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#21 Jairus

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 04:14 AM

LOW-RIDE-R by War! B)

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 04:24 AM

ooh ooh!!! Just thought of a few more...B)

Eagles, "Old '55" (Tom Waits wrote it)...

Bruce Springsteen, "Cadillac Ranch" and "Racing in the Street" (I got a '69 Chevy with a 396, fuelie heads and a Hurst on the floor...)

Prince, "Little Red Corvette"...

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 06:36 AM

Well how'bout...

"The Long and Winding Road"...Beatles

"Radar Love"...Golden Earing

"Thunder Road"...Bruce Springsteen

"Little Duece Coupe" & "Surf City"...Beach Boys

"Highway to Hell"...AC/DC

"One Headlight"...The Wallflowers

"NSU"...Cream

"Riders on the Storm"...The Doors

"Magic Bus"...The Who

and

"Dead Man's Curve"...Jan & Dean

to name a few...

#24 Harry P.

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 06:52 AM

Beatles, "Drive My Car"...

Led Zeppelin, "Trampled Underfoot"... (ok, the words refer to a car but I think we know what they're really TALKING ABOUT... B) )...

Rolling Stones, "Brand New Car" (ditto on the car-lyrics-but-really-talking-about-something-else footnote... :P )...

and this might be stretching the "car songs" idea a bit, but the Beatle's "Lovely Rita (Meter Maid)"... B)

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 07:01 AM

My two favorites are without question Dead Man's Curve by Jan & Dean and Ballad of Thunder Road by Robert Michum.

I like most of the 60s Surf music, especially the car stuff.

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 07:15 AM

Tough one this! B) Just about anything by Chuck Berry but my fave has to be:
You Cant catch Me

Women and Cadillacs by Doc Starks and the Nite riders(sounds like the KKK but I think the group were black RnB)

Transfusion, Nervous Norvus

Brand New Cadillac, Vince Taylor

Just how many versions of Hot Rod Lincoln were there? Anyone know?
An issue of Street Rodder did a feature on the car that inspired this song, was a few years back though,probably 20+
John

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 07:22 AM

Just remembered a few Bike songs,

Leader of the Pack, Shangri La's

Terror 0f Highway 101, Singer ???

Terry, Twinkle

I Want My Baby Back, Singer ???

He's a Rebel Ronnet's???

Most of these seem to be Death Discs

Sorry for all the ??? but music ain't my field of expertise. Actually nothing is B)

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 07:25 AM

Tracy Chapman, "Fast Car"...

Stray Cats, "Built for Speed" (maybe someone already mentioned that one?)...

The Cars, "Drive" (what better band than the Cars to do a car-related song??? B) )...

Doobie Brothers, "Rockin' Down the Highway"...

Doors, "Roadhouse Blues" (keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel...)

Jimi Hendrix, "Crosstown Traffic"...

Hey, this is fun! B)

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 07:37 AM

B) Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen's"Hot Rod Lincoln".One of THE BEST!

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 07:43 AM

Janis Joplin, "Mercedes Benz"...

Beach Boys, "Fun Fun Fun" (til her daddy takes her T-bird away!)...

ZZ Top, "Chevrolet"...

I got a million of 'em! ;)

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 07:46 AM

:lol: Lordairgitar,YOU REMEMBER TRANSFUSION?????Oh My Good Lord,THATS one of MY FAVORITE songs from my childhood!!!"Never ever ever gonna speed again!Pass a gallon to me Allen"!! That line, that song,will go with me to my grave!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: ;)

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 08:25 AM

Dang, you all have some sweet choices, I like all of them. :lol:
I know, this is wierd and surprising from a 17 year old, but I LOVE anything from the 50's 60's, Blues, Bluegrass, 70's Rock (Jimi Hendrix, Gordon Lightfoot, etc.), classic rock (AC/DC, Boston, Led Zeppelin, Rush, George Thorogood, etc) and of course a couple hard rock.

"Johnny B Good" Chuck Berry
"Driven" Rush (GREAT driving song)
"Little Honda" Hondells (Beach Boys cover was actually really good)
"One Little Victory" Rush
"Highway Star" Deep Purple
"In My Time of Dying" Led Zeppelin
"No Particular Place to Go" Chuck Berry
"Motor City" Neil Young
"Dead Man's Curve" Jan and Dean
"On the Road Again" Canned Heat
"Route 66" Asleep at the Wheel
"Hot Rod Lincoln" Commander Cody
"Rocket 88" Jackie and His Delta Cats Brentson
"GTO" Ronny and the Daytonas
"Drive my Car" Beatles
"Brand New Car" Rolling Stones
"Mustang Sally" I like Wilson Pickett's version
"Cadillac Ranch" The Boss!
"Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast" Airbourne
"Cars" Gary Newman
"Rag Top Delux" Molly Hatchet
"Lowrider" War
"Shut Down" "Little Duece Coupe" "409" Beach Boys
"I Can't Drive 55" Sammy Hagar
"Little Forty Ford" Leon Smith
"'41 Ford" The Grand Prix
"Hey Little Cobra" The Rip Chords
"SS 396" Paul Revere & The Raiders
"Cadillac Assembly Line" Albert King
"Mercury Blues" Steve Miller
"That'll Be the Day" Buddy Holly
"At the Hop" Danny and the Juniors

and so on and so on ;) :lol:

Edited by Nick F40, 03 June 2008 - 08:37 AM.


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Posted 03 June 2008 - 08:58 AM

The Go-Gos Skidmarks on My Heart. ;)

Pretty much sums it up...

You sure know how to hurt a girl
Fewer hugs and no more kisses
Just water for your carburetor
And bearings for your pistons
Rev her engine for your pleasure
Caress and fondle her steering wheel
When you moan and hug her gear shift
Stop! Think how it makes me feel

CHORUS
Skidmarks on my heart
You've got me in fifth
You're burning rubber like my love
I'm driving in risk

Spend all your time and money
On that Pontiac GTO pile
Getting tired of your greasy antics
My pride's getting hurt by the mile
Blow her engine blow my mind
Keep her shocks and brakes aligned
I see that you're all jacked up
Leaving me and your exhaust behind

CHORUS

I buy you cologne
You want axle grease
You say get a mechanic
I say get a shrink
I need promises
You want Motor Trend
Our love needs an overhaul
This may be the end

CHORUS

Edited by CAL, 03 June 2008 - 09:03 AM.


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Posted 03 June 2008 - 09:57 AM

On the Road Again by Canned Heat

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 10:01 AM

A Bunch of good songs everybody put up. Here are a few of my favorites.
One Piece at a Time by Johnny Cash
455 Rocket by Kathy Mattea
Lord, Mr. Ford or Smokey and the Bandit soundtrack by Jerry Reed
Baby who could really love this car but me, by Brian Setzer Orchestra
Take Miss Lucy Home by Molly Hatchet
4 wheel drive, Convoy by CW McCall
Rapid Roy, Bad Leroy Brown, Don't mess around with Jim by Jim Croce
Bad to the Bone, Gear Jammer by George Thorogood
Chrome by Trace Atkins
Steady at the Wheel or Mustangs and Camaros by Shooter Jennings
Manic Mechanic by ZZ Top
The Ride by David Allen Coe
Maybellene, Riding Along in my Automobile, Chuck Berry
Chicks dig it, can't remember the guys name, country
Big Ol Truck, Toby Keith
Guitars Cadillacs, Dwight Yoakam
I'll check my collection for more

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 01:50 PM

Dirk: You're Brave. DJ-ing A Car Show With Such An Intimidating List Of Possible Songs To Play. Good Luck And More Power To You!


I'm Surprised Nobody's Thought Of This One: "Riding With Private Malone" by David Ball.
And Of Course There Are The One's That Have Been Said That Need To Be Said Again To Emphasize They're Importance:
"Hot Rod Lincoln" "Sweet Caroline" "Highway To Hell" "Fun Fun Fun" etc...
I Also Know Two Really Good Car Songs From A Guy Named Frankey Scott In Florida. "Model A Ford" and "Chopped Top Chevy", They're Rockabilly, And You Probably Can't Find Them On Limewire Or Anything Like That, But If You're Interested PM Me And I'll Send Them To You Somehow.

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 02:26 PM

referring to Wilson Pickett's "Mustang Sally"

Great for sure, but have you ever heard Buddy Guy's? Yowza!

Great they are, but if you get a chance, check out the soundtrack from the movie "The Commitments". A primer on progression that builds like a freight train! Motown, done by Irish teens. The most amazing thing, to me, was that the actor/ singer was 16 when this was done. My vote for best fake bar band and my favorite soundtrack.

Edited by samdiego, 03 June 2008 - 02:28 PM.


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Posted 03 June 2008 - 04:44 PM

409
Little Duece Coupe
Shutdown
Little GTO
Deadmans Curve
Drag City
Little old lady from Pasadena
SS396 ( Paul Revere and the Raiders)
Trans AM ( Sammy Hagar)
Wishlist ( Pearl Jam, not really a car song, but it mentions a Camaro)
Red Barchetta
Riding with Private Malone
Fuel ( my personal theme song)

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 04:56 PM

One of my all-time favorites was given away by Chevy dealers, I think it was 1967, at the new-car intro.
Paul Revere and the Raiders were starting to fade a bit, having outlived Dick Clark's 'Where the Action Is' aftrenoon TV gig, and were suddenly having to provide their own promotional efforts and tie-ins. One really good connection was with Chevrolet's ad agency, creating the Bowtie answer to all the Pontiac and GTO promo records that Jim Wangers had instigated across town.


The song was 'SS396' and was probably one of the best of the car songs ever, IMO. It described the car in detail, the details were described CORRECTLY, and the music itself was Killer. The song oversold the car's performance a bit, but we didn't care!

Also, look for a compilation cd 'Warmth of the Sun', which has a number of cool and obscure car and Beach Boys inspired songs. Good stuff!


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Posted 03 June 2008 - 06:15 PM

Haha... maybe next year.... lol

Just to let you know, Car show DJ fee.....175.00
Fuel cost................110.00
lodging, one night...local prices apply