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Car inspired tracks for Record Store Day

Car inspired tracks for Record Store Day - News

There can't be many better combinations in the world than cars and music. Whether it's a car that was hand crafted through the elegance of classical music, or a hit song that's appeared in your favourite car chase scene, both can inspire masterpieces that stand the test of time.

With that being said, at we thought it would be appropriate to drive you through a selection of songs that fulfil a love for music and cars all at the same time, in honour of Record Store Day this Saturday, 23rd April.

  • The Beatles – Drive My Car

From the timeless Rubber Soul album by The Beatles, 'Drive My Car' is an instant hit as soon as the first note plays. In typical fashion, it's a love song about a man wanting to take his favourite girl for a drive in search of his and her dreams.

We all know there were some great classic cars of the 1960s, with Paul McCartney owning an old Mini Cooper from the time, as well as an Aston Martin DB5 and DB6.

  • Beach Boys – Little Deuce Coupe

Taken from the self-titled album, the Beach Boys' fourth record was an early example of a rock concept album, with a lot of the lyrics and musical styles pointing towards cars and the great open road – a classic American road trip album of the 1960s.

Classified as 'Hot Rod Rock', the Beach Boys defined an era of easy-going California sounds, with the beach and the automobile being the gateway to the early American dream, and 'Little Deuce Coupe' encapsulates this image perfectly.

  • Janis Joplin – Mercedes-Benz

Recorded in the autumn of 1970, 'Mercedes-Benz' by American singer-songwriter Janis Joplin sings about how God should prove his love for her with the reward of a Mercedes-Benz car, as well as a colour television and a good night out!

Recorded in one take with a Mercedes-Benz 600 in mind, it just goes to show that the motor car can not only inspire, but also create some of the most memorable music of our time.

  • Prince – Little Red Corvette

One of the most eccentric figures of the 1980's was no doubt Prince Rogers Nelson, otherwise affectionately known simply as 'Prince'. His song, 'Little Red Corvette' was released in 1983, with the lyrics containing many automobile references as he paints the picture of his night with a woman of his dreams.

Ranked as one of Rolling Stone magazine's greatest songs of all-time, Prince got the idea of the song after taking several naps in a band member's 1964 Mercury Montclair Marauder, once again proving the theory that all cars can serve as inspiration for all forms of art, including music.

If these musical masterpieces have given you a boost of motivation to take to the track, then be sure to check out our Classic Car Experiences for a whole host of driving experiences that will satisfy any musically minded classic car enthusiast, from available dates on our Events Calendar or through purchase of our Gift Vouchers.

22 April 2022

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