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Hot Rods & Custom Classics
Various Artists
Hot Rods & Custom Classics
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Pop, R&B, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
 
  •  Track Listings (22) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (25) - Disc #2
  •  Track Listings (20) - Disc #3
  •  Track Listings (20) - Disc #4

Here's an educated guess that road tapes are the second most popular type of homemade mix cassette. (One suspects that old off-road standard--the bedroom mix--would clock in at No. 1.) Hot Rods & Custom Classics is Rhino R...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Hot Rods & Custom Classics
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rhino / Wea
Original Release Date: 3/16/1999
Release Date: 3/16/1999
Album Type: Box set
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Pop, R&B, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Classic Country, New Wave & Post-Punk, Oldies, Oldies & Retro, Country Rock, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 4
SwapaCD Credits: 4
UPC: 081227568825

Synopsis

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Here's an educated guess that road tapes are the second most popular type of homemade mix cassette. (One suspects that old off-road standard--the bedroom mix--would clock in at No. 1.) Hot Rods & Custom Classics is Rhino Records' big daddy of road mixes: four discs housed in an elaborate box that includes a scrupulously assembled 66-page booklet, a catalog of hot-rod accessories, a strip of decals, and even a set of fuzzy dice for your own resto rod. Musically, this collection is all over the road, ranging from selections that seem like they were written with one foot on the accelerator (Johnny Bond's "Hot Rod Lincoln," Chuck Berry's "Maybelline," War's "Low Rider") to more tangential tracks that might force you to pull into a rest stop (Hank Williams's mournful "Lost Highway," Rod Stewart's "Gasoline Alley"). Spanning multiple genres and five decades, Custom Classics is enlivened by film and ad snippets, including a public-safety message from high-speed-crash victim James Dean on, naturally, safe highway driving. --Steven Stolder
 

CD Reviews

Great Theme Set From Rhino
political idiot | california | 04/16/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This box set is just a whole lotta fun packed into a model car sized box. Great documentation, packaging, and accessories included. The music isn't going to knock your socks off and the flow is odd. It runs the spectrum from classics to a couple of rare blues tunes to silly pseudo rock 'n' roll ditties. It does include some great old automobile commercials peppered throughout. This set is a refreshing effort in these days of watered down, high margin, thoughtless packaging that goes into 90's CD releases. Hats off to Rhino!"
Well done Amazon
Tramps like us | Surrey England | 09/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I read a review of this in an English music magazine some years ago and have been trying to get it ever since. The only place from where i could get it sent was "Amazon.com".This is an amazing set with songs from the 50s right through to the 80s and I love it to bits. Particularly pleased to have the wonderful "Black & white Thunderbird" by the Delicates on CD now but it's all really good. Yes there's a lot missing as one reviewer said but you'd have to have a 25CD set to get it all on and you'd still miss out on stuff even then. Be thankful for what it HAS got on it - it's wonderful. And the service from Amazon was first class - arrived 3 weeks before it was due to do so. Thanks"
PUT THE PEDAL TO THE METAL
Tramps like us | 06/14/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I THOUGHT I'VE HEARD ALL THE HOT ROD SONGS EVER MADE. BOY! WAS I WRONG. THIS IS THE GREATEST SELECTION OF DRIVING MUSIC I'VE HEARD IN A LOOOG TIME. I'LL BET YOU CAN'T KEEP YOUR FEET STILL WHEN YOU LISTEN TO "CRAWLING FROM THE WRECKAGE""