Rabz’ Radio Show August 2023: Cars


There has always been an intimate link between cars and contemporary music and car stereos (aka sound systems) enable the immediacy of that link.

As the (almost) ultimate freedom machines, cars can enable a young man to impress an aesthetically pleasing young woman in more ways than might be immediately obvious.

However – there is an insidious agenda intended to deny these wondrous freedom machines to the “common people”.

Electric Vehicles are a joke. Expensive, impractical (see the concept of “range anxiety”) and possibly lethal when not in use (another novel concept) our self-declared betters have not been shy about decreeing that the proles will use EVs, bicycles, public transport, or resort to good ol’ walking. Or else.

The Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicle is in danger of extinction if these ridiculous totalitarians have their way. Of course our local pollie corruptocrats are totally on board with this insidious idiocy. Just don’t expect to see them giving up their ICE vehicles any time soon. The plan is to tax, legislate and starve ICE vehicles out of existence.

We must not allow this to happen.

Anyway, not wanting to let the lunacy impede our enjoyment, here’s my two initial song choices for this month:

The most awesome coda in the history of car related songs:

Gary Numan – Cars

Why we love them so much:

The Triffids – Wide open Road

No doubt there’s a whole library of memorable songs that you’re just waiting to post in the comments thread. Incidentally, I’ll be heading off tomorrow on my favourite drive in Oz – the various roads through the Royal National Park, culminating in lunch at the newly refurbished Imperial Hotel in Clifton.

Go for it Cats, you know you want to and may your proverbial gas tanks remain eternally full to the brim! 

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Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 12, 2023 7:27 pm

I was surprised three days ago when in Coles. They had that very track on the tannoy. Numan! Sounded wonderful.

My immediate contribution to this most excellent idea for a musical thread is Stan Ridgway.

Drive, She Said (1986)

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
August 12, 2023 7:38 pm

Jesus Built My Hotrod by Ministry from the album KE*A*H** (Psalm 69)

Ministry – Jesus Built My Hotrod (Official Music Video)

miltonf
miltonf
August 12, 2023 7:39 pm
miltonf
miltonf
August 12, 2023 7:39 pm

Great dance routine too

Nelson_Kidd-Players
August 12, 2023 7:46 pm

Beep! Beep!

This was a featured song at primary school when we had a weekly singing session with printed songbooks and an ABC broadcast to lead. A favourite of mine and a reminder to suggest we do novelty songs sometime!

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
August 12, 2023 7:46 pm
miltonf
miltonf
August 12, 2023 7:48 pm
miltonf
miltonf
August 12, 2023 7:49 pm

The need for speed!

Nelson_Kidd-Players
August 12, 2023 7:52 pm
Nelson_Kidd-Players
August 12, 2023 7:52 pm

It help that the lyrics had contributions from those that knew what they were talking about.

miltonf
miltonf
August 12, 2023 7:52 pm
miltonf
miltonf
August 12, 2023 7:54 pm
miltonf
miltonf
August 12, 2023 7:59 pm
eric hinton
eric hinton
August 12, 2023 8:02 pm

Rocket 88 Ike et al.

calli
calli
August 12, 2023 8:06 pm

Here’s Prince.

MatrixTransform
August 12, 2023 8:07 pm
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 12, 2023 8:08 pm

Jesus Built My Hotrod

After that I got to do this one.

Spiderbait – Black Betty (2004)

This is the pure version btw, without the silly movie scenes.

MatrixTransform
August 12, 2023 8:09 pm
eric hinton
eric hinton
August 12, 2023 8:09 pm

Yep. Prince.

Gunna be tough without an upticker tonight, unna?

MatrixTransform
August 12, 2023 8:10 pm

BoN are you gonna do Keys to her Ferrari … or should I?

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
August 12, 2023 8:10 pm

My life, 1000 miles away…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boN94tAFqZM

Love the old wooden bar at the start of the video, reminds me of the old Melbourne & Victorian pubs before pokies killed them.

Perplexed of Brisbane
Perplexed of Brisbane
August 12, 2023 8:11 pm

White Wedding – Billy Idol.

Oxygene Part 2 – Jean Michel Jarre – On a dark stormy night, ripping up through the D’Aguilar Block out past Wamuran at stupid speeds.

A great car stereo can be fantastic because it really fills the space. It can be a bit like trying to get great acoustics in a toilet but that is part of the challenge.

MatrixTransform
August 12, 2023 8:12 pm
MatrixTransform
August 12, 2023 8:14 pm

too slow … Key to her Ferrari

shatterzzz
August 12, 2023 8:17 pm

Not all rangas are cheats .. go Cortnee ……!

shatterzzz
August 12, 2023 8:18 pm

ooops … wrong fred ……….. duuuuuuuuh! .. LOL!

eric hinton
eric hinton
August 12, 2023 8:20 pm

In Your Car Dugites

Nelson_Kidd-Players
August 12, 2023 8:23 pm

Rockdoctor
Aug 12, 2023 8:10 PM

My life, 1000 miles away…

I wasn’t going to post this as most of the car stuff is in the video, but if we’re doing time and place: Flame Trees

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 12, 2023 8:29 pm

BoN are you gonna do Keys to her Ferrari … or should I?

MT – One of the most orgasmic of car tracks of all time! Thomas Dolby’s whole album is seriously good, with barely a single filler track. Highly recommended, even if he’s a nutty lefty.

I was going to go with Peter Gabriel next though.

Digging In The Dirt (1992)

Nelson_Kidd-Players
August 12, 2023 8:29 pm

Another roadtrip, this time with Paul Kelly. Not sure if this one made the radio or not. Sounds like Victoria with that pothole…

miltonf
miltonf
August 12, 2023 8:31 pm
Nelson_Kidd-Players
August 12, 2023 8:33 pm

Or busses and cabs… Paul Kelly again. Radio version, not the album one.

eric hinton
eric hinton
August 12, 2023 8:35 pm

Indeed, Mr DJ. They had a fun track about their keyboard called Tesco is going to be bigger than the disco. Can’t find a clip.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 12, 2023 8:37 pm

Oh Stylo …

I’m fuel injected suicide machine.

Not a music video, but it should be.

miltonf
miltonf
August 12, 2023 8:39 pm
Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
August 12, 2023 8:40 pm

Tim Rogers- Paragon Cafe.
Tim can be massive twat, but you’ve got a heart of stone if you don’t feel the pinch of that roadtrip.

hzhousewife
hzhousewife
August 12, 2023 8:41 pm

Beep Beep reminded me of Fred – as in, “We’re having fun, sitting in the back seat, kissing and a huggin’ with Fred, diddy doom doom” we performed it on stage at Primary School, chairs lined up like in a bus. Such fun!

eric hinton
eric hinton
August 12, 2023 8:42 pm

A bit of Me and Bobby McGee in Two Lane Blacktop

miltonf
miltonf
August 12, 2023 8:44 pm
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 12, 2023 8:45 pm

Haha, just found four metal tracks based on that scene. I won’t link them. They’re not bad but. Our Mel resonates!

miltonf
miltonf
August 12, 2023 8:49 pm
miltonf
miltonf
August 12, 2023 8:53 pm
MatrixTransform
August 12, 2023 8:54 pm
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 12, 2023 8:56 pm

In memory of Heath and Hutchence.

Get into the car
We’ll be the passengers
We’ll ride through the city at night
See the city’s red back side
See the bright and hollow sky
See the stars that shine so bright
The stars made for us tonight

The Passenger (1995)

MatrixTransform
August 12, 2023 8:58 pm
eric hinton
eric hinton
August 12, 2023 9:01 pm

Born to be Wild Steppenwolf

MatrixTransform
August 12, 2023 9:02 pm
Alamak!
August 12, 2023 9:08 pm
Alamak!
August 12, 2023 9:11 pm
Alamak!
August 12, 2023 9:15 pm

links lost in translation –

first is “Drive” by the Cars

second is special mix of “4 AM” by Kaskade

eric hinton
eric hinton
August 12, 2023 9:19 pm

Test

Drive Cars

Alamak!
August 12, 2023 9:21 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsrqKE1iqqo

plenty of classic cars in this video …

eric hinton
eric hinton
August 12, 2023 9:21 pm

Opps. Crashed.

Drive Cars.

Alamak!
August 12, 2023 9:22 pm

hmmm – losing my html … trying one more time

Lowrider – War

132andBush
132andBush
August 12, 2023 9:24 pm

I’m going all Aussie.

TMG

Cruel Sea (It’s about driving)

eric hinton
eric hinton
August 12, 2023 9:27 pm

See if I can load Roger Miller Hitchhiker

Alamak!
August 12, 2023 9:40 pm

speaking of aussie songs – this song couldn’t exist without cars

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 12, 2023 9:50 pm

Awesome movie, with a seriously good car.

We have a long way to go and a short time to get there (1977)

Bar Beach Swimmer
August 12, 2023 9:53 pm
Bar Beach Swimmer
August 12, 2023 9:55 pm

where are the upticks?

Alamak, we thought of that one last week on the dry run!

MatrixTransform
August 12, 2023 9:56 pm

Grace Potter — Mother Road

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 12, 2023 9:59 pm

Weirdly last week I heard this Coles for the first time in decades.

The Black Sorrows – Chained To The Wheel (1989)

Bloody good.

Bar Beach Swimmer
August 12, 2023 10:00 pm

On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair…

https://youtu.be/09839DpTctU

Bar Beach Swimmer
August 12, 2023 10:02 pm

Jump in my car…

https://youtu.be/lPsa8MJU_50

Bar Beach Swimmer
August 12, 2023 10:06 pm

BoN, some great choices!

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 12, 2023 10:12 pm

Beards. Looong beards. And guitars. And very Arky car.

Sharp Dressed Man (1983)

Legs (1983)

Bar Beach Swimmer
August 12, 2023 10:17 pm
Bar Beach Swimmer
August 12, 2023 10:25 pm
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 12, 2023 10:32 pm

Drive it on up and let’s cruise a while
Leave your troubles far behind
You can hedge your bet on a clean Corvette
To get you there right on time

Don Felder – Heavy Metal / Takin’ a Ride (1981)

Actually saw this flick at the cinema back then. It was a blast!

chrisl
chrisl
August 12, 2023 10:32 pm

Drivers seat

chrisl
chrisl
August 12, 2023 10:36 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7griww3CfI
Little drivin on a Saturday night

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 12, 2023 10:39 pm

Rats, I got the wrong video. That one is from the movie, but this is the one I meant to link…maybe it was the inspiration for Elon’s interplanetary Tesla.

HeavyMetal intro (1981)

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 12, 2023 10:54 pm

Time for me to drive off in my hot FJ with chrome plated grease nipples and twin overhead foxtails. Night all!

Bob Hudson – The Newcastle song (1975)

Alamak!
August 12, 2023 10:59 pm

Bar Beach Swimmer> never let a chance go by …

Bruce> Great set of tracks and top song for the finish.

Alamak!
August 12, 2023 11:04 pm

This one is about aussie cars, specifically the booster seat used in some.

MatrixTransform
August 12, 2023 11:08 pm
Pogria
Pogria
August 13, 2023 12:41 am

I’m in love with my Car, got a feel for my automobile.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaEM4JYFPfw

Pogria
Pogria
August 13, 2023 12:45 am

She realised she’d never drive through Paris in a sportscar, with the warm wind, in her hair.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0NxhFn0szc

Pogria
Pogria
August 13, 2023 5:56 am

Rabz,
are you mixing up your Birkins and your Faithfull? 😀

Bruce
Bruce
August 13, 2023 11:28 am

Paul Simon:

“Cars are Cars”

From the”Hearts and Bones” album.

Photographs of pre-WW1 streets in ANY town or city are instructive. Those are NOT cane-toads scattered all over the (generally) unsealed roads.

Proper riding boots have “elevated heels and not just so your feet don’t slip out of the stirrups

Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
August 13, 2023 6:57 pm

Danger Zone Kenny Loggins

Yes, I know it’s used as a top gun reference, but I like playing this when I have the chance to run my Charger.

Though I don’t hear much over the sound of the triple Webber intake…

Also, you have to wear aviators while this song plays, otherwise it’s just not right.

Muddy
Muddy
August 13, 2023 8:00 pm

A tenuous link to the theme perhaps, but ‘Barbie Girl’ by Aqua (mmmmmm, Lene!) comes to mind. (Some scenes are of the four band members in a pink convertible).

It’s a fun, sugary frolic – not to be taken seriously. Life is too full of seriousness though.
Go plastic!

Louis Litt
Louis Litt
August 13, 2023 10:31 pm

https://youtu.be/is97RmHhmVg

Highest drama – creation – tell Laura I love her

Louis Litt
Louis Litt
August 13, 2023 10:39 pm

https://youtu.be/aRlSHG5hRY4

Hot sweaty and dusty – euro style
Golden earring – radar love

Louis Litt
Louis Litt
August 13, 2023 10:48 pm

https://youtu.be/JGBXnw86Mgc

Ahh – it’s a suburb full of losers,
Da boss – the north European – gilas do you appreciate what he has done with his small orchestra.

Louis Litt
Louis Litt
August 13, 2023 10:53 pm

https://youtu.be/LNmIbSre7Tw

Road song by the sensitive Jackson Browne.

Louis Litt
Louis Litt
August 13, 2023 10:57 pm

https://youtu.be/WonOudGMSdc

I can’t imagine this song without a Ute. And a slap in the face, the door being slammed, and da chick getting becoming a legend with her peers.

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