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Art & Inspiration Songs that mention a car or engine by name

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BJR, Oct 7, 2019.

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  2. BuckeyeBuicks
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
    Posts: 2,253

    from ohio

    Buicks to the Moon Alan Jackson
  3. rockable
    Joined: Dec 21, 2009
    Posts: 3,278


    Apparently, there are no blues fans here.

    Terraplane Blues - Robert Johnson
    Pontiac Blues - Sonny Boy Williamson
    From a Buick 6 - Bob Dylan

    And many, many more.
  4. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
    Posts: 2,465


    "I own a '48 Buick and it's olive green..."

    Schlock Rod, Part 1 -- Jan & Dean
  5. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
    Posts: 2,465


    "I got a Chevy El Camino with oversize tires...There’ a ’69 GTO and he’s ready to duel"

    Big Block Rock -- Big Monti Amundson

    Joined: Sep 15, 2005
    Posts: 148

    from CW, Ohio

    Got an eight cylinder motor and jet propelled overdrive
    Buick '59 - Buick '59 Got two carburetors and a super charger on the side Buick '59 - Buick '59 Veroom Veroom Veroom Veroom Veroom Verooooom

    The Medallions, Buick 59
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  7. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,620


    Not HAMB friendly... "Mustang Sally"
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  8. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
    Posts: 2,465


    "Uh, uh, what kinda car do ya' got? I've got a bitchin' Camaro"

    Bitchin' Camaro -- The Dead Milkmen
  9. '60 Chevy - Night Moves - Bob Seger
    Chevy to the Levy - American Pie - Don Mclean
    Ol '55 - The Eagles
    Spyder - James Dean - The Eagles

    ...and while the only possible mention of a model is a 'calaboose' (slang reference before my time?), I vote Chuck Berry's No Particular Place to Go as a Co-runner-up for one of the most clever car songs recorded. Not a fan of seatbelts? Have a listen if yer not familiar with the tune... :rolleyes:
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  10. Crocodile
    Joined: Jun 16, 2016
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    Sweet little 66, "shes got a 396, got a four on the floor, and those stickers in the window ain't just for show..." or Copperhead Road also mentions a "big block Dodge", and Someday talks about a "67 Chevy, she's low and black", although it never mentions the engine. All by Steve Earle, back when he was a badass, before he turned into a sissy.
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  11. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
    Posts: 2,465


    "We were young and proud, we were makin' Thunderbirds"

    Makin' Thunderbirds -- Bob Seger
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  12. "Custom Machine" - The Beach Boys

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  13. "Cherry Cherry Coupe" - The Beach Boys

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  14. The song doesn't mention an engine specifically, but how about "Thunder Road". The movie hasn't cycled through lately, I guess I am going to have to download it.
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  15. "Slick Black Cadillac" - Quiet Riot

  16. Thunder Road is an old Drag Strip. Bruce Springsteen. Born To Run, 1st track side two.
    Not a car or an engine. JW
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  17. "Two Lane Blacktop" - Rob Zombie, the song is pretty much a summary of the actual movie.

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  18. potshot
    Joined: Jul 15, 2005
    Posts: 68

    from MT

  19. "55 Ford" - The Refreshments

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  20. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 5,343

    from So Cal

    I'm late to the party again! Some great tunes already been posted, I'm enjoying listening to them. But nobody's posted maybe the coolest car song yet, the late great Smokey Wilson, singin' bout his Deuce and a Quarter.

    Man Smokey was the coolest. And I'm happy to say the drummer I'm working with now played in Smokey's band for 6 or 7 years, as well as backing up other big name guys like Albert King whenever he'd make a swing through LA.
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  21. derbydad276
    Joined: May 29, 2011
    Posts: 1,321


    I was standin on a corner in Winslow Arizona ..


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  22. "That supercharged Studebaker mill was a singing as it past up tha hill".......artist unknown........
  23. Here's one you'll never , ever hear on that vile "classic rock " format>

    "Hummin' like a turbojet" ...Hmmm Must be a 396 (with fuelie heads of course)

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  24. badshifter
    Joined: Apr 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,308


    Cadillac Ranch - Springsteen
    Guitars and Cadillacs - Dwight Yokam
    Little Red Corvette - Prince

    Whoops not 50s 60s....
  25. Was 196 #'s
    Joined: Dec 18, 2016
    Posts: 63

    Was 196 #'s

    Rocket 88 -- great lyrics.

    Stuff you can do in the car:
    Bowlegged Woman Knock Kneed Man by Bobby Rush, also covered by Hot Tuna:
    Well take me to my car now
    But the car won't go
    Try to get next to you baby
    Ain't got no place to go
    Taste better than a t-bone steak
    Excitement on the side
    If we don't find some place to get off
    Gonna lose it on the ride

    Bobby Rush original:

    Hot Tuna 5 minute album version from 1978:

    Hot tuna 13 minute live version from 2016:

    K.C. Douglas, Mercury Blues, 1949:

    David Lindley and Ry Cooder, Mercury Blues, 1990:
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  26. 1oldtimer
    Joined: Aug 21, 2003
    Posts: 7,881


    Come on people.........

    Kings Of Nothin (RIP Torr) - Nailhead

    Stray Cats - Built for Speed
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  27. 1oldtimer
    Joined: Aug 21, 2003
    Posts: 7,881


    BTW Zeke and the Dead Milkmen made it on this list is f'ing stellar.
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  28. oldsfrench
    Joined: Jan 26, 2018
    Posts: 242

    from France

    i'm a big big fan of the reverand horton heat
    there is this one : GALAXY 500
  29. Rob Zombie - Dragula


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