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JoeyM SuperDork
1/9/12 6:15 a.m.

Cake references cars fairly often
Alpha Beta Parking Lot
Easy to Crash
Long Line Of Cars
Race Car Ya-Yas
Satan Is My Motor
Stick Shifts and Safety Belts (...a song that would do any rockabilly proud)

trucke New Reader
1/9/12 10:48 a.m.

Highway Star - Deep Purple http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jh0iihjANPc

Nobody gonna take my car I'm gonna race it to the ground

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

Oooh it's a killing machine Ait's got everything Like a driving power big fat tyres and everything

Karl La Follette
Karl La Follette Dork
1/9/12 11:15 a.m.
dlmater GRM+ Memberand Reader
1/9/12 12:39 p.m.

A couple of mine from the 80's:

Sammy Hagar - "I Can't Drive 55"

Linked for those who weren't around when MTV only showed music videos.

"I Can't Drive 55"

Phil Collins - "Something In The Air Tonight"

Only because of the original Miami Vice TV show and the sequences filmed with the Daytona (replica I have always assumed, but cool nonetheless).

Miami Vice Clip

chuckles Reader
1/9/12 12:52 p.m.

"Souped Up Ford." Rory Gallagher. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsgtxIWZndI

Bottleneck heaven.

Karl La Follette
Karl La Follette Dork
1/12/12 4:44 p.m.
Javelin GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
1/12/12 5:03 p.m.
curtis73 wrote: Pretty much anything by George Thorogood. Barracuda by Heart Hot for Teacher by VH. The beginning of that song sounds like a lumpy-idling dragster

Wow, that list sums it up perfect! Add in Metallica's Fuel and I'm done.

mthomson22 Reader
1/13/12 8:26 a.m.


'Start the Car' by Jude Cole. This one should be on every car guy's driving playlist.

wheelsmithy GRM+ Memberand Reader
1/14/12 12:02 p.m.

5.0 Ford-The Reverend Horton Heat I'm in love with my car-Mike Ness

DaewooOfDeath HalfDork
1/14/12 12:13 p.m.

Going the Distance by Cake

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__PU5CVSegg [/thread]

danvan GRM+ Memberand None
1/14/12 9:11 p.m.

this is one that has everything i love in it ray wylie hubbard cooler n hell dont know how to do a link but if you look for it on utube its there

ThePhranc Reader
1/14/12 9:51 p.m.

Hot rodders lament by Deke Dickerson.


Last ride by the Chop Tops


Triple deuces by the Chop Tops


ls1fiero Reader
1/16/12 8:25 p.m.

In reply to wheelsmithy: Sounds like Hot Rod Lincoln in double time. I like.

gamby SuperDork
1/16/12 11:53 p.m.

Catherine Wheel--Gasoline (their singer designed the Singer 911) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmuQKVRH2Bk

(not as good of a song, but) Catherine Wheel-- Car http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-1yiF0oIoQ

...and of course ZZ Top--I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLQnRFKHZR8

"I was movin' down the road in my V8 Ford, I had a shine on my boots, I had my sideburns lowered"

That is one of the most PIMP lines ever laid down on tape. (hell, the whole song is str8 pimpin'!!!)

theenico New Reader
1/17/12 12:02 a.m.

Silver Machine by Hawkwind.

Pretty much anything by Cactus.

Monster Magnet has a ton of good "in the car" music.

Fu Manchu has a ton of So-Cal car oriented tunes. Their CD covers are generally pretty cool also.

Brett_Murphy GRM+ Memberand Dork
1/17/12 9:34 a.m.

I'll add one more Cramps song, it is the one I play before I do any sort of competitive driving with "cross" in the name:


Lots of stuff by Reverend Horton Heat:


hobiercr GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
1/20/12 2:53 p.m.
problemaddict Reader
1/21/12 10:52 p.m.

Daddy's Cup - The Drive By Truckers


Every Saturday, he'd take me out to the garage

He'd take an empty bucket and fill it full of engine parts

He's sit me down and pour em out in front of me on the floor

I'd have to tell him what each one was and what each one was for

We'd jump into the car and go down to the race that night

He'd tell me what each driver was doing wrong and what each one did right

He could always pick the winner before they ever took a curve

3 might have the car but 43 has got the nerve

danvan GRM+ Memberand New Reader
1/21/12 11:05 p.m.

the drive by truckers rock

wheels777 Dork
1/21/12 11:10 p.m.

Molley Hatchet - Double Trouble Live.....pick any song.

4cylndrfury SuperDork
1/22/12 2:40 a.m.

Didnt read the whole thread, sorry if I repost...

Start Me Up - Rolling Stones.
Back In Black - AC/DC.
On the Road Again - Canned Heat.
Spirit in the Sky - Norman Greenbaum Experience.
Roadhouse Blues - The Doors.
Get Back - The Beatles.
Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Hes Going the Distance - Cake.
How You Like Me Now - The Heavy.

Ive got more, but its late, and i haz a drinking

Ty_Lo95 New Reader
1/22/12 11:40 a.m.

Another vote for Red Barchetta.
The other two I like to cruise to aren't really car songs... Solsbury Hill-Peter Gabriel Promises, Promises-Incubus Great songs for a summer cruise.

lewbud HalfDork
1/22/12 12:08 p.m.

For danvan:

Cooler 'n Hell

For me: Another Texas legend Big Daddy Don Walser's Hot Rod Mercury

Hot Rod Mercury

chandlerGTi Reader
1/22/12 1:40 p.m.
JoeyM wrote: Cake references cars fairly often Alpha Beta Parking Lot Easy to Crash Long Line Of Cars Race Car Ya-Yas Satan Is My Motor Stick Shifts and Safety Belts (...a song that would do any rockabilly proud) Wheels

I will second your list. Cake is awesome.

chandlerGTi Reader
1/22/12 1:44 p.m.
theenico wrote: Fu Manchu has a ton of So-Cal car oriented tunes. Their CD covers are generally pretty cool also.

I have California crossing in the basement shop playing now. There is another band called Slant Six that is OK for driving although obviously recorded in a garage.

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