Motorcycle songs???

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

  1. DoubleBit

    DoubleBit Been here awhile

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    I could only skim through this thread,,
    Anyone mention Bad Motorscooter by Montrose yet?
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  2. frtzl

    frtzl Mors longa, vita brevis

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    David Wilcox, "Eye of the Hurricane" (a bit of a downer, though)

    Edit: whoops, that'll teach me, I was scooped on this 4 years ago. To make up for it, I'll offer:

    Chris Isaak "Gone Ridin'"
    Not specifically MC related, used with bicycles in the movie "American Flyers," but a good driving rhythm.
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  3. Fun.Nuns

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    Ride like the Wind by Christopher Cross
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  4. Rd650

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    "Vincent 59" Unsure of artist
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  5. Pendragon5

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    Don't stop the wheels-Doobie Brothers-Minute by Minute Album
    Sceaming Night Hog- Steppenwolf John Kay always wondered why that one wasn't as popular with bikers. Magic Carpet Ride works for me.
    Didn't Foghat have a song called Ride? Drivin Wheel? Somethin like that.:ear Theme from "Dust to Glory" movie?
    Didn't Jan and Dean do "Little Honda" before the Beach Boys?
    Would I Lie To You- Eurythmics has a GPZ750 Turbo reving in the back ground and in the Video.
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  6. squonker

    squonker Eat my shorts

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    :thumb Good call.

    How about this one from David Dundas? "You and me, we'll go motorbike riding in the sun and the wind and the rain..."

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  7. squonker

    squonker Eat my shorts

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    The Bangles "Walk Like an Egyptian" refers to 'the Yamaha-di boys'.

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  8. Zerk

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    Lots of songs, that have absolutely nothing, to do with motorcycles. Sky diving, chainsaws, the Doors????:huh
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  9. kdxkawboy

    kdxkawboy Mr. NVKLRGirl

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    Heard this done by Don Edwards and Waddie Mitchell. they switched back and forth between a song and a poem, but it is my favorite 'heading out for a ride' song -
    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'

    There are parts of this that resonate in my head every time a fork my bike 'casue we commune while we're commutin', what a difference that makes.
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  10. Danthesoundman

    Danthesoundman GrandMaster

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    My favorite one of all time on Marilyn Manson's first album, "Portrait of an American Family" the last song, I think it's track 13:

    The man in the front got a sinister grin, careen down highway 666
    We wanna go, crush the slow, as the pitchfork bends the
    needles grow
    My arms are wheels, my legs are wheels, my blood is pavement
    We're gonna ride to the abbey of the Thelema, to the abbey of the
    Thelema
    Blood is pavement
    The grill in the front is my sinister grin, bugs in my teeth make
    me sick sick sick
    The objects may be larger than they appear in the mirror
    My arms are wheels, my legs are wheels, my blood is pavement

    We're gonna ride to the abbey of Thelema, to the abbey of Thelema
    Blood is pavement
    When you ride you're ridden, when you ride you're ridden
    I am fueled by filth and fury
    Do what I will, I will hurry there, there
    My arms are wheels, my legs are wheels, my blood is pavement

    Blood is pavement

    The song is called, "Misery Machine"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2DyjKfHIXo

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  11. lucu

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    The song's name is "rush" The band is "motorcycle". I think it fits the clip
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  12. lamotovita

    lamotovita Ageing Adventurer

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    I got up early and scanned this whole thread. You guys have missed a few!

    "Pied Piper" by Jethro Tull

    "Speeding Motorcycle" by Daniel Johnston (the Yo La Tengo version is much easier to listen to)

    I'm sure I'll think of more, but I haven't had coffee yet.
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  13. tjt94

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    One of the obvious that hasn't been listed:

    Bad Motor Scooter - Montrose (Sammy Hagar singing)

    Other great but more obscure songs:

    1952 Vincent Black Lightning Richard Thompson

    Can't Complain Todd Snyder - discusses his inability to come up with the money to "Let Freedom Ring" - and old reference to a Harley ad

    Titties and Beer - Frank Zappa (blow it out your ass motorcycle man)
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  14. lamotovita

    lamotovita Ageing Adventurer

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    Ok, I've had my coffee now so I'll add "Beer, Gas, Ride Forever" by John Doe.
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  15. SNOW JW

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    Not sure if anyone has put this one down but

    Copperhead Road is a great one!!!!!
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  16. elmontanero

    elmontanero Practicing...

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    A song by Lyle Lovett... Mournful song that fit my life down to a "T" at one time. Anyone who's looked to moto trips for healing... Lyrics aren't much, but together with the music and his delivery... brilliant.

    "that 999 is so fast you can not see" is the moto reference. It gets listed as lyrics of "Na na na is so fast" .... but that clearly makes no sense. And as Lyle is a rider and owned a Duc dealership, I've got to think that it's 999.
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  17. rbrsddn

    rbrsddn 3banger

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    Check out Motorcycle Irene, by Moby Grape!
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  18. lamotovita

    lamotovita Ageing Adventurer

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    Thanks I just did. I can only imagine what mixture of chemicals it would take to make someone write a song like that!
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  19. lamotovita

    lamotovita Ageing Adventurer

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    Add "Dirt Bike" by They Might Be Giants and Dirt Bike Rider by Hot Action Cop.
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  20. Oznay

    Oznay Been here awhile

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    " My little sister rides a motorbike" by Crazy Caven,and the rhythym rockers..