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Feb 12, 2001 (11:12 am)
By George Harrison. Beginning of the song is the start of the British GP. Great cranked up with headphones. I have a CD done by Nick Mason, drummer for Pink Floyd and a major vintage car collector/racer. He did DAT recordings of race cars from the early 1900s up to a 90's F1 car. The V16 BRM on full song will vibrate the fillings out of your teeth!
#71 of 79 Shut Down by the Beach Boys
Feb 24, 2001 (4:45 pm)
Well it happened on the strip
where the road is wide
two cool sharks sitting side by side
yea my fuel injected sting ray and a 413
we're revving up our engines
and it sounds real mean
declining numbers at an even rate
at the count of one we both accelerate
yea my sting ray is light the slicks are staring to spin but the 413's really digging in
gotta be cool now power shift here we go
pedal's to the floor hear his dual quads ring
but now the 413's lead is starting to shrink
he's out with ram induction but it's understood
I got a fuel injected engine sitting under my hood
shut it off shut it off
buddy now I shut you down
shut it off shut it off
buddy now I shut you down
well that's sorta how it goes, there may be some mistakes, I'm typing this from memory
#72 of 79 WE made up our own words
Feb 25, 2001 (12:14 pm)
to "Shut down" sitting in high school physics class back in 1963. There was a guy who had what he thought was a hot 59 Ford with a 292 engine and a 3-speed stick-burned oil, etc. Another guy had a hot 265 in a 56 Chevy. The lyrics we made up were a riot-sung to the tune of "Shut Down". We laughed and laughed-we were supposed to be working on a lab experiment. Needless to say, we didn't get good grades in Physics-but we sure wrote some good lyrics to "Shut Down" about a few of the local clowns. Those lyrics, and some drawings to go with them, are tucked away in an old notebook somewhere...
Feb 26, 2001 (8:42 am)
Well..you were close.
It's "two cool shorts", not sharks.
And the 413's really digging in.
Great song, though.
I think my favorite was "Three window Coupe" by the Ripchords.
" My little three window don't look like much, till I get on the gas and I pop the clutch"
#74 of 79 More Songs
Apr 02, 2001 (8:49 pm)
"Hot Rod Lincoln" by Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen
"409" - Beach Boys
"Under My Wheels" Alice Cooper (more about him running over his nagging girlfriend but ..) It really gets your adrenline going.
"Fun, Fun, Fun" Beach Boys
"Mercury Blues" - can't remember who did this one.
#75 of 79 Hot Rod Lincoln was a sequel
Apr 06, 2001 (2:31 pm)
Several people have mentioned Hot Rod Lincoln, but this was actually a follow-up to another song. Remember the opening lines (more or less) "You've heard the story of a hot-rod race / where a Ford and a Mercury were setting the pace". That refers to an earlier song named (I think) Hot Rod Race. It began
Me and my wife and my brother Joe
Took off in my Ford for San Pedro
We hadn't much gas and the tires were low
But that doggone Ford could really go.
The story goes on to tell of him racing a Mercury that he came up to, until suddenly he saw something coming up on both of them "humming along at a terrible pace / and I knew right then it was the end of the race". Anyway, the song ends with "When it flew by us I turned the other way / It was a kid in a hopped-up model A". That was the hot-rod Lincoln.
#76 of 79 LITTLE RED LIGHTS
Apr 06, 2001 (3:44 pm)
Todd Rundgren's Something/Anything? album has a tune called LITTLE RED LIGHTS. Great song. Lotsa guitar growling like an engine revving.
"You got to ease into line boy
But once I hit the open road
I'll be sailing off and on my own
You and me in my GT
With those little red lights in front of me
When I go to heaven you know that's where I want to be
Would you please fill it up boy
I'd like to stop and catch myself a bite
but I sure hate to leave the road tonight"
Instrumental in 3 movements: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd gear.
"And when I'm racing the clock
You know that I would die or kill somebody
just to move this hunk of steel one more block"
Spoken (with mild disdain as one gropes for the
"I think I see a little red light in my rear view mirror"
A terrific case ensues, resulting in many highway
statistics and ultimately, the realization of the
desire expressed in the chorus. RIP
#77 of 79 "Bitchin' Camaro"
Apr 07, 2001 (8:23 pm)
Anybody mention the Dean Milkmen's "Bitchin' Camaro"?
Mr. Shiftright: You mentioned a David Wilcox song... you probably know this one, too. It's about a motorcycle, but it is still fantstic: harrowing, haunting, and yet respectful of the thrill of speed.
Eye of the Hurricane
Tank is full, switch is on
Night is warm, cops are gone
Rocket bike is all her own
It's called a hurricane
She told me once it's quite a ride
It's shaped so there's this place inside
Where if you're moving you can hide
Safe within the rain
She wants to run away
But there's nowhere that she can go
Nowhere the pain won't come again
But she can hide
Hide in the pouring rain
She rides the eye of the hurricane
Tell the truth, explain to me
How you got this need for speed
She laughed and said "it might just be
The next best thing to love."
Hope is gone and she confessed
When you lay your dream to rest
You can get what's second best
But it's hard to get enough
We saw her ride so fast last night
Racing by a flash of light
Riding quick, the street was dark
A shining truck she thought was parked
It blocked her path, stopped her heart
But not the hurricane
She saw her chance to slip the trap
There was just the room to pass in back
But then it moved, closed the gap
She never felt the pain
#78 of 79 I mean "Dead" Milkmen, not Dean.. sorry
Apr 07, 2001 (9:30 pm)
Apr 08, 2001 (1:03 pm)
Yes, I do know that David Wilcox song. He does a great job singing it, too.