Friend, former colleague and geochemist extraordinaire Laura Crossey, a Chicago native, reminded me about these guys, who hailed from Chicagoland - Berwyn, IL. So I fished out my lone Ides of March record - still nestled in its dust jacket - and posted a photo here.
And here is the real deal:
I recall getting more than a few requests for this tune during my last days (kind of like Caesar) at WCWM-FM.
The band is back together and still touring. Here's a picture of the them in Dickinson, ND, in 2008:
Love to see ol' guys still going strong - or even just 'going'!
Hey, well I'm the friendly stranger
In the black sedan
Oh won't you hop inside my car?
I got pictures, got candy, I am a lovable man
I'd like to take you to the nearest star
I'm your vehicle baby
I'll take you anywhere you wanna go
I'm your vehicle woman
By now I'm sure you know
That I love ya (love you)
Need ya (need you)
I want to, got to have you child
Great God in heaven, you know I love you."
-- Vehicle, words and music by Jim Peterik