Car Related Music Groups


#1

After The Same Mountain Bike posted about his town acquiring an REO I got to thinking.

How many music group names are vehicle related?
Right off the top I can think of
REO SPEEDWAGON (obviously)
TRAFFIC
THE CARS
BACHMAN TURNER OVERDRIVE (fred turner, randy bachman and a truck driving magazine named overdrive. Of which I always made it to the local kenworth dealer to obtain my copy)
THE EDSELS

WHAT CAN YOU ADD?


#2

Big Drill Car, Dashboard Confessional, Death Cab for Cutie, Flying Lotus, Pantera


#3

Chevelles, Drive-By Truckers, Rocket 88 (Ian Stewart’s band).

ON A RELATED NOTE: songs about cars!
Little Red Corvette (Prince), Maybelline (Chuck Berry), Highway Star (Deep Purple), Brand New Car (Rolling Stones)…and many more!


#4

Ok, reaching now. Susan Vega /Chevy Vega


#5

The Fabulous Thunderbirds, El Dorados, Tempest, and Fairlanes are a few and while not necessarily related to 4 wheels; Gaye Bykers on Acid.

Truth be known, there’s probably very few car models around that haven’t had a band of some sort named after them. Most will remain relatively unknown.
Since that got me thinking I decided to check. Sure enough. some band was scraping rock bottom and took the name Aztek…


#6

Chubby Checker?


#7

Well The Beatles. Sounds the same anyway as the VW Beetle.

Forgive me if I don’t hardly recognize any of those bands.


#8

Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels
(“Devil in a Blue Dress” )
(“C.C. Rider” 1966 )
CSA


#9

Songs about cars? hmmm… maybe James Taylor’s “Traffic Jam”. Or didn’t Neil Young do one about an Econoline Van? My favorite vehicle related song – a motorcycle – is “Dead or Alive” by Bon Jovi

“I’m a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride
I’m wanted dead or alive
Wanted dead or alive”


#10

The memory is very fuzzy but I think there was a band called The Roadrunners. Whether the name was because of the car or the bird I have no idea.


#11

Flash Cadillac and the Continental Kids. Who can forget a song called Radar Love? Golden Earring had another hit called Twilight Zone but it wasn’t about cars.


#12

The doors?
Nope. 4 door band, not car :wink:
The band took its name from the title of Aldous Huxley’s book The Doors of Perception,[


#13

2 groups, a German and an Irish, both playing Irish folkmusic, both named Morris Minor.

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#14

Ronnie and the Daytonas.


#15

Heh, I seemed to recall an opening act somewhere that called themselves “Laidlaw.”


#16

Don’t know how I forgot Booker T and the MGs.


#17

Crosstown Traffic, Jimmi Hendrix


#18

Thanks @sgtrock21 … I was having that thought rolling around inside my mostly empty brain during this thread, that there was a band with “MG” in the name, but I couldn’t think what it was. It’s a troubling feeling to think you remember something, but can’t remember what that something is. Now my brain can return to being happy and completely empty … lol …


#19

Van Morrison…? :smiley:


#20

Van? ok, wasn’t there a group called the chevelles? Now if only there was a group called the Stanley Steamers.
Anyone remember NRPS, new riders of the purple sage? 15 days under the hood a great car song, its original lineup included several members of the Grateful Dead.
Sorry for the lame video but the song was the only version of the original I can find now.