Drag Racing

By 2009.10.15 tags: , , , . Comment»

Just got the new Funny Car flyer from
Drag Racing Underground. Reminded me of their musical side, the band Big Stick. Their tunes are audio auto crashups, fusing dragster sounds, race track announcers, race engine specs, driver intervus, and full throttle rock n’ roll.

Their 1895 sonic salute to summer, “Drag Racing,” went top ten in the U.K.. The tune was one of the select singles in John Peel’s Record Box. And its lyrics are a single line of pure poetry: “In the summer I wear my tube top, and Eddie takes me to the drag strip.”

The cut was re-released on their 2004 Hot from the Strip!. (Also check WFMU’s BlogSummer Necessities” (w/ mp3).

Big Stick “Drag Racing”

Another Big Stick classic— “Jesus Was Born on an Indian Reservation” (2:33 mp3):

Big Stick: tube | space | site | DRU

Album cover

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