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Mechanic's tunes

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by nojj, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. nojj

    nojj Guest

    May 20, 2013
    Looking for some material involving mechanics and or cars.
    (No BeachBoys stuff)
    One of my bands has attracted a number of mechanics, techs, car enthusiasts, and other dregs of society.

    We're looking to keep a theme going.
    Classic trax/blues, fairly recognizable stuff.
    A couple we're doing currently are Master Mechanic by J Winter,
    and Cool Guitar (Gonna sell the bi*ch's car) by Jimmy Thackery.

    Any ideas from the wrench-twister cult?
  2. GKon

    GKon Supporting Member, Boom-Chicka-Boom

    Feb 17, 2013
    Queens, NY
    Any song by the band "The Cars"?

    Only half-joking. :)
  3. pklima

    pklima Commercial User

    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
    Karoryfer Samples
    Ray Wylie Hubbard's "Cooler Than Hell"?
  4. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    Buy you a Chevrolet ----blues tune
  5. GKon

    GKon Supporting Member, Boom-Chicka-Boom

    Feb 17, 2013
    Queens, NY
    How about a rendition of Johnny Cash's "One Piece at a Time".
  6. kenbert


    Jan 16, 2013
    Lansing MI
    manic mechanic zz top!
  7. nojj

    nojj Guest

    May 20, 2013
    All cool tunes, thanks folks!

    Another could be ZZ's 'She loves my automobile'
    Maybe a couple from the Road Hammers,
    even though they're mostly sorta-country trucking tunes.
  8. nutdog

    nutdog when I'm a good dog they sometimes throw me a bone Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2009
    in the dog house
    John Mellencamp-Cry Baby
    Robert Johnson-Terraplane Blues
    Chuck Berry-Maybelline
    The Playmates-Beep Beep
    Prince-Little Red Corvette
    Rose Royce-Car Wash
    Jim Croce-Rapid Roy
    Sammy Hagar-Can't Drive 55
    Commander Cody-Hot Rod Lincoln


    Wilson Pickett-Mustang Sally
  9. nutdog

    nutdog when I'm a good dog they sometimes throw me a bone Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2009
    in the dog house
    And you should really consider Little Duece Coupe, 409 and Shut Down. All basically blues songs.
  10. nutdog beat me to the ones that popped into my mind - but, don't forget I Can't Drive 55 by Sammy H. ;)

    EDIT: Oops - I see nutdog already nailed it - never mind. :oops:
  11. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    Shade Tree Mechanic - ZZ Hill

    No Money Down - Duane Allman*

    Motorcycle Girl - Cruzados

    Take The Highway - Marshal Tucker Band

    Lubricate The Death Machine - Bob Schneider

    1952 Vincent Black Lightning - Richard Thompson

    There is also a more country oriented compilation of trucking songs named Rig Rock Deluxe. Several of the songs already rock pretty good and several more would be simple to convert to a more rocking or bluesy style.

    *Not sure if Duane Allman wrote this, but he's the only guy I ever heard sing it.
  12. +1

    I didn't think I would be the first to suggest this one.
  13. belzebass


    Feb 21, 2012
    And a little reggae vibe song (strong language :-\ ):

    Bonus points for serious face while singing!
  14. VerryBerry

    VerryBerry Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2012
    Alberta, Canada
    Highway Star - Deep Purple
  15. miner


    Oct 26, 2008
    Trans am - Sammy Hagar
    Highway star - Deep Purple
    The Mechanix - Megadeth (ok, that one was more of a joke haha)
  16. Nagrom


    Mar 21, 2004
    Western Canada
    Radar Love-Golden Earing
  17. bjabass


    Jan 10, 2011
    Mountain South
    Mercury Blues, Steve Miller
  18. tgriley62


    Jan 25, 2011
    S.E. Mo
    "Terraplane blues - Foghat. One of the coolest songs out there
  19. tanktones

    tanktones Registered Musical Abuser

    Some great selections;

    Manic Mechanic by ZZ top was my first thought, but would also add;

    Highway Star - Deep Purple
    Midnight Rider - Allman Bros.
    Drive My Car - Bobbie McFerrin
    The Distance - Cake
    Uneasy Rider - Charlie Daniels Band
    Life In The Fastlane - Eagles
    Free Ride - Edgar Winter Band
    Slow Ride - Foghat
    Truck Drivin Man - J Geils Band
    Willin' - Little Feat
    Take The Highway - Marshal tucker Band
    Fuel - Metallica
    Kickstart My Heart - Motley Crew
    Dragula - Rob Zombie
    Demon Speeding - R.Z.
    Two-Lane Blacktop -R.Z.
    Driven - Rush
    Red Barcetta - Rush
    Rusty Cage - Soundgarden
    Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
    I'm Bad and Nationwide - ZZ Top
    and at least 8 more ZZ Top songs dealing with cars, roads, or transportation.

    This was a quick list, lots more out there. Have fun with it.
  20. GlennW


    Sep 6, 2006
    Maybelline - Chuck
    No Money Down - Chuck
    You Can't Catch Me - Chuck
    Dear Dad - Chuck
    My Mind is Ramblin' - Howlin' Wolf
    Little Deuce Coupe - Beach Boys
    409 - Beach Boys
    Shade Tree Mechanic - ?
    Mercury Blues - Steve Miller?, Alan Jackson
    15 Days Under the Hood - ?

    AVOID Racing in the Street by Springsteen...that "I got a '69 Chevy with a 396, fuelie heads..." line will make the Chevy guys laugh or mad, it's too slow anyway.

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