Favorite "Car" Songs #3 - "Dust Boat"

@teamfreak16 (41379)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
September 10, 2016 1:05pm CST
Here we are at #3 in my Favorite "Car" Songs series, which is by far the most obscure band of the lot, James Ray and the Performance and their song "Dust Boat." After Wayne Hussey and Craig Adams left The Sisters of Mercy, they called their new band The Sisterhood and off they went. Quickly, Sisters vocalist Andrew Eldritch released an album by The Sisterhood, which saw both bands in court. Because Eldritch could not sing on The Sisterhood album, he recruited vocalist James Ray, who performed the vocals on the album's most popular tune, "Giving Ground." James Ray has led many a band over the years, and the Performance was his first. That band's album A New Kind of Assassin, yielded the single "Dust Boat." (Yes, it was a single, but I guarantee you never heard it on the radio.) "Dust Boat" is, simply a man enjoying speeding down the highway ("Making love to the world at 75") in a big car, a dust boat, if you will. This is my favorite James Ray tune, and I listen to it often. And now you know more about James Ray than you ever dreamed!
James Ray And The Performance - Dust Boat (Merciful Release, 1989)
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@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
12 Sep 16
You're right, not heard this one
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@teamfreak16 (41379)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Sep 16
Not exactly a household name, for sure.
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@FourWalls (15180)
• United States
10 Sep 16
He has a nice voice (sort of what Jim Morrison would've sound like if he could have sung better ). Plus, looking in the list of "recommended videos" and seeing one for "James Ray's Gangwar" and a song called "Rev Rev Lowrider" I must say this song did not sound like I thought it would.
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@teamfreak16 (41379)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
11 Sep 16
I almost went with:"Rev Rev Lowrider." I love that song.
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@amadeo (73005)
• United States
10 Sep 16
that is for sure there.Never heard of him in the first place. Thanks for sharing
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@teamfreak16 (41379)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
10 Sep 16
Not many people have.
@TRBRocks420 (82498)
• Banks, Oregon
10 Sep 16
Oh so in a 69 Chevy Impala? lol.
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@teamfreak16 (41379)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
10 Sep 16
I always envision him in a Cadillac convertible, but an Impala would totally work.
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