Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Heavy Metal Taxi Driver Puts Metal To The Pedal

SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A cab driver in San Diego knows about putting the metal to the pedal – as in “heavy metal.”

By night, Kurt McCracken plays drums in a heavy metal band called “Medius,” but, by day, he drives what is known by rock fans as the “heavy metal taxi.”

McCracken offers passengers a choice of 200 hard rock records and has modified the taxi for optimum sound by installing a 1200- watt amp, with a ten-inch speaker in his trunk.

Although McCracken does occasionally play jazz records for the oldsters, his bread and butter customers are hard rockers who want to keep the party going after the bars close.

He admits, “They’ll call me and ask for a pickup and tell me they specifically want to hear Pantera or Slayer.”

But he jokes there’s another reason why his cab is so popular with rockers: “They can drink in the back.”

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