyond The Ranger’s Station) – 1972/73*
Road Trip essentials are seen leaning up against the open sliding door: a beanbag ashtray for responsible smoking, a roll of toilet paper for responsible waste management,
and a real solid wood box speaker to match the rugged outdoors.
EXPERIENCE ROCK HISTORY!
1960s and 1970s Album Track Gems
ROAD TRIPPERS Greatest Hits!
Ever feel like just jumpin’ in the car or on your bike and takin’ off? Leavin’ the world behind?
Gettin’ back to nature? Takin’ to the road and lookin’ for adventure?
Back in the ’60s and the ’70s Hippie Road Trips were common; many drove or hitchhiked across town, across the states, across Europe. The feeling of freedom to go anywhere anytime was strong and even more possible due to the fact that these were free-wheelin’ times – just ask Bob Dylan.
On a planned or spontaneous road trip with good friends, or hitchhiking with a stranger, the ride was always heightened by a joint and a righteous soundtrack of the incredible music that was constantly in the air, in the mind, and in the soul.
This is a compilation of classic Road Trippers:
songs with a Rockin’ Drivin’ Beat, Liberating Lyrics and Soul-searching Sounds that match and
invigorate the feelings of hittin’ the road – for a day, a week, a month, a year, or . . .
ROAD TRIPPERS Greatest Hits!
Side One – The ’60s
HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED – Bob Dylan from Highway 61 Revisited – 1965
Well, Abe said, “Where d’you want this killin’ done?” God said, “Out on Highway 61”
BREAK ON THROUGH – The Doors from The Doors – 1967
We chased our pleasures here, Dug our treasures there, But can you still recall, The time we cried.
ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER – Jimi Hendrix from Electric Ladyland – 1968
Outside in the cold distance, A wild cat did growl,
Two riders were approaching, And the wind began to howl.
GOING UP THE COUNTRY – Canned Heat from Livin’ The Blues – 1968
Just exactly where we’re goin’ I cannot say, But we might even leave the U.S.A.
FIGHTING FOR MADGE – Fleetwood Mac from Then Play On – 1969
LocomotiveSupersonicRockin’Vehicle/Mind Fuel. Fill’er up!
ETERNITY ROAD – The Moody Blues from Our Childrens’ Childrens’ Children – 1969
Traveling eternity road, What will you find there?
Carrying your heavy load, Searching to find a piece of mind.
RAMBLE ON – Led Zeppelin from Led Zepplelin II – 1969
Leaves are falling all around, It’s time I was on my way.
Thanks to you, I’m much obliged for such a pleasant stay.
But now it’s time for me to go. The autumn moon lights my way.
For now I smell the rain, and with it pain, and it’s headed my way.
Sometimes I grow so tired, but I know I’ve got one thing I got to do..
Side Two – The ’70s
GOING TO MEXICO – Steve Miller Band from #5 -1970
I’ve got four or five hundred miles to go, Down that southbound highway
’53 Studebaker goin’ for broke, I’m pushin’ it night and day
I’ve had enough of your lies, To last a long, long time
You’re much too slow, I’m goin’ to Mexico.
WORKING ON THE ROAD – Ten Years After from Cricklewood Green – 1970
I’ve got a feeling for home, Somewhere that I call my own.
GONE DEAD TRAIN – Randy Newman from Performance ST – 1970
My engine was pumpin’ steam, And I was grindin’ at you hard and fast
Burnin’ down the rails, tryin’ to heat the way, Haulin’ ass and ridin’ up the track
And I laughed at the conductor who was tellin’ me my coal It would never last
But then the fire in my boiler Up and quit before I came
Ain’t no empty cellar Like a gone dead train.
LEAVIN’ AGAIN – Savoy Brown from Looking In – 1970
I’m leavin’ again when the night has gone, So let’s make love while the time, time rolls on
And time rolls on to another day, And this time tomorrow I’ll be gone and so far away.
TRUCKIN’ – The Grateful Dead from American Beauty – 1970
You’re sick of hangin’ around and you’d like to travel,
Get tired of travelin’ and you want to settle down,
I guess they can’t revoke your soul for tryin,’ Get out of the door and light out and look all around.
Sometimes the light’s all shinin’ on me, Other times I can barely see,
Lately it occurs to me what a long, strange trip it’s been
L.A.WOMAN – The Doors from L.A. Woman – 1971
I see your hair is burnin’ Hills are filled with fire
If they say I never loved you You know they are a liar
Drivin’ down your freeway Midnight alleys roam
Cops in cars, The topless bars Never saw a woman… So alone, so alone.
RADAR LOVE – Golden Earring from Moontan – 1972
I’ve been drivin’ all night, my hand’s wet on the wheel,
There’s a voice in my head that drives my heel
It’s my baby callin’, says I need you here, And it’s a half past four and I’m shiftin’ gear
When she is lonely and the longing gets too much, She sends a cable comin’ in from above
Don’t need no phone at all.
Bonus instrumental track:
ON THE RUN – Pink Floyd from The Dark Side Of The Moon – 1973
For when words just get in the way, and the road is in your mind,
sit back close your eyes and take off!
“Locked-in the Slipstream to Oblivion: Our VW Bug Flies!” copyright 2015 00individual TLL
HIPPIE ACID ROAD TRIP RACE – Winter 1970
Los Angeles, California to Aspen, Colorado . . . and the race back!
Driving Asleep, Snow Stranded with Crazy Colorado Chicks,
Deliverance Rednecks, LSD, and our VW Bug flies!
* Displayed in the header photo is an example of Hippie Ingenuity – a technique utilized in a previous Yosemite excursion when it was discovered that the tent poles were left behind – but there was plenty of rope and plenty of trees – and after some cowboy lassoing of key tent roof corners to the tree branches above, and staking the tent floor to the ground, all was well.
Whether the poles were forgotten or misplaced, the technique was once again used effectively on one of the famous Carmel Valley Hippie Road Trips, as a discerning eye can see.
“Psilocybin Journey to Hobbitland” copyright 2013 00individual TLL
HIPPIE ROAD TRIP – PSILOCYBIN JOURNEY TO HOBBITLAND – Fall 1970
“At some point on the trip, even though I knew the whole environment around me was alive, I suddenly became aware of its intelligence and it was as if I was surrounded by a sentient web of vegetation and felt not as the alien but as a symbiotic member of their world. I felt accepted. Was this due to a hyper-sensitivity in the plant world to recognize the mushroom in my system? Was I registering enough symbiotic plant life to receive the “love” of the entire plant world that surrounded me? I decided to enjoy the moment – as it was as real as anything else I’ve ever experienced.”
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