Motorcycle songs???

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by RSalvarez, Aug 4, 2006.

  1. RSalvarez

    RSalvarez Been here awhile

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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:ear thanks
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  2. Ratty2austin

    Ratty2austin commutercycle

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    I like Dead or Alive by Bon Jovi....

    Honda Honda by Beach Boys (or is it Little Honda?) I forget the title...

    I think a few Prince songs mention his motorcycle, but its not the theme of the song... (maybe he did one?) it was a purple motorcycle to be more specific :deal
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  3. Drifter

    Drifter Long timer

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    Please clarify your request.

    Are you talking about any song that has something to do with motorcycles? Or a song that has the specific word motorcycle / bike in it -- or about a specific brand or type of motorcycle.

    e.g. Born to Be Wild by Stepenwolf or Born to Run by The Boss are general motorcycle theme songs. A Crazy Little Called Love referes to taking a long ride on a motorbike.
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  4. scottdc

    scottdc Been here awhile

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    here's a couple good but obscure ones:

    Motorcycle by Love and Rockets
    Just for Kicks by Mike Sarne
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    Arlo Guthrie - The Motorcycle Song
    Joe Satriani - Ride
    Del McCoury - 1952 Vincent Black Lightning
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  8. gweaver

    gweaver NorCal is Best Cal!

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    Niel Young- Unknown Legend
    Bob Seger - Roll me Away

    I know it's been said, but 1952 Vincent Black Lightning. Of course I thought that was by Richard Thompson (at least the version I have says it is...)

    There's also a group called Motorcycle that's done a song called "As the Rush Comes," although I think it's more about drug use. Good, mellow tune, but it's definately more techno. Most of the songs already suggested in this topic are classic rock.

    Another suggestion, not about motorcycles, but if you've seen the movie "Faster," is the song "Whatever Happened to my Rock and Roll." Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. I think you want the "punk version/pung song". After watching Faster, I think I'll always associate that song with bikes.

    Then there's Tom Cochrane- Life is a Highway

    Also found this:
    http://www.rejectedunknown.com/lyrics/Song%20Title/speeding%20Motorcycle.html

    And finally someone else's list of road songs:
    http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/infrastructure/roadsong.htm#620

    Hope that helps
    G
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  9. LoriKTM

    LoriKTM Wrecking Ball

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    +1 on Steppenwolf "Born to be Wild"

    Here's a couple more:

    "Bad Motor Scooter" by Montrose
    "Headin' out to the Highway" by Judas Preist
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  10. ikonoklass

    ikonoklass Kountersteering Krew

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    Would Ballad of Easy Rider by the Byrds qualify?
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  11. GSbiker

    GSbiker new and un-improved

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    What about Michael Parks - Long Lonesome Highway?
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  12. Dr. Greg

    Dr. Greg Tryin' to get home..

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    Well, there's always "Leader of the Pack" by the Shangri-Las (1964).
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  14. SFSlim

    SFSlim Dada Buddhist Biker Punk

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    Yeah, it was originally composed by Richard Thompson and featured on his excellent album "Rumour and Sigh" (also containing the magnificent "God Loves a Drunk"). Del McCoury released a popular cover a few years ago. A few other folks have covered this one (check your favorite P2P net) but the Thompson version remains my personal favorite.

    Other good motorcycle/highway/travel/driving tracks?

    Long Lonesome Highway by Dick Curless (the theme from "Then Came Bronson")
    Highway Star by Deep Purple
    Motorcycle Emptiness by the Manic Street Preachers
    Motorbike by Sheep on Drugs
    Travelling Again by Dar Williams

    will post more as I think of them...
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    Neil Young - She Rides A Harley Davidson (or is that the song listed above?)
    "Long Way Round" theme song
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  17. Schnabeltier

    Schnabeltier CEO, the Brute Squad

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    How 'bout a whole CD's worth?

    Art Sirota is a classic British motorcycle enthusiast and put his musical talents to work to make the "Norton Songs" CD. Lighthearted stuff, and kinda off-the-wall, but entertaining. You don't need a Norton to enjoy it, and anyone who has messed around with classic machinery will relate.

    http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/artsirota2

    Lissen up . . .

    1. Elvis' Norton
    2. Far Away From Home and Broke Down Pushin' My Norton Down the Roa
    3. Serious Collector
    4. The Seat They Used was Orange and the Oil They Used was Green
    5. Norton Navigator Jungle Diary #3
    6. Boom Shaboom My Engine Just Went Boom Again
    7. Talkin' Vintage Restoration Blues
    8. In The Home Stretch
    9. Surf Norton
    10. Norton Rap
    11. Battleship Gray
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  18. Tantrum

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    How about one from around 2004

    It's performed by Twink the Wonder Kid in rock genre. The song is called, Pretty neat on your motorcycle.
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  19. squash

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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
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  20. Burro X

    Burro X no static at all

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