Kinda Cool: A Time-Lapse Trip Down Route 66. With Music, Of Course.

Route 66 is the famous route from Chicago to LA that first opened in 1926.  Twenty years later, a songwriter named Bobby Troup wrote a song about the highway, which was then recorded by Nat King Coole.  

Since then, the song has been covered by a billion people including Chuck Berry, Aerosmith, the Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, the Replacements and the Cramps.  It’s also just one of three cover songs ever recorded by Depeche Mode.

Back in the summer, Brian DeFrees went on a roadtrip in his 2009 Honda Civic from Chicago to LA taking time-lapse photos along the way.

(Via Mashable)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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