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Woah. Broad theme.. I'll post 2 this round..


Jesus built my car
It's a love affair
Mainly Jesus and my hot rod


Long one, but I always love hearing all those riffs.
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Train in Vain was first to mind for me too haha. First thought for cars...


And for trucks...


And for buses, track 1 of my favorite childhood album...
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Quite a fun/unique album film:




And for something a bit darker:

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I could probably come up with dozens of car songs just from this most road-focused of all American songwriters, but I will just post this alternate version of "Stolen Car", which is probably Bruce's saddest song, and it might be my favorite

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OldAle1 wrote: January 21st, 2021, 6:02 pm probably Bruce's saddest song
I always thought Racing in the Street and The River were Bruce's saddest songs, but this is certainly a contender. I knew the version of Stolen Car from The River, which is shorter. I agree this version is better.
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An unconventional collaboration between Iggy Pop and Goran Bregovic:

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blocho wrote: January 21st, 2021, 6:20 pm
OldAle1 wrote: January 21st, 2021, 6:02 pm probably Bruce's saddest song
I always thought Racing in the Street and The River were Bruce's saddest songs, but this is certainly a contender. I knew the version of Stolen Car from The River, which is shorter. I agree this version is better.
Well he's got a lot of sad songs. A good chunk of The River and Nebraska are downers, aren't they. I'd also nominate "Wreck on the Highway" and "Drive All Night" alongside your picks and a heckuva lot of others percolating in my brain this minute now that I'm thinking about it. But this version of "Stolen Car" was a revelation to me - even if everything else on Tracks had been sub-par it would have been worth getting just for it alone. I actually wrote a long review of the set built around that song and the transformation in his songwriting in the early 80s, which might have gotten published had I not taken months to write it. My career as a music critic, over before it started. :(
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The Breeders - “Drivin’ on 9”

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And talking about people with a talent for sad songs - and this isn't even the saddest song on this album

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OldAle1 wrote: January 21st, 2021, 7:00 pm And talking about people with a talent for sad songs - and this isn't even the saddest song on this album
I hope there'll be a sad song theme because I can come up with a tone lol
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Pretentious Hipster wrote: January 21st, 2021, 7:02 pm
OldAle1 wrote: January 21st, 2021, 7:00 pm And talking about people with a talent for sad songs - and this isn't even the saddest song on this album
I hope there'll be a sad song theme because I can come up with a tone lol
Ol' 55 is a great song. It's a pity that the inferior cover version by the Eagles is better known.

"Sad songs" seems very broad for a theme. Is there a way to make it more specific or narrow?
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One of Led Zeppelin's more unsubtle lyrical efforts: Cars = Women's Bodies.

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One last song, which I'm shoehorning in because of its title. I saw this group play live maybe a dozen years ago, and this number stood out. I've always kind of imagined it as a great song for an epic chase scene (especially after the break 68 seconds into the song), and I even once synched it up while watching the chase scene from The French Connection. It worked perfectly!

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Ah, time for an old favorite! Some of the most vivid wordsmith picture-painting of all time.

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GruesomeTwosome wrote: January 25th, 2021, 6:27 pm
I like this one a lot.
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Hard not to pick one of these classics...

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First album by a very influential band for lots of artists I love.

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I used to have that on LP. I don't think it was the original 1969 pressing, which is probably worth a fortune now, but it disappeared along with nearly all of my other albums long ago. So-bad-it's-good really doesn't work for me when it comes to music though, I mean I can appreciate the outsider element but it's not much fun to listen to more than once.
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OldAle1 wrote: January 28th, 2021, 9:13 pm I used to have that on LP. I don't think it was the original 1969 pressing, which is probably worth a fortune now, but it disappeared along with nearly all of my other albums long ago. So-bad-it's-good really doesn't work for me when it comes to music though, I mean I can appreciate the outsider element but it's not much fun to listen to more than once.
Farrah Abraham's My Teenage Dream Ended is the ultimate outsider album to me. You could start out by laughing at it because of how unmusical it is, but it somehow makes you feel like complete shit by the end of it. She might have unintentionally created one of the most depressing and anxious albums ever.

Lonnie Holley's MITH is outsider music that sounds legit good.
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Pretentious Hipster wrote: January 28th, 2021, 9:16 pm
OldAle1 wrote: January 28th, 2021, 9:13 pm I used to have that on LP. I don't think it was the original 1969 pressing, which is probably worth a fortune now, but it disappeared along with nearly all of my other albums long ago. So-bad-it's-good really doesn't work for me when it comes to music though, I mean I can appreciate the outsider element but it's not much fun to listen to more than once.
Farrah Abraham's My Teenage Dream Ended is the ultimate outsider album to me. You could start out by laughing at it because of how unmusical it is, but it somehow makes you feel like complete shit by the end of it. She might have unintentionally created one of the most depressing and anxious albums ever.

Lonnie Holley's MITH is outsider music that sounds legit good.
Well, maybe I'll look into those things. I'll at least note them. But overall when it comes to the most outre or weird outsider shit, I really connect more with film or with the visual arts, like this thing which is just over an hour away from me

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OldAle1 wrote: January 28th, 2021, 9:20 pm
Pretentious Hipster wrote: January 28th, 2021, 9:16 pm
OldAle1 wrote: January 28th, 2021, 9:13 pm I used to have that on LP. I don't think it was the original 1969 pressing, which is probably worth a fortune now, but it disappeared along with nearly all of my other albums long ago. So-bad-it's-good really doesn't work for me when it comes to music though, I mean I can appreciate the outsider element but it's not much fun to listen to more than once.
Farrah Abraham's My Teenage Dream Ended is the ultimate outsider album to me. You could start out by laughing at it because of how unmusical it is, but it somehow makes you feel like complete shit by the end of it. She might have unintentionally created one of the most depressing and anxious albums ever.

Lonnie Holley's MITH is outsider music that sounds legit good.
Well, maybe I'll look into those things. I'll at least note them. But overall when it comes to the most outre or weird outsider shit, I really connect more with film or with the visual arts, like this thing which is just over an hour away from me

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That's pretty cool stuff. That mask in particular is pretty amazing. Mask sculpture I should say. Damn I'm half thinking about asking about buying it. I'm guessing it's way beyond what I would/could pay though.
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