This question of the day has been elusive. I have had it climb into and out of my brain several times over the last couple weeks as I have been driving and listening to the radio. Basically, I’m asking you to recall one of the moments in your life as a gearhead that (I’m guessing) is seared into your brain. I want to know what the first song you listened to was after you got your license and went off on your first (legal) drive on your own. Mine? Soundgarden’s Burden In My Hand. Every time I hear that song I remember rolling the key over in my Monte Carlo, cranking the volume up to 11, looking at the fear on my mom’s face, and hurtling up the road with a newfound sense of freedom that is pretty much beyond words.
Since I know the BangShift readership spans many different age groups, we should have some pretty widespread answers to this question. I don’t think I am the weirdo that remembers that moment and relives it every time I hear the song because I have a feeling most of you out there in readerland do it as well. So…what’s YOUR song? I don’t mean the one that you and your girl dance to, I mean the one that you and your love affair with cars became official to. We’ve all got one….
HERE’S THE FIRST TUNE I ROCKED OUT TO IN THE CAR AFTER GETTING MY LICENSE AND LAYING RUBBER UP THE STREET AFTER DROPPING MY MOM OFF!