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Scott68B
Scott Costanzo
Columbus, Ohio
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1968 MGB GM 5.3 LS4 V8

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Car Music - What's Your Favorite?
Posted by: Scott68B
Date: June 02, 2014 07:51PM

I was working on my car about 5:30 AM on Sunday listening to some music when Deep Purple's Highway Star came on....really enjoyed it. It reminded me of my youth! :) Looked up the lyrics....here's a quote:
Quote:
I love it, I need it, I seed it
Eight cylinders all mine
Alright hold tight I'm a highway star

[www.youtube.com]

Gets the blood moving! Anyone else have a favorite car song they want to share?


RMO 699F
Mike Maloney
SW Ohio
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1974 MGB Sebring GT, 3.9 Rover V8

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Re: Car Music - What's Your Favorite?
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: June 02, 2014 10:05PM

"My MGB GT she's a Runner Now" By Richard Thompson (Mirror Blue" album)

Lyrics to Mgb-gt
Oh I've got a little car and she might go far
She's the mistress of my heart now
She's a '65 with an overdrive
And I fixed her in every part now
Two in the front and two in the back
110 on the old Hog's Back
My MGB-GT, she's a runner now
MGB-GT
Oh my MGB-GT, she's a runner now

Oh I welded the sills and the old floor pan
Cut the rust with the torch and the hacksaw
Took the Rostyles off, put the spoked wheels on
Got a brand new Salisbury axle
When I come to town the girls all smile
They say "Here's the man with the retro style"
My MGB-GT, she's a runner now
MGB-GT
Oh my MGB-GT, she's a runner now

Lockheed discs and twin SUs
Original chrome on the grille now
She looks like a dream in her racing green
Competition's standing still now
I sprayed up her body, I strenghtened the frame
I stripped her right down and I built her up again

Now an Alpine's fine if you've got the time
And a Healey'll set you back some
And a TR4 costs a little bit more
But it don't have the same attraction
Hard top handy, in case of the weather
I don't care if it rains forever
In my MGB-GT, she's a runner now
MGB-GT
In my MGB-GT, she's a runner now
MGB-GT
In my MGB-GT, she's a runner now


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Car Music - What's Your Favorite?
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: June 03, 2014 09:11AM

There are lots of great car songs. Some will get you a speeding ticket if you get lost in the music. :)

Here's a bit obscure one that some of y'all may not be familiar with.

[www.youtube.com]

Queen - I'm in Love With My Car

The machine of a dream, such a clean machine
With the pistons a pumpin', and the hubcaps all gleam
When I'm holding your wheel
All I hear is your gear
With my hand on your grease gun
Mm it's like a disease son
I'm in love with my car, gotta feel for my automobile
Get a grip on my boy racer rollbar
Such a thrill when your radials squeal

Told my girl I'll have to forget her
Rather buy me a new carburettor
So she made tracks saying this is the end now
Cars don't talk back they're just four wheeled friends now

When I'm holding your wheel
All I hear is your gear
When I'm cruisin' in overdrive
Don't have to listen to no run of the mill talk jive

I'm in love with my car (love with my car), gotta feel for my automobile
I'm in love with my car (love with my car), string back gloves in my automolove


Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
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Main British Car:
1966 TR4A, 1980 TR7 Multiport EFI MegaSquirt on the TR4A. Lexus V8 pl

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Re: Car Music - What's Your Favorite?
Posted by: Dan B
Date: June 03, 2014 09:18AM

This thread has POTENTIAL!!!

[www.youtube.com] Magic Carpet Ride-Steppenwolf


[www.youtube.com] Radar Love- Golden Earring



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Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
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Re: Car Music - What's Your Favorite?
Posted by: Dan B
Date: June 03, 2014 09:19AM

[www.youtube.com] Green Grass & High Tide - Outlaws



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Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
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Re: Car Music - What's Your Favorite?
Posted by: Dan B
Date: June 03, 2014 09:19AM

[www.youtube.com] Rockin' Down the Highway - Doobie Bros.



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Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
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1966 TR4A, 1980 TR7 Multiport EFI MegaSquirt on the TR4A. Lexus V8 pl

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Re: Car Music - What's Your Favorite?
Posted by: Dan B
Date: June 03, 2014 09:23AM

For Paul Schills:

[www.youtube.com] Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road - Loudon Wainwright III



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Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
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Re: Car Music - What's Your Favorite?
Posted by: Dan B
Date: June 03, 2014 09:27AM

Here's a link to Mike's: [vimeo.com]


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Car Music - What's Your Favorite?
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: June 03, 2014 10:05AM

If we add the song & artist it will be much easier to create a hit list. ;)

Hot Rod Lincoln - Commander Cody (&His Lost Planet Airmen)

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East Bound and Down - Jerry Reed

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MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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Re: Car Music - What's Your Favorite?
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: June 03, 2014 10:11AM

Here's another good that might get overlooked.

Start The Car - Jude Cole

[www.youtube.com]


Spitfire 350
Phil McConnell
Perrysburg, OH (Toledo area)
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74 Spitfire 350Chevy

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Re: Car Music - What's Your Favorite?
Posted by: Spitfire 350
Date: June 03, 2014 11:21AM

Radar Love


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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Re: Car Music - What's Your Favorite?
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: June 03, 2014 02:44PM

Set the cruise control before this one comes on! :)

Day Of The Eagle - Robin Trower

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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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10/12/2007 02:16AM

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71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Car Music - What's Your Favorite?
Posted by: Moderator
Date: June 03, 2014 03:18PM

Geesh! The newest song mentioned so far (Richard Thompson's "MGB GT") is already twenty years old. The average song here must be ~20 years older than that. Please allow me to turn you on to a fantastic car song from THIS century. This song answers the question: "Where will Curtis' next car come from?"


(The cool guitar stuff starts at about 3:12 and builds...)


danmas
Dan Masters
Alcoa, Tennessee
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1974 MGBGT Ford 302

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Re: Car Music - What's Your Favorite?
Posted by: danmas
Date: June 03, 2014 03:27PM

Quote:
Please allow me to turn you on to a fantastic song/band from THIS century.

That's even better than Lawrence Welk. Just.

Some of mine:

Rip it up - Little Richard
Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
Maybelline - Chuck Berry
Don't let Go - Roy Hamilton
Hound Dog - Big Mama Thorten

And from a later era:
Jazz Samba - Stan Getz & Charlie Bird
Tideline - Daryl Anger & Barbara Higby

I could go on, but I have to include a favorite road tune from an earlier era: Beethoven's Ninth - I would lose my license if I listened to that very often. When the chorus hits their stride, I usually have the pedal to the metal.


Scott68B
Scott Costanzo
Columbus, Ohio
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Re: Car Music - What's Your Favorite?
Posted by: Scott68B
Date: June 03, 2014 07:02PM

Dan B.,

Great choices! I especially liked Dead Skunk...long time no hear. :)


Scott68B
Scott Costanzo
Columbus, Ohio
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Re: Car Music - What's Your Favorite?
Posted by: Scott68B
Date: June 03, 2014 07:07PM

Quote:
Set the cruise control before this one comes on! :)

Day Of The Eagle - Robin Trower

Carl,

I've got that album! Probably haven't listened to it in over 20 yrs. Forgot how good it is.

Since Hendrix was such an influence on Trower, how about this one?

Stone Free - Jimi Hendrix

[www.youtube.com]

Another great driving song!


Scott68B
Scott Costanzo
Columbus, Ohio
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Re: Car Music - What's Your Favorite?
Posted by: Scott68B
Date: June 03, 2014 07:22PM

Curtis,

Great song! I've never listened to their music before.

You didn't label it:

Wilco - Impossible Germany

:)


Scott68B
Scott Costanzo
Columbus, Ohio
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1968 MGB GM 5.3 LS4 V8

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Re: Car Music - What's Your Favorite?
Posted by: Scott68B
Date: June 03, 2014 07:46PM

Dan M.,

Great tunes! I took the liberty of putting links to the songs here. Hope you don't mind?

I especially liked Don't let Go and Hound Dog. Elvis' Hound Dog sort of missed the point, didn't it? That song was meant to be sung by a woman.

Rip it up - Little Richard

[www.youtube.com]

Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis

[www.youtube.com]

Maybelline - Chuck Berry

[www.youtube.com]

Don't let Go - Roy Hamilton

[www.youtube.com]

Hound Dog - Big Mama Thorten

[www.youtube.com]

And from a later era:

Jazz Samba - Stan Getz & Charlie Bird

[www.youtube.com]

Tideline - Daryl Anger & Barbara Higby

[www.youtube.com]


DocsMG
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Re: Car Music - What's Your Favorite?
Posted by: DocsMG
Date: June 03, 2014 08:28PM

Curtis, who is that? I like it.

Now for something of my generation :)

[www.youtube.com]

[www.youtube.com]

[www.youtube.com]

and my fav group

[www.youtube.com]


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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Re: Car Music - What's Your Favorite?
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: June 03, 2014 10:25PM

Okay, maybe not quite a driving song...or maybe so. Here's a killer recent song (2009) you've not heard by a very talented lady you've never heard of. ;)

Jezzebelle By Deedee O'Malley

[www.youtube.com]
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