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Category Archive: BS Daily Tune Up

BangShift Daily Tune Up: Chevy Van – Sammy Johns (1973)

The 1970s were about vans, chicks, and getting busy with chicks in vans. Sammy Johns understood this trend and released the song Chevy Van in 1973. Although it wasn’t an immediate hit, the song...

BangShift Daily Tune Up: Thou Shalt Drag – The Surfites (2007)

Here’s a note to recording artists everywhere. If you want your work to be showcased to the worldwide readership of el BangShift-arino, all you need to do is to created a bitchin’ surf...

BangShift Daily Tune Up: 426 Super Stock – The Super Stocks (1963)

Like several bands we have featured in the past, The Super Stocks were a “band” assembled by a record company to crank out surf and car tunes in the 1960s because that’s what the...

BangShift Tune-Up: Velvet Revolver “Dirty Little Thing” (2004)

This is the kind of week that’s worth waiting for: there is so much going right in the automotive world that processing it requires some kind of mania. FCA dropped a family-friendly Hellcat SUV...

BangShift Tune-Up: Chuck Berry “Johnny B. Goode” (1958)

You can needle-point all you want about where rock and roll music started, but there should be no question that Chuck Berry is one of the fathers of the genre. His blending of showmanship,...

BangShift Tune-Up: Adam Sandler “Ode To My Car” (1996)

It seemed only fitting that I break out a comedy selection that any BangShifter could relate to, considering what I’m going to be doing today. While you are reading this, I will be pushing,...

BangShift Tune-Up: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, “S.O.B.” (2015)

January is a build month for gearheads here in North America. Garages all over have cars torn apart, with the smell of WD-40, Brake-Kleen and grease hanging in the air. Whether you are catching up on...

BangShift Tune-Up: “45” by The Gaslight Anthem (2012)

Just because it’s cold out doesn’t mean that it’s a time to slow down and retreat into hibernation. If anything, now is the time to double down and prepare for the fun you want to...

BangShift Daily Tuneup: Beach Boys Shut Down Is An Old School Street Race Anthem

If you are over the age of 40 or 45, and a hot rodder, you know that the 1960’s weren’t just about the cars themselves but also about all the culture surrounding them. There were tons of...

BS Tune-Up: “Propane Nightmares” by Pendulum (2008) – Plus Supersonic Bombers!

Let’s first focus not on the song, but the aircraft in this video. All three of these swept-wing, fire-breathing supersonic bombers have looks, have power and have frightening capability, and...

BangShift Tune-Up: “Rolling” by Soul Coughing (1998)

Now here’s a flashback if there ever was one. In the late 1990s, Cartoon Network would fill a break in-between shows every now and then with a spot they called “Groovies”. The...

BangShift Daily Tune Up: Stick Shift – The Duals (1961)

The instrumental is a pretty foreign thing to radio waves these days. Back in the late 1950s and into the 1960s there were plenty of surf and hot rod themed instrumentals coming over the airwaves....

BangShift Daily Tune Up: Chicken – The Cheers (1955)

During the days of the “hot rod menace” in the early 1950s there was lots of hysteria in the streets about wild kids flying around in out of control cars and causing mayhem. Wally Parks...

BangShift Daily Tune Up: Wreck Of The Old 97 – Johnny Cash

Sure this isn’t a car song, but it is about speed and danger, so that’s close enough for us. This song has been around since the 1920s in one form or another and it actually tells the...