Title & Registration

September 25, 2016

“Title & Registration,” written by Ben Gibbard and Chris Walla and recorded by them with their band Death Cab for Cutie in 2004.

“The glove compartment is inaccurately named
And everybody knows it
So I’m proposing a swift orderly change
‘Cause behind its door there’s nothing to keep my fingers warm
And all I find are souvenirs from better times
Before the gleam of your taillights fading east
To find yourself a better life”

Death Cab for Cutie website

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Mercury Blues

September 25, 2016

“Mercury Blues,” written by K.C. Douglas and Robert Geddins in 1948, recorded by Alan Jackson in 1992. K.C. Douglas originally recorded the tune as “Mercury Boogie” in 1948.

“Well my baby went out
Didn’t stay long,
Bought herself a Mercury, come a cruisin’ home.
She’s crazy bout a Mercury,
Yeah she’s crazy bout a Mercury.
I’m gonna buy me a Mercury & cruise it up & down the road.”

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Camaro

September 25, 2016

“Camaro” by Kings Of Leon, 2007.

“She look so cool in her new Camaro
It’s black as coal and it goes boy, go go go”

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You Can’t Catch Me

September 25, 2016

“You Can’t Catch Me,” written and recorded by Chuck Berry in 1956.

“I bought a brand-new air-mobile
It custom-made, ’twas a Flight De Ville
With a pow’ful motor and some hideaway wings
Push in on the button and you can hear her sing”

Related:

“How the Smithsonian talked Chuck Berry into giving up his red Cadillac,” Michael E. Ruane, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Chuck Berry website

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SS396

September 25, 2016

“SS396,” written by Vince Benay and Louis John Adessa, recorded by Paul Revere & the Raiders in (perhaps) 1966. The love object here is Chevrolet’s 60’s V8 muscle car, the Chevelle Malibu Super Sport 396.

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Cadillac Cowboy

September 25, 2016

“Cadillac Cowboy,” written and recorded by Heather Myles in 1995.

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Streets of Los Angeles

September 25, 2016

Driving in Los Angeles in the 1950s. Film from the King Rose Archives.

h/t: The Old Motor

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The Drunken Driver

September 24, 2016

“The Drunken Driver,” a recitation by Ferlin Husky, 1954.

Lyics here.

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Daddy’s Car

September 24, 2016

“Daddy’s Car,” composed by artificial intelligence in the style of The Beatles, with lyrics and arrangement by Benoît Carré.

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Hot Rod Lincoln

September 24, 2016

“Hot Rod Lincoln,” written by  Charlie Ryan in 1955, performed here by Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen.

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