MeFi Music Challenge for September

September 2, 2010 4:08 PM

This months challenge, TRANSPO, is combination of "favorite car" and "car culture" ideas from bonefish and Karlos the Jackal.

Transpo can be any or all of the following: Road trip songs, songs about cars, trucks, bikes, scooters, 18 wheelers, music that sounds like those road machines and anything that gets your gears turning and rubber burning. Of course the tags are mefimusicchallenge and transpo.

Feel free to load this thread up with challenge ideas and/or any other ideas to enhance our ongoing challenge fun.
posted by snsranch (29 comments total)

Is there a better car song than this?
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 6:56 PM on September 2, 2010

Well, there is always this song.
posted by thequietriot at 9:05 PM on September 2, 2010

And this one.
posted by man vs sun at 9:26 PM on September 2, 2010

posted by unSane at 9:30 PM on September 2, 2010

Not to mention.
posted by unSane at 9:35 PM on September 2, 2010

However, this is my favorite (if you ignore the hammy video).

Did not post Prince's 'Little Red Corvette' for a reason.
posted by unSane at 9:43 PM on September 2, 2010

Another. (great video, btw).
posted by unSane at 9:46 PM on September 2, 2010

No Highway Star? For shame.
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 9:59 PM on September 2, 2010 [1 favorite]

When i think songs about cars, I think of Little Liza Jane, by Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer.
posted by auiricle at 7:42 AM on September 3, 2010

Challenge entry officially up!
posted by cortex at 8:58 AM on September 3, 2010

And I have to say, the idea of a song about a lousy unsongworthy car really tickles me. it's just me and you / my daihatsu and etc.
posted by cortex at 8:59 AM on September 3, 2010 [1 favorite]

Quicksand by Dinosaur Jr is pretty much that... a song about the existential crisis brought on by the demise of his station wagon. "Can't face the thoughts no wheels will bring... I gotta go..."
posted by unSane at 9:20 AM on September 3, 2010

I always wanted to hear the lyrics to "Hot Rod Lincoln" or "No Money Day" rapped old skool like Run DMC. Somebody do that, please.
posted by bonefish at 9:37 AM on September 3, 2010

oops, No Money DOWN!
posted by bonefish at 9:39 AM on September 3, 2010

How about songs about trips not taken? I have a few lines laying around about that.
posted by Ironmouth at 9:47 AM on September 3, 2010

riding (also)
posted by bonefish at 9:50 AM on September 3, 2010

Well, the title of the challenge seems to suggest it's about all forms of transport, but you guys are fixated with cars. What ever happened to other means of transportation? (and yeah, the video doesn't emphasize it enough, but the song is about a jenny, which I just learned it's how you call a "female donkey".)
posted by micayetoca at 11:24 AM on September 3, 2010

There's more ways than one to love a car.
posted by unSane at 1:20 PM on September 3, 2010

Can't believe that no-one has linked this. Hats off to unSane for linking to a track by the inimitable, irreplaceable and utterly fabulous The Fall. For those unfamiliar with this most English of English bands check out this and this and this and this and this. "I drank a jar of coffeeeeeee, and then I took some of these". Has your head-a expanded-a??
posted by MajorDundee at 3:14 PM on September 3, 2010

micayetoca, for that being a song about a burrita or jenny, it sure was seksi. FWIW I'd take a jenny over a corvette any day. (Unless it was a really old corvette.)
posted by snsranch at 4:13 PM on September 3, 2010

a song about a lousy unsongworthy car

Well, this is close...
posted by uncleozzy at 6:20 AM on September 4, 2010

Mustn't forget Guided by Voices!
posted by Crane Shot at 2:13 PM on September 4, 2010

posted by unSane at 6:00 PM on September 4, 2010

The Ultimate List of Car Songs!.

But, they've missed one of my personal favorites, Richard Thompson's "MGB-GT". The man loves his cars. Lyrics.

Gotta love Little Deuce Coup, though.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:32 AM on September 5, 2010

Oh, and my favorite Beach Boys song of all, by far... Fun Fun Fun, til her daddy takes the T-bird away.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:37 AM on September 5, 2010

Long Vermont Highway by The Magnetic Fields is one of my favourites.
posted by Cantdosleepy at 6:27 AM on September 6, 2010

Built to Spill - Car
posted by drbalderas at 8:34 AM on September 11, 2010

This is my ultimate car song...
posted by MaiaMadness at 3:12 PM on September 13, 2010

When I think of songs about cars and travel Cake immediately comes to mind.

Stickshifts and Safetybelts
Race Car Ya-Yas
The Distance
Carbon Monoxide

And then other songs have car references.
Short Skirt, Long Jacket

She wants a car with a cup holder armrest. She wants a car that will get her there. She's changing her name from Kitty to Karen. She's trading her MG for a white, Chrysler Lebaron.

/love their bass rifs
posted by zephyr_words at 10:52 AM on September 22, 2010

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