November 21, 2012

Modcast #251: You Need Wheels

Gentlemen and ladies start your engines and get up to speed, this modcast will drive you wild. You need wheels, it's as true now as it ever has been. It's a liberating feeling having your own transpo, car, scooter, harley, whatever, it's good to have your own wheels.

This whole show is dedicated to that fact with every song being somehow related to scooters or cars. Because as The Merton Parkas put it: a man ain't a man with a ticket in his hand.

Listen Now

The Merton Parkas -- You Need Wheels (1979)
The Pills -- Scooter Gurl (She's So Faithful) (2004)
Steve Craddock -- My Scooter Sits Idle (2011)
The Untouchables -- Whiplash (1984)
The Rumble Strips -- Motorcycle (2007)
The Jam -- London Traffic (1977)
The Rings -- Automobile (1977)
The Lambrettas -- Cortina MK II (1981)
The Toy Dolls -- Tommy Kowe's Car (1980)
Helium Angel -- Motorcade (1998)
The Leopards -- '57 Chevy (1977)
She & Him -- Ridin' In My Car (2010)
Mary's Danish -- Don't Crash The Car Tonight (1989)
Dukes of Stratosphere -- Bike Ride To The Moon (1987)
Thee Fourgiven -- I Want My Own Highway (1985)
The Hot Rats -- Drive My Car (2009)
The Forty-Fives -- Drive All Night (1999)

Mr. Suave's Classic Gibson Martini
  • 3 shots gin
  • splash dry vermouth
  • dash bitters
  • 2 cocktail onions
    In a shaker mix gin, vermouth and bitters with ice, then strain into a super chilled cocktail glass. Add 2 cocktail onions for a little snack half-way through.

  • Corin Ashley (The Pills) -- Badfinger Bridge

    The Leopards - Psychadelic Boy