Stop Your Motor

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Stop Your Motor
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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 1971
GenrePop, rock
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerThe Association
The Association chronology
The Association Live
Stop Your Motor
Waterbeds in Trinidad!

Stop Your Motor is the Association's sixth studio album (not including their greatest hits album or the Goodbye, Columbus soundtrack) and their final project for Warner Bros. It marked the debut of keyboardist Richard Thompson, replacing original member Russ Giguere. The songs "That's Racin'" (original titled "I'm Going To Be A Racin' Star") and "The First Sound" were initially slated to be part of a proposed soundtrack for a documentary film about auto racing, Once Upon a Wheel, hosted by Paul Newman but the soundtrack failed to materialise beyond a promotional level (sponsored by Coca-Cola). The title song from the documentary, as composed by Terry Kirkman, never saw an official release.

The album contained no charting singles and peaked at number 158 on Billboard.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars [1]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
1."Bring Yourself Home"Ted BluechelKirkman4:06
2."Funny Kind of Song"Jules AlexanderAlexander3:22
3."That's Racin'"Terry KirkmanCole1:58
4."P.F. Sloan"Jimmy WebbYester, Ramos, and Cole4:08
5."Silver Morning"KirkmanKirkman5:13
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
1."It's Gotta Be Real"Larry RamosRamos2:19
2."The First Sound"Kirkman, Richard ThompsonKirkman4:05
3."Along the Way"Jim YesterYester3:20
4."Traveller's Guide (Spanish Flyer)"Brian ColeCole2:17
5."Seven Virgins"Jim SpheerisGroup2:54


  1. ^ "Stop Your Motor > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 15, 2011.