My Red Hot Car

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"My Red Hot Car"
Squarepusher - My Red Hot Car.jpg
Single by Squarepusher
from the album Go Plastic
Released 21 May 2001
Format CD, 12"
Genre 2-step garage
Length 46:26 (CD)
20:22 (vinyl)
Label Warp
WAP147 (UK, 12")
Writer(s) Tom Jenkinson
Producer(s) Tom Jenkinson
Squarepusher singles chronology
"Vic Acid"
"My Red Hot Car"
"Do You Know Squarepusher"

"My Red Hot Car" is a single by Squarepusher, released in 2001 on Warp Records. The lead track on the single is "My Red Hot Car (Girl)", which leaves the pop music aspects of the song intact. An extended version of "My Red Hot Car" is featured on the album Go Plastic. My Red Hot Car is notable for two different hidden tracks, based on format: the CD version features an ambient piece after 23 minutes of silence; while the vinyl features a percussion-less version of "I Wish You Obelisk" presented behind a silent, locked groove, meaning the needle must be lifted halfway through the second side and placed after the locked groove in order to hear it.

The single was selected as NME's Single of the Week in its week of release.[1]

Track listing[edit]

Compact disc pressing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "My Red Hot Car (Girl)" 5:01
2. "My Red Hot Car" 4:18
3. "Hardcore Obelisk" 5:25
4. "I Wish You Obelisk" (includes hidden track beginning at 26:33) 31:40
Total length: 46:26

Vinyl pressing[edit]

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "My Red Hot Car (Girl)" 5:01
2. "My Red Hot Car" 4:18
Total length: 9:18
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Hardcore Obelisk" 5:25
2. "I Wish You Obelisk" 3:34
3. "I Wish You Obelisk (remix)" 2:05
Total length: 11:04


Although the song title is "My Red Hot Car", the actual vocal sample in the track says "I'm going to fuck you with my red hot cock". This can be heard more clearly in the "(Girl)" version of the track.

Samples: Drum breaks used in the track include Jimmy McGriff – "The Worm", The Winstons – "Amen, Brother" and Lyn Collins – "Think (About It)".

Song usage[edit]

Miss Kittin used "My Red Hot Car" on her mix album A Bugged Out Mix.[2]

It's also played during a scene in the film Any Way The Wind Blows.

It's been used as theme music for the MTV Italy show On the beach


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