The Clash’s cover of Vince Taylor’s “Brand New Cadillac,” from London Calling (1979). According to Topper Headon, it was the first song the band recorded for what is probably their best album.
(Here, by the way, is an outstanding version by Vince Taylor himself.)
In any event, I chose this song to honor Republican presidential nominee Willard “Mitt” Romney, known to have a Cadillac or two (guys who own multiple Cadillacs often have nicknames like “Mitt”), on the occasion of his La Jolla, California home being featured on House Fancy – er, I mean, in The New York Times Home Section.
Lest you think it’s unfair to pick on Mittens for his
nickname opulent lifestyle, Jon
Happy Friday, everybody.
Oh, yeah. I almost forgot: Turn. It. Up.