She Has Funny Cars

"She Has Funny Cars" is a psychedelic rock song by the band Jefferson Airplane. It is a collaboration between vocalist Marty Balin (lyrics) and guitarist Jorma Kaukonen (music). The song appeared as the opening track on their influential breakthrough album, Surrealistic Pillow - released in 1967. The song discusses materialism in American society. It has also been said that the song is about one of Spencer Dryden's girlfriend's "funny cars". The song features Jack Casady on fuzz bass, and uses the famous "Bo Diddley Beat". Marty Balin is singing the first part vocal with Grace Slick's contrasting second part.

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Famous quotes containing the words cars and/or funny:

    Cuchulain stirred,
    Stared on the horses of the sea, and heard
    The cars of battle and his own name cried;
    And fought with the invulnerable tide.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    Time rushes by and yet time is frozen. Funny how we get so exact about time at the end of life and at its beginning. She died at 6:08 or 3:46, we say, or the baby was born at 4:02. But in between we slosh through huge swatches of time—weeks, months, years, decades even.
    Helen Prejean (b. 1940)