"Forty Miles of Bad Road
" is a rock and roll instrumental recorded by Duane Eddy. Released as a single in 1959. Michael Gray has written that the idea of the song title came from Eddy's producer Lee Hazlewood, who heard one Texan say to another, "Your girl has a face like forty miles of bad road," and immediately recognised the remark's potential as a song title. The idiom is referenced in the lyrics of the R.E.M. song "Crush with Eyeliner
": "She's a sad tomato/She's three miles of bad road".