The Tuesday Playlist No.33: Car songs

The Tuesday Playlist No.33: Car songs

For no good reason this week’s playlist features 15 car songs from the likes of Madness, Elastica, Fountains Of Wayne, Beth Orton, Ron Sexsmith, Arcade Fire and Gary Numan (of course). The history of car songs is long and diverse and can’t possibly be covered here so at some point maybe expect a more fulsome playlist on this theme from us. Songwriters past and present have found plenty of inspiration from our 4-wheeled friends and in every style imaginable car songs make an appearance. In the meantime have 15 songs that do no more than hint at the range on Read more »

ZZ Top: Tres hombres y un coche

ZZ Top: Tres hombres y un coche

The 1980’s were in many ways a watershed time for popular music akin the the dawn of rock and roll in the 50’s. Many artists who had made their names in the preceeding decades found themselves struggling to keep up in an era where new technologies and new approaches to production were changing the way records sounded. A whole new musical aesthetic had arrived with synthesisers and huge reverbed drum sounds bleeding in to rock music. Coupled with this was the arrival of the MTV age which had the effect of placing greater emphasis on the visual aesthetic. Many acts Read more »