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Feminist Road Trip Mix!

May 8th, 2008 · 2 Comments

A question we often get is “What music did you play on your cross-country journey?” The answer is: a LOT. But we managed to narrow the list down to the quintessential 16. Below are the songs we had constantly on repeat–the tunes that really defined our adventure or fit perfectly with a particular moment on our road trip. Enjoy!

1. Temptation
New Order

The tune blasting when we first left Chicago back in October 2007.

2. The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!

The inspiration for the trailer!

3. Heartbeats
The Knife

For when you’re rockin’ out in an anarchist loft in NOLA. Never got old! Ever.

4. Dreams
The Cranberries

For when you’re–let’s be real–speeding.

5. You Look Good When You Wear It Well
Felix Da Housecat

For a spontaneous dance party in the middle of Santa Fe. Simply amazing.

6. Slump
Outkast

Instant good mood.

7. Are You Out There
Dar Williams

For some good old-fashioned Lilith Fair fare.

8. She
Green Day

For when you’re driving off a cliff in Bel Air.

9. Pimpin’ All Over the World
Ludacris

Because you can’t be feminist with all your music choices!

10. Road Trippin’
Red Hot Chili Peppers

To be played in smoggy Hollywood, at dusk.

11. Behind the Wheel
Depeche Mode

For night-driving only.

12. Poncho and Lefty
Townes Van Zandt

For when you’re nestled in the Teton mountains in Wyoming.

13. Dakota
Stereophonics

For–you guessed it–the Dakotas.

14. Miss World
Hole

For when you’re feeling particularly Thelma-and-Louise, fuck-the-world-ish.

15. Dr. Dre
Let Me Ride

Need we say more?

16.23
Blonde Redhead

It’s a trance. It’s an energy drink and a lullaby at the same time. In short, perfect.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Real quick: Amazing Women Rock // Sep 9, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    [...] Update: Susan of AWR just informed me of her pick for “definitive amazing women road-trip tune, “Legend of a Cowgirl” by Imani Coppola. Maybe I need to add it to Girldrive’s Feminist Road Trip Mix! [...]

  • 2 Susan Macaulay // Sep 9, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    It’s definitely got my vote :)

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