I always hated ’70s-style classic rock, with its over-the-top guitar and drum solos and gaudy conceptualism. Or at least I thought I did. Then I became obsessed with Sam and Dean Winchester, who, on the show Supernatural, drive a black Chevy Impala on dark back roads, hunting demons, ghosts, and monsters. And I came to love the music they listened to—classic rock that’s loud, spooky, wild, and totally perfect for road trips. This playlist is a soundtrack for your own battles with evil—or just driving around on twilit summer nights.

Illustration by Minna