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cwaters New Reader
1/8/12 7:04 a.m.
jdw New Reader
1/8/12 8:55 a.m.

Vanilla Fudge - You Keep Me Hangin' On

Rod Stewart - True Blue

byron12 Reader
1/8/12 10:41 a.m.

Joppa road by ween http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kUZ7yiJQ2w

purplepeopleeater Reader
1/8/12 11:05 a.m.

Hot Rod Lincoln-Commander Cody & others Six Days on the Road - Dave Dudley, Flying burrito Bros White Line Fever - Merle Haggard

ST_ZX2 HalfDork
1/8/12 2:14 p.m.

Thought of another..."B-Movie Boxcar Blues" either by Delbert McClinton or the cover by the Blues Brothers.

plance1 Dork
1/8/12 3:29 p.m.

Did I miss something? No one mentioned Beach Boys 409????? Come on guys!

plance1 Dork
1/8/12 3:30 p.m.
Stealthtercel wrote: "Open All Night" by Bruce Springsteen ("Propped her up in the back yard on concrete blocks, for a new clutch plate and a new set of shocks") "Sweet Little 66" by Steve Earle ("Them stickers in the window ain't just for show") "You Can't Catch Me" and "No Money Down" by Chuck Berry ("The salesman told me, said: 'Trade in your Ford, and I'll sell you a car that'll eat up the road' ") and a whole bunch of stuff from SoCal from back when gasoline was 35 cents a gallon or something, like Little GTO, 409, Little Deuce Coupe, etc., etc.

oh wait there, it is!

vwcorvette HalfDork
1/8/12 3:50 p.m.

When I was a kid in the 70s my parents divorced and my Dad left behind an LP called 'Shut Down." It's a collection of car music from the Beach Boys and other like bands. Has Mitchum's Ballad of Thunder Road, Black Leather Trousers, Car Trouble, Dead Man's Curve, Cheater Slicks, Chicken, 409, Little Deuce Coupe amongst other automotive themed songs. I played that poor record out growing up and eventually it went missing.

So the week before I leave Atlanta (2002) to return to Vermont I'm waiting for the board meeting to begin for solo 2 Atlanta region and stop into a record store going out of business. On a lark I ask if they have the album. Now, I've been looking for this for close to twenty years. Amazingly they have it and it's half priced. I had a friend put it on CD and sent a copy to my Dad. He was shocked. I play that CD constantly to the chagrin of my wife. That single record is probably the reason for my automotive enthusiasm.

I also like VH Hot for Teacher. I too have always felt that the beginning sounded like a top fuel dragster sitting at the line waiting for the tree to go green.

fastmiata HalfDork
1/8/12 3:53 p.m.

Bat out of Hell by Meatloaf Last Kiss by ?

Jim Pettengill
Jim Pettengill HalfDork
1/8/12 4:23 p.m.

Some others: Hey, Little Cobra by the Rip Chords, the little-known "Kleine GTI" (spelling probably wrong, don't know German) to the tune of Little GTO, Baby Driver from the Simon & Garfunkel Bridge over Troubled Waters album (check out the sounds at the end of the track), Racing in the Streets by Emmylou Harris.

Maybelline - Chuck Berry.

Geez, somebody else remembers Vanilla Fudge - I must not be the only OF here. I forget the original writer's name (way before Commander Cody), but Hot Rod Lincoln is a real story, and the car still exists - ti was restored for the songwrtier and presented to him a few years ago. IIRC, he died a couple af years ago at the age of about 90. And the origional lyrics refer to "12 cylinders and uses 'em all", which is what the original car had - a Lincoln V12. Asleep At the Wheel also do a killer version of Hot Rod Lincoln.

Nobody's mentioned the Top Gear theme?

93EXCivic SuperDork
1/8/12 4:28 p.m.

East Bound and Down- Jerry Reed

Gearheadotaku SuperDork
1/8/12 4:42 p.m.

Black Sunshine and Dragula by White Zombie / Rob Zombie

Lots of stuff by Metallica, Breadfan and Blitzkreig stand out

Motley Crue- Kick Start My Heart!!!

FlightService Dork
1/8/12 4:42 p.m.
93EXCivic wrote: East Bound and Down- Jerry Reed

load 'em up and truck 'em

Gearheadotaku SuperDork
1/8/12 5:28 p.m.
FlightService wrote:
93EXCivic wrote: East Bound and Down- Jerry Reed
load 'em up and truck 'em

we're gonna do what they say can't be done

ls1fiero Reader
1/8/12 5:33 p.m.

What a spectacular way to spend a rainy sunday afternoon. I have listened to every song referenced here. You folks have stellar car music taste!

AngryCorvair SuperDork
1/8/12 6:39 p.m.

"Week of Living Dangerously" by Steve Earle

Aeromoto Reader
1/8/12 9:41 p.m.

Butthole Surfers with what I believe to be Grey Baskerville's ( famous photog and columnist from the heyday of Hot Rod and Petersen Publishig) '32 Ford roadster


Aeromoto Reader
1/8/12 9:52 p.m.

a few by The Cramps---



Brian Setzer-----


novaderrik Dork
1/8/12 10:26 p.m.

Ministry: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXCh9OhDiCI

White Zombie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axqUBIo7XVk

mndsm SuperDork
1/8/12 10:29 p.m.

ZZ Top- La Grange. Don't know the lyrics, don't care.

racer_ace Reader
1/8/12 11:03 p.m.

Here are a few of my faves...

Fastlane - MegadetH on the new album 13 1320 - MegadetH from Endgame Ride - Joe Satriani ...OK it's a motorcycle song...and it's one of the few Satch songs with vocals! Panama - Van Halen Rush - Red Barchetta (already mentioned)

novaderrik Dork
1/8/12 11:08 p.m.
racer_ace wrote: Here are a few of my faves... Fastlane - MegadetH on the new album 13 1320 - MegadetH from Endgame Ride - Joe Satriani ...OK it's a motorcycle song...and it's one of the few Satch songs with vocals! Panama - Van Halen Rush - Red Barchetta (already mentioned)

you missed the best Megadeth car song- 502. it was on the "so far, so good, so what?" album.. there is also "Mechanix", but that is one Megadeth song that is best forgotten about since it's the original lyrics to "The Four Horsemen" by Metallica. .and it's a pretty stupid song..

novaderrik Dork
1/8/12 11:10 p.m.

not a "car song" exactly, but it Volbeat is good cruising music..


Appleseed SuperDork
1/9/12 1:30 a.m.
friedgreencorrado SuperDork
1/9/12 3:33 a.m.

Big policeman pull alongside me. He said, "Boy, you ain't quite as fast as me." I showed him a picture of that baby o'mine...he said, "..boy, you better move on down that line!"

Out in the woods, or in the city..it's all the same to me. When I'm driving free, the world's my home..when I'm mobile.

I love you now like I loved you then, this is the road, and these are the hands..

M6 South Down To Liverpool, where they play the West Coast Sound.

Nobody gonna beat my car, I'm gonna break the speed of sound..

You don't know what I've got.

James Dean in that Merc'ry 49..Junior Johnson through the hills of Caroline. Even Burt Reynolds in that black Trans-Am..all gonna meet at the Cadillac Ranch!

Jeez, couldn't we all do this all night?

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