In my younger and ignorant daze (yes, I spell-checked it), I know which side I came down on.
However, to find the real answer we need to start with the most favored genre of music at BTU and that is Heavy Metal. Ozzy always has the answer and if he is incapacitated, he has a friend who might be able to talk.
Louder’s Metal Hammer brings up a theory that could shed some light on the subject. Heavy metal rockers are trying to impress and show-up other males as much as they are trying to, uh, “make contact” as John Lennon put it.
Duh! What? Dudes in a pissing match? Get out of town!
You’re thinking “Country is the real genre of truck drivers, Dude!” I know, I know, but there really wasn’t a big difference “back in the day.” Anyone who knows, knows that even Keith Richards was a bit nervous when hanging out at a country bar after a party.
So, follow me here. Country is just a cover for those who were actually badasses (for the most part). Who else sings Walk the Line and then glues the hotel furniture to the ceiling?
Sure, metal is a more conspicuous testosterone-fueled match between men. Ozzy would bite the head off a bat on stage, sing War Pigs, then take a dump in the elevator before snorting a line of ants. Yes, ants.
You’re rambling, Dude.
Hold on, hold on! The point is that you have two seemingly different genres of music. Just like you have truck drivers and the general driving public.
Which one is the asshole with the superiority complex? At any given time the answer is, yes.
Let’s turn to The Straight Dope and gain some wisdom.
The Straight Dope asked the question, and the public answered.
Or, they have speed limiters on them and can’t do anything about it.
Here is a person who gets it.
There you have it. Truck drivers are assholes with a superiority complex, just like you and me. So, treat them with respect.
After all, Loudwire exposes the truth. Behind every great metal singer or truck driver is a woman who inspired him. In many cases literally.
Has anyone heard of Sister Rosetta Tharpe? She was playing rock ‘n roll before Chuck or Elvis or any of them.
How about Memphis Minnie? She ran away from home at 13. Made money playing guitar on the street and wrote a tune called “When the Levee Breaks.”
Maybe you heard of it.
Peace and love