Sunday, June 5, 2011

Across America: 50 Songs about 50 States -- An Aggregatibacter Mixtape

This is a cross-country musical road trip for anyone who wishes they were on the road, but is stuck in front of a computer instead. Or for those lucky people who really are on the road with a iPhone wired up to the car stereo. There are also two talking tracks I couldn't help but add. Track list below.

Alabama-It's Hard to be Humble (When You're from Alabama)-Phosphorescent
Alaska-Anchorage-The Church
Arizona-Yuma-Justin Townes Earle
Arkansas-Arkansas-Damien Jurado
California-California Zephyr-Ben Gibbard and Jay Farrar (Lyrics by Jack Kerouac)
Colorado-Denver-Clem Snide
Connecticut-Kylie from Connecticut-Ben Folds
Florida-Florida-Vic Chesnutt
Georgia-West of Rome-Sparklehorse (Vic Chesnutt cover)
Hawaii-Rock-A-Hula Baby-Elvis Presley
Idaho-Idaho-Inara George and Van Dyke Parks
Illinois-The Giant of Illinois-The Handsome Family
Indiana-Indiana-Cymbals Eat Guitars
Iowa-Sioux City-The Jayhawks
Kansas-Kansas City-Wilbert Harrison
Kentucky-Kentucky Bourbon-Murder By Death
Louisiana-Mardi Gras in New Orleans-Professor Longhair
Maine-Maine Island Lovers-Okkervil River
Maryland-Baltimore-The Tamlins
Massachusetts-Girlfriend-The Modern Lovers
Michigan-Motor City is Burning-MC5
Minnesota-News from Central Minnesota-The State
Minnesota-X-Mas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis
Mississippi-Tupelo-Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Missouri-Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey-Little Richard
Montana-The Red Headed Stranger-Willie Nelson
Nebraska-Nebraska-Bruce Springsteen
Nevada-Viva Las Vegas-Dead Kennedys
New Hampshire-New Hampshire-Sonic Youth
New Jersey-Jersey's Where it's At-Belle & Sebastian
New Jersey-A More Perfect Union-Titus Andronicus
New Mexico-Albuquerque-Neil Young
New York-Shattered-The Rolling Stones
North Carolina-Nirvana-Tom Waits (Lyrics by Charles Bukowski)
North Dakota-Hard Travelin'-Woody Guthrie
Oklahoma-Oklahoma, USA-The Kinks
Oregon-Portland-The Replacements
Pennsylvania-Allentown-Billy Joel
Rhode Island-RI is Famous for You-Blossom Dearie
South Carolina-Carolina Drama-The Raconteurs
South Dakota-Reno Dakota-The Magnetic Fields
Tennessee-Memphis in June-Nina Simone
Texas-Dallas-Silver Jews
Utah-The History of Utah-Camper Van Beethoven
Vermont-Moonlight in Vermont-Captain Beefheart
Virginia-East Virginia Blues-Gob Iron
Washington-Seattle, Washington-Casiotone for the Painfully Alone
West Virginia-I Wanna Go Back to West Virginia-Spike Jones & His City Slickers
Wisconsin-Wisconsin-Bon Iver
Wyoming-Poofter's Froth Wyoming Plans-Frank Zappa & Captain Beefheart

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