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Songs about cars and racing?

Post by Vitello Tonnato » 09 Mar 2010, 12:08

Hi there!

Being a petrolhead with a passion for vintage cars I was wondering what songs CR wrote about cars or mentioning them in the lyrics. The first thing which comes to my mind is the fabulous La Passione soundtrack (gotta love "Girl In A Sportscar"!). Secondly, there is "Johnny Needs A Fast Car". Oh, and there is a song "I'm In My Car".

What else is there?

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Post by Peter S... » 09 Mar 2010, 13:46

You would have to add Suadade, which is Chris`s tribute to Ayrton Senna....

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Post by elangelo » 09 Mar 2010, 13:57

Well, worth mentioning are "Winning", "Daytona" and "Come so far yet still so far to go".
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Post by Mr_Blues » 09 Mar 2010, 14:31

how about Clarkson Blues ?
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Post by Vitello Tonnato » 09 Mar 2010, 18:20

Thanks so far. As I'm just into (re-)discovering the music of Chris Rea, there are some songs I didn't know. But now it is time to build up a collection of his works. Maybe I'll be starting with the Blue Guitars earbook.

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Post by Jim M » 09 Mar 2010, 23:02

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Don't forget La Passione (the movie) which is all about vintage Ferrari race cars.
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Post by Mr_Blues » 10 Mar 2010, 06:57

Vitello Tonnato wrote:Thanks so far. As I'm just into (re-)discovering the music of Chris Rea, there are some songs I didn't know. But now it is time to build up a collection of his works. Maybe I'll be starting with the Blue Guitars earbook.
I envy you, you can experience Blue Guitars for the first time! :)
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Post by Tina3 » 10 Mar 2010, 11:18

Vitello Tonnato wrote:As I'm just into (re-)discovering the music of Chris Rea, there are some songs I didn't know. But now it is time to build up a collection of his works. Maybe I'll be starting with the Blue Guitars earbook.
I remember the 1st time I listened to Blue Guitars......I didn't like it at all and put it away for 3 months before I listened to it again :lol: now I can't get enough of it.
I would love to go back discover Chris's music that would be amazing so much great music waiting for you :)
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Post by blueskev » 10 Mar 2010, 14:20

Vitello Tonnato wrote: What else is there?
A thread about Chris and racing, I couldn't resist!

"Red" from the Auberge album I think is about the red cars and "Never Been Anyone Quite Like You"
from "The Blue Cafe" is about a racing driver but I'm not sure if it is Schumacher or Senna.

No doubt there are many more as well :-)
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Post by Vitello Tonnato » 10 Mar 2010, 20:01

Thank you very much so far. By now I do only know
- Herzklopfen (compilation)
- Auberge
- Espresso Logic
- Road to Hell II
- The blue Cafè
- Stony Road
- The return of the fabulous blue Hofner notes
- 12 additional songs from a mixed compilation made by a friend.

So there is a lot to discover, starting with Blue Guitars and La Passione.

I'd like to add a musical tip, Get Lucky - the new work by Mark Knopfler could be something what Chris Rea fans appreciate too.

Bye!

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Post by blueskev » 10 Mar 2010, 22:09

Oops, "Red" is from "Expresso", not Auberge....
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Post by vivienne » 11 Mar 2010, 21:35

What about Soft Top, Hard Shoulder from God's Great Banana Skin. And then there's Driving Home for Christmas that could be included here
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Post by alder » 23 Feb 2012, 21:56

Look for a song called Jordan 191 - a B side on the single Julia (I have it as a B side on the CD).

It is a song based on one of the forst Formula 1 cars designed for Eddie Jordans F1 race Team. Eddie is a big mate of Chris and they have occassionally played together (jamming) at F1 parties as Eddie is a drummer.

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Re: Songs about cars and racing?

Post by ace of hearts » 28 Feb 2012, 14:22

I do wish all these 'B' sides could be released on a new collection sometime. Thanks for the post re Jordan191
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