I don’t know whether Daddy’s Caddy ever opened as Asheville’s finest reseller of items purchased at retail prices, nor do I know whether The Driver ever purchased that coveted tape deck.
But let’s pretend that he’s still out there somewhere and he still wants that Caddy playlist. Here you go, pal:
“Brand New Cadillac,” The Clash. The big daddy of punk rock Caddy songs. An obvious choice, but no Cadillac playlist would be complete without it:
“Night of the Cadillacs,” Generation X. Valley of the Dolls is still my favorite Gen X album. Yeah, you prefer their early stuff. Get over yourself:
“Cadillac,” Danko Jones. Stab it and steer:
“Terminus El Dorado,” Ted Nugent. The coolest song in the Ted Nugent discography, and no, that’s not the same thing as the tallest Munchkin in Munchkinland. Here’s some Uncle Ted and “Terminus” love for you.
“Coupe De Ville,” Neil Young and the Bluenotes. This Note’s For You doesn’t get much love, but I really liked that album; in fact, “Coupe De Ville” makes my Neil Young desert island disc. Here it is, a song so fragile you’re sure it will shatter:
“Pink Cadillac,” Jerry Lee Lewis. The Killer proving that The Boss knows his history:
“Black Cadillac,” Sonny Wallace. Enough of that retro rockabilly, here’s the real thing:
“Carl Perkins’ Cadillac,” Drive-By Truckers:
“Cadillac Song,” Johnny Cash. I’ll take any opportunity to listen to Johnny:
“Freeway Of Love,” Narada Michael Walden Band. You’re getting this one purely for the kick ass rhythm section. Hang in there, it’s worth it:
There are a lot more Cadillac songs out there. What would make your playlist? I’m listening.
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“Geronimo’s Cadillac,” Modern Talking. No words. Really. No words: