Motorcycle songs???

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

  1. Nevadan

    Nevadan Not from Las Vegas

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    Ballad of Little Fauss and Big Halsy Johny Cash
  2. DoubleBit

    DoubleBit Been here awhile

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    Maybe a stretch, but I think the ol' school hard core guys would approve..
    "Green Grass and High Tides" by the Outlaws... Listing to it right now, so good,, makes me wanna throw on some chaps and ride off with my sheit lashed to the sissy bar!
  3. dcwn.45

    dcwn.45 Frozen Rider

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    Rocker by Thin Lizzy,
    also maybe the cowboy song too
    [riding is mentioned , fits pretty well with the theme here]
  4. Mullet Bullet

    Mullet Bullet Been here awhile

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    can't understand why this wasn't posted, one of my favorite songs for years now.

    Megadeath - Moto Psycho
  5. squonker

    squonker Eat my shorts

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    Anything by Triumph...
  6. Nerfin

    Nerfin An Adventure thats Knarly

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    if it hasn't been mentioned yet...Jesse Colin Young - Motorcycle Blues.
  7. Murf2

    Murf2 Been here awhile

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    Maybe, Queen of the Road by the dirt band? Man, I'm old. :D

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  8. Murf2

    Murf2 Been here awhile

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    Oh yeah, Did anybody mention Motorcycle Mama by the Sailcat?

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    SiouxsieCat Been here awhile

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  10. IndiaPaleAle

    IndiaPaleAle Been here awhile

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    Someone's already mentioned Yo La Tengo, so I have to add their cover of "Little Honda."

    Sure, it's technically about a scooter, but eh.
  11. Duke78

    Duke78 Been here awhile

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    I just make up songs when i ran out of me repertoire (normaly i sing in me lid) thaks to me big Thumper, no one can hear it! :D
  12. ColinDoyle

    ColinDoyle Been here awhile

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    May have already been mentioned, but make sure you check out "Harley Davidson Blues" by Canned Heat. :lol3
  13. Ceri JC

    Ceri JC UK GSer

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    We used to sing this (to the tune of "The Wild Rover") at campfire as boy scouts.

    Well I've been a hells angel for many a year<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    And I’ve spent all me money on black leather gear<o:p></o:p>
    But now I’m returning my bum it is sore<o:p></o:p>
    And never I’ll play the hells angel no more<o:p></o:p>
    <o:p> </o:p>
    Chorus<o:p></o:p>
    <o:p> </o:p>
    And it's No Nay Never (Right up your clutch)<o:p></o:p>
    No nay never no more<o:p></o:p>
    Will I play the hells angel<o:p></o:p>
    No never no more<o:p></o:p>
    <o:p> </o:p>
    I went into a garage I used to frequent<o:p></o:p>
    And told the mechanic my crankshaft was bent<o:p></o:p>
    I asked for a new one, he answered me nay<o:p></o:p>
    He said your’s is Norton we stock BSA<o:p></o:p>
    <o:p></o:p>
    <o:p> </o:p>
    Chorus<o:p></o:p>
    <o:p> </o:p>
    I took from my pocket, a brand new flick knife<o:p></o:p>
    And his eyes opened wide, in fear for his life<o:p></o:p>
    He shouted I'M SORRY, TAKE WHAT YOU LIKE<o:p></o:p>
    I said ta very much mate I'll have a new bike<o:p></o:p>
    <o:p> </o:p>
    Chorus<o:p></o:p>
    <o:p> </o:p>
    Well as I was picking my brand new machine<o:p></o:p>
    Some 40 odd skinheads appeared on the scene<o:p></o:p>
    They said “Oi, you want bovver?”, I could not say nay<o:p></o:p>
    As 20 steel toecaps were heading my way<o:p></o:p>
    <o:p> </o:p>
    Chorus<o:p></o:p>
    <o:p> </o:p>
    Now as I recover in the intensive care ward<o:p></o:p>
    I practice my alphabet to stop getting bored<o:p></o:p>
    ‘<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:place>Cos</st1:place> after the kicking my head it is sore<o:p></o:p>
    And never I’ll play the Hells Angel no more<o:p></o:p>
  14. Yebit Faymat

    Yebit Faymat yebitfaymat

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  15. MikeM1968

    MikeM1968 just ride it

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    I'm not exactly sure about songs "about" riding per-se, but songs that convey the feeling is another thing entirely.

    That said; I'm surprised nobody mentioned "Highway Star" by Deep Purple - granted it's not necessarily a "motorcycle" song, but it has that "feel" to it (driving / riding fast on the highway etc., etc)

    "Hell Bent for Leather" Judas Priest (many Priest songs have that high speed adrenaline feel to them)

    For me the song (or instrumental even) has to convey the feeling, not just be about riding / driving.
  16. ColinDoyle

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  17. Lysol

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    Kinda ashamed to post this, but :
    Cool Rider
    Who's That Guy? - Grease 2 soundtrack :lol3
  18. guzzitony

    guzzitony Guzton

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    its about bikes alright!!!:deal
  19. jetjackson

    jetjackson Been here awhile

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    I find about 4 hours into a long ride I will start talking and singing to myself. Usually start singing The Passenger - Iggy pop and the stooges as I slowly morph the song into non-sensical garbage. I'm not very good with isolation.
  20. lamotovita

    lamotovita Ageing Adventurer

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    I sometimes do that at the start of a ride with "Raw Power".