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)
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)
WHAT CAN YOU ADD?
Big Drill Car, Dashboard Confessional, Death Cab for Cutie, Flying Lotus, Pantera
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!
Ok, reaching now. Susan Vega /Chevy Vega
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…
Well The Beatles. Sounds the same anyway as the VW Beetle.
Forgive me if I don’t hardly recognize any of those bands.
Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels
(“Devil in a Blue Dress” )
(“C.C. Rider” 1966 )
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”
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.
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.
Nope. 4 door band, not car
The band took its name from the title of Aldous Huxley’s book The Doors of Perception,[
2 groups, a German and an Irish, both playing Irish folkmusic, both named Morris Minor.
Heh, I seemed to recall an opening act somewhere that called themselves “Laidlaw.”
Don’t know how I forgot Booker T and the MGs.
Crosstown Traffic, Jimmi Hendrix
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 …
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.