A few months back, we gave Dreamers of the Ghetto’s, “Tether,” Jam of the Day honors for a simple reason: the song freaking kills. Then, we stood front row at the Hopscotch Music Festival as they did the impossible by more-than-holding their own as one of the opening slots for the mind-fuck that is a Flaming Lips show.
Well, now they are doing us the favor of curating a 10 to Spin – just in time for all you folks to head into the weekend, and go where you go to celebrate the best damn non-holiday out there. And after compiling, and listening to, the songs below, I can honestly say I can hear pieces of Don Henley, Prince, Tom Petty and Roy Orbison in their music, weirdly enough.
And as a reminder, go buy their debut album, Enemy/Lover, right now if you have not. It has been on constant rotation at Speakers in Code headquarters this fall.
Songs About Driving To Drive To:
“Road to Nowhere” by Talking Heads
“Low Rider” by War
“Little Red Corvette” by Prince
“Behind the Wheel” by Depeche Mode
“Slow Ride” by Foghat
“Boys of Summer” by Don Henley
“Runnin’ Down a Dream” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
“Take It Easy” by Eagles
“Where the Streets Have No Name” by U2
“I Drove All Night” by Roy Orbison