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Category Archive: BS Daily Tune Up

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

It has been intermittent these days on the BangShift Daily Tune-Up front, let’s fix that. I’m commandeering the musical end of the ship today and we’re going right back to my...

BangShift Tune-Up: “Rag Doll” by Aerosmith (1988)

So what does a very dilapidated 1964 IH Metro van left languishing in the woods of western Massachusetts have to do with today’s BangShift Tune-Up? That van is the very first tour van that...

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 Tune-Up: “Heavy Metal (Takin’ A Ride) by Don Felder (1981)

(To this day, I don’t think that I was ever in the right state of mind to watch the 1981 flick “Heavy Metal”. I’ve seen it, yes. I’ve beat steering wheels into...

BangShift Daily Tune Up: The Star Spangled Banner – The Boston Crowd Takes This One Over

With today being Independence Day we thought it only right to feature the most important song in our nation’s history, the Star Spangled Banner. Our national anthem gets performed thousands of...

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 Tune Up: “Cowboy Way” By Hellyeah – The Perfect Song To Get A Ticket To

(Yes, we know, we’ve ran this one before. But at the time of writing, we learned that Vincent Paul Abbott, a.k.a. Vinnie Paul…or that dude behind the drum kit…passed on at the age...

BangShift Tune-Up: “Hot Rod Honeymoon” by Jeff Beck (2003)

This one is purely a guilty pleasure, so if you don’t like the song, you can at least enjoy the mid-1960s footage of drag racing. I grew up playing racing games, from Rad Racer on the Nintendo...

BangShift Tune-Up: “Two Lane Blacktop” by Zeke (2018)

Living in Washington State in the 1990s meant that you got to know the music of Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Nirvana, Mudhoney, and the like whether you wanted to or not. While I’ve grown to like a...

BangShift Tune-Up: “Be Quiet And Drive” by Deftones (1997)

I can tell you exactly when and where I was the first time I heard Deftones: a warm late-spring day in Washington State, laying in the grass underneath the window of my room, with 107.7 The End...

BangShift Tune-Up: “On Parole” by Motörhead (1975), With Bonus Police Chases!

The police chase is a staple of good car movies. What a natural fit: a good side and a bad side (you determine who is who), engines screaming, cars sliding, and a completely open rulebook for how...

BangShift Tune-Up: “The Wicker Man” by Iron Maiden (2000)

Iron Maiden has always been a rock staple. The band has been around more-or-less for just a couple of years longer than I’ve been breathing and was one of the bands that my parents really...

BangShift Tune-Up: “Mean Machine” by Sugar Ray (1995)

I want you to think for a moment about everything you know about the band Sugar Ray, the late 1990s pop wonder machine that spit out such memorable radio fodder as “Fly”,...