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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by lordairgtar, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. 1950ChevySuburban
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    I prefer no music, but if you do play some, remember that you're there to provide ambiance. You're NOT there to be the star of the show.
    So many DJ's think they're the one people come for. They're not. It's about the cars and visiting friends.

    I like the idea of early punk, etc... be different, mix it up. If you do play a '50s - 60's song, play one thats NOT popular. It'll be more appreciated. Get that Troggs album and DON'T play Wild Thing, I dare ya!

    Have fun with this!
     
  2. lordairgtar
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    Hey!! I'm an old fat guy!!:D
     
  3. I like all kinds of music, besides rap-crap or classical, pretty much anything goes - rockabilly being the favorite. Reverend Horton Heat is awesome, but maybe a little edgy for most folks, so Brian Setzer is a little more mainstream. Southern rock would go over well, such as Lynyrd Skynyrd or Molly Hatchet. Someone already mentioned Tom Petty and how about some Steve Miller and Bob Segar (except Old Time Rock and Roll - I'm tired of that one). Even some 'rocked up' Blues is cool Stevie Ray Vaughn or George Thorogood would hit the spot.

    Keep the Volume reasonable and show goers will love it. I guess the most important thing is to constantly mix it up - if you you play the same 'different' long enough, it will soon become tiresome just like the music you were trying to replace!

    I hope this catches on at every car event across the entire globe.
     
  4. KooDaddy
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    You know what they say about what candy and music have in commen "It's no good till you get rid of the rapper!"
     

  5. Now, Thats cold... Do you REALLY want to hurt me??
     
  6. lvlynyrd
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    Well, I'm an old fart, and I enjoy some 50's music IN THE BACKGROUND. Loud anything sucks at a car show, I'm there to see cars and talk to the folks that built them. However, if you want me to stand between your speakers with my eyes closed and really digging it, play some RUSH or AC/DC! I said I'm OLD, didn't say I was living in the past.
     
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  7. madhman
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    hip hop bitches
     
  8. PoeticGoddess
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    Yes, yes it does. But I'd be more than happy to provide you with ear plugs, or ignore the iPod you have that's pumping whatever ELSE in your ears.

    (Couldn't help myself but to respond to this!)

    It's all a matter of taste, really. I think some things are, without question, over done sometimes. Personally? I can't stand trailer queens and seeing cars that are treated like statues rather than what they are--CARS. Not everyone would agree with me on that, just like not everyone will agree on the music they want to listen to.
     
  9. PoeticGoddess
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    Just to throw this out there, though: Buddy Holly doesn't get played enough, period. Most people only know one song by him, "Peggy Sue," and that's it. There's a massive quantity of music that any number of people whouldn't mind listening to. Johnny Cash, for instance, will please a LOT of people. I agree with the people that said Southern Rock, too. Just because there tend to be a large amount of old school people at car shows doesn't mean we're OLD!

    I'd LOVE to hear a DJ throw on some Horrorpops or the Clash... but it seems to NEVER happen!
     
  10. PoeticGoddess
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    I think it boils down to the crowd, and what sort of car show it is. If it's got a real strict set of rules for the cars shown, then the music should follow suit. If it's more of an eclectic crowd, then follow that. Not playing anything at ALL isn't a necessary option.
     
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  11. cheveey57
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    I too hate 50's music, I grew up in the 70's and never listened to 50's crap until I started going to car shows. Mix it up with a little of all kinds of music (except rap)
     
  12. felix37
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    mix it up and keep it at level that doesn't over power everything else.
     
  13. lordairgtar
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    In your honor, I will play some Clash at the VW show. From what I've seen at the VW show in other years, Beatles go over good plus late 60s Woodstock type music. Must be the hippie vibe from all the air cooled buses and bugs. Now where did I leave that Dylan compilation...
     
  14. 1320/150
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    I like a nice mix of Bobby Sherman and Lulu,maybe a little Lionel Richie. Englebert Humperdink always seems to be a favorite......
     
  15. A few years back at NSRA/Louisville I noticed a nice mix of music. Songs like "Hot Rod Heart", "Rumble Seat", and "455 Rocket" were spun with other themed songs and the previous mentioned classics/oldies. I dislike the 50's doowop and cheesy DJ retoric, but it was nicely mixed. Just keep the tunes mixed and as background music. I think we are all there for the cars anyway.
     
  16. Bigchuck
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    I prefer live music,with break music between bands not too loud. The LSRU and Hot Rod Revolution have great live music. The stage is set up so as not blast away everybody at the show. You can dig on the bands, or not. Seems to work pretty damn good.
     
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  17. lordairgtar
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    Hotrod Heart is a great song, I just recently added it to the mix. Car Shows being what they are, I guess some 50s type music will be played. I just want to find the lesser played stuff along with the more eclectic mix I bring. As far as someone not wanting to hear Hot rod Lincoln, yes it's over played...there are many different versions of it, this is the one I play as it has tributes to many different artists in it..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77Rl1zNIpzg
     
  18. 1950ChevySuburban
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    For all the women in their 45+ years, maybe some Petula Clark or Nancy Sinatra, stuff like that. I used to hear that stuff in the early '70s shopping with my mom. We get lots of women at car shows.
     
  19. Here are a bunch of "Car Tunes" that I have on my I pod right now. They all have to do with a car, a road, or a trip. It's not all of the car songs made, but a good head start on a good playlist for a cruise in or show.
    I've listed the song,the artist, the album, the genre and even the track number on the album the song came from.
    Awright, you asked for them..... now your're gonna get 'em. I hope this works and doesn't cause any problems. There is something for everyone here and they are all car tunes I gathered that I play for various car shows and fundraiser functions involving cars or 'car guys'. they go over very well and I get tons of positive comments on the tunes. I think everyone is getting big boppered and twisted out at cruise nights. THE LIST:
    Kick It into Gear 2:33 Jennifer Paige The Country Bears Soundtrack 100 51
    Rumbleseat 3:00 John Mellencamp Scarecrow Rock 49
    Roadhouse Blues 4:51 The Jeff Healey Band Roadhouse Soundtrack 41
    Stickshifts aAd Safetybelts 2:09 Cake Fashion Nugget Alternative 64
    Hot Rod Queen 2:17 Deke Dickerson Number One Hit Record Other 51
    Galaxy 500 3:17 Reverend Horton Heat Lucky 7 Punk Rock 61
    18 Miles to Memphis 3:00 Stray Cats Greatest Hits [1992] Rock 48
    Cadillac, One Piece At A Time 3:59 Johnny Cash 20 Foot-Tappin' Greats Country 47
    John Fogerty / Hot Rod Heart 3:29 John Fogerty & CCR The Long Road Home Rock 55
    Uneasy Rider 5:19 Charlie Daniels Band Tailgate Party Country 48
    Cadillac Ranch 3:03 Bruce Springsteen The River Disc 2 Rock 53
    Big Red Rocket Of Love 3:04 The Reverend Horton Heat Holy Roller Other 53
    Highway to Hell 3:28 AC/DC Highway to Hell Rock 56
    I Can't Drive 55 4:15 Sammy Hagar Unboxed Rock 58
    Highway Girl 3:31 The Tragically Hip The Tragically Hip Rock 58
    I'm in Love With My Car 3:05 Queen A Night at the Opera Rock 47
    Flirtin' With Disaster 5:01 Molly Hatchet Greatest Hits Rock 49
    She Runs Hot 3:18 Little Village Little Village Rock 52
    This Old Man's Too Drunk to Drive 2:40 Junkhouse Strays Rock 49
    Radar Love 6:25 Golden Earring The Continuing Story of Radar Love Rock 47
    Ramrod 4:06 Bruce Springsteen The River Disc 2 Rock 49
    Maybellene 2:23 Chuck Berry Rock & Roll Era - 1954-1955 Rock & Roll 48
    Reverend Horton Heat - Fucked Up Ford 2:29 51
    Look at That Cadillac 4:05 Stray Cats Greatest Hits [1992] Rock 52
    '59 Ford 2:03 Firebirds '59 Ford Rockabilly 62
    My Woodie 1:56 The Trashmen Surfin' Bird Rock 68
    Get Outta The Car 3:04 The Chop Tops Always Wild Rockabilly 64
    Speed Demon 2:48 Reverend Horton Heat Dude, You Rock kick ass 61
    Detroit Swing City 2:59 The Brian Setzer Orchestra Ultra Swing Nouveau Jazz 62
    Gene and Eddie 3:20 Stray Cats Blast Off Rockabilly 53
    Hot Rod Racer 2:19 Dick Dale Real Gone Rockabilly Blues 55
    Hot Rod Hell 5:07 Rebel Son Choke on Smoke Country 60
    Brand New Cadillac 2:42 Teenage Head Frantic City Alternative 59
    The Road 3:14 The Alarm Standards Pop 52
    Steve McQueen 3:26 Sheryl Crow The Very Best of Sheryl Crow Rock 57
    The Distance 3:01 Cake Fashion Nugget Pop 54
    Mach 5 3:16 The Presidents of the United States of America Presidents of the United States of America: II [Sony Mid-Price] Alternative 49
    Route 66 3:22 John Mayer Cars Soundtrack Soundtrack 51
    Living in the U.S.A. 4:06 Steve Miller Band Anthology Rock 55
    Still Cruisin' 3:36 The Beach Boys Still Cruisin' Rock 52
    Mustang Sally 4:01 Andrew Strong The Commitments Soundtrack 53
    Slow Ride 4:00 Bonnie Raitt Luck of the Draw Rock 46
    Copperhead Road 4:30 Steve Earle Copperhead Road Rock 53
    The Truck got Stuck 2:59 Corb Lund Hair in my eyes like a highland steer Country 46
    Lord, Mr. Ford 3:18 Jerry Reed RCA Country Legends Country 56
    Sweet Little '66 2:39 Steve Earle & the Dukes Exit 0 Rock 55
    Faster Car 4:27 Keith Urban Love, Pain & The Whole Crazy Thing Country 52
    Fried Chicken and Gasoline 4:17 Southern Culture On The Skids Dirt Track Date Country 59
    Suicide Doors 2:56 Reverend Horton Heat Lucky 7 Other 43
    She Loves My Automobile 2:23 ZZ Top Degüello Rock 55
    Rev It up and Go 2:31 Stray Cats Greatest Hits [1992] Rock 53
    Shut Down 1:52 The Beach Boys Endless Summer Pop 46
    Hillbillies On Speed 2:31 Reverend Horton Heat Rev It Up With Taz Other 55
    You Can't Catch Me 3:47 Destroyers/George Thorogood Born to Be Bad Rock 44
    Peroxide Blonde Ina Hopped Up Model Ford 2:48 Brian Setzer Rockabilly Riot, Vol. 1: A Tribute to Sun Records Rockabilly 57
    Drag City 2:17 Jan & Dean Greatest Hits Rock 39
    455 Rocket 4:11 Kathy matea title Country 51
    Texas Rock-A-Billy Rebel 2:48 Reverend Horton Heat Space Heater Alternative 49
    The Little Old Lady from Pasadena 2:24 Jan & Dean Greatest Hits Rock 43
    Highway 49 5:51 Destroyers/George Thorogood/Howlin' Wolf Born to Be Bad Rock 38
    Hot Rod Race 2:39 Red Foley Drivin' Country Country 46
    Hot Rod Gang 2:49 Stray Cats Gonna Ball Rock & Roll 49
    Little Deuce Coupe 1:41 The Beach Boys Endless Summer Pop 47
    Around And Around The Figure 8 2:17 Johnny Bond Famous Hot Rodders I Have Know 39
    Manic Mechanic 2:36 ZZ Top Degüello Rock 36
    Let It Ride 3:16 John Hiatt The Country Bears Soundtrack 33
    Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy) 2:45 Jim Croce Photographs & Memories: His Greatest Hits Rock 100 32
    Fun, Fun, Fun 2:05 The Beach Boys Endless Summer Pop 34
    Turn the Page 5:06 Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band Live Bullet Rock 36
    The Bug 4:17 Dire Straits On Every Street Rock 37
    Watching the Wheels 4:00 John Lennon Double Fantasy Rock 35
    Born To Be Wild (NASCAR) 3:48 Hinder Extreme Behavior [Deluxe Edition] [CD/DVD] Disc 1 Classic Rock 35
    Drive Time 4:21 Rik Emmett Absolutely Rock 35
    Wango Tango 4:52 Ted Nugent Great Gonzos! The Best of Ted Nugent Rock 45
    Mettallica - Fuel 4:29 Metallica Reload Other 45
    I'm Movin' On 4:00 Destroyers/George Thorogood Born to Be Bad Rock 37
    In My Car 3:22 The Beach Boys Still Cruisin' Rock 37
    Gasoline 3:14 Moist Creature Alternative 37
    Reckless Driver 5:46 Timbuk 3 Eden Alley Dance 38
    Drivin' Wild 3:55 Teenage Head Some Kinda Fun Alternative 37
    Pipeline Surf Medley 7:04 Junior Brown Other 49
    Ride on Josephine 4:24 George Thorogood George Thorogood & the Destroyers Rock 35
    Rev. Jack and His Roamin' Cadillac Church 4:13 Timbuk 3 Eden Alley Dance 32
    Jeepster 4:13 T. Rex Electric Warrior Rock 34
    Summertime Blues 2:28 Downchild Blues Band Double Header Blues 30
    Dune Buggy 2:44 The Presidents of the United States of America The Presidents of the United States of America Alternative 30
    Workin' at the Car Wash Blues 2:33 Jim Croce Photographs & Memories: His Greatest Hits Rock 26
    Motor City Madhouse 4:29 Ted Nugent Great Gonzos! The Best of Ted Nugent Rock 25
    Breaking the Law 2:36 Judas Priest British Steel Metal 34
    Locked in the Trunk of a Car 4:42 The Tragically Hip Fully Completely Rock 28
    I Get Around 2:14 The Beach Boys Endless Summer Pop 25
    Rockin' Down the Highway 3:22 The Doobie Brothers Best of the Doobies Rock 24
    Going Mobile 3:43 The Who Who's Next Rock 22
    Low Rider 3:13 War Why Can't We Be Frien Classic Rock 31
    Moonlight Drive 3:03 The Doors Strange Days Rock 20
    Joe's Garage [Single Version] 4:09 Frank Zappa Strictly Commercial: The Best of Frank Zappa Rock 19
    Everyday Is a Winding Road 4:18 Sheryl Crow The Very Best of Sheryl Crow Rock 20
    Dead Man's Curve 2:28 Jan & Dean Greatest Hits Rock 16
    Eldorado 3:47 The Tragically Hip Fully Completely Rock 16
    Fast Car 4:57 Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman Folk 16
    Red Barchetta 6:11 Rush Moving Pictures Rock 18
    Crosstown Traffic 2:21 Jimi Hendrix Kiss the Sky Rock 17
    The Road's My Middle Name 3:32 Bonnie Raitt Nick of Time Rock 24
    The Wreck of the Barbie Ferrari 4:38 John Hiatt Perfectly Good Guitar Rock 15
    Under My Wheels 2:47 Alice Cooper Alice Cooper's Greatest Hits Rock 24
    Lowdown in the Street 2:50 ZZ Top Degüello Rock 15
    Born to Be Wild 3:30 ACDC 16 Greatest Hits Rock 14
    Mercury Blues 3:35 David Lindley El Rayo-X Rock 18
    Race with the Devil 2:05 Gene Vincent The Rock 'N' Roll Era: Red-Hot Rockabilly Rock & Roll 23
    Eastbound And Down 2:49 Jerry Reed Smokey And The Bandit Soundtrack Country 26
    Fast Cars And Freedom 4:24 Rascal Flatts Feels Like Today Country 22
    Cruisin' for a Bruisin' 3:20 The Reverend Horton Heat Liquor in the Front Rock/Pop 17
    Smoke 'em if you got 'em 3:07 Reverend Horton Heat Smoke 'em If You Got 'em Alternative 15
    Hammer Goin’ Down 5:16 The Road Hammers The Road Hammers Country 17
    Stick Shift 2:54 The Trashmen Bird Call! The Twin City Stomp Rock 15
    Cars Hiss by My Window 4:12 The Doors L.A. Woman Rock 17
    Hot Rod's Rock 1:36 The Chop Tops Triple Deuces Surf Rock 17
    Mississippi Queen Live 3:02 Ted Nugent Volunteer Jam Classic Live Performances, Vol. 1 Other 15
    She's My Baby 3:15 The Traveling Wilburys The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 3 Rock 29
    Heavy Fuel 4:56 Dire Straits Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire Straits Other 17
    Last American Exit 3:51 The Tragically Hip The Tragically Hip Rock 15
    Psychobilly Freakout 2:39 Reverend Horton Heat Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em Alternative 18
    Kick It into Gear 2:33 Jennifer Paige The Country Bears Soundtrack 100 51
    Mettallica - Fuel 4:29 Metallica Reload Other 45
    Breaking the Law 2:36 Judas Priest British Steel Metal 34
    Triple Deuces 2:24 The Chop Tops Triple Deuces Surf Rock 23
    (The Legend Of) Johnny Kool 4:09 Brian Setzer Orchestra Guitar Slinger Rock 22
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  20. Here's another playlist I use sometimes at shows - I realize there are some duplicates from the previous list.


    Mustang Sally 4:01 Andrew Strong The Commitments Soundtrack 53
    Hot Rod Lincoln 2:56 Asleep at the Wheel King of the Road Bluegrass
    Little Deuce Coupe 1:41 The Beach Boys Endless Summer Pop 47
    Race With The Devil 4:10 Black Oak Arkansas Race WithThe Devil genre 2
    Get Outta The Car 3:04 The Chop Tops Always Wild Rockabilly 64
    Peroxide Blonde Ina Hopped Up Model Ford 2:48 Brian Setzer Rockabilly Riot, Vol. 1: A Tribute to Sun Records Rockabilly 57
    My Woodie 1:56 The Trashmen Surfin' Bird Rock 68
    Galaxy 500 3:17 Reverend Horton Heat Lucky 7 Punk Rock 61
    Stickshifts aAd Safetybelts 2:09 Cake Fashion Nugget Alternative 64
    Pipeline (the best version) 2:21 The Chantays Rock Instrumental Classics, Vol. 5: Surf 65 1
    Shut Down 1:52 The Beach Boys Endless Summer Pop 46
    Baddest of the Bad 2:27 Reverend Horton Heat Holy Roller Other 10
    Uneasy Rider 5:19 Charlie Daniels Band Tailgate Party Country 48
    Triple Deuces 2:24 The Chop Tops Triple Deuces Surf Rock 23
    (The Legend Of) Johnny Kool 4:09 Brian Setzer Orchestra Guitar Slinger Rock 22
    Mercury Blues 3:35 David Lindley El Rayo-X Rock 18
    Mettallica - Fuel 4:29 Metallica Reload Other 45
    Hot Rod Queen 2:17 Deke Dickerson Number One Hit Record Other 51
    Hot Rod Racer 2:19 Dick Dale Real Gone Rockabilly Blues 55
    Switchblade 327 3:31 Brian Setzer Orchestra The Dirty Boogie Rock
    '59 Ford 2:03 Firebirds '59 Ford Rockabilly 62
    Race with the Devil 2:05 Gene Vincent The Rock 'N' Roll Era: Red-Hot Rockabilly Rock & Roll 23
    Drag City 2:17 Jan & Dean Greatest Hits Rock 39
    Five-O Ford 2:30 Reverend Horton Heat Liquor In The Front Psychobilly
    Dead Man's Curve 2:28 Jan & Dean Greatest Hits Rock 16
    '49 Mercury Blues 2:51 The Brian Setzer Orchestra Vavoom Swing 8
    Lord, Mr. Ford 3:18 Jerry Reed RCA Country Legends Country 56
    Hot Rod 3:22 Black Oak Arkansas Hot & Nasty: Best Of Pop 19
    Eastbound And Down 2:49 Jerry Reed Smokey And The Bandit Soundtrack Country 26
    Ridin' with James Dean 3:18 Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Up Your Alley Rock 21
    Cruisin' for a Bruisin' 3:20 The Reverend Horton Heat Liquor in the Front Rock/Pop 17
    John Fogerty / Hot Rod Heart 3:29 John Fogerty & CCR The Long Road Home Rock 55
    Around And Around The Figure 8 2:17 Johnny Bond Famous Hot Rodders I Have Know 39
    Cadillac, One Piece At A Time 3:59 Johnny Cash 20 Foot-Tappin' Greats Country 47
    Hawaii 5-0 1:50 The Brian Setzer Orchestra Guitar Slinger Swing 5
    Big Red Rocket Of Love 3:04 The Reverend Horton Heat Holy Roller Other 53
    Detroit Swing City 2:59 The Brian Setzer Orchestra Ultra Swing Nouveau Jazz 62
    Look at That Cadillac 4:05 Stray Cats Greatest Hits [1992] Rock 52
    Fun, Fun, Fun 2:05 The Beach Boys Endless Summer Pop 34
    Side Car Cycle 2:50 Johnny Bond Famous Hot Rodders I Have Know 8
    Pipeline Surf Medley 7:04 Junior Brown Other 49
    Suicide Doors 2:56 Reverend Horton Heat Lucky 7 Other 43
    She Loves My Automobile 2:23 ZZ Top Degüello Rock 55
    This Old Man's Too Drunk to Drive 2:40 Junkhouse Strays Rock 49
    She Runs Hot 3:18 Little Village Little Village Rock 52
    Tulane 2:55 Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Up Your Alley Rock 15
    Jesus Built My Hot Rod 4:52 Ministry Psalm 69 Other
    007/ Mission Impossible/ Peter Gunn 3:54 Brian Setzer 100% Johnny - Live à la Tour Swing
    Joyridin 4:12 Powder Blues Band First Decade/Greatest Hits Blues 8
    Texas Rock-A-Billy Rebel 2:48 Reverend Horton Heat Space Heater Alternative 49
    Hot Rod Hell 5:07 Rebel Son Choke on Smoke Country 60
    Hot Rod Race 2:39 Red Foley Drivin' Country Country 46
    Speed Demon 2:48 Reverend Horton Heat Dude, You Rock kick ass 61
    Route 66 4:01 Brian Setzer Orchestra The Brian Setzer Orchestra Rock 1
    I Get Around 2:14 The Beach Boys Endless Summer Pop 25
    Hillbillies On Speed 2:31 Reverend Horton Heat Rev It Up With Taz Other 55
    Psychobilly Freakout 2:39 Reverend Horton Heat Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em Alternative 18
    Fried Chicken and Gasoline 4:17 Southern Culture On The Skids Dirt Track Date Country 59
    Sweet Little '66 2:39 Steve Earle & the Dukes Exit 0 Rock 55
    Copperhead Road 4:30 Steve Earle Copperhead Road Rock 53
    Pride and Joy 3:40 Stevie Ray Vaughan The Essential Stevie Ray Blues 16
    Smoke 'em if you got 'em 3:07 Reverend Horton Heat Smoke 'em If You Got 'em Alternative 15
    Hot Rod Gang 2:49 Stray Cats Gonna Ball Rock & Roll 49
    18 Miles to Memphis 3:00 Stray Cats Greatest Hits [1992] Rock 48
    X-15 2:50 Johnny Bond Famous Hot Rodders I Have Know 1
    Rev It up and Go 2:31 Stray Cats Greatest Hits [1992] Rock 53
    Race With The Devil 2:58 The Stray Cats Rockabilly 12
    Stick Shift 2:54 The Trashmen Bird Call! The Twin City Stomp Rock 15
    Low Rider 3:13 War Why Can't We Be Frien Classic Rock 31
    Manic Mechanic 2:36 ZZ Top Degüello Rock 36
    Hot Rod's Rock 1:36 The Chop Tops Triple Deuces Surf Rock 17
    Still Cruisin' 3:36 The Beach Boys Still Cruisin' Rock 52
    Lowdown in the Street 2:50 ZZ Top Degüello Rock 15
    Weezer - Dukes Of Hazzard Theme Song 1:10 4
    Hot Rod Surfin' Hootlebeatnann 2:37 Johnny Bond Famous Hot Rodders I Have Know 1
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  21. Mr48chev
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    I think what many of us are trying to say in several different ways that the DJ and his music should be background sound at a much lower decibel rating that allows one to enjoy the show and visit with other rodders without having to shout at each other. I haven't met the rodder yet who makes it a point of going to a rod trot expressly to sit and listen to the DJ and his music. But I have known several at different events who make a serious effort to park the car as far away from the D's booth, stage or speakers as they can and still be part of the event.

    What could be a pleasant background sound ends up dominating and taking over an otherwise great event a lot of the time. At what used to be my favorite PNW event the speakers in the park are so loud that you can hear the music down town a quarter mile away at times.
     
  22. lordairgtar
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    Fordy Acres Car Farm...nice list, I have several of those. I had a guy compile a collection of strictly auto related stuff. I'm digging on some Pearls Mahone & The One Eyed Jacks right now. Fujiyama Mama!
    http://www.myspace.com/pearlsmahone/music/songs/Fujiama-Mama-46258468
    Mr48chev...I get it. When I first started, I sorta took the lead from others and how they ran a show and made some changes. I've had people unplug my speakers before, even when I was at a nice level. I can't control sound levels just for the person who parks under my speakers. If I had the money I would buy a scissor lift platform and put the speakers about 15 feet up on that. It's able to be heard without being loud right in ones ear. There is a DJ company that does that in the area and it works. I am not so concerned about my music covering a lot of area, but i am concerned about my voice for announcements. So my microphones are higher than the music. I don't talk a lot but show organizers need announcements made for various things and that is important to be heard.
     
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    Stompin' Tom :p
    Or Disco
    . . . Polka?
     
  26. Its all about the crowd. At an average show around here, the old people get there first, so if you gotta play the real old stuff, try it then. Most people under the age of 50 dont really relate to anything from the 50's or early 60's anyway. Mix it up a little. Rolling Stones, The Who, Eric Clapton, or The Doors are always popular, but throw some catchy new stuff in too. White Stripes, Black Keys, Stone Temple Pilots are all decent. If the show ends late, usually the older people go home and the younger crowd rolls in. I personally like heavier music, but a happy medium will keep spectators at the show longer. I know I've left early because of shitty music. Beep, Beep, Beep by The Playmates makes me want to kick a puppy.
     
  27. But if you gotta have car songs, I've got a disc I made for my old man. Here's whats on it:
    Jerry Was a Race Car Driver - Primus
    Hot Rod Lincoln - Les Claypool
    Radar Gun - The Bottle Rockets
    The Distance - Cake
    Power Windows - Billy Falcon
    1000 Dollar Car - The Bottle Rockets
    Stickshifts and Safetybelts - Cake
    I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide - ZZ Top
    Going Mobile - The Who
    Black Sunshine - White Zombie
    Running Down A Dream - Tom Petty
    Two Lane Blacktop - White Zombie
    Thunder Express - MC5
    The Motorcycle Song - Arlo Guthrie
    Ramblin Man - Allman Brothers
    Cadillac, One Piece At A Time -Johnny Cash
    Bitchin' Camaro - The Dead Milkmen
    Lowrider - War
    Rumble - Link Wray

    Tried to fit some oddballs in there, cause I hate hearing the same song over again.
     
  28. twofosho
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    I getting so tired of listening to other peoples' noise polution I want to scream. You're bombarded by it everywhere. Just about every store you patronize these days thinks you want to listen to their particular brand of noise, LOUDLY! or watch their damn videos. It's even being played outdoors in mall parking lots for Christ's sake. I wonder if they knew how much I more time I would take in their establishment BUYING things if I didn't have to listen to their polution, would they feel compelled to knock it off or at least down.

    Very nearly as bad is going to an outdoor car event where you have a car owner thinking he needs to put on a show by starting his motor and reving it so high you duck for cover to avoid the flying parts you KNOW are coming.

    I vote a big NO! on ANY music at car events, so I most certainly do not want to hear LOUD music, and you don't want to get me started on some jerkoff behind a microphone that thinks that he's the show that the captive audience came to hear.
     
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  29. That may seem like a good idea in theory, but the silence can be deafening. I agree that the music should be in the background, but eliminating it completely would make for a long, boring day.
     

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