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Old 08-08-2006, 08:15 AM   #46
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I haven't read all the replies above, but Jethro Tull's "Too Old To Rock 'n' Roll..." is, in part, about a guy (the Old Rocker) crashin' his bike trying to do "the ton" on the A1. I love the line about how he "...counted his friends in burnt out spark plugs; prays that he always will."
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Old 08-08-2006, 10:00 AM   #47
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by Suicide (Rev/Vega)- maybe a bit better known as a live cover by the Sisters of Mercy.
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Old 08-08-2006, 11:03 AM   #48
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Hi, i want to collect al the motorcycle songs that i can get
2 is Motorbiking from billy idol
1 is motorcycle song billy joel

I need all the recomendations for my playlist ( i just found this 2 )
from any group or decade, i remenber 1 about a honda from the 60 s
and other from the pixis i think we can made a good colection, not the song from the song search on the google or yahoo music search
songs that we remember from something thanks
Don't know if someone already posted it but the Pixies song is "Nimrods Son".
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Old 08-08-2006, 11:30 AM   #49
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"High Speed Dirt" by Megadeth

Bunch of songs by a punk band called Zeke, can't think of them all but there is "God of GSXR" "Eddie Lawson" "Flat Trackin" one about Kenny Roberts and some others. Definitely not easy listening though.

"Sama Amie" by Wock. This is the music they used on the Dakar broadcasts for several years in the late 90s-early 00s. Ihave no idea if it's about motorcycles or not. Probably not but for me and others it *IS* the soundtrack to the Dakar rally.
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Old 08-08-2006, 12:14 PM   #50
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Red Barchetta and Highway Star are about cars, not motorcycles. I don't think bikes are mentioned in either of those two.
True, but they're still great to ride to.
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Old 08-08-2006, 12:24 PM   #51
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Lou Reed came out with an obscure album in ~1983 titled 'New Sensations' and the title track is about riding. Can't recall the whole song but these lyrics play in my head all the time when I'm rolling:

'took my GPZ out for a ride,
the engine felt good between my thighs
the air was cool, it was 40 degrees outside.

I rode thru Pensylvania cross the Delaware Gap,
sometimes I got lost and had to check the map
i love that GPZ so much I could just kiss her

ooh, new sensations...'

very cool beat througout. Keep telling myself I gotta buy this off Itunes!
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Old 08-08-2006, 02:07 PM   #52
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Old 08-08-2006, 02:39 PM   #53
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True, but they're still great to ride to.
No argument here. But the dude didn't ask for songs that were great to ride to. He asked for songs about motorcycles. I was just trying to help him keep his list "pure."

Personally, I'll take Lazy and YYZ over Highway Star and Red Barchetta as far as tunes to ride to, but they're not about motorcycles, either.
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Old 08-09-2006, 05:12 PM   #54
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hard loving loser sorta fits, judy collins? he puts on a motorcycle jacket and he weighs 105, goes to drive a masseratti, puts the key in the wrong little hole, but when the musics jumping he's a hard loving son of a gun.....
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Old 08-09-2006, 06:56 PM   #55
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Old 08-09-2006, 07:26 PM   #56
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Old 08-09-2006, 08:35 PM   #57
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Personally, I'll take Lazy and YYZ over Highway Star and Red Barchetta as far as tunes to ride to, but they're not about motorcycles, either.
Ride of the Valkries is a great ride along song.
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Old 08-09-2006, 08:45 PM   #58
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Too Old for Rock and Roll by Jethro Tull
Has one of the alll time classic motorcycle lyrics -

So the old
rocker gets
out on his bike to
make a ton before
he takes his leave

Up on the A1 by Scotch Corners
Just like it used to be
As he flies -
tears in his eyes -
his wind whipped words echo
the final take

As he hits the trunk road doing
a round 120 with no room left to
brake.


The best version of Arlo Guthrie's Motorcycle song, where you get an explanation of the signifance of the pickle

For a twist on great motorcycle songs, I find some of the old classic cowboy music gets me thinking of riding. This ain't your Nashville crap. This is the old stuff, original cowboy poetry that got retold until someone put the words to an old folk tune. Okay, I'd include some of the hollywood singing cowboy tunes: Gene Autry's Riding down the Canyon and Back in the Saddle Again keep coming to mind as I ride into the Great Basin. And most anytime I get up into the mountains, I think of this song. Its a couple of cowboy poems about the joy of a life in the saddle that Waddie Mitchell and DOn Edwards did for a live alblum. Since I don't expect none of you have heard of it I'll give you the lyrics and see if it doesn't make you think of riding. When they say horse you think motorcycle-

Commutin'/Ridin'

Ridin'
There's some that like the city grass
thats curried smooth and green
Theaters, strangling collars,
wagons run by gasoline

But for me its horse and saddle
every day without a change
The desert sun's a blazing
on a hundred miles of range

Just a ridin', a ridin',
desert rippling in the sun
Mountains blue along the skyline,
who can envy anyone When I'm ridin'

Commutin'
There aint nothing like the feeling
that you get down deep inside
As you trot out in the morning
when ya've hired out to ride

And your mount is enthusiastic
and the air is crisp and new
And there's lively conversation
going on amongst the crew

There's some bridle crickets chirping,
jingle bobs tap out a tune
On one side the sun is rising
just ahead there sets the moon

Shadows high trot there beside you
elongated keeping pace
Reassuring you aint hobbled
by restrictive time or space

Out in front the boss is posting
to the same beat as his song
Its then the realization hits you,
you're right were you belong

Ridin'
Now my feet is in the stirrups
and my horse is on the bust
His hooves a flashing lightening
to a golden cloud of dust

And the bawling of the cattle
is coming down the wind
Then a finer life then ridin'
would be mighty hard to find

Just a ridin', a ridin',
spliting long cracks in the air
Stiring up a baby cyclone,
ripping up the prickly pear When I'm ridin'

Commutin'
Its then you start appreciating
your on trails where few have trod
And you wonder how you doubted
if there really is a god

On top a ridge the boss reigns in,
so we gather up 'round
Its from here he'll call the circle
so you step off to the ground

You loosen up the latigo,
you air your pony's back
You 'range agin the blankets,
and you realign your cack

You mount back up to get dropped off,
check to see who's on each side
You're glad that your a cowboy
and you feel a twinge of pride

Ridin'
Well I need no art exhibit
when the sunset does her best
Painting ever lastin' glory
on the mountains to the west

And your oprey looks so foolish
when the night bird's start his tune
When the desert's silver mounted
by the touches of the moon

Just a ridin', a ridin',
who could envy kings and czars
When the coyotes down the valley
are a singing to the stars While I'm ridin'

Commutin'
You ate breakfast by the colman,
hurried 'round to beat the sun
You've eleven miles behind you
but its here the works begun

Downtown when folks must travel
to their workplace every day
Its said that their commutin'
to their job to earn their pay

They choke in crazy traffic jams,
fight for seats on bus or train
Its a wonder that this ritual
doesn't drive them all insane

We too I guess commute to work
as the job at hand dictates
But we commune while we're commutin'
what a difference that makes

Ridin'
When my earthly trail has ended
and my final bacon cured
The last great round up finished
at the home ranch of the world

I don't want no harps or halos
or other dressed up things
I'll ride the starry ranges
on a pinto horse with wings

Just a ridin', a ridin'
nothing I like half so well
As a rounding up the sinners
that have wandered out of hell Well I'm ridin'

Just a ridin', a ridin',
desert rippling in the sun
Mountains blue along the skyline
who can envy anyone when I'm ridin'
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Old 08-10-2006, 09:39 AM   #59
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Thought of a couple more

Little Lover by AC/DC (singer gives a ride to a chick in the audience)


The other two are sort of implied, never actually mentioning motorcycles. Whoever is the final judge of what songs make the cut will have to check the lyrics out for themselves.

Midnight Rider by the Allman Brothers Band
Rock Hard, Ride Free by Judas Priest
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Old 08-10-2006, 12:08 PM   #60
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Foreigner - Star Rider
Queen - Fat Bottom Girls (has "motorcycle" sounds at the end, does that count?)
Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell
For 'stroker fans, Jackal - The Lumberjack Song seems close enough to me

Bat Out of Hell is an awesome song. Extra bonus points for the ADVRider who correctly identifies who played the searing guitar thorugh out that song. Clue, he also produced the album.

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