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Track Talk: Brand New Car
Posted by: René ()
Date: February 23, 2009 09:40

Comments, input and alterations are very welcome!
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Brand New Car
(Mick Jagger / Keith Richards)

Windmill Lane Recording Studios, Dublin, Ireland,
November 3 - December 11, 1993 and Don Was’ Private Studio &
A&M Recording Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, US,
January 15 - April 23, 1994

Mick Jagger - lead vocals, backing vocals, electric guitar
Keith Richards - electric guitar, bass, harmony vocals, backing vocals
Charlie Watts - drums
Chuck Leavell - piano
David McMurray - saxophone
Mark Isham - trumpet
Lenny Castro - percussion
Luis Jardim - percussion
Ivan Neville - backing vocals

I got a brand new car and I like to drive real hard
I got a brand new car and I'm feeling good so far

Take her on a highway for a little spin
I want to see the kind of shape she's in
And I got a brand new star
Jack her up baby, go on, open the hood
I want to check if her oil smells good
Smells like caviar

Give her some stick, push her too far, right to the brink

Hear the motor running, yeah, she's right in sync
Tell me if she's thirsty, would she like a drink
And I'm stopping at this bar, yeah, alright
Slinky like a panther you can hear her purr
Touch her on the seat, go on, feel the fur
And I got a brand new star, yeah, that’s right

Feel the juice, foot to the floor, take some abuse

Oh, I got a brand new car, yeah, and I drive her in the dark, yeah
And I got a brand new car, I think I'll stop and park, alright

I send my best regards, come on, come on
And I’m in my brand new car

Produced by Don Was & The Glimmer Twins

First released on:
The Rolling Stones - “Voodoo Lounge” 2LP
(Virgin Records V 2750) UK, July 11, 1994

Re: Track Talk: Brand New Car
Posted by: guitarbastard ()
Date: February 23, 2009 11:46

like it somehow, but the lyrics are just terrible.

Re: Track Talk: Brand New Car
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: February 23, 2009 12:29

Not a huge fan - though I did enjoy the Beacon show version from the Licks Tour.

Re: Track Talk: Brand New Car
Posted by: Zack ()
Date: February 23, 2009 12:38

Strange the Stones would do a T.Rex knockoff, but the resemblance is obvious. As I like all things relating to sex, I'm down with it.

Re: Track Talk: Brand New Car
Posted by: erikjjf ()
Date: February 23, 2009 12:39

Quote
Big Al
the Beacon show version from the Licks Tour.

Orpheum?

Re: Track Talk: Brand New Car
Posted by: Edith Grove ()
Date: February 23, 2009 13:05

Jack her up baby, go on, open the hood
I want to check if her oil smells good
Smells like caviar

Give her some stick, push her too far, right to the brink



NASTY !


Re: Track Talk: Brand New Car
Posted by: UrbanSteel ()
Date: February 23, 2009 13:12

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018-09-14 13:08 by UrbanSteel.

Re: Track Talk: Brand New Car
Posted by: sweet neo con ()
Date: February 23, 2009 13:12

musically good but lyrics are UNCLEVER & CLICHE'. *(IMO)

Another example of Mick writing lyrics while being driven to the studio...probably.
I think there was a clip (maybe Being Mick?) showing him writing
this way....Love Is Strong too. Disappointing. Lack of effort really shows
sometimes.

Can anybody say LET'S WORK?


IORR............but I like it!

Re: Track Talk: Brand New Car
Posted by: guitarbastard ()
Date: February 23, 2009 13:13

Quote
Edith Grove
Jack her up baby, go on, open the hood
I want to check if her oil smells good
Smells like caviar

Give her some stick, push her too far, right to the brink



NASTY !

well, bon scott wrote those kinda lyrics. but they were better, funnier and he was in his 30ies. those girl/car analogies are rather emberassing...especialy when written by a mid-fifty guy.
i think jagger wrote some of the best lyrics in rock history and he is really underrated. but this one?...naaaaaa

Re: Track Talk: Brand New Car
Posted by: sweet neo con ()
Date: February 23, 2009 13:15

Quote
guitarbastard


well, bon scott wrote those kinda lyrics. but they were better, funnier and he was in his 30ies. those girl/car analogies are rather emberassing...especialy when written by a mid-fifty guy.
i think jagger wrote some of the best lyrics in rock history and he is really underrated. but this one?...naaaaaa

exactly. i was gonna bring up the age factor too.


IORR............but I like it!

Re: Track Talk: Brand New Car
Posted by: Chris Fountain ()
Date: February 23, 2009 13:54

I agree with the bastard's opinion of Edith's post.

This song is slick and a flat-out winner. Maybe the cornerstone? Again, VooDoo Lounge is a great Album and tour!! Urban Steel keeps proving with posts.

Re: Track Talk: Brand New Car
Posted by: yorkshirestone ()
Date: February 23, 2009 14:47

Hardly Gimme Shelter, is it?

Re: Track Talk: Brand New Car
Posted by: Chris Fountain ()
Date: February 23, 2009 15:05

Nobody ever compared it to Gimme Shelter. What idiot would? It seems to me that VL fit the the times (1994) very well.

Re: Track Talk: Brand New Car
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: February 23, 2009 15:16

Quote
erikjjf
Quote
Big Al
the Beacon show version from the Licks Tour.

Orpheum?

Sorry, Orpheum!

Re: Track Talk: Brand New Car
Posted by: T&A ()
Date: February 23, 2009 17:45

the kinda tune the stones almost always deliver on...one of their best 90's songs. slinky, greasey blooze....always a gem on the stage, too. orpheum version was sublime....

Re: Track Talk: Brand New Car
Posted by: sweet neo con ()
Date: February 23, 2009 17:59

Quote
Chris Fountain
Nobody ever compared it to Gimme Shelter. What idiot would? It seems to me that VL fit the the times (1994) very well.

i love Voodoo Lounge but thought Brand New Car was weak...as a complete song.
I like the music and feel of BNC....but the dominating lyrics are weak (IMO).
The phrase "brand new car" is lame (to me).

The subject matter is really no different than Start Me Up but there
was something more abstract about SMU. I think Mick used his rhyming
dictionary too much on Brand New Car and Love Is Strong.


IORR............but I like it!

Re: Track Talk: Brand New Car
Posted by: Chris Fountain ()
Date: February 23, 2009 19:27

SNC,

I think BNC actually depicts driving a car whereas SMU is metaphorically about sex.

Re: Track Talk: Brand New Car
Posted by: cc ()
Date: February 23, 2009 20:06

Quote
Chris Fountain
It seems to me that VL fit the the times (1994) very well.

in what way?

Re: Track Talk: Brand New Car
Posted by: sweet neo con ()
Date: February 23, 2009 20:10

Quote
Chris Fountain
SNC,

I think BNC actually depicts driving a car whereas SMU is metaphorically about sex.

I will assume you're kidding. winking smiley

(from Keno's site)
I got a brand new car
And I like to drive real hard
I got a brand new car
And I'm feeling good so far

Take her on the highway for a little spin
I want to see the kind of shape she's in
And I got a brand new star
Jack her up baby, go on, open the hood
I want to check if her oil smells good
Mmmm...smells like caviar

Give her some stick
Push her too far
Right to the brink

Hear the motor running
Yeah, she's right in sink
Tell me if she's thirsty
Would she like a drink
And I'm stopping at this bar

Slinky like a panther
You can hear her purr
Touch her on the seat
Go on, feel the fur
And I got a brand new star

Feel the juice
Foot to the floor
Take some abuse

I got a brand new car
And I drive her in the dark
And I got a brand new car
I think I'll stop and park


IORR............but I like it!



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2009-02-23 20:29 by sweet neo con.

Re: Track Talk: Brand New Car
Posted by: Chris Fountain ()
Date: February 23, 2009 20:25

SNC

Yeah the similarities of both songs are strikingly similar. BNC may be more blatant. LOL


cc

I simply think that the VL tour occurred during a great time in US history. Money was good back then and I remember that tour as if it were yesterday. VH1 carrying the Stones live performance of Beast of Burden from RFK (I think DC) was great. I liked the hype. It's one of my fav tours. There was something magical about it.

Re: Track Talk: Brand New Car
Posted by: sweet neo con ()
Date: February 23, 2009 20:33

Quote
Chris Fountain

I simply think that the VL tour occurred during a great time in US history. Money was good back then and I remember that tour as if it were yesterday. VH1 carrying the Stones live performance of Beast of Burden from RFK (I think DC) was great. I liked the hype. It's one of my fav tours. There was something magical about it.

One of my favorite things about the Voodoo Show that I saw (Madison WI)
was that I had absolutely no idea what the setlist would be....i purposely
avoided finding out. Great setlists! I liked the staging & Mick's
voodoo top hat outfit. Very different from Steels Wheels...but loved both tours.

Worst part....bought tickets the day they went on sale and
got bad seats.....only to see much better tix for sale outside the venue on show day...
..probably below face value.


IORR............but I like it!



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2009-02-23 20:36 by sweet neo con.

Re: Track Talk: Brand New Car
Posted by: Chris Fountain ()
Date: February 23, 2009 21:36

I saw them in Raleigh, NC on that tour. Seats were decent but I was on Ronnie's side of the stage. Carter Finley is a good stadium venue (if there is such a thing) because the stands are close to the sidelines. It's where the NC State Wolfpack play.

Re: Track Talk: Brand New Car
Posted by: Rolling Hansie ()
Date: February 23, 2009 21:59

Well, the good part is, that this song is not about a car

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Keep On Rolling smoking smiley

Re: Track Talk: Brand New Car
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: February 23, 2009 22:12

Just a good, fun song - it's not trying to be "Gimme Shelter". I think it's sexy and funny. But what do I know, I think I'm sexy and funny too. drinking smiley

Re: Track Talk: Brand New Car
Posted by: Greenblues ()
Date: February 24, 2009 18:55

I think it's a really funny song with a slightly cartoonish quality and a most amazing brass arrangement. These brass parts with their juicy intonation are the perfect complement to Jaggers over-the-top vocals. Coupled with Melody it would make a perfect "fan club" single IMO.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2009-02-24 19:10 by Greenblues.

Re: Track Talk: Brand New Car
Posted by: Chris Fountain ()
Date: February 24, 2009 19:01

Greenblues

Great point.

In fact the next three Track Talk songs should follow as: Send it to Me,
Melody , and Crackin up. Hell, I wouldn't mind hearing these songs at my next Stones concert. By the way, if you think ticket prices were outrageous previously, the ceramic piggy bank will come in handy!

Re: Track Talk: Brand New Car
Posted by: Stargroves ()
Date: February 24, 2009 19:12

Love this, the lyrics are schoolboy basic humour and silly - brilliant!

This is the ringtone on my phone and no one who is not into the Stones ever guesses who it is, at least they probably all realise it is Stones because it's my phone winking smiley

Re: Track Talk: Brand New Car
Posted by: slew ()
Date: February 25, 2009 01:41

I love the lyrics they are tongue in cheek - great little tune!

Re: Track Talk: Brand New Car
Posted by: keefed ()
Date: February 25, 2009 01:58

Quote
guitarbastard
Quote
Edith Grove
Jack her up baby, go on, open the hood
I want to check if her oil smells good
Smells like caviar

Give her some stick, push her too far, right to the brink



NASTY !

well, bon scott wrote those kinda lyrics. but they were better, funnier and he was in his 30ies. those girl/car analogies are rather emberassing...especialy when written by a mid-fifty guy.
i think jagger wrote some of the best lyrics in rock history and he is really underrated. but this one?...naaaaaa

Mick is one of those mid-fifty guys I can imagine of that he screw a woman in the car. Anyway he's been singing mostly about sex or women all of his life.
And apart from tabloid stuff surronding Ronnie's love story, it seems that the Rolling Stones - even at their age - not just sing about it they do it!

Re: Track Talk: Brand New Car
Posted by: jamesfdouglas ()
Date: February 25, 2009 02:04

This is the kind of Stones tune you can laugh with.
Humor was sorely missing on their previous LP, Steel Wheels.

[thepowergoats.com]

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