Riding the Human Highway

In which Reverend Andrew [First Church of the Atlantic (De-Hydrated) Eternal Pope of the Western Lands] and I finally spring a plan we’ve been hatching for a long time: a tribute to Neil Young and Devo’s 1982 apocalyptic-art-comedy film Human Highway. Starring Mark Mothersbaugh (who never takes off his rubber mask), Dean Stockwell, Dennis Hopper and Neil himself as bumbling gas jockey. Needless to say, this is one of the odder films I’ve seen, and we made no effort to build a less-odd musical sequence around it. We just plugged a vcr into the board, popped in a VHS tape, and let it go. Then played a bunch of related music over top of that, since just listening to movie dialog is mostly pretty boring.

If that sounds like something you’d like to experience, experience it now:

And here’s the rough list of songs we played:

poster for human highway

  • humanhighway09oct2008.mp3
Playtime Title Artist Album Label
10:36 AM human highway (movie) Neil Young
10:37 AM video killed the radio star buggles the age of plastic warner
10:37 AM After the Goldrush The Flaming Lips
10:49 AM love without anger the aquabats we are not devo
10:53 AM this note’s for you Neil Young
10:54 AM time out for fun voodoo glow skuls we are not devo
11:00 AM last trip to tulsa Neil Young
11:06 AM el mongoloido possum dixon we are not devo
11:25 AM blockhead ridel high we are not devo
11:32 AM the day my baby gave me a surprise the vandals we are not devo
11:38 AM Devo whip it Greatest Hits
11:39 AM computer cowboy Neil Young Trans

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