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A track from the new Cars & Trucks album! For your ears!

Attention attractive, friendly and nice smelling frequenters of PDD:

After many months of laboring away with our good friend Jake Larson, we (Cars & Trucks) are happy to announce that a track from our upcoming album is on the internets for your listening pleasure. Please feel to check it out here.

We will be releasing more information on the album and the corresponding release show shortly so please keep your eyes, ears and hearts open.

25 Comments

slavlite

about 2 years ago

I love your band! YOU GUYS ROCK!!!!

emmadogs

about 2 years ago

More cowbell.

zizzer t

about 2 years ago

Good tune, reminds me a bit of a cross between Elton John (Crocodile Rock) and Cheap Trick. I like the guitar tone and the snap of the snare. The only critique I would have would be that the cymbals drown out the vocal in the prechorus. Other than that, pretty solid.

Herzog

about 2 years ago

I thought it was pretty solid from a frequency standpoint, and peppy. Always use more cowbell. But... I hate (Duluth) punk rock/slow core more than wet underwear themselves, so I'm the wrong person to ask. My name it means nothing. And were you guys seriously getting all Spinal Tappey there? Seriously? Two words: Joe. Strummer. Do you love me surfer girl?

Herzog

about 2 years ago

Look, lots of punk bands have made a successful transition to honky tonk music. Don't ask me how, but they did it. Must be like a worm hole or something. Duluth doesn't have one decent honky tonk band. You'd think it would be everywhere. This could be a real opportunity for you guys. Some tight Wranglers, trade up for some Telecasters. If you're gonna stick with the punk, I suggest going straight back to basics, and channeling Sir Paul McCartney's bass solo in She Was Just Seventeen. Do that and you'll go all the way. For what its worth, you guys'll never be worse than Jack White.

emmadogs

about 2 years ago

Who has made that translation, Herzog? best sprawling, doped up honky tonk--exile on Main Street. Best sheer I-hate-rolling-stones: never mind the bollocks. Which local bands reflect that (I know so little about local bands) transition? P.s white stripes kick ass

Hair of the Monk

about 2 years ago

My support of the local music scene is limited to attendance and admission fees. I rarely ever purchase a CD. After hearing this track I think I'll need to buy three copies, one for the truck, one for the house, and one for someone to steal. Keep the compression factory running!

Herzog

about 2 years ago

Neko Case, Hank III, Pinkard and Bowden, who were drawing pictures of Black Flag on their leather jackets long before they went multi-platinum with their country hit, 'I've Got Friends in Crawl Spaces,' an homage to one of Wisconsin's finest. Every time I turn around another punk has gone country, it's sweeping the land. You go through their trash and you'll find the studded leather and high heeled boots. One time I found a bunch of sealed Replacement albums at Goodwill, thought I'd give em a whirl. Naturally, on listening, I threw them out. Then I found out they were worth a hundred bucks a piece.

nicolai

about 2 years ago

Unless the Replacement records were either Sorry Ma or Stink I doubt they were worth 100 bucks. Granted the fact they were sealed does add some value. But as soon as you opened them up the value does drop. If it was the original Stink with the real handstamps (not the printed version) you might be able to fetch $100. Not sure if Twin/Tone sealed their records back then though.

nicolai

about 2 years ago

Punk goes country? I guess you could say Nato Coles and the Blue Diamond Band kinda did that. But honestly I dont think it is happening as much as you think. But most of the "punk" you brought up are more mainstream punk, which is far from the DIY/underground punk that is still going on to this day.

in.dog.neato

about 2 years ago

Punk doesn't "go" country. Country "goes" punk. Mr. Strummer was heavily influenced by Mr. Cash...as in Johnny. The Ramones were a rockabilly band, heavily influenced by honky tonk...as were the Cramps. And Disturbed. and the Clash. and Social Distortion.

emmadogs

about 2 years ago

In.dog.neato, I knew the Clash was heavily influenced by ska and reggae (duh I know that is obvious), and Elvis, but how honky tonk? Herzog: please tell me you did not throw Replacements vinyl away. I can't believe someone would dump it at Goodwill in the first place. That is so wrong. I have lost the will to live.

Herzog

about 2 years ago

Your god damned right it was Sorry Ma on Twin Tone, two mint copies, Twin Cities Goodwill. I made sure I knew my shit before I threw them out. Allright Edog, I really just gave em to someone who cared, he fronts the bands Hastings 3000 and Fuck Knights, and he's big in Japan. I couldn't even bring myself to throw out a copy of Barry Manilow. Who are you guys to say a punk band can't go honky tonk anyway? This is bullshit. Go stencil some MIsfits on your jacket. Ima go put on some Lawrence Welk while I try to calm down.

in.dog.neato

about 2 years ago

The Misfits sucked, and Glenn Danzig is an asshole... Emma, you're correct...when i start thinking about Strummer, the Clash kinda gets lumped in there too...London Calling was a heavy ska influence...but Combat Rock also incorporated a lot of the country elements found in punk, too... It's also interesting to note that the term "psychobilly" was first introduced by Mr. Cash in the song One Piece at a Time...

emmadogs

about 2 years ago

And to bring it back home, per Herzog's last post: Over Christmas, at the Zinema, Johnathon had Tom Waits " big in Japan" going on the deluxe stereo downstairs. He said an employee got him ' mule variations' on vinyl for Christmas. Thank god no brilliant vinyl has gone wasted or trashed.

in.dog.neato

about 2 years ago

since nobody else has bought it up... more cowbell.

emmadogs

about 2 years ago

Beatcha to it, in.dog.neato!

emmadogs

about 2 years ago

...but in scrolling back up to the initial comments in order to relive my glory, I see that the original Rougement/Band back-and-forth was deleted. What gives? I thought it was interesting and not troll-eee.

in.dog.neato

about 2 years ago

where? wait...what? damn.

Paul Lundgren

about 2 years ago

That exchange was deleted for reasons the moderators are too lazy to explain at the moment.

emmadogs

about 2 years ago

Well, it is Sunday, a day of rest, after all.

Paul Lundgren

about 2 years ago

To make this as brief as possible: Comments to this post were removed because one of the participants in a pissing match decided he didn't want to be part of it and asked that we remove his original comment that started it all, which of course meant removing a bunch of other comments that were responding to it. This is not something we have a policy about, we just complied with the request because the whole thing wasn't important and we really didn't want to deal with it anymore. That's about it.

emmadogs

about 2 years ago

That's actually very nice of you guys.

emmadogs

about 2 years ago

"Actually"" not meaning that niceness is unusual from you :-). Just that most websites/businesses would want to cynically milk whatever controversy it could get. So thanks for being nice.

zizzer t

about 2 years ago

Thank you to Paul for the clarification on the situation. I was beginning to lose a little faith with all the snarkiness going on over at the "pageant police" topic thread.

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