2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0: Sacrilegious Soundtrack?
July 02, 2011
I was headed to a gig at the legendary LA music club The Troubadour one night this week. It was a private "showcase"performance by actor Jeff Bridges to celebrate the release of his upcoming record, and British speaker company (and Jaguar branded audio supplier) Bowers & Wilkins was one of the sponsors. Hence my invite. And, yes, Bridges talks just like The Dude. And it doesn't sound at all like he's acting.
I had the choice between taking the Mustang 5.0 or the Odyssey. So it was a no-brainer considering I was heading solo to West Hollywood to rub elbows with the rich and famous. Plus, I could take the windy part of Sunset Boulevard on the way home.
The Troub is one of my all-time favorite music venues and I've caught lots of acts there before they moved on to much bigger rooms: Wilco, Kings of Leon, Ryan Adams, to name a few. I was reminiscing about those great gigs as I drove along with my iPhone connected to the Stang's Sync system and pressed the voice-activation button and said "Play artist Kings of Leon."
Pictured above is the song that popped up, a track from the Followill boys' 2007 album Because of the Times. I mused whether this would be considered a sacrilegious soundtrack by hardcore Mustang owners. Then cranked it up and soaked in the combination of the car's V8 growl and the song's siren-like guitar riffs. But with the Shaker sub turned off.