After their collaboration with Eno ended in 1982, David Byrne increasingly exerted control over the group. It was this period that produced some huge hits like Burning Down The House and And She Was. In 1985 the band recorded the Little Creatures album which is where this week's tune is taken from
Road To Nowhere seems more like a life journey as you examine the lyrics but it fits a random road trip perfectly. Byrne thought the song repetitious and monotonous when he first wrote it so he added the acapella chorus at the beginning to break it up. It has an infectious beat and happy melody. In particular, I like the zydeco accordion that is played on the track...it reminds me of a Cajun restaurant we used to spend our Saturday nights at. Pop this one on as soon as you break loose of the city and you'll find yourself in anticipation of what the road will bring.