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Category Archive: BS Daily Tune Up

BangShift Tune-Up: “No Excuses” by Alice In Chains (1994)

When I moved to Washington State in 1993, it was under a bit of turmoil, plenty of which had started before the actual move. Only a few days after my brother and I had arrived, we were greeted with...

BangShift Tune-Up: “Wild, Wild Mustang” by Dick Dale and the Del-Tones (1964)

You may not know the name of the song. But as soon as the opening notes play, young or old, you know the song. It’s a folk song that comes from the Eastern Mediterranean region, one that has...

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...

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: 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...

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 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 Tune-Up: “Black Honey” by Thrice (2016)

“To be everywhere is to be nowhere. People who spend their whole life travelling abroad end up having plenty of places where they can find hospitality but no real friendships. The same must...

Best of 2018: “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 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 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...