Rock Songs About Cars

Discussion in 'Music' started by Meagain, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff the word is the bird Staff Member

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_FSicQWimU"]Ronnie & The Daytonas - 'Little GTO' - YouTube
     
  2. MeAgain

    MeAgain Dazed and Confused Staff Member

    I remember Transfusion!

    Bending the rules, some real country, close to rockabilly, and an eighteen wheeler. One of the original truck songs, and the definition of the American truck driver, 1963.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHbGhEfnh2E"]Six Days on the Road Dave Dudley - YouTube

    The Rolling Stones covered this song with Taj Mahal and really butchered it.
     
  3. MeAgain

    MeAgain Dazed and Confused Staff Member

    Jan and Dean!
    One version says six tail lights, a modification of the stock four lights. The other says french tail lights, which is when you mold the lights into the body, used to be done with lead.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukunx21UHCA"]Jan And Dean : Deadman's Curve ( 1964 ) - YouTube
     
  4. MeAgain

    MeAgain Dazed and Confused Staff Member

  5. Joshua Tree

    Joshua Tree Remain In Light

    more of a travelling song, but love it:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5j16RlNtyBE"]Woodstock 1969 - Canned Heat - On The Road Again
     
  6. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIrOMsH1JRI"]Chuck Berry ........ No Particular Place To Go - YouTube

    instrumental with fitting title so.. :p:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLujo3BEU7E"]Squad car - Eddie and the showmen - YouTube

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9gKImI4f_Y"]Junior Brown - Highway Patrol - Lyrics - YouTube

    Going with you :D

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhrPDKgG3bE"]Junior Brown - Semi crazy keep on trucking - YouTube
     
  7. Fairlight

    Fairlight abstract distractionist.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEJdfDD4dVg"]Prefab Sprout - Cars And Girls - YouTube
     
  8. LetLovinTakeHold

    LetLovinTakeHold Cuz it will if you let it

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWHniL8MyMM"]Johnny Cash One Piece At A Time - YouTube
     
  9. LetLovinTakeHold

    LetLovinTakeHold Cuz it will if you let it

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qev-i9-VKlY"]Janis Joplin-Mercedes Benz(original) - YouTube
     
  10. Gongshaman

    Gongshaman Modus Lascivious

    Red Barchetta

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAvQSkK8Z8U"]Rush - Red Barchetta - YouTube
     
  11. Justin_Hale

    Justin_Hale ( •_•)⌐■-■ ...(⌐■_■)

  12. Voyage

    Voyage Noam Sayin

    Awesome thread ! Lot's of very influential songs posted by you guys :sunny:
    I've never met anyone that had even heard of Rocket 88
    Awhile back I came across that song and the idea that it was considered the "first" rock and roll song. Finding Ike Turner played with that band intrigued me and I read more. It's fascinating... Ike gave Jimi one of his first breaks.

    So recently I saw a comment at Wiki that there are 3 songs considered contenders to be the first. I like that as the comment below says, with something evolutionary like music no one can point to just one genre-changing song.

    Here's those other two mentions:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3FNLnFg6Ck"]Goree Carter Rock Awhile - YouTube

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqI130TS1vM"]First Rock'n roll song?! Jimmy Preston - Rock the Joint (DOO WOP CORNER SOUND: SHOW 89) - YouTube

    Both from 1949. Rocket 88 is 1951.

    How about something from 1938? Doesn't sound like those previous 3 songs were all that original.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTOK-Z7g6Gk"]Rock'n'Roll Song from 1938! 'Trucking Little Woman' BIG BILL BROONZY - YouTube
    http://archive.org/details/BigBillBroonzy-TruckingLittleWoman1938
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bill_Broonzy

    then lastly, fwiw, i found this surfing around Wiki

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzVCFiyCsoc"]My Daddy Rocks Me Trixie Smith - YouTube

    Good thread Meagain !
     
  13. PAX-MAN

    PAX-MAN Just A Old Hippy

    VOYAGE:although your songs were really good, they are not supposed to be in this thread----this thread is supposed to be about cars. like this one.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXgVlRmziwQ"]Jan and Dean - Little Ol' Lady From Pasadena - YouTube

    and this one

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7dkn1ZnIPk"]Drive My Car - YouTube

    and this one

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQD4XvM5MNQ"]I Got A New Car - Big Boy Groves - YouTube

    and this one

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LNH27s5ULE"]Bachman Turner Overdrive - Roll On Down The Highway - YouTube

    last one

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdwUpxkfSJw"]Robert Mitchum sings The Ballad of Thunder Road - YouTube

    PAX
     
  14. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7N_RUsp8fA"]Chuck Berry - No Money Down (1957) - YouTube
     
  15. PAX-MAN

    PAX-MAN Just A Old Hippy

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qRJIBtbc2c"]The Doors - Riders on the Storm (original album version) - Music Video - YouTube


    PAX
     
  16. MeAgain

    MeAgain Dazed and Confused Staff Member

    Put the pedal to the metal....Brenda Lee's Coming On Strong.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAvrBsp_ULU"]Golden Earring - Radar love + Lyrics - YouTube

    ..and here is the great rockabilly star Brenda Lee singing Coming on Strong, since it's mentioned in the song.
    She became a national star in 1955 at the age of ten.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEtbin9pwSc"]Coming On Strong - Brenda Lee - YouTube
     
  17. MeAgain

    MeAgain Dazed and Confused Staff Member

    1958

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaDC9rVRZpA"]Vince Taylor - Brand New Cadillac - YouTube
     
  18. MeAgain

    MeAgain Dazed and Confused Staff Member

    Last Kiss, 1964...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtR17BzIOIs"]Last Kiss by J.Frank Wilson and The Cavaliers 1964 - YouTube
     
  19. PAX-MAN

    PAX-MAN Just A Old Hippy

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtsYc6DPNMw"]Sonny boy Williamson ll - Pontiac Blues - YouTube


    PAX
     
  20. Orison

    Orison my dog is full of stars Staff Member

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-NshzYK9y0"]Van Halen - Panama (Music Video) - YouTube
    Got the fearin', power steerin

    this is kinda a strange car song. using the airplane in the video and not a single car... idk. must of been the drugs they were on.. :_)
     

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