what's your favourite in car music?

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Re: what's your favourite in car music?

Post by Martin63 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:10 am

For an 80s touch I love The Cramps and the Pixies but had accidents whilst listening to them (on cassette tape of course!) in 1983 and 1988 respectively ......so I haven't listened to them in the car since! My daughter tells me that Massive Attack's 'Mezzanine' was almost constant play from 1998 to 2000......she is probably right!

Recently it's been the Manics and Amy Winehouse plus Interpol

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Re: what's your favourite in car music?

Post by MisterH » Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:43 am

Martin63 wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:10 am
For an 80s touch I love The Cramps and the Pixies but had accidents whilst listening to them (on cassette tape of course!) in 1983 and 1988 respectively ......so I haven't listened to them in the car since! My daughter tells me that Massive Attack's 'Mezzanine' was almost constant play from 1998 to 2000......she is probably right!

Recently it's been the Manics and Amy Winehouse plus Interpol
Morning Martin, welcome to the club!

Until it was taken over, my favourite station was SamFM south coast, although JACKFM is a treat whenever we are up by Oxford, as it still has an amazing character!

In terms of music for cars, I have so many, but She Sells Sanctuary, Ordinary World and More Than This (The Cult, Duran Duran and Roxy Music) are just some of my favourites. But really, it is really music that just allows me some escapism from the modern world...


A little while back, I submitted some choices to Gavin at Petrolblog for his CarTunes series:
https://petrolblog.com/2020/08/cartunes ... en-hooper/

Great to have you as part of the club, welcome!

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Re: what's your favourite in car music?

Post by Martin Mc » Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:16 pm

Anything by Depeche Mode on full volume is a good pick me up for me when in the car. Also Tears for Fears (Everybody wants to rule the world especially) and although technically not 80s, Fat Boy Slim (We've come a long way, Baby) always floats my 480 boat.

The best music though, is the rorty sound of the engine when going down through the gears, and the woooooohhhoooo feeling I get from squealing the tyres round tight corners and roundabouts :)

Anyway, gave her a wash this morning, and the sun was shining, and as we all know, happiness is a clean car and sunshine!
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Re: what's your favourite in car music?

Post by dcwalker » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:53 pm

I was glancing through this thread and didn't even notice who'd posted - but I saw the photo and thought "that's a nice looking 480!" Then I thought "N123...hang on, that's familiar..." Then I looked and saw who'd posted :lol:

Really pleased to see she still scrubs up well Martin :D

As for music - Roxy Music & Kate Bush top my list, plus Duran Duran, Phil Collins (am I showing my age yet?) - but, really, all sorts of things depending on the mood...

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Re: what's your favourite in car music?

Post by MisterH » Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:28 pm

dcwalker wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:53 pm
I was glancing through this thread and didn't even notice who'd posted - but I saw the photo and thought "that's a nice looking 480!" Then I thought "N123...hang on, that's familiar..." Then I looked and saw who'd posted :lol:

Really pleased to see she still scrubs up well Martin :D

As for music - Roxy Music & Kate Bush top my list, plus Duran Duran, Phil Collins (am I showing my age yet?) - but, really, all sorts of things depending on the mood...

David
I remember the Rio cassette struck a chord with you when we tested it on that road in Newbury after installing that tape deck in the dark, that player is actually the best I have known, the one in the current unit doesn't have autoreverse, which is annoying, but your one is currently living in the quattro
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Re: what's your favourite in car music?

Post by dcwalker » Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:32 pm

MisterH wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:28 pm
dcwalker wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:53 pm
I was glancing through this thread and didn't even notice who'd posted - but I saw the photo and thought "that's a nice looking 480!" Then I thought "N123...hang on, that's familiar..." Then I looked and saw who'd posted :lol:

Really pleased to see she still scrubs up well Martin :D

As for music - Roxy Music & Kate Bush top my list, plus Duran Duran, Phil Collins (am I showing my age yet?) - but, really, all sorts of things depending on the mood...

David
I remember the Rio cassette struck a chord with you when we tested it on that road in Newbury after installing that tape deck in the dark, that player is actually the best I have known, the one in the current unit doesn't have autoreverse, which is annoying, but your one is currently living in the quattro
Ahh...Rio...still one of their best!!

I remember it as being a really good sounding deck in Dad's Passat all those years ago. So in the Quattro does the screen work ok?

Really pleased - and Dad would be - to know it's making someone happy rather than sitting in my garage gathering dust :D

David
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Previous: Celebration 467 (returned to Martin Mc); Celebration 346 (re-homed with Alan480); Celebration 269 (scrapped abandoned project), Celebration 73 (sold on after 6 years), 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

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Re: what's your favourite in car music?

Post by Martin63 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:14 pm

MisterH wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:43 am
Martin63 wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:10 am
For an 80s touch I love The Cramps and the Pixies but had accidents whilst listening to them (on cassette tape of course!) in 1983 and 1988 respectively ......so I haven't listened to them in the car since! My daughter tells me that Massive Attack's 'Mezzanine' was almost constant play from 1998 to 2000......she is probably right!

Recently it's been the Manics and Amy Winehouse plus Interpol
Morning Martin, welcome to the club!

Until it was taken over, my favourite station was SamFM south coast, although JACKFM is a treat whenever we are up by Oxford, as it still has an amazing character!

In terms of music for cars, I have so many, but She Sells Sanctuary, Ordinary World and More Than This (The Cult, Duran Duran and Roxy Music) are just some of my favourites. But really, it is really music that just allows me some escapism from the modern world...


A little while back, I submitted some choices to Gavin at Petrolblog for his CarTunes series:
https://petrolblog.com/2020/08/cartunes ... en-hooper/

Great to have you as part of the club, welcome!

Ben
I saw Southern Death Cult, Death Cult and The Cult live between 1982 and 1987 Ben. I love Roxy Music, but Duran Duran have never done a lot for me. I still have a stack of cassette tapes (I know - sad!) so a decent tape deck in a 480 would be great :hopping:

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Re: what's your favourite in car music?

Post by MisterH » Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:04 pm

dcwalker wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:32 pm
MisterH wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:28 pm
dcwalker wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:53 pm
I was glancing through this thread and didn't even notice who'd posted - but I saw the photo and thought "that's a nice looking 480!" Then I thought "N123...hang on, that's familiar..." Then I looked and saw who'd posted :lol:

Really pleased to see she still scrubs up well Martin :D

As for music - Roxy Music & Kate Bush top my list, plus Duran Duran, Phil Collins (am I showing my age yet?) - but, really, all sorts of things depending on the mood...

David
I remember the Rio cassette struck a chord with you when we tested it on that road in Newbury after installing that tape deck in the dark, that player is actually the best I have known, the one in the current unit doesn't have autoreverse, which is annoying, but your one is currently living in the quattro
Ahh...Rio...still one of their best!!

I remember it as being a really good sounding deck in Dad's Passat all those years ago. So in the Quattro does the screen work ok?

Really pleased - and Dad would be - to know it's making someone happy rather than sitting in my garage gathering dust :D

David
All works in the quattro, and even managed to listen to one of my grandfather's tapes on the point he (probably) last left it at. It was his 100th birthday yesterday, so he would have been glad the car has had such an influence on me I am sure. The screen works fine in the quattro, as it has the right plug for it, just a shame GHR has taken over the airwaves where we are...

The radio will come out when the Toronto has been serviced, but I am always on the look out for cars which would fit it. (is it concerning that I am considering cars based on whether a radio would look good in them :crazy: ?)
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Re: what's your favourite in car music?

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:46 pm

I'm a long-time Led Zep fan. Saw them live at Knebworth - The Song Remains the Same. Still got the T shirt! Not really music for the car though. My driving preference is for much more soothing sounds like Bo Hansson Van Gelis and anything by Enya - very haunting. Also like Queen, Robert Plant and some Sisters of Mercy tracks.
Lily has her original tape deck still while Snazzy has a modern CD player which was planned as all my music is one or the other. Sadly tape deck in Lily has gone wrong and Al has not yet got around to taking it out. When Snazzy finally came home I had trouble remembering how to use the cd player, it's not exactly intuitive and I cant find the hidden eject button whilst driving. Sigh.......one day I'll have music again.
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