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Category Archive: BS Daily Tune Up

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...

BangShift Daily Tune Up: Lord, Mr. Ford – Jerry Reed (1973)

We’ve featured Jerry Reed tunes as part of the BangShift Daily Tune Up before so consider today a refresher course on Reed-ology. This song was a ¬†number one hit for Reed on his 1973 album...

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: Maybellene – Chuck Berry (1955)

Chuck Berry always seemed to be having issues with women and cars at the same time. There was the chick whose “safety belt wouldn’t budge” and in this song there is the famously...

BangShift Tune-Up: “Good To Be Me” by Uncle Kracker (2010)

For this Tune-Up, I’m reaching back a few years to a favorite of mine. This video is the reason why I want a T-top Cutlass alone. Why? Mellow beat, mellow lyrics, and a reminder on why just...