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Category Archive: BS Daily Tune Up

BangShift Tune-Up: “My Sweet Shadow” by In Flames (2004)

The October Rush has hit BangShift Mid-West again. In one corner of the yard sits the Cadillac Limo, which has been entered in for at least one King of the Heap event at NCM Motorsports Park, which...

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 Tune-Up: “Jesus Built My Hotrod” by Burn The Priest (2018)

Let’s start off right: no, this isn’t Ministry. The original 1991 song that is a staple of many, many playlists was Ministry’s biggest and probably most well-known song, but it was...

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...