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Category Archive: BS Daily Tune Up

BangShift Daily Tune Up: Wheel Man – The Super Stocks (1963)

So Chad has been on a BS Daily Tune Up hot streak lately. I’m commandeering the musical end of the ship today and we’re going right back to my favorite era of car songs, the early 1960s....

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...

BangShift Daily Tune Up: Little Stick Nomad – The Super Stocks (1963)

We’ve told you the story of the early 1960s group the Super Stocks before. They were assembled by Gary Usher and had a few flashes of glory before going their separate ways and pretty much all...

BangShift Daily Tune Up: Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys (1966)

Today’s BS Daily Tune up isn’t a car song. I’m highlighting Good Vibrations one of the most influential and awesomely constructed rock and roll songs of all time because it’s...

BangShift Daily Tune Up: Brand New Cadillac – The Milkshakes (1984)

At the behest of at least five, count ’em five BS readers who have suggested this tune over the last couple weeks, I’m featuring the song “Brand New Cadillac” today. I chose...

The Bang Shift Daily Tune Up: Vehicle – The Ides Of March (1970)

As a kid, I played the trombone and without bragging, I was a pretty decent player. I gave up the horn after I got the college and discovered that beer and working on cars with my pals (often while...

BangShift Daily Tune Up: 40 Miles Of Bad Road – Duane Eddy (1959)

I am not a guitar player but I know what guitar players I like to listen to and Duane Eddy is right up there close to the top of my list. His distinctive twangy sound defined his career and led to...

BangShift Tune-Up: “Replaceable” By CKY (2017)

Here’s the story behind this one: normally, I blast a wide array of rock music wherever I go that generally spans the mid-1970s to current. I’ve got a pretty broad taste in music,...

BangShift Daily Tune Up: Mr. Eliminator – Dick Dale And His Del-tones (1964)

When it comes to the surf guitar, Dick Dale’s name is either at the top of damned close to it. The guy practically invented the genre and through the 1960s he cranked out many successful albums...

BangShift Daily Tune Up: Walk Don’t Run – The Ventures (1960)

The Ventures are the largest selling instrumental group of all time. According to most sources, since the early 1960s the group has moved something like 100-million albums. The song that really...

BangShift Daily Tune Up: Boss Barracuda – The Surfaris – (1966?)

With tunes proclaiming the superiority of SS396 Chevelles, Little Cobras, GTOs, and Mustangs, it is about time we heard from someone standing up for the Chrysler set. We dug up this gem from the...

BS Daily Tune Up: A-Bone – The Trashmen (1964)

Minnesota’s favorite rock and roll sons of the middle 1960s were a band of boys known as “The Trashmen”. In 1963 they launched out of obscurity and ran up the charts with their most...

BS Daily Tune Up: Six Days On The Road – Dave Dudley (1963)

If there was one guy that owned the imaginary genre of “trucker music” during the 1960s and 1970s, it was Dave Dudley. His baritone voice spoke right to the diesel jockeys hauling all...

BangShift Daily Tune Up: SS396 — Paul Revere and The Raiders (1965)

Paul Revere and the Raiders were one of the great bands of the 1960s whose style morphed and changed throughout the decade. This song, an ode that was bought and paid for by Chevy as a promotional...