What’s your guilty (music) pleasure?

Welcome to the Tone Taxi. This is a place where we’re going to have some stimulating musical discussion. Today we’re going to talk about the embarrassing things that you leave in your car. Now I’m not talking like the old coffee cups and maybe a banana peel or two, not those embarrassing things. I’m talking about the truly embarrassing things, the things that let’s say are musical-related, like the smattering of CDs that happens to be on the floor of my car.

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Now I generally have anywhere from 20 to 30 CDs floating around my car. I’m a complete certified music junkie. We were filming the Tone Taxi today and Joel said, “What is all of this stuff?” The stuff he was referring to was a literal crate of CDs in the passenger seat, which contains such artists like Taylor Swift, Marilyn Manson, Rushad Eggleston, a phenomenal cello player, incredible just artist, just an awesome guy. I think there was some Johnny Winter in there. I believe Avril Lavigne is in there as well. Like I said, if somebody came into my car and saw this crate of CDs, they would be like, “What on earth? What do you listen to? What do you even like? Because this is weird.”

Those are the things that are in my car. Now what I want you to do is share with me what’s in your car. What are the CDs, or tapes if you will, what are the things that somebody would find in your car that would be like, “Why do you have this and what are you listening to? I’m concerned about you.”

Please leave a list of the things in your car in the comments below. Now I’m not talking banana peels. I’m just talking music-related things. Please leave a comment. I really look forward to reading everybody’s, dare I say, guilty pleasures or embarrassing musical collections. Thanks a lot for riding along in the Tone Taxi.


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    Gary L

    OK. I’ll confess. Even though I am an unabashed classic rock and Tony Polecastro fan, my wife got me hooked onto something new…….. for me. Smooth Jazz and Funk. Her favorite genre is Smooth Jazz and her favorite artist is Brian Culbertson. She listens to him constantly. I resisted for a long time but eventually I had to admit his music is awesome and his band is also awesome. We’ve been to a few of his shows and he is an incredible performer. While I actually don’t care for smooth jazz generally, I really like Brian Culbertson’s style and listen to him a lot.

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    George G

    I keep my car pretty clean. It’s a ragtop I only drive in the summer on long road trips. In winter I take public transit and listen to CBC radio with headphones when I feel like listening on the bus. If you don’t listen to Randy Bachman’s Vinyl Tap you are missing music history. Mostly when on the bus, I just day dream. So!
    When I go on one of my long road trips which may take weeks I select my music for driving. I prefer listening to music with a good set of studio headphones in bed late at night when the world sleeps. I like to feel like I am in the studio. The musicians deserve to be listened to properly. Like Ofra Harnoy and the Orford string Quartet playing The Beatles. So!
    For road music it needs to be punchy. Paul Simon’s Graceland is a must. Cat Stevens, The Stones, Etc.
    Everything in it’s proper time and place eh!

  3. scott walker

    Always tons of guided by voices, capstan shafts, beatles, and of course, champion hairpuller! Guilty pleasure? maybe Big Star, Emmitt Rhodes or Badfinger… though I don’t feel that guilty having them!

  4. Rob

    I carry at least a dozen mixCDs with absurd titles (and fake artists) that never give away what’s actually on them: The Portable John Crowe Ransom, Experiments in Portfolio Management by Ray Rasmussen, So High the Moon — Jane Pendenski-Ritlaufer, etc…

    Currently packing:
    The Sonics — This is the Sonics
    Duke Garwood — Heavy Love
    Bob Dylan — The Cutting Edge ’65-’66 (about 8 of the 18CDs in the Collectors Edition, copied)
    Richard Hawley — Hollow Meadows
    X — Los Angeles
    Joshua Radin — Onward and Sideways
    David Berkeley — Cardboard Boat
    Dead Kennedys — Frankenchrist
    Cairo Gang — Goes Missing
    The Apartments — No Song, No Spell, No Madrigal
    Taj Mahal — first album
    Martin Newell — Teatime Assortment
    Elvis Costello — Get Happy!!!
    Iron & Wine — Archives Series, Vol. #1
    Van Morrison — Astral Weeks (with bonus tracks!!)

    probably a few more I can’t think of right now.

    1. Rob

      Duh me, I didn’t list a ‘guilty pleasure.’

      Maybe having Kelly Clarkson’s “Hello” on a mix? I don’t consider it guilty. I think it sounds fantastic. If more pop music sounded like it, I’d buy it.

  5. scoot

    Lots of stuff in my car , but NOT Taylor Swift …. com’on Tony ! 🙂

    1. Leman H Wilson

      In my car is all old country music and when I am taking care of my Great-grand-son Hudson he likes Instrumental country music and he carries the rhythm along with the beat of the music.When it changes to another song he will say again please and he started this when he was 13 months old. And he is now 19 months old and getting better every day. I have a wide variety of singers in my musical mix like— Cash,Snow,Tubb,Arnald,Morgan,Haggard,Nelson,Anderson
      Parton,Clark,Rodgers, to name a few.

    2. Steve

      Hi 99% in my car is Everly Brothers just like the guys i play guitar to sing to but would like to learn those intros Don does

  6. Kathy Deutsch

    If I love a CD, I buy another for the car. I am very sensitive about artists getting their royalties. I figure if I love it THAT much, the artist deserves the extra royalties of another buy.
    Always in car:
    Makaha Brothers, Sons of Niihau (Israel Kamawiiwoole was in it for a while). Tight, angelic harmonies with simple string (acoustic guitars, ukes, etc) accompaniment . Life saving if I am stressed.
    Iz (Israel Kamakawiiwoole) “Hawaii 78” absolutely powerful, goosebump inducing song about the destruction of Hawaii. I love how stirring it is. Reminds me there are bigger things in this world than traffic.
    Aerosmith. The first (partial) concert I saw as a kid. “Toys in the Attic” still puts a smile on my face.
    Elton John and band. “11-17-70”. “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”, “”Capt Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy” and the sequel “The Capt and the Kid”
    The Beatles “Sgt. Pepper”
    and Ed Porkchop Meyer’s “I Got What You Need”. Piano based, soulful and bluesy. But the lyrics are the best part. Some are whimsical, some are sweet. “16 X 80” is still the funniest song I have ever heard. Think unjaded Tom Waits crossed with George Carlin.

  7. Bill Dobbs

    Tony, love that you still use CD’s! When I was a kid in the early 60’s we had ’45’ players in cars so having crates of CD’s in your vehicle isn’t a new concept. We had crates of 45’s.
    Since my range of musical likes is quite wide I have compilation CD’s in the car. Too many artists to list here though. From Stills to Stravinsky…

  8. Richard Nye

    I have a various collection of anything from bluegrass to light rock. I have the Eagles greatest hits volume 2. I have Brian Burns from Texas (love his songwriting). I have Gordon Lightfoot who to me is one of the greatest songwriters. Some southern gospel CD’s and the only CD our band recorded. (We are going to make another one soon). I just vacuumed it a week ago so there’s no dirt at least for now.

  9. George

    Hi JJ Cale more JJ Cale
    Eric Clapton
    Bob Dylan more Bob Dylan
    Pink Floyd more Pink Floyd
    Big Bill Broonzy
    Keith Richards
    Etta James
    David Gilmore
    Clapton Unplugged
    Ed Sheeran

  10. Ed

    Bob Dylan — almost everything he’s ever done. John Hiatt…ditto. Any and all Pink Floyd. And The Fabs go in and out all the time…John, Paul, George and Ringo. Lucinda Williams quite often.

  11. Kelly

    Every Rush album released. Ever.
    Every Led Zepplin album.
    Every Beatles album… and everything in between.

    Guilty pleasure?
    The Partidge Family greatest hits.

  12. Bill H

    Little Feat. More Little Feat. Even more Little Feat. Oh, wait, there’s also Lowell George’s solo album and Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett’s acoustic stuff…
    Ray Wylie Hubbard, Gary P Nunn, Beatles, ZZ Top, Eric Clapton, SRV, Brian Setzer, Johnny Cash, Johnny Rivers, Carl Perkins…
    And yes, the guilty pleasures include the Monkees, Mike Nesmith(highly underrated as a musician and songwriter), Allen Sherman, and John D. Loudermilk…I was a child of the ’60’s, what can I say?

  13. Jim Schiller

    I have a lot of CDs in my car. I spent almost 40 years of my life as a touring musician and a session musician on guitar and pedal steel guitar. In 1997, my Wife and I adopted a little boy from Russia. As he was growing, he asked me what I listen to in the car.

    I love Doowop, vocal music from the late 40’s to the 60’s. I have plenty of R&B as well including James Brown, Ruth Brown, the 3 kings (BB., Alnert and Fred), Don’t forget Surf with The Shadows, The Ventures, Dick Dale and of course Contry. No, not the stuff they’re calling Country, I mean Buck Ownens, Hank Senior, Lorretta and Conway, The Possium, George Jones, and the list goes on. I finally had to get Satalite FM in my car.
    When my Son asks, “Dad, what Rock do you listen to” , I’ll put on a Little Richard disk or Santo and Johnny, Anyway, as you can see, Music Junky is not even close, but they tell me that I’ll get better. I hope not!!

  14. Brandon Johnson

    I have some Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Seger, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, U2, Pete Seeger, Allman Bros, Johnny Horton, Un-Reconstructed String Band, Muddy Waters, Jack Johnson, Robert Johnson and some woman singing, ” O Mio Babbino Caro” and some man singing “Guantanamera”, Jimmy Buffett and Bob Marley just to name a few. Certified music junkie too!

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    jeff s

    I can’t believe (but I totally can) that Rashad is part of your list. Rashad is from where I live and came back to the high school that he, both my kids, and I attended. He led a seminar for the music students at the invitation of the music teacher who had failed him. Teacher said he always recognized the genius. Fantastic performer: if you ever get a chance to see him live you will not forget the whimsical spectacle.

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    Ray W

    I don’t get embarrassed about the music I listen to, but I do take a fair bit of ribbing for being the proud owner of Razor and Tie’s Awesome 80’s collection. I also still have Vanilla Ice’s To The Extreme which gets played now and then as well as a few Muppets CD’s (Note, Rolf the Dog has an excellent album entitled “Old Brown Ears is Back” and Kermit “Unpigged” is outstanding).

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    Anna K

    The most embarrassing music related item in my car: is that my CD player broke years & years ago, & with no way to play an MP3 playlist,
    so…..I actually play, listen and LO VE a local country radio station. And Yes, I croon in the car like nobody’s watching.
    How is that for embarrassing!?!?!?!

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    Tony P

    Incredible stuff everyone, yes oddly enough I still have cds in my car… dinosaur media lol This has had me on spotify nearly all morning, surfing some of these gems!!! Thank you all for sharing!!! Keep it rolling!!!


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    Carol M

    CD’s? I guess I still have a few of those relics from the 80’s… Have some Kenny G, Josh Groban, Chicago, Eagles, James Taylor, Sinatra, Patsy Cline, Journey, Carpenters, Simon & Garfunkel, Michael W. Smith, and various worship music. Oh, and 1 that has just a thunderstorm on it.

    Right now the CD player in my Jeep has a John Hurt blues CD, and also a CD with practice exercises from my last Aaron Schearer workbook. I usually play music from my iTunes, bluetooth’d from my iPhone in my car. I also have 2 of Tony Polecastro’s albums in my phone, I like to listen to them on my commute home from work after a stressful day.

    The only “embarassing” items on my song list is a collection of theme songs from cartoons and TV shows from the 60’s, like Felix the Cat, Flintstones, Gigantor, Magilla Gorilla, Mighty Mouse, etc… Not sure how/when those got in there.

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    Stéphan B

    These days in my car I listen the latest from Don Henley-Cass Country & Billy Gibbons-Perfectamundo.
    My guilty pleasure through muffin crumb is ELO-Greatest Hits.

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    Glenn A

    Practically everything from time to time except RAP the stuff makes me go screaming into the night. Right now there is a Vivaldi 4 seasons cd, at least 2 ACDC cd’s some Johnny Winters and a Country Joe & the Fish cd – Electric music for the body and mind.

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    Duane W

    At this time of year: ‘Tis the Season for Los Straitjackets by Los Straitjackets. What could possibly be better than instrumental surf guitar Christmas tunes.

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    Tony D

    An inventory of my random (current) car CD’s:
    Compilation of Hawaiian Ukulele tunes
    Zep II
    Hot Tuna
    Lindsey Sterling (I drive my girls to school in the morning-big fav)
    Michael Mclean- Tangos and Fandangos
    Billy Joel- Greatest Hits
    Harry Connick Xmas CD’s (tis the season)
    Time for Three
    Ed Sheeran (again I drive my girls to school in the morning)
    Adele (I’d like to blame my kids again, but she’s really good!)
    SRV- Texas Flood
    The Rolling Stones -Another 40 Licks
    Bob Dylan – Greatest Hits
    The Wall

    I love it all!!!

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    Wendy M

    No CD’s in my car (gots a tape deck adapter to the first generation iPod that holds like 20 songs or so). These stay on repeat:
    Proclaimers – “I would walk 500 miles”
    Melissa Ferrick – “Stranger” and “Could you be the one”
    Temple of the Dog – “Hunger Strike”
    Led Zep – “Whole lotta love” (I can’t get out of my car until I have heard that drum roll into Page guitar magic)
    Buddy Guy – “Feels like rain”
    Van Morrison – “I’ll be your lover too”

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    Mark A

    Also Mark Collie Tennessee Plates CD His cover of Tony Joe White’s Tunica Motel

  26. Brian Remington

    Who cares what i have in my collection. I have just been introduced to Rushad Eggleston. BYARRR! hahahahahah Classic!

    Thanks Tony!

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    guilty i am not.Certified music nut i am.All my music can be found on good ole memory sticks 8 to 16 gigs.I have a little spot on my counsel that holds 5 sticks.Now one stick holds enough music to play none stop for just over 1500 miles.I know we have done it.So never a shortage of tunes .Oh ya i refuse to listen to normal radio i cannot stand all the advertising


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    Matt Tietjen

    Well, I wouldn’t say my car is clean, but there are no CDs. Here’s my list of recently played from my iPod:

    Peter Murphy – Lion (great album if you have a Goth tooth)
    Hog’s Back by Mr. Tony Polecastro (Another great one!)
    Brian Eno – LUX
    Lumineers (you don’t have to name an album for this band)
    Killing Joke – Pylon (this is new and they are on tour now, going to see them in S.F.)
    Immortal Sounds of the Veena – S. Balachander
    Glen Hansard – Rythm and Repose

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    Bob R

    My music is so eccletic and out there that when I lost my iPod (which didn’t have a password) on an airplane someone actually returned it. My wife makes fun of my taste in music n music.

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        Bob R

        Hi Mark,
        Sorry for the delayed reply. Check out Koyaanisqatsi: Pruit Igoe (there’s no U after Q, Native American) by Philip Glass (super heavy orchestral tune), Ian Matthews blue album If you Saw Through My Eyes, Jamie Brockett’s Legend Of U.S.S. Titanic ( although it was H.M.S. Titanic) about the captain having been stoned (very 60’s ish, off color, but still funny), Augie Marsh’s The Cold Acre, Keith Jarrett’sThe Koln Concert, and about a hundred great guitar players.
        Bob Roth

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    Jason T

    The women I work with once had to revoke my man card because they caught me listening to Cyndi Lauper…..

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    DeeDee L

    My guilty pleasure in the jeep I would have to say is Kid Rock and Madonna. Madonna’s greatest hit. Love Madonna’s older stuff.

  32. Stephen Kelly

    Toni Braxton Secrets, Leela James Let’s Do It Again Quicksilver Messenger Service Happy Trails Laura Nyro Gonna Take A Miracle

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    haha, the only CDs in my shuttle are from the kids’ school plays… Snowmaggedon…… Oh and a Vacation Bible School one… I think is still in there….

    Thank you for sharing this Tony. That cello dood is sick…. I watched a few vids on Youtube…. WOAH!

  34. Sandy

    So, I just ran out to check my console. Here goes:

    Doc Watson – Southbound
    Civil Wars – Barton Hollow
    Hogsback – Tony Polecastro (hell yeah!)
    Generations of Bluegrass Vol. 3 – Legendary Pickers
    Tom Petty – Wildflowers
    The Devil Makes 3 – Stomp & Smash
    Matchbox 20 – Yourself or someone like you
    Best of Billie Holiday
    Chris Ledoux
    Pink Floyd – Wish you were here
    . . . and as long as we’re not judging here, I’ll admit to . . .
    Sadistik – The Balancing Act
    Alanis Morisette – Jagged Little Pill
    Macey Grey – the Id

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    Steve H

    Love this- people who still use CDs!

    In the car right now we have only 4 physical CDs:
    a Journey, Foreigner, Styx compilation (which is excellent for wigging out to),
    Bob Seger’s Greatest Hits (hey, we’re in Michigan!),
    Ludovico Einaudi’s Echoes (classical-lite)
    Tony Polecastro’s Hog’s Back (aspirational and inspirational).

    And an iPhone that covers everything else from country to classical to pop (Props to Jeff K for Kylie Minogue- so underrated!).

  36. Mike Luker

    Am I taking crazy pills or something? I am in my mid 60’s and have not put a CD in my car for years. I have over 5,000 songs on my iPod. Where do I start? Surf music…Ventures, some Dick Dale, Beach Boys etc. Tons of Country Western…Riders in the Sky, Asleep at the Wheel, Sons of the Pioneers, Chet. George Jones, Merle, Glenn Cambell, Hank Snow, Ray Price. Then there are the Beatles, Stones, Flowers, Searchers. Plus contemporary George Strait, Alan Jackson. I am all over the place. But I do have a clean car…..

  37. Dean Vogel

    I’ve got pretty much all my music (@ 18,000 songs) on an iPod hooked into the radio/CD player, but I always carry a few CDs as well for the changer. Right now I’ve got Lucy Kaplansky, Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, the Band, and Led Zeppelin in the player. On the seat and the floor waiting a turn are, AC/DC, Chris Thiele and Edgar Meyer, John Hiatt, Diana Krall, the Beattles, Ben Harper, Ray Charles, Delbert McClinton, and Pokey LaFarge. Haven’t looked under the seats yet, or in the trunk, but you get the idea.

  38. DonH

    In addition to a smattering of guitar picks in the cubby of the console, I only have a few physical CDs:
    Guardian’s of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol 1
    The Day the Finger PIckers Took Over the World – Atkins and Emmanuel
    Best of Boston
    ELO Strange Magic
    Christmas Attic – TransSiberian Orchestra
    Explosive: The Best of Bond (Bond is popified classical music played by a quartet of attractive women who happen to be world class musicians.)

    However, my phone has everything from country, to big band jazz (Bill Watrous is the best trombone player ever!), to pop, rock and blues. I’m a big fan of music from the 70s and 80’s.

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    Mike M

    Driftwood & Hogsback by that Tony Polecastro guy, sounds of wood & steel #1, James Taylor, Pat Kirtly, Sandy Patti (My wife used my car), Collection of Texas music from the Oxford magazine (Yeah Sarah Jarosz! She can play that hollow body faster than you can kiss a duck)

  40. Bruce Bailey

    Rushad who? Lianne? Obviously I’m a throwback to another time! George Strait, Merle (if I have to give his last name you don’t know him :-)). Vince Gill, James Taylor, Beatles, Eagles, university of Kansa Fight songs (seriously), Andy Griffith – yes, as in Andy and Barney from Mayberry along with Opie and Aunt Bee

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    Chris G

    All the recent CD’s from The Blues Magazine, each are compilations of recently released blues.
    Jason Isbell, all of his solo CDs and those with 400 Unit
    Jimmy Buffet, just about every album, great tunes for a car trip
    Jennifer Warnes, Famous Blue Raincoat (songs of Cohen)
    Kenny Wayne Shepard, 10 Days Out
    Van Morrison, Early CDs
    Adele, 21
    Boz Scaggs, Memphis
    Haim, Days are Gone
    Train, All the early albums
    Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Shaka Zulu
    Richie Havens, Live at the Cellar Door
    Newton Faulkner, Live in London
    Matt Nathanson, Modern Love and Some Mad Hope
    Joe Bonamassa, An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House
    John Mayer, Continuum
    John Mellencamp, No Better Than This and Plain Spoken
    Leo Kotte, Armadillo album
    B.B. King, Live at the Regal
    Dire Straits, Brothers in Arms

    One car-music story I’ll tell is from many years ago. I would drive out to Joshua Tree National Monument in the Calif desert for rock climbing weekends. During the drive I would try to time the start of the guitar riff opening Nothing for Money, Chicks for Free to start just as I came to the top of a crest in the road and I saw the sun for the first time that morning. Didn’t happen often but when I could get it just right, it was way cool. Pumped me up for the whole day. Kind of pumps me up now sitting here thinking about it.

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    Jeff K

    Now that we’re almost completely digital, there are only two CDs in our car: Neko Case’s “The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You” and the Summer edition of Music Together for our toddler. “Hello, everybody, so glad to see you….”

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    David C

    CD’s in my Car

    State Champs – Around the World and Back
    City and Colour – If I Should Go Before You
    Chris Cornell – Higher Truth
    Coheed And Cambria – The Color Before The Sun
    The Dead Weather – Dodge and Burn
    Scott Weiland – The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
    Coldplay – Live 2012
    My Checmical Romance – The Black Parade
    My Chemical Romance – Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge
    Tremonti – Cauterize
    Maroon 5 – V
    Iron Maiden – Book Of Souls
    Joe Bonamassa – Live at Radio City Music Hall
    Fall Out Boy – American Beauty / American Psycho
    Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti
    Foo Fighters – Sonic Highways
    Robben Ford – Into The Sun
    Joe Satriani – Shockwave Supernova
    Ed Sheeran – X
    Arctic Monkeys – AM
    Arctic Monkeys – Favourite Worst Nightmare
    The Robert Cray Band – In My Soul

  44. Mark

    A couple of years ago someone broke into my car. I guess he wasn’t in a hurry because he took many, but not all of my CDs. Gone were various Beatles, some Led Zep, Black Sabbath, REM, Wings Greatest(!), and some other stuff. Still there were Puccini’s Turandot (the version with Pavarotti and Sutherland), Mozart’s Requiem … and KISS Double Platinum.
    I guess he already had those.

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    Donald L

    I have to admit that I am a leftover 60′ s hippie and as such used to carry almost all 60s CDs and before that tapes of British and American and Canadian music. Then I advanced to the tech age and subscribed to satellite radio and listened to of course the same sounds.
    Upon retirement and not spending so much time on wheels, I dusted off the old CDs and they are once again travelling with me along with spare boxes of dog cookies ( heaven forbid ever running out of those).

  46. Fred G

    A whole bunch of good ole Texas honky Tonk and swing, David Alan Coe’s X stuff, etc….

  47. Evan

    In this digital age, I don’t have any CDs in my car (although I did find a DVD of Something, Something, Something, Dark Side in my glove box…). All of my guilty pleasures reside in my iPhone.

    They include, but not limited to:
    – Boogie Shoes by KC and the Sunshine Band
    – Business Time by Flight of the Conchords
    – I Will Survive by Cake
    – Break my Stride by Matthew Wilder
    – 30,000 Pounds of Bananas by Harry Chapin

    The crazy thing is, the older I get, the more eclectic my music becomes. But it makes the random play that more adventurous!

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    Oh, I love Rushad Eggleston!

    Oh, I love Rushad Eggleston!

    I am queen of random and sometimes embarrassing music… the fact that my favorite album in 7th grade was Peter, Paul, and Mary’s Greatest Hits sort of set me up for a lifetime of this…

    I’ve got John Denver, Steppenwolf, the soundtrack to Les Miserables (LOVE!!), Buddy Miles, Moby, Passenger (okay – I know not everyone loves his voice but I obsess over his music), Peter, Paul, and Mary (still), Yo-Yo Ma (of course – everyone should have this), Tom T Hall, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Counting Crows (I love them)…

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      nowhere man

      If that’s how you developed your musical ear, I’ll listen to those. 🙂 I was raised on Beatles, CSNY, with some motown and r & b. The musical CDs in my car today are ones made by teachers at the music camp I went to this summer.

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          He used to be the cellist for one of my favorite bands – Crooked Still… he’s amazingly talented!

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    Nick A

    I don’t have a car, I get around London on a bicycle and cos I’m one-eyed I daren’t put headphones on while I cycle (I don’t think I’d do that if I could see out of both eyes either).
    However I do have a smartphone with a limited amount of storage which I will plug into if I’m walking to the grocery store or having to use public transport.

    Currently I have on my device: Mario Biondi, Lianne la Havas, the Mario Kart Wii soundtrack, various Sonic the Hedghog music tracks, Iron Maiden’s latest album, Florence & the Machine latest album, Joss Stone’s reggae filled album, a few of the recordings I make for church band members to practice along to and some Barenaked Ladies.

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    Andrew D

    The most embarrassing thing that can be found in my vehicle would be The Best of James Bond 30th Anniversary Limited Edition two-disc compact disc compilation album, bought from the Columbia Record Club in the 90’s. Back then for only two pennies, I got this and like ten other CDs for free, no strings attached . It includes all of the theme songs from 30 years of the James Bond movie series along with some bonus extras!!! My favorite is the 21 minute and 10 second long Thunderball Suite by The John Barry Orchestra found on disc 2. This is the errie underwater instrumental music that is used during several of the shark and underwater fight scenes starring Sean Connery. While driving around town, I sometimes like to imagine that Carly Simon is actually singing about my guitar playing ability when Nobody Does It Better comes on. During the summer at red lights, I will raise the windows and lower the volume out of pure shame for my mild James Bond obsession.

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    Dom T

    I have turkey feathers all over the back two rows of my SUV, from two years ago. I also have a skeleton hanging from my mirror since last Halloween. And an air freshener that is five years old. I also have a beachful of sand from CapeCod beaches. We went all over the place one year up there in a huge storm with the dogs. The car became a mess, but we love the beach so it never got cleaned. OK, gross….sometimes it smells bad, but sometimes it smells good too 😉
    I have CDs everywhere. A sting Christmas CD that is horrible, but is still in the door panel. I have some of those fancy-pants Audio CDs that had DVD quality sound, remember those? They don’t even play in this car anymore. I have Beethoven and Strauss, and The Beatles LOVE CD from Cirq De Soleil. And all the other stuff above IS music related because we were playing awesome music in the car while we were soaking wet and had dogs shaking sand and ocean water off them when they got back in the car.

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