At least in my group, if you're a car nut, you dig motorcycles too. So yeah, that's a good cruisin' song. Probably would only be considered "obscure" by people under 40 though... 😃
@Engineerbruce68, you're more than welcome to enjoy "Under the Boardwalk" ad nauseam at your local cruise, but the purpose of this article was to show some automotive songs under the radar, hence the title "6 Obscure Car Songs to Liven Up Your Next Cruise."
I practically wore out the grooves on my J&D Dead Man's Curve album back then. I would add the Hey Little Cobra album as one of my faves. I don't play the vinyl anymore, but those two album covers (along with a few others) are pinned up on the wall of my shop. Yeah, I get that they are definitely not "obscure", but when I'm working on my rods, those songs set the absolute correct tone!
This one may not be so obscure, but it's certainly one of my favorites.
RUTGER, I wholeheartedly second that opinion and observation. Not only about that song and group, but about the entire ability of music to evoke nostalgia. I never feel any younger (now in my 70s) than I do when the tunes are turned up. Of course, I like to think that my generation had the best of the best, musically. A huge range, from Classical to Metal. I mean, the Big Band era was still going when I was a kid. Swing and Jazz and those great orchestras, and then the very beginnings of Rock, along with Country and Western coming into its own with the great artists. The British invasion, the many facets of Rock that have evolved. Rockabilly. Electro-music. And yes, even a bit of the Disco stuff appealed to me. By choosing my playlist carefully, I can take myself back to almost any era of my life and relive the good vibes that the tunes bring out.
Now, I never got into Punk, Grunge, Hip-Hop or Rap, and few things rile me as much as some unknown vehicle near me in traffic with the bass notes rattling my back teeth, but I suppose my parents were as down on Jimi Hendrix in my day as I am about some of the new stuff. Live and let live!
But cruising around on a nice day, with the window down, and some songs from some bygone era caressing my ear-bones - depending on whatever my mood is that day - well that is some of the best psychotherapy around, in my opinion!
Too many songs to name, but my top 3 I would never get tired of listening to is "Rock N Roll over you" by Moody Blues, John Williams Star Wars and the Empire Strikes Back symphony album and Guns N Roses Mr. Brownstone.
"Beep Beep" got quite a bit of air time on the local hot rod friendly radio station around my area in the early-to-mid '60s. And some show 'n' shine DJs play it even nowadays.