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#1 TheSubaruJunkie

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 11:39 AM

Was playing with this new MP3 service I got and Im going through the Jethro Tull Collection. While sampling one of my favorite songs I start listening to other songs on the album and one I come across is titled "4.W.D. (Low Ratio)". I queued it up and am listening to it now. Kinda hard to make out what Ian Anderson is saying but I found the lyrics online.

http://www.davemcnally.com/lyrics/JethroTull/4WD(LOWRATIO).asp

I could probably share the MP3 too.... gimme a sec to put it somewhere. :)

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Not many can stand Jethro Tull... but for the few of us who can, here's the song :) 4wd.mp3

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 12:10 PM

Was playing with this new MP3 service I got and Im going through the Jethro Tull Collection. While sampling one of my favorite songs I start listening to other songs on the album and one I come across is titled "4.W.D. (Low Ratio)". I queued it up and am listening to it now. Kinda hard to make out what Ian Anderson is saying but I found the lyrics online.

http://www.davemcnally.com/lyrics/JethroTull/4WD(LOWRATIO).asp

I could probably share the MP3 too.... gimme a sec to put it somewhere. :)

-Brian

Not many can stand Jethro Tull... but for the few of us who can, here's the song :) 4wd.mp3


I love Jethro Tull, but have never heard of that song. Thanks for pointing it out. :D

#3 TheSubaruJunkie

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 12:35 PM

Its off an old Album titled "A" released in 1980.

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 01:22 PM

I never realized that Jethro Tull could do a car song like that. I wouldn't put it up there with Rush's "Red Barchetta" or Motley Crue's "Kickstart My Heart", but it's rather interesting.

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 04:31 PM

I say we have a new theme song, kind of like bikers have "Born to be Wild". All those in favor say Aye!!!!!:banana: Great find Brian. Tim

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 06:36 PM

In the Lyrics he mentions the car having 4WD. And with Low Ratio, there arent many Options out there for Dual Range 4WD Cars in 1980 :brow:

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 06:50 PM

In the Lyrics he mentions the car having 4WD. And with Low Ratio, there arent many Options out there for Dual Range 4WD Cars in 1980 :brow:

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Hmm... perhaps he was referring to a Subaru? :brow:

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 07:13 PM

Hmm... perhaps he was referring to a Subaru? :brow:


sounds like someone should send an email to someone and find out

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 11:11 PM

sounds like someone should send an email to someone and find out

Right... like someone's actually going to send an email or otherwise contact Ian Anderson to see if he wrote a song about a Subaru. On second thought, it's worth a shot. I sent a letter to Robert Moog (the synthesizer guy) asking him how to build my own synthesizer. He sent me a lot of technical manuals and got me started on my electrical engineering hobby.

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 12:50 AM

I was actually thinking of sending an email to Ian Anderson. I was at his webpage.... http://www.j-tull.com and it looks like he does alot to keep in touch with his fans.

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 04:19 PM

um... theres a country song out now... get a little mud on the tires!

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Posted 02 June 2005 - 06:29 PM

In the Lyrics he mentions the car having 4WD. And with Low Ratio, there arent many Options out there for Dual Range 4WD Cars in 1980 :brow:

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could have been one of those AMC Eagle things? Jethro Tull is an English band, I wonder what 4lo cars were available in the UK in 1980....

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Posted 02 June 2005 - 06:44 PM

could have been one of those AMC Eagle things? Jethro Tull is an English band, I wonder what 4lo cars were available in the UK in 1980....



Man I hate AMC Eagles, but mainly because they are the ugliest thing I have ever seen. On the other hand I have had the same thing said about my BRAT, so just a matter of opinion I guess. Can anyone else think of the ugliest car? (in there own opinion)

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Posted 02 June 2005 - 08:24 PM

Man I hate AMC Eagles, but mainly because they are the ugliest thing I have ever seen. On the other hand I have had the same thing said about my BRAT, so just a matter of opinion I guess. Can anyone else think of the ugliest car? (in there own opinion)


uglier car = AMC matador? Pontiac Aztek? Subaru Tribecca :lol:?

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Posted 02 June 2005 - 09:04 PM

Since AMC was pretty much all american, i doubt any eagles made it to the UK.

The Eagle is pretty much THE ugliest car.

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Posted 02 June 2005 - 09:34 PM

Since AMC was pretty much all american, i doubt any eagles made it to the UK.

The Eagle is pretty much THE ugliest car.

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Yeah, it is very bad, but there is really no excusing the aztek.

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Posted 02 June 2005 - 11:13 PM

I kinda like the Eagles, but then again I have an affinity for ugly cars I guess.. But I prefer the two door hatchback eagles to the wagons, but they are basically Jeeps with car bodies, a lot of the off road crap for the older Jeeps will work on 'em. Although I saw a BAD %*%*%$ING A%*%* 4x4 car at the car show at Wyotech:

http://community.web...356469881WifObD

and this one (IT was even turbo!)

http://community.web...356475043sLNFfj

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 05:19 AM

I've said many times that if I wasn't doing Subaru I'd be doing the AMC Eagle. I think they have a great stance, and their very well built. Tim

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 11:51 AM

Ha! Good find Junkie!

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 12:24 PM

um... theres a country song out now... get a little mud on the tires!

I wonder if Brad Paisley, or whoever sings that song, means something else by "get a little mud on the tires"?! :-p

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 02:32 PM

.....and their very well built. Tim


Are we talkign about the same AMC eagle? Every one ive seen have all been broken down or are on their way out. Even the brand new one I saw at a dealership in 1984 (went with my mom to test drive one) wouldnt start.

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 05:40 PM

All the ones I see up here from the same era as our Subbs still have all their body panels. That says alot in just that!!!!

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Posted 08 June 2005 - 09:10 AM

"What was I thinkin' " (country song)......Shut off the lights ...kicked in 4 wheel ....tore through a corn field .....what was I thinkin'.......

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 03:11 AM

I would have say that my all time wheeling theme would have to be Kid Rocks Hillbilly Stomp. Beginning of it goes like this:

The rednect originator rollin' in my pickup, Truck jacked up with the fourgold shocks , And where i could from, mud flaps come stock.

That and it's a pretty good song, not slow like most of those other ones, and when I'm wheelin, it ain't very slow (unless I'm in .25 gear).




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