Friday, September 13, 2013


My Radio Boo broadcast on Friday 13/09/2013 (20:00 - 01:00), about songs by international & Hellenic artists, written or referring to all kinds of roads, either located somewhere in the world or simply used in a metaphorical manner.

My Broacast Part 1 (20:00-22:00)

My Broacast Part 2 (22:00-01:00)

20:00 - 21:00

The Streets Of San Francisco - HENRY MANCINI (The Cop Show Themes, 1976)

Road To Nowhere - TALKING HEADS (LP Little Creatures, 1985)

Middle Of The Road - THE PRETENDERS (LP Learning To Crawl, 1983)

The Heart Of Rock'n'Roll - HUEY LEWIS & The NEWS (LP Sports, 1983)
Lyrics: LA, Hollywood, and the Sunset Strip

Youth Gone Wild - SKID ROW (LP Skid Row, 1989)
Lyrics: That you oughta know. I'll tell ya, Park Avenue leads to Skid Row

Gypsy Road - CINDERELLA (LP Long Cold Winter, 1988)

Highway To Hell - AC/ DC (LP Highway To Hell, 1979)

Tobacco Road - THE NASHVILLE TEENS (1964)

Highway 5 - THE BLESSING (LP Prince Of The Deep Water, 1991)

Born To Run - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN (LP Born To Run, 1975)
Lyrics: At night we ride through mansions of glory in suicide machines sprung from cages out on Highway 9

Freeway Of Love - ARETHA FRANKLIN feat. CLARENCE CLEMONS (LP Who's Zoomin' Who, 1985)

Electric Avenue - EDDY GRANT (LP Killer On The Rampage, 1982)

Our House  - MADNESS (LP The Rise & Fall, 1982)
Lyrics: in the middle of our street

Travel Girl - HITCH HIKE (2003)

On The Highway - IN_VOX (2003)

La Luna - BELINDA CARLISLE (LP Runaway Horses, 1989)
Now I walk along the streets of Marseilles the winter sky is cold and gray

21:00 - 22:00

Fools Gold - THE STONE ROSES (1989)
Lyrics: The gold road's sure a long road, winds on through the hills for fifteen days

Route 66 - DEPECHE MODE (b'side on 'Behind The Wheel', 1987)

I Love L.A. - RANDY NEWMAN (LP Trouble In Paradise, 1983)
Lyrics: Rollin' down the Imperial Highway with a big nasty redhead at my side
Century Boulevard (We love it)
Victory Boulevard (We love it)
Santa Monica Boulevard (We love it)
Sixth Street (We love it, we love it)

On My Way In L.A. - PHIL CARMEN (LP Walkin' The Dog, 1985)
Lyrics: Touched down through the smog cloud, L.A. runway visit Sandy in Marina, swingin' easy

Driving Away From Home (Jim's Tune) - IT'S IMMATERIAL (LP Life's Hard And Then You Die, 1986)
Lyrics: Why don't we cross the city limit and head on down the M62. It's only thirty nine miles and forty five minutes to Manchester and that's my birth-place, you know

The Road To Hell (Part 2) - CHRIS REA (LP The Road To Hell, 1989)
The song refers to London's M25 ring road

Street Of Dreams - RAINBOW (LP Bent Out Of Shape, 1983)

Here I Go Again - WHITESNAKE (LP 1987, 1987)
Lyrics: 'Cause I know what it means to walk along the lonely street of dreams

Boulevard Of Broken Dreams - GREEN DAY (LP American Idiot, 2004)

Lullaby - SHAWN MULLINS (LP Soul's Core, 1998)
Lyrics: She grew up with the children of the stars In the Hollywood hills, in the Boulevard 

The Kids Are On High Street - MADRUGADA (LP The Deep End, 2005)

Life In The Fast Lane - THE EAGLES (LP Hotel California, 1976)

Rhinestone Cowboy - GLEN CAMPBELL (LP Rhinestone Cowboy, 1975)
Lyrics: I know every crack in these dirty sidewalks of Broadway where hustle's the name of the game

Take Me Home Country Roads - JOHN DENVER (LP Poems, Prayers & Promises, 1971)

22:00 - 23:00

Pull Up To The Bumper - GRACE JONES (LP Nightclubbing, 1981)
Lyrics: Driving down those city streets,waiting to get down, won't you get your big machine, somewhere in this town?

Dirty Blvd. - LOU REED (LP New York, 1989)

Hey Manhattan - PREFAB SPROUT (LP From Langley Park To Memphis, 1988)
Lyrics: Hey Manhattan ! Here I am ! Call me star-struck Uncle Sam.. Strolling Fifth Avenue
- Just to think Sinatra's been here too

Masterpiece - GAZEBO (1982 / LP Gazebo, 1983)
Lyrics: Driving down through Beverly Hills you feel the breeze of the past in your lungs. What an elegant place, you walk with elephant grace. All Sunset Boulevard has been waiting the star They all gather to celebrate "Happy birthday my honey dear" What a joy to see your old mates In this Hollywood atmosphere, with us at last!

Ventura Highway - AMERICA (LP Homecoming, 1972)

Les Champs Elysees - JOE DASSIN (1969)

Waterloo Road - JASON CREST (1968)

Baker Street - GERRY RAFFERTY (LP City To City, 1978)

Heartache Avenue - THE MAISONETTES (1982)

On Broadway - GEORGE BENSON (1978)

Across 110th Street - BOBBY WOMACK (1972 / OST Jackie Brown, 1997)

Danke Schoen - WAYNE NEWTON (1963)
Lyrics: I recall Central Park in fall how you tore you dress,... Thank you for walks down Lover's Lane

59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) - SIMON & GARFUNKEL (1966)

San Jose (The Way) - FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD (LP Welcome To The Pleasuredome, 1984)

The Valley Road - BRUCE HORNSBY & THE RANGE (LP Scenes From The Southside, 1988)

Club At The End Of The Street - ELTON JOHN (LP Sleeping With The Past, 1989)
Lyrics: From the alleyways where the catwalks gently sway. You hear the sound of Otis and the voice of Marvin Gaye

23:00 - 00:00

Free Fallin' - TOM PETTY (LP Full Moon Fever, 1989)
Lyrics: All the vampires walkin' through the valley move west down Ventura Blvd.... I wanna glide down over Mulholland

Turn The Page - BOB SEGER (1976)
Lyrics:  On a long and lonesome highway east of Omaha

99 Miles From L.A. - ART GARFUNKEL (LP Breakaway, 1975)
Lyrics: Keeping my eyes on the road I see you, keeping my hands on the wheel I hold you, ninety-nine miles from L.A

By The Time I Get To Phoenix - GLEN CAMPBELL (1967)

Δρόμοι Της Αθήνας - ΗΛΙΑΣ ΚΛΩΝΑΡΙΔΗΣ (1979)

Με Τα Φώτα Νυσταγμένα (Οι Νταλίκες) - ΓΙΩΡΓΟΣ ΣΑΡΡΗΣ (1983)

Δρόμοι Του Πουθενά - ΓΙΩΡΓΟΣ ΜΑΡΓΑΡΊΤΗΣ (LP Όλα Θα Τα Διαγράψω, 2001)

Αν Είσαι Αγάπη - ΓΙΑΝΝΗΣ ΠΛΟΎΤΑΡΧΟΣ (LP Μικρές Φωτογραφίες, 2001)
Στίχοι: αν είσαι δρόμος στο γκρεμό που οδηγεί, να μη σε γνώριζα ποτέ μου

Sketches Of Spain - THE NITS (LP Kilo, 1983)
Lyrics: Streets of Barcelona

Moon Over Bourbon Streeet - STING (LP Dream Of The Blue Turtles, 1985)

A Casa D'Irene - NICO FIDENCO (1965)
Lyrics: I giorni grigi sono le lunghe strade silenziose Di un paese deserto E senza cielo
English translation: The grey days are the long silent roads of a deserted country and without heaven

Οδός Ονείρων - ΜΑΝΟΣ ΧΑΤΖΙΔΑΚΙΣ (1962)

Ο Δρόμος - ΜΑΝΟΣ ΛΟΪΖΟΣ (LP Ιστορίες Του Δρόμου, 1974)

Streets Of Philadelphia - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN (OST Streets Of Philadelphia, 1993)

Elvis' Rolls Royce - WAS (NOT WAS) feat. LEONARD COHEN (LP Are You OK? 1990)
Lyrics: Then I took off down the Interstate and drove throughout the night till I reached the state of Tennessee

00:00 - 01:00

Famous Blue Raincoat - LEONARD COHEN (LP Songs Of Love & Hate, 1971)
Lyrics: music on Clinton street

He Ain't Heavy - He's My Brother - THE HOLLIES (1969)
Lyrics: The road is long with many a winding turn, that leads us to who knows where who knows when

The Long & Winding Road - THE BEATLES (LP Let It Be, 1970)
Lyrics: The long and winding road that leads to your door, Will never disappear. I've seen that road before

Up Where We Belong - JOE COCKER & JENNIFER WARNES (OST An Officer & A Gentleman, 1982)
Lyrics: the road is long

Someone Like You - VAN MORRISON (LP Poetic Champions Compose, 1987)
Lyrics:  I've been travelin' a hard road lookin' for someone exactly like you. I've been carryin' my heavy load waiting for the light to come shining through.

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - ELTON JOHN (LP Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, 1973)

Right Before Your Eyes - AMERICA (LP View From The Ground, 1982)
Lyrics: Everyday I sit beside you on the bus to Madison Avenue

Orchard Road - LEO SAYER (LP Have You Ever Been In Love, 1984)

Highway Of Love - LAID BACK (LP Hole In The Sky, 1990)

Roads - PORTISHEAD (LP Dummy, 1994)

Killermont Street - AZTEC CAMERA (LP Love, 1987)

I'm Stone In Love With You - THE STYLISTICS (1962)
Lyrics:  If I were a business man I'd sit behind a desk, I'd be so successful I would scare Wall Street to death

Streets Of London - RALPH McTELL (LP Spiral Staircase, 1969)

My Hometown - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN (LP Born In The U.S.A. 1984)
Lyrics: Now Main Street's whitewashed windows and vacant stores

End Of The Road - BOYZ II MEN (1991)

Other songs referring to roads (not included in the broadcast)

Streets in general:

Boys In The Street - EDDY GRANT (LP Going For Broke, 1984)
City Streets - CAROLE KING (LP City Streets, 1989)
Dancing In The Street - MATT BIANCO (LP Matt Bianco, 1986)
Dancing In The Street - MARTHA REEVES & THE VANDELLAS (1964)
Days Of Pearly Spencer - DAVID McWILLIAMS (1967 / a tenement, a dirty street)
Down On The Street - SHAKATAK (LP Down On The Street, 1984)
Streets Of Your Town - THE GO-BETWEENS (LP 16 Lovers Lane, 1988)
Where The Streets Have No Name - U2 (LP The Joshua Tree, 1987)

Roads in general:

Boys Of Summer - DON HENLEY (LP Building The Perfect Beast, 1984 / Nobody on the road, nobody on the beach)
On The Road Again - BARRABAS (LP Piel De Barrabas, 1981)
On The Road Again - CANNED HEAT (LP Boogie With Canned Heat, 1968)
Shooting Shark - BLUE OYSTER CULT (LP The Revolution By Night, 1983 /  Oh it's a hard road to love you)
Stay On These Roads - A HA (1987 / LP Stay On These Roads, 1988)
The Old Man Down The Road - JOHN FOGERTY (1984 / LP Centerfield, 1985)

Highways in songs:

Guilty - BARBRA STREISAND & BARRY GIBB (LP Guilty, 1980 / Eyes can see that we have a highway to the sky)
Hotel California - EAGLES (LP Hotel California, 1976 / on a dark, desert highway, cool wind in my hair)
My Way - FRANK SINATRA (LP My Way, 1969 /  I've traveled each and ev'ry highway)
Say You, Say Me - LIONEL RICHIE (OST White Nights, 1985) / As we go down life's lonesome highway)

Streets with a name:

Alphabet St. - PRINCE (LP Lovesexy, 1988)
Bensonhurst Blues - OSCAR BENTON (1973 / Bay Parkway
Charlotte Street - LLOYD COLE & THE COMMOTIONS (LP Rattlesnakes, 1984)
Down To London - JOE JACKSON (LP Blaze Of Glory, 1989 / In a squat on the Earls Court road)
I'll Meet You At Midnight - SMOKIE (LP Midnight Cafe, 1976 /  A summer evening on Les Champs Elyses)
Our Last Summer - ABBA (LP Super Trouper, 1980 / And strolling down the Elysee, we had a drink in each cafe)
Ramblin' Man - THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND (LP Brothers & Sisters, 1973 / Rollin' down Highway 41)
Rent - PET SHOP BOYS (LP Actually, 1987 / You took me to a restaurant off Broadway)
Rockstar - NICKELBACK (LP All The Right Reasons, 2005 / my own star on Hollywood Boulevard)
Sentimental Street - NIGHT RANGER (LP Seven Wishes, 1985)
Telegraph Road - DIRE STRAITS (LP Love Over Gold, 1982)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Empros sto dromo pou charakse o L.Lalos!
Kalh ekpomph.