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For the first time ever the musical-theme of cars and Rock´n´Roll music has been compiled into a 10 CD box set. In addition to some lesser known highlights, this compilation of course features the great Rock´n´Roll icons of the 50s: Gene Vincent, Carl Perkins, Duane Eddy, The Beach Boys and Chuck Berry are only a few of them.
Just like the Surf music the Hot Rod scene originated in sunny California. The car-songs included on this compilation are all about loud motors, hot chicks and first and foremost music with that certain drive. These songs prove that cars have become a lyrical theme in music as early as the 1940s, mostly in the Country & Western genre. Back then these tracks rarely made it to the charts but much like Surf and Rockabilly, a steady scene evolved around this music and quickly became a lifestyle for its fans. Many of the lyrics deal with the hip and cool car brands: Cadillac, Ford, Thunderbird, Lincoln, Oldsmobile, drag-racers and sometimes even motorcycles.
Some of these songs were part of the Surf-scene as well (like The Beach Boys´ ´4 0 9´) and that´s not a surprise: both groups were closely related, musically and in lifestyle. In the early 1950s some bands even named themselves after the cars they adored: The Chevrolets, The Thunderbirds, The El Dorados and The Fleetwoods are some of them that are included on this 10 CD box set.