aTerraplane Blues, a aRocket 88, a aLittle GTO, a aMustang Sally, a aCadillac Ranch, a aLittle Red Corvette.a For nearly as long as there have been cars, musicians have penned songs about them. And no genre loves the car like rock 'n roll. Cheap gas, open roads, car radios, and rock music all came of age in the 1950s, and songwriters stepped on the gas and never looked back. Whether hauling amps to the next gig or flaunting the rewards of a chart-topping album, rockers love their cars. But for some musicians, cars aren't just a reflection of success or fodder for the next hit songathey're a full-on obsession. Rockin' Garages takes you inside the collections, behind the wheel, and on the track with 20 of rock's most passionate gearheads. AC/DC's Brian Johnson and Pink Floyd's Nick Mason discuss their love of racing; Fabulous Thunderbirds guitarist Jimmie Vaughn and country star Keith Urban extoll the virtues of cruising low and slow; Doobie Brother Pat Simmons and Billy Joel showcase their extensive motorcycle collections; Sammy Hagar, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Michael Anthony reveal a need for speed reflected in garages filled with Ferraris, hot rods, and muscle cars. If you love cars and rock and roll, you'll marvel at the eclectic range of vehicles inside, including Camaro, Mustang, Aston Martin, Lincoln, Lamborghini, Harley-Davidson, Porsche, Bentley, Cadillac, Triumph, and even Checker cabs! Crank up the stereo, turn the page, and get ready for a hell of a ride!Rosenblum believes the first musical reference to cars in an authentic sense was in bluesman Robert Johnsona#39;s ... At the most, theya#39;ll bolt on a new piece of plastic to their Honda Civic. aquot;These days, you push a button on your iPod, and the music is there.You pop a new chip in your cara#39;s electrical box, and it goes faster.aquot; To Rosenblum, the interface with the car has become too easy, too antiseptic.
|Author||:||Tom Cotter, Ken Gross, Michael Alan Ross|
|Publisher||:||Motorbooks International - 2012-11-19|