Black Limousine have created a genuine buzz following the release of new single Dressed In Black. Rushonrock hitched a ride with the talented trio’s Mark Taylor to discover what makes the band’s ultimate road trip playlist.
Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run
This song has the power to raise the spirits. It’s more about getting you going than coming down. Springsteen is a personal favourite of mine. I love his songwriting.
Tom Waits – Downtown Train
Unlike Born To Run this is more of a come down tune that we’d play after a show. Tom Waits has that earthy, troubadour style that’s just perfect for a road trip.
Angelo Badalamenti – Laura Palmer’s Theme
This is one of the main tracks from Twin Peaks. It’s always the song that we use as our intro. theme when we play live. It’s a great tune: calm and dramatic at the same time.
Jesus And Mary Chain – April Skies
It’s from the Darklands album and, along with Sisters Of Mercy, they’re one of the bands that have always influenced me. I was going to pick a Depeche Mode song here but April Skies is just such a good song.
The Rolling Stones – Miss You
It’s just a really fun track that gets people going no matter what. It’s a great song to have on the tour bus. If you’ve ever been in a band then you love the Stones. Right?
Alice In Chains – Would?
I’m happy to admit that we’re heavily influenced by Alice In Chains. Would? is a song that gets heavy rotation whenever we’re on the road. As tribute songs go it’s pretty special.
Sonic Titan – Sleep
This is one of John’s [Pew, bass] picks. They’re a stoner band and this song came out last year. John loves his stoner music and I like this one too: it’s droney but heavy and the perfect mix.
Queens Of The Stone Age – Everybody Knows That You’re Insane
Another band that’s influenced Black Limousine and this is a really cool song. It’s quite different for QOTSA but we could have picked any song from the Lullabies To Paralyze record.
Deep Purple – Shield
This is John’s choice again and what a fantastic pick. We’ve been talking about it quite a bit lately because it appears in the new Tarantino film. That film nails the era and this song is a late 60s classic.
Rush – Anthem
John loves this band and thinks that the bass and the drums work so well together on this song from Fly By Night. Rush are a fantastic band and a real musician’s band.
*Black Limousine are readying their next single for release in December. Check out the band’s Facebook page for upcoming tour dates.