This morning’s CarTune is from one of the world’s great live rock bands, Queen, performing “I’m in Love With My Car.”
Here’s the one big stadium anthem from Queen that isn’t sung by the late, impossibly great Freddie Mercury. “I’m in Love With My Car” was written by drummer Roger Taylor, and he also handled the vocals when the song first appeared on the band’s 1975 blockbuster album, A Night at the Opera.
Since then, “Car” has become a signature song for Taylor, who’s performed it live with Queen and Queen + Paul Rogers countless times over the decades. So simple and seemingly silly that the rest of the band thought Taylor was kidding when he first demoed it for them, “Car” is the essence of every car song:
When I’m holdin’ your wheel
All I hear is your gear
When my hand’s on your grease gun
Oh it’s like a disease son
Taylor dedicated the song to fanatical Triumph TR4 owner and Queen roadie Jonathan Harris, “boy racer to the end.” This performance was recorded live in concert in Montreal on November 24, 1981 and is part of the DVD Queen Rock Montreal. Enjoy.