Soundtrack for a road trip


What family holiday is complete without a soundtrack? The soundtrack to the Blog Family’s Devon road trip this week was two freebie Sunday Times CDs – the Specials and Noel Gallagher – and a compilation best of the Kinks.


Deep into Wiltshire, a late entry for “Chemical Songs” came on – “Plastic Man,” track 17 on the Kinks’ Ultimate Collection. It’s not very good, so no wonder it wasn’t nominated in the original chemical song listing.


We’ve moved on from the days of restoring the calm on beachtrips with “The Wheels on the Bus go round and round” and “No more monkeys jumping on the bed.


Then in pre-iPod days, the endless baked landscapes of Arizona were enlivened by Tales of Narnia (most repeatedly “The Horse and His Boy”) and Terry Pratchett audio books.

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