Topic: Mixed Tape

I was at the local used book/music store looking for new cassettes for my 85 GMC and was excited to see Bat Out of Hell II from Meatloaf.  While I mostly wanted it for "I Would Do Anything for Love", I saw the following track #2 was titled "Life is a Lemon and I want my Money Back."  This was very ironic because "I Would Do Anything for Love" is the unofficial theme song of our team which is preparing a Chevy LUV for the upcoming Topeka race.

In my musical travels I have also come across:
Lemon to a Knife Fight - The Wombats
Ode to My Car - Adam Sandler
Bitchin' Camaro - The Dead Milkmen
Long May You Run - Stills and Young
Galaxy 500 and Five-0 Ford - Reverend Horton Heat

I am working on a lemony fresh playlist/mixed tape. What are your favorite songs that have a high percentage of lyrics with "lemon" or generally crap car focused? 

Trying to stay away from the cliche driving songs (life is highway, little red corvette, lowrider, etc...)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8jIb_wqYIg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RvXOQHLJRs

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The Distance by Cake

Demon Speeding by Rob Zombie

Also look at the Crapcan Play List thread
https://forums.24hoursoflemons.com/view … p?id=22593

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Psychostick Two Ton Paperweight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0ZMauqib7Q

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"Horizon" and "Car Full of Pain" by Arrogant Worms

"Classified" by C.W. McCall

"Sausalito Summernight" by Diesel

Fourteen time loser. You'd think I'd know better by now.

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Not so crap car or Lemons focused but:

"Highway 1", Foxboro Hot Tubs

"I'm on a midnight death trip
I'm on a mission from god
A stolen car and a death wish
To hell on Highway 1..."

Came to mind running the 24 at Buttonwillow overnight, although 'four on the floor, 100 miles an hour' wasn't ever remotely reached....

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Maverick74 wrote:

"Horizon" and "Car Full of Pain" by Arrogant Worms

"Classified" by C.W. McCall

"Sausalito Summernight" by Diesel


The thing about "Classified" that always bugged me: so he left whatever vehicle he was driving in Bob's yard and tore off down to the Conoco station in the '57 GMC?

"You better get On outta here..."

#888-Hong Kong Cavaliers Benz S500: formerly known as OMG Racing #140...
Judges Choice and Regional Award winner! Chuckwalla '12, Buttonwillow '13, BFE GP '15, Miller '14 & '15, Sonoma '13,'14,'15,'17, '18. Inde '16,'17,'18. Other foolishness: Finisher of the inaugural Lemons Rally, in the black Jag.... and IOE in the Super Snipe back in '12.

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The Beach Boys have a few songs. Little Deuce Coupe and Fun, Fun, Fun are the first couple that come to mind.

1992 Saturn SL2 (retired) - Elmo's Revenge -  Class B winner, Heroic Fix winner x2
1969 Rover P6B 3500S - Super G-Rover - I.O.E Winner, Class C Winner
1996 Saturn SW2 - Elmo's Revenge (reborn!), Saturn SL1 - needs a theme
1974 AMC Javelin - Oscar's Trash heap - Organizer's Choice

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Probably definitely not good for non-aggro driving but

Drowning Pool - Bodies

The angry Guy Fieri looking dude keeps going on about "somethings got to give"
Always makes me think about shitty car racing or the few hours after a green flag as the aggro drivers weed themselves out (hopefully without taking out too much of the rest of the field).

Myopic Motorsport's #888 Ceci n'est pas une Citron Thunderbird ("This is not a lemon" but a 1995 tbird w/ 93 V8 swap + shopping cart rear wing + engine mounted frito maker)
2017 Sears Pointless Organizer’s Choice
Frito Making Tbird from 2018 Sears Pointless Engine Heat BBQ - http://goo.gl/csaet4

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Firebelly wrote:

Also look at the Crapcan Play List thread
https://forums.24hoursoflemons.com/view … p?id=22593

Looked through both threads and did not see Riding' in my Car by NRBQ. Doubles as a break-up song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zT1sFXDmT8o

Fast Car by Tracy Chapman seems to have been overlooked, too. However, this song will also lull you to sleep. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwrHwZyFN7M

Lastly, should anything by The Cars be considered for the mixed tape?

bb

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Wind in my hair –
Shifting and drifting –
Mechanical music
Adrenalin surge –

Well-weathered leather
Hot metal and oil
The scented country air
Sunlight on chrome
The blur of the landscape
Every nerve aware

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAvQSkK8Z8U

29+x Loser.....You'd think I would learn......
5x I.O.E  Winner   1 Heroic Fix Winner   1 Org Choice Winner
2x  I Got Screwed Winner    1 Class C Winner
(Still a Class B driver in a Class A car)

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Howz about:

"Go Little Camaro Go", by the Ramones, covered by Tim Armstrong and Friends:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eirtkC-xy98

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When I was racing, I made Phil a mixtape as a bribe. Keeping in mind it was for Phil (so there's some weird shit on there), here is the whole track list:


SIDE A
"My Hooptie" - Sir Mix-A-Lot
"Waitin' for a Train" - Beck
"D's Car Jam/Anxious MoFo" - Minutemen
"Sweet Willy Rollbar" - Melvins
"Rodeo in Joliet" - The Jesus Lizard
"Trust Your Mechanic" - Dead Kennedys
"Ulcer Breakout" - Butthole Surfers
"Race Car Ya-Yas" - Cake
"Third Gear Scratch" - Shiner
"The Good Humor Mustard Gas Truck" - Murilee Arraiac
"Everything Falls Apart" - Husker Du
"Corvette Bummer" - Beck
"It's Gonna Be a Long Night" - Ween
"4,738 Regrets" - Trans Am
"The Race is On Again" - Yo La Tengo
"BMW Man" - Local H

SIDE B
"Rubber Car" - Enon
"Bump" - Mucca Pazza
"Everything Crash" - The Ethiopians
"Spoke" - Shellac
"Motor City Melanoma" - Murilee Arraiac
"Knucklehead" - The Bar-Kays
"Behave Yourself" - Booker T. & the MGs
"Yakety Axe" - Chet Atkins
"Super-Charger Heaven" - White Zombie
"Go To Bruises" - U.S. Maple
"Motion Sickness" - Eleventh Dream Day
"One More Mile" - Muddy Waters
"Sometimes Our Dreams Float Like Anchors" - William Elliott Whitmore
"The Easy Winners" - Scott Joplin

Eric Rood
Everything Bagel, 24 Hours of Lemons
eric@24hoursoflemons.com

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Weird Al, "Stop Draggin my Car Around".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe7-9iaZss4

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Patty Shukla..... Vroom Goes the Red race car

Team Captain at Rust Belt Racing, IOE Pontiac Aztek with The Pit Crew Revenge, Organizers Choice 1956 Nash Metro With Cheesy beards Racing, IOE 1977 Toyota Celica S/T RBR,.Judges Choice Chevy HHR RBR