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Southern Culture on the Skids — Voodoo Cadillac
Album: Dirt Track Date
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Released: 1996
Length: 4:34
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Up to Mississippi down to New Orleans
Tuck and roll a FM stereo
Got some Tiny Joe White on my radio

I didn't get this here baby just a choppin' on wood
I got 8 slappin' pistons right here under my hood
Let's ride

I met my baby in a used car lot
A drinkin' cheap wine and a throwin rocks
Magic on wheels baby you know i got it
Shakin' like loose change here in my pocket

I didn't get this here baby just a choppin' on wood
I got 8 slappin' pistons right here under my hood
Let's ride

Come on baby take a ride with me
Up to Mississippi down to New Orleans
Tuck and roll a FM stereo
Got some Tony Joe White on my radio

I didn't get this here baby just a choppin' on wood
I got 8 slappin' pistons right here under my hood
Let's ride

Take a ride, a ride, a ride, a ride, a ride (x4)
Got me a voodoo cadillac blues (x6)
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Their best album, IMHO. And this song is a great tribute to Tony Joe White.
guter bass
Niiiice! Strangely close to CCR? Or is it just me?
 
Edit: Not only me apparently :-) hadn't checked previous comments {#Stupid}
{#Bananajam}a great Band with a great song {#Dancingbanana_2}
keep on chooglin !!  chooglin    chooglin !!
From Russia with love! 
We work and listen to your radio every working day.
didn't John Fogarty already cover this chord progression and treatment....?
 
Makes me want to drag this one down from the CD rack and listen to it again.
Tweeting it in.
One of the greatest bands ever!!!{#Bananajam}
One of the greatest bands ever!!!{#Bananajam}
Any band that pays homage to Tony Joe White is okay by me. 
 volnomad wrote:

Uhh, not really. They are from Chapel Hill, NC.

 

He was referring to CCR.  But you have a point (at least laterally) in that SCOTS is perhaps more authentic.
Fried chicken Picken always good for the listenin
 
 Businessgypsy wrote:
 Walrus_Gumbo wrote:
What a blatant CCR ripoff! Run thru the Jungle comes to mind!
 ...some SF Bay-area guys channeling southern funk and swamp pop. Ever get a circular reference on a spreadsheet?

 
Uhh, not really. They are from Chapel Hill, NC.
SCOTS are a blast in concert! And, Rick the guitarist is amazing. Highly recommended if you ever get a chance to see them.
Hey Bill — QUIT HORSING AROUND GOTDAMMIT! FUN IS ILLEGAL NOW!



  yessir — let's ride.. {#Motor}
 Skydog wrote:
all their suff sounds like a parody to me

 
Yeah, but it's a GAS!!
all their suff sounds like a parody to me
Reminds me of many times going to small venues, having a laugh and a drink and dancing the night away to a great band playing classics we all know just for the hell of it and having loads of fun. 
 Bat wrote:


Love the band and love the name.  In fact it's probably my all-time favorite band name.

I'm not going to comment any further through.  How can I?  I live in Austin but it's a stretch to call Austin a southern city or even a Texas city anymore.  And like the majority of people here I'm not really a Texan.  As a joke when a true Texan ask where I'm from I ask them where's the worst place you could be from?  They usually say California and I say right, good guess, but I'm not originally from California either, so where's the second worst place to be from and they usually guess New York and they would be right again (although rural Upstate in my case).

 
Could be worse you really could be from TX.  {#Roflol}

Story is the same though I am from Jersey living north of you in OK.
Yup I miss my 383 V8
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{#Motor} 

Great live!!!  And the only band I've seen with a stand-up drummer.  You rock Dave Hartman.


Nice!


 SteadyRollingMan wrote:
I got 8 slappin' pistons right 'chere under my hood...let's ride!{#Bananasplit}

 
you can fix piston slap with a hammer and a punch. Peen the skirt and reinstall (and if you have to add some paper under the bearings to tighten them up as well). Tis how the po folk does it.
 WonderLizard wrote:

Hmm. I disagree about their being "musically...so-so." What if someone told you it was really Fogerty on lead? Rick Miller's pretty good.

 
Rick Miller is a very skilled guitar player, though it may not always be so apparent (to some) in a some of their music.  I guess when some listeners (not you) hear a 7th chord played with that arpeggio (a style which is very long-established in R&B), they assume it's a rip-off of John Fogerty.  Some people ought to learn how to play an instrument, or at least learn something about music history before they go around accusing musicians of plagiarism.
Still great, but not the same without Leslie Land on bass - the original "ear splitting" band girl.
 unclehud wrote:
The only thing I dislike about this band?  Their name.  Southern culture is NOT on the skids.  It's firmly entrenched in dirt track racing, rural schizophrenia, shotguns and bourbon (taken together), and college football — as it has been for 100 years.

Just ask William Faulkner.

 

Love the band and love the name.  In fact it's probably my all-time favorite band name.

I'm not going to comment any further through.  How can I?  I live in Austin but it's a stretch to call Austin a southern city or even a Texas city anymore.  And like the majority of people here I'm not really a Texan.  As a joke when a true Texan ask where I'm from I ask them where's the worst place you could be from?  They usually say California and I say right, good guess, but I'm not originally from California either, so where's the second worst place to be from and they usually guess New York and they would be right again (although rural Upstate in my case).
This has been on my top list -- great group and song
Let's ride!
 SteadyRollingMan wrote:
I got 8 slappin' pistons right 'chere under my hood...let's ride!{#Bananasplit}

 
ha ha...right 'chere baby {#Bananajam}
I got 8 slappin' pistons right 'chere under my hood...let's ride!{#Bananasplit}
 sirdroseph wrote:


I think the name is more of a self deprecating humor towards themselves.  I may be wrong but that is how I always took it. BTW, musically they are so-so but some of their songs make me chuckle.

 
Hmm. I disagree about their being "musically...so-so." What if someone told you it was really Fogerty on lead? Rick Miller's pretty good.
These guys are the real deal and put on a great live show. They play a fantastic mix of country, punk, humor, and yes, southern culture. I hope they stay in the rotation. 
 unclehud wrote:
The only thing I dislike about this band?  Their name.  Southern culture is NOT on the skids.  It's firmly entrenched in dirt track racing, rural schizophrenia, shotguns and bourbon (taken together), and college football -- as it has been for 100 years.

Just ask William Faulkner.

 

I think the name is more of a self deprecating humor towards themselves.  I may be wrong but that is how I always took it. BTW, musically they are so-so but some of their songs make me chuckle.
 unclehud wrote:
The only thing I dislike about this band?  Their name.  Southern culture is NOT on the skids.  It's firmly entrenched in dirt track racing, rural schizophrenia, shotguns and bourbon (taken together), and college football -- as it has been for 100 years.

Just ask William Faulkner.

 
Faulkner sees all of the good, and all of the bad, in a magical amalgam of Americana at its finest, and poorest. Great analogy man!
 Walrus_Gumbo wrote:
What a blatant CCR ripoff! Run thru the Jungle comes to mind!
 ...some SF Bay-area guys channeling southern funk and swamp pop. Ever get a circular reference on a spreadsheet?
The only thing I dislike about this band?  Their name.  Southern culture is NOT on the skids.  It's firmly entrenched in dirt track racing, rural schizophrenia, shotguns and bourbon (taken together), and college football -- as it has been for 100 years.

Just ask William Faulkner.
 onelittlemoose wrote:
Interesting, sounds a little like Blackie and the Rodeo Kings. 

 
Don't know them...That's an interesting enough name that I'll have to check 'em out. Said the same thing about SCOTS btw. 

I was guessing that this was a Blasters reunion or variation.

Yes yes, more cowbell, thanks for sharing. Even I'm getting tired of that line and I have OCD-perseveration issues (according to my therapist, Dr. Howard "Spruce Goose" Hughes). 


Agreed! Made me sit up and take notice of the song . . .

RichardArthur wrote:
Digging on this guitar work!

 


Go see them live, its a blast!
Dont forget the fried chicken.
Digging on this guitar work!
more cowbell!
More SCOTS!! 




...please {#Bananapiano} 
Yep, me too - like this kinda country! This & Neil Young style is about the only country I can listen to and enjoy.

philbertr wrote:

just what I was thinking
 


 coloradojohn wrote:
Not usually a great fan of Country-style numbers, but this one has a righteous CCR chooglin' thang goin' on in it, and the words and style are cool enough; DIG IT, tons of fun anytime I hear it!
 
just what I was thinking
 socalhol wrote:
What a GREAT set of songs Bill!  Could we add the theme song from True Blood?  {#Devil_pimp}

Oi Va Voi - Dusty Road
Vaya Con Dios - Don't Cry for Louie
The Guess Who - Shakin' All Over
Southern Culture on the Skids - Voodoo Cadilla
 
all good things come around again!  Rather a good Creedence feel to this 
 Lakeview wrote:
Huh? WTF was that? We have an ongoing battle over the internet radio in our house and I'm sorry to say I'm losing the battle lately. Some real challenging music quality lately and we're tuning in RP less and less.
 
really
Huh? WTF was that? We have an ongoing battle over the internet radio in our house and I'm sorry to say I'm losing the battle lately. Some real challenging music quality lately and we're tuning in RP less and less.
 ckcotton wrote:
....boring...... 
 


That's snarky?

Great song, but play Soul City too!!
....boring...... 
sigh. love this band.
Interesting, sounds a little like Blackie and the Rodeo Kings. 
"Hey!  You got your boob in my scotch!"
Clearly grits and hominey come next, right?
Diggin' it!{#Dancingbanana_2}
I dig this Redneck Rock!
pretty dam decent .. I think we're on a roll...
Good song, but I could go for some "Soul City" from this same album right about now.
Not usually a great fan of Country-style numbers, but this one has a righteous CCR chooglin' thang goin' on in it, and the words and style are cool enough; DIG IT, tons of fun anytime I hear it!
Makes me think of fried chicken for some reason. An eight piece box of chicken to be specific.
 drews wrote:
foot tapping, even if it's too derivative of the creedence clearwater revival, and lacks that fogerty voice
 
You say that as if its a bad thing.

What a GREAT set of songs Bill!  Could we add the theme song from True Blood?  {#Devil_pimp}

Oi Va Voi - Dusty Road
Vaya Con Dios - Don't Cry for Louie
The Guess Who - Shakin' All Over
Southern Culture on the Skids - Voodoo Cadilla
I don't mind being influenced but this is a little too similar to Born on the Bayou even for me - sound, chord progression, beat, guitar tone, you name it. Having said all that, I still kind of like the song.
 drews wrote:
foot tapping, even if it's too derivative of the creedence clearwater revival, and lacks that fogerty voice
 

     {#Motor}
foot tapping, even if it's too derivative of the creedence clearwater revival, and lacks that fogerty voice
This song ... makes me ... want ta walk ... like a camel!
SCOTS!!  OOOOWWEEEE!!!
On_The_Beach wrote:
Definitely has that CCR swamp boogie groove; if you're gonna steal, steal from the best!
Love the band name.

CCR: San Francisco band mining and enriching the bountiful deposits of zydeco and swamp pop found along the TEX-LA-MIS-BAMA gulf coast.
(Ecclesiastes 1:9-14) What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.


 Trey wrote:
Best use of a prophylactic on an album cover ever.
 
Well I don't think the competition in that category is, shall we say, stiff.

Best use of a prophylactic on an album cover ever.
 terranova21 wrote:
Everyone's been "stealing" from Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry since 1958
 
. . . and all the blues artists that preceded them . . .

 On_The_Beach wrote:

Definitely has that CCR swamp boogie groove; if you're gonna steal, steal from the best!
Love the band name.
 
Everyone's been "stealing" from Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry since 1958
Oh, I just realized what that is on the ground on the album cover! Fits though.
Also sounds to much like their song "Fried Chicken and Gasoline"
 Walrus_Gumbo wrote:
What a blatant CCR ripoff! Run thru the Jungle comes to mind!
 
Definitely has that CCR swamp boogie groove; if you're gonna steal, steal from the best!
Love the band name.

What a blatant CCR ripoff! Run thru the Jungle comes to mind!
 lophrequa wrote:

we need some Reverend Horton Heat too

 

I'm gonna upload The Devil's Chasing Me.  Wish me luck and watch for it on the LRC.
It's been a LONG time since I've heard this band!  First saw them live in Iowa City, IA...you know U of I, at a local bar.  Must have been in the early 90's.  Within a month I saw them on Good Morning America on some eastern campus.  Haven't seen them since but always loved them.  THANKS RP!!

 
RadioDoc wrote:

No no no.  Sunday morning is a continuation of Saturday night.  That would mean White Castle at 4 AM.

 


Tony Barducci, 17, Our Lady of the Blessed Sacred Heart, Philly.  It's got a good beat and you can dance to it.  I gave it an 82, Dick.
 bokey wrote:
 BeetNik wrote:
I'm drinking cheap beer and farting
 On Sunday morning? I hope you had your bacon and eggs first!
 
No no no.  Sunday morning is a continuation of Saturday night.  That would mean White Castle at 4 AM.

I'm proud to say that I've gotten up on stage many times to throw fried chicken parts into the audience. {#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananajam}
One of my favorite band names
Sorry to say... SCOTS have always left me cold. And YES, I have seen them in concert more than once. I vote for less SCOTS and more Trailer Park Troubadours on this channel. That's just my opinion, and I'm not trying to denigrate all the fans here. Peace!{#Sunny}
 lophrequa wrote:

we need some Reverend Horton Heat too

 
oh man, saw them both the same show at the Cow Haus..I was never so proud to be white trash(ish) before
lol
that man went through 3 guitars in one song, he wailed so hard he kept breaking the strings!

Yay! Early SCOTS with Leslie Land on bass.
 Mark_Moosier wrote:
YEEESSS! More SCOTS! Don't hear enough of them on RP.
 
we need some Reverend Horton Heat too

YEEESSS! More SCOTS! Don't hear enough of them on RP.
First time... this is okay
Second time... better than okay
Third time... really like this band. Gotta get me some more. Fried Chicken and gasoline? Huh?
Fourth time... became all the time...

dixiedeb wrote:
This southern girl like this!

so does this northeastern girl! nothing like seeing them live, though!

redeyespy wrote:
Very appropriate! I heard a guy let an obnoxiously loud one go at Wal-Mart one evening. It also seemed appropriate. Just observing decorum.
The type of I work I do it sometimes requires me to work in open Wal-marts. If you want to know what the people in the community are all about, just spend a couple of hours in a freindly neigborhood Wal-mart.
Don'cha sorta wish the reinvented Fogerty could do something like this?
quite the cover image....
Makes me pine for Country Dick Montana and the band. Talk about some stage antics! Dying of a heart attack on stage cannot be outdone. The only way Country Dick could have gone out. RIP, Dick.








:guitarist: :bounce: :high-five:
The mainstay of their shows is to throw chicken wings and banana puddin' into the audience. SCOTS rock! :guitarist:
This is keeping the older trick or treaters hanging around my yard. Now I need more candy!!!! Nice!!!
BeetNik wrote:
I'm drinking cheap beer and farting
Very appropriate! I heard a guy let an obnoxiously loud one go at Wal-Mart one evening. It also seemed appropriate. Just observing decorum.
Most Excellent....
ThePoose wrote:
Got a CCR feel. Green River. Born on the Bayou.
Word. And, funny how 4 kids from NorCal defined a "Southern" sound that 3 folk from NC go on to emulate and honor.
BeetNik wrote:
I'm drinking cheap beer and farting
On Sunday morning? I hope you had your bacon and eggs first!
The more I hear them the more I like them
MiketheKnife wrote:
Similar story in Norfolk. Couldn't be any other way.
Tally got rocked by them too fantastic/hilarious shows
:dancingbanana_2:
Daveinbawlmer wrote:
Essential to the Live SCOTS experience: A friend and I had just finished watching a scorching live SCOTS set when they began tossing chicken wings and banana pudding into the crowd. My bud got whacked in the eye with a chicken wing (with hot sauce) and we had to mosey over to the Medic Tent for a little eye wash. My buddy mortified and cracked up the nurses by eating the wing that hit him. They washed his eye out and I tried to get the big banana pudding splat off my shoulder. We hit on the nurses but they kicked us out. We stopped by a liquor store on the way home and bought beer and got a flat tire and changed it and finally made it home. True Story.
Similar story in Norfolk. Couldn't be any other way.
On_The_Beach wrote:
Keep on Chooglin'!
Good call on the CCR riff that underlies this entire piece. :bananajam: :drummer: :bananapiano: :bananajam:
Great SCOTS!!!!!! :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana:
dixiedeb wrote:
This southern girl like this!
Hey yeah, this Carolina boy in the CSRA likes it too!
:bananajam:
This southern girl like this!
YYEEEHHAAAAWWWWW............. Great fun.....
Keep on Chooglin'!
Eight slappin' pistons... ... an' a cowbell. What more could a go'ol'boy ask for?
BeetNik wrote:
I'm drinking cheap beer and farting
YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Got a CCR feel. Green River. Born on the Bayou.
:dance: I went and scored this CD after hearing Camel Walk on RP - glad I did - more than one goodie on this album! brighthue wrote:
I had to take a break from my work and start the banana party! :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana_2: :dancingbanana_2: :dancingbanana_2: :bananapiano: :bananajam:
:yes: :sunny: