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Author Topic: Sounds Behind the Wheel? ...  (Read 5001 times)

Offline Calman

Sounds Behind the Wheel? ...
« on: February 28, 2019, 04:56:04 AM »
I heard a song earlier and it clearly reminded me of a time where I liked a "good kicky" track on the car stereo (while driving at a conservative 10 miles under the posted speed limit - YEAH RIGHT!!!).

So, what classic tracks (or any for that matter) ... did you enjoy blasting down a straight road (or curly one) with the sounds cranked up?

WARNING:  This could potentially expose some of our bad tastes in music, but what the heck eh?

Best Regards,
Cal :)


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Offline Calman

Re: Sounds Behind the Wheel? ...
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2019, 05:03:14 AM »
This was a clear favourite on my track list!!



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Re: Sounds Behind the Wheel? ...
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2019, 02:22:05 PM »
Early 70s I had to make a run once a week at around 3.30 to 5 am from Diss, Norfolk to Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire returning from a print works to my home.

The journey was done for a year in a Vauxhall VX4/90 FB then they upgraded me to a Datsun 120Y Sunny - oh joy I could now max out at 83 instead of 79 mph with foot flat on the long open stretches between Diss to Thetford, Newmarket & then through Six Mile Bottom.... Yeah Honest!  :D

Radio was out of the question as all the stations shut down before midnight so I managed to get my hands on an 8 track player and could blast out this track on loop from the album to keep me awake.
2 reasons for liking it:- it's great to sing along to at the top of your lungs - and best of all it's 9 mins long.  ;)  :P



« Last Edit: February 28, 2019, 02:28:49 PM by John S »
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Offline Alonsofan

Re: Sounds Behind the Wheel? ...
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2019, 06:57:16 PM »
For me this song gives me happy memories of flooring it...I mean sticking to the speed limits in a car hehe
Are you ready....turn it up loud...



Offline Calman

Re: Sounds Behind the Wheel? ...
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2019, 07:36:23 PM »
That's It!!!! ... you've produced an early 70's rock classic, to a remix of Don Henley's 84 classic, 'The Boys of Summer' .. so I need to find my keys and drive my 600bhp muscle car down a highway somewhere in the midnight heat.   Okay, wake up, it's a Ford Explorer with Idle issues, you can't drive very fast on this side of the pond, it's freezing and currently snowing outside, so .... >>> insert LP needle scratch <<< ... and start singing "Memories" ... well, you know what I mean.

I remember a drive up to Aviemore (North of Scotland) back in the late 90's ... "work mates lads weekend" and these two songs were requested again, and again, and again, and again.  Funny enough, I began to like them, while behind the wheel, who knew??? ... and we are talking about loooong straight roads with nothing around you, yes, the speeds touched 3 digits at times (until a German family in a black Volvo overtook us) .... I'm sure a couple of guys in the car wet themselves, while laughing uncontrollably!!

Nevertheless, great days!!






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Cal :)
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Offline Alonsofan

Re: Sounds Behind the Wheel? ...
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2019, 08:29:21 PM »
Number 2 classic song :good: classic movie  :good:

It was funny when Top Gun got the Paddy McGuinness and Keith Lemon treatment hehe At least in their version Goose didn't die  :yahoo:

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Re: Sounds Behind the Wheel? ...
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2019, 09:17:57 PM »
When I drove I just stuck on whatever random playlist I had on my iPod.  However it usually had Buck Rogers by Feeder on it and given the song has the section of lyrics below, I think it is a great driving song:

He's got a brand new car, looks like a Jaguar, it's got leather seats, it's got a CD player

Things did get weird when it talked about drinking cider from a lemon, however.


Offline Alonsofan

Re: Sounds Behind the Wheel? ...
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2019, 09:40:21 PM »
Liking your choice there Luke  :good:
It reminds me of Gran Turismo 3 on the PS2.
I guess nowadays it goes more like this for you.....



Hehe sorry about the speedy version, I think Mr Fletcher has gone hyper hehe

Offline Calman

Re: Sounds Behind the Wheel? ...
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2019, 09:56:00 PM »
Not sure if your video is behind a permissions wall Alonsofan, but it no worko (even tried direct in YT).  You broke it, didn't ya?? .. can't let you near anything precious!! *hands on hips*.

Are any of us sad enough or brave enough to admit driving to a TV car prog/show theme?? ... you know, Dukes of Hazard, Knight Rider, Miami Vice, Need for Speed ... that level of embarrassment!!!  :-[

Just to jog your memory ...


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Cal :)

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Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: Sounds Behind the Wheel? ...
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2019, 11:56:40 PM »
My buddy Dave and I used to make the Phoenix to LA run about once a month, a very long time ago. Dave was a metal fan so our sound track was sort of Deep Black and Blue Floyd. It featured stuff like this.





Lonny

Offline Calman

Re: Sounds Behind the Wheel? ...
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2019, 01:09:27 AM »
Awesome selections there lkj!!!!

I still fight with my thoughts on Floyd's best solo guitar segment track, where obviously, Comfortably Numb is clearly in my top 3.  Yet Another Movie ... Sorrow ... On The Turning Away could arguably make my top 3 also?

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Cal :)
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Offline Calman

Re: Sounds Behind the Wheel? ...
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2019, 05:25:39 AM »
I just remembered this "lightweight little song".

It was one of the first tracks I played in my first "almost brand new ex-demo" car back in Scotland, so driving around the local area in the summer of 1996, well, it was an appropriate track in so many ways!!!



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Re: Sounds Behind the Wheel? ...
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2019, 12:35:58 PM »
Two more songs that I love to play full volume whilst cruising them highroads. - Warning 1st vid V Loud!







« Last Edit: March 01, 2019, 02:45:43 PM by John S »
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Offline Calman

Re: Sounds Behind the Wheel? ...
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2019, 05:30:14 PM »
Funny that you should post a video of The Boss ... as I was thinking about posting this one yesterday (as I have been known to listen to this track behind the wheel in recent years!).



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Cal :)
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Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: Sounds Behind the Wheel? ...
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2019, 05:52:54 PM »
This album got a lot of time in my car. This has got to be the most widely misunderstood song of all time.

Lonny

 


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