I can't think of a better song or video to describe growing up in the '70s and '80s. Mark Willis talks about a number of things throughout the song. Everything from peeling stickers off his Rubrix Cube to his parent's first microwave. I was a child of the '80s and '90s, but I'm well aware of the references! But let's not get too side tracked, what about the cars in the song and video?
The first part of the video shows Mark driving a clone of the General Lee, a 1969 Dodge Charger from Dukes of Hazzard. The song references the show, by saying Daisy Duke was his first love. Later the song talks about another classic auto from Smokey and the Bandit, 1977 Pontiac Trans Am. The lyrics from the song hint "...black trans ams..." In the video there are a few kids hanging out some where, sitting on a parked Bandit Edition Trans Am. The car is later seen in the video along side the General Lee.
That's all for now. Enjoy the video. Don't forget to checkout our store for some great stuff from Dukes of Hazzard and Smokey and the Bandit. You might even find a Mark Wills album too! For those who would like to read the lyrics, see our reference information below!
I thought I would share a YouTube find with you. This is a fan created crossover video between Knight Rider and The Simpsons. As you can see it's a remake of the original Knight Rider opening credits as if it were a Simpsons cartoon. I give two thumbs up to whomever came up with this idea! It must have taken a lot of time to put this together. One of my favorite parts is where it shows the "Normal Cruise" light and then the "Tom Cruise" light on the dash. That's priceless! I could see Homer asking Kitt for a beer or driving him home from Moe's. What do you think? What would Homer do in David Hasselhoff's shoes? Let us know by posting a comment!
Barenaked Ladies produced the video above, back in 1998 to help promote their album "Stunt." The song has a lot of references to pop culture happenings of the time and before. But why is it being featured on On Screen Cars? Well it has some on screen cars in the video. Matter of fact, two of the most popular on screen cars of all time were featured, 1969 Dodge Charger from Dukes of Hazzard and the 1976 Ford Gran Torino from Starsky and Hutch. However these cars are not perfect replicas of the originals. But the producers of the video may have not had the full rights to use these cars in the video. You'll notice some differences, like the decals on the General Lee for example. Enjoy the video and check out the album in the Gift Shop! If you're not sure about the lyrics (they're a little fast) you can read them here.