Music to Play in Your Vintage Mustang
60s’ and 70s’ era-defining and -inspired music with jane asylum
featuring artists like
Link Wray • Little Barrie • Daikaiju • Blood Red Shoes • The Black Crowes • Pixies • The Detroit Cobras • Zepparella
In April 1964, the U.S. president was Lyndon B. Johnson; his Canadian counterpart was Lester B. Pearson. In cinemas, Edward Dmytryk’s The Carpetbaggers exposed audiences to the budding sexual revolution. John le Carré’s The Spy Who Came in From the Cold dominated the NY Times Best Sellers list.
Entire families were glued to the ever-popular Beverly Hillbillies, still served up in black & white every Wednesday night. Surf music was transmuting into hot rod rock and the British Invasion was well under way.
And, on Friday the 17th, Ford Motor Company rolled out the Mustang 1964.5, the first of the 1st generation models.
On this playlist, 60s and 70s era-defining and -inspired music will take you to the beach, speed you along the highway, cruise city streets, power through the rain, get you though that long desert drive, or simply let you to lose yourself to the night while riding your pony.
16 March 2021
I can’t believe that it has been just short of a year since Les Bods, a band out of Brighton, England, sent me their first single, “People.” I also can’t believe it has been a year since this COVID-19 shitshow began.
15 February 2021
While the band is on the verge of releasing a new LP, Sabbat Matters on March 5, 2021, this track is off of In Excelsis Stereo (2016). And if their new album is as great as this one, then we all have some fantastic tunes to look forward to in our near future.
11 January 2021
It’s unlikely that anyone needs to be introduced to the Rolling Stones, or to “Sympathy for the Devil,” for that matter. This specific version is from the 50th anniversary edition of Beggars Banquet, originally released in 1968.
4 January 2021
If 2020 were a woman, this blues-rock track — also called “Woman,” from San Francisco-based band Down Dirty Shake — would undoubtedly make for a more than appropriate theme song.
8 December 2020
I stumbled across their track “The Witching Hour” a couple of months ago and it sent me flying back in time to the early 90s, sitting in a former cathouse-turned-bar, listening to the likes of Soundgarden over the speakers
27 October 2020
I love the ebb and flow of this particular track, but their debut album, Local Band Asked to Leave, is filled with classic rock-influenced gems framed with a sense of humor, from the opening track “Warmup,” to the closing track “Exit
29 September 2020
When I first heard “Say Hello” by Fuzz, I was immediately reminded of my former dismissiveness of the genre and its roots, so I’m laying this cool retro-flavored track on you to make up for it.
25 August 2020
Listening to “Burning Down”, from Swedish band SVVAMP’s 2016 self-titled debut album, I picture myself wearing oversized headphones, lying on a shag carpet, chilling after smoking some weed.
17 August 2020
I’m keeping the energy level high this week with garage punk band The Murder City Devils…
28 July 2020
At a time when some of their contemporaries, like The Bangles, were embracing mainstream pop success, California’s The Pandoras were leaning back into the 60s with an aggressive thrust forward into 80s punk rock…
21 July 2020
I can still hear the crunch as my teeth cut through a tart garlic kosher pickle before buying a half litre of them, and as I do, the tease of smoked kielbasa turns me around and carries me to the deli counter like a Loony Toons character floating on air. I meant to buy 250 grams. I get 500…
8 July 2020
It’s not my world. This is a phrase that has fallen from my lips with a disappointed sigh a few times over the years. However, 2020 has seen these words (or others to the same effect; swearing is usually involved) escape from my mouth more often than not…