Got the world, I’ve got the turnpike, got the radio on, I got the power of the AM

This piece came out in The Independent last summer but, given that it’s the start of July, it bears re-visiting. Lovely recollections of summer childhood soundtracks, as doubtless originally experienced whilst stuck to hot vinyl seats in the back of dun coloured cars.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/the-sound-of-summer-independent-writers-remember-their-backseat-tunes-8779059.html

2 thoughts on “Got the world, I’ve got the turnpike, got the radio on, I got the power of the AM

  1. Tis a fine concept for an article indeed. Be interested in your childhood backseat tunes tales, doc. I recall endeavouring to wholeheartedly stomp the car floor through to Mud’s glorious Tiger Feet, endlessly enduring Dire Straits’ Bros In Arms and Albert ‘Fucking’ Hammond and, more fortuitously, sharing a common love of OMD with me Ma. I was particularly thrilled to hog the cassette for THE ENTIRETY of a Thrashing Doves album on the way to one caravanning jaunt, the one with Beautiful Imbalance on it.

    The rest I forget.

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