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in My Crown Vic (single)
Catalog #: PP5049
June 1, 2021
Written, produced, and performed by: Tom
Vocalist: Dan Tutsch
musicians: Don Hunjadi (tenor sax)
Believe it or not, Tom Brusky was once a
cruiser, although his cruising days don't go as far back as the 1950s —
Tom was a cruiser in the late 1980s. Going by the CB handle Annihilator, he often met with
friends on Saturday nights and cruised "The Strip" which was the
cruisers' moniker for Highway 100
in West Allis, Wisconsin.
May of 1990, cruising on Highway 100 was banned. At the time the ban was established,
Tom was driving a Ford LTD coupe. It wasn't a Crown Victoria,
decade later in June of 2001, Tom did buy a Ford Crown Victoria. He
created this song to celebrate his 20th year owning the car.
1990 cruising ban has been in effect for more than thirty years now,
that hasn't deterred a whole new generation of kids from tearing up
Highway 100 on summer weekends with their muscle cars, rice racers, and
"Cruisin' in My Crown Vic" is arranged and performed in the style of
classic 1950s rock and roll. Tom engineered and mixed the song to
reflect the vintage sound of the era, and even designed the artwork
to look like a vintage record cover. The artwork is a 1990 photo of a 20-year-old Tom Brusky from his
Two of Milwaukee's top musicians from the polka circuit, Dan Tutsch and
Don Hunjadi, are the featured artists.
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