Category Archives: Car Tunes

Car Tunes: Willin’ – Little Feat

Technically this isn’t a “car tune”, it’s about a truck driver, but it’s one of the most beautiful road songs ever written. You probably are more familiar with Linda Ronstadt’s hit version of the song, but it was written by … Continue reading

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Car Tunes: Driving In Cars With Boys – Lana Del Rey

Jaguar is getting ready to launch their F-Type, the long anticipated successor to the fabled E-Type of yore. If there ever was a car that was associated with the word “sexy” it’s the E-Type, first introduced at the Geneva auto … Continue reading

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Car Tunes: Woodward Dream Cruise Edition – 409, Little GTO, Hey Little Cobra

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Car Tunes: Papa Hobo – Paul Simon Signing On to That Automotive Dream

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Car Tunes: Mustang Sally – Mack Rice, Wilson Pickett, Buddy Guy & Jeff Beck

There are songs about cars and motorcycles that crossed the line between art and commerce, like You Meet The Nicest People On A Honda and Little Honda. In both of those cases, the songwriters were rewarded by Honda. Ford may … Continue reading

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Car Tunes: From a Buick 6 by Bob Dylan with Alternate Stereo Take

With a title like From A Buick 6, how could we not run this song in our weekly Car Tunes feature? Actually there are a few automotive references in this love song even if you can’t visualize Bob writing or … Continue reading

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Car Tunes: From the Upcoming Documentary Wagonmaster
The Bayonets

The documentary Wagonmasters, about the role that station wagons have played in American culture, will be premiered in connection with the Concours of America at St. John’s in late July. The film’s trailer (below the jump) features My Sweet Annette … Continue reading

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Car Tunes: Went Down to the Crossroads… Tried to Flag A Ride

The quintessential blues rock song, Robert Johnson’s Crossroads, where he allegedly sold his sold to the devil in exchange for his legendary skill as a guitar player. Most of a us know about the song because Eric Clapton and Cream … Continue reading

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Car Tunes: Zip City – Drive By Truckers

We’ve been getting a lot of traffic from folks looking for info on the STP ads featuring the Drive By Truckers’ songs and the Truckers’ Mike Cooley doing the voiceover narration. DBT is deeply steeped in car culture, with knowing … Continue reading

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Car Tunes: Roy’s Toy – Jeff Beck

Musicians and cars go together just as well as music and cars. Many famous musicians have been known for their automotive purchases. Elvis Presley famously bought and gave away Cadillacs. Car Tunes’ post of the Beatles’ Baby You Can Drive … Continue reading

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