Song: Expressway to Your Heart

Do you know what it is? It’s HOT. It’s especially sticky in our home office, which has this tiny desk fan only.

So I think I need to take a respite from blogging one day of the week, usually the Christian Sabbath. But I don’t want to leave you TOTALLY bereft. I’l pick a video that means summer to me, once a week from now through Labor Day weekend.

Today’s pick is Expressway to Your Heart by the Soul Survivors, described as a “garage-rock band from New York and Philadephia.” The record, on the Crimson label – no, I never heard of it either – was released in the summer of 1967. It debuted on the Billboard charts on September 2 and stayed there for 15 weeks, getting as high as number 4.

version in stereo
live version, backed by Hall & Oates in Philadelphia, on October 23, 2009

I’m always a sucker for a good musical bottom.

0 thoughts on “Song: Expressway to Your Heart”

  1. Crimson was a sister to Philadelphia-based reissue label Lost Nite Records; this was the only non-oldies act they had that sold in any discernible quantity. The Survivors cut one album, When The Whistle Blows Anything Goes.

    Apparently the master take for this song ran about 4:22, and was cut considerably for the actual release.


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