Best Local Song About Drivin' - 2000
"Supercop," by the Road Kings
Front man and local homeboy Jesse Dayton says on the band's Web site that this song is "based on a real-life altercation between the Texas Highway Patrol and a kid with a hot-rod Ford and a little too much to drink." But you gotta believe Dayton's crunchy-twangy guitar work and Jason Burns and Eric Tucker's kickin' rhythms weren't playing in the background as this hot-rodder and Texas's finest were going at it. The lyrics may tell the tale of how some testosterone-fueled punk had his way with the law, but the rest of the song gets the message across: Speed kills the competition.