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twobob 13 Feb 2012 02:27

Songs about bikes
Do you have any favourite songs about bikes ?

An old one I always liked (showing my punk roots ;) )

"Psycle Sluts" John Cooper Clarke
"Motorcycle Michael wants to buy a tank, only 29 years old & he's learning how to wank".
Classic :laugh:

Psycle Sluts - John Cooper Clarke - YouTube

backofbeyond 13 Feb 2012 07:49

Richard Thompson - 1952 Vincent Black Lightning

"In my opinion, there's nothing in this world
Beats a 52 Vincent and a red headed girl.
Now Nortons and Indians and Greeves won't do,
Ah, they don't have a soul like a Vincent 52"

twobob 13 Feb 2012 09:27


Originally Posted by backofbeyond (Post 367103)
Richard Thompson - 1952 Vincent Black Lightning

hope you like this version backofbeyond
Richard Thompson - 1952 Vincent Black Lightning - YouTube

markharf 13 Feb 2012 10:04

"I don't wanna pickle....."

twobob 13 Feb 2012 10:52


Originally Posted by markharf (Post 367112)
"I don't wanna pickle....."

"Just wanna ride my motorsical"

Arlo Guthrie/Motorcycle Song - YouTube

Birdy 13 Feb 2012 12:29

Manic Street Preachers - Motorcycle Emptiness - YouTube

"Life lies a slow suicide
Orthodox dreams and symbolic myths
From feudal surf to spender
This wonderful world of purchase power"

Shangri-Las - Leader Of The Pack [Great quality] - YouTube

'Look out look out!'


PS - I love that second version of 'Vincent!'

Tim Cullis 13 Feb 2012 12:34



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palace15 13 Feb 2012 13:56


Originally Posted by Tim Cullis (Post 367138)


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Nice happy song to sing to yourself as you 'kneescrape' into a fast bend !!!

McCrankpin 13 Feb 2012 16:19


Originally Posted by palace15 (Post 367152)
Nice happy song to sing to yourself as you 'kneescrape' into a fast bend !!!

Yes, there was a lot of that at that time - big motorbike=certain death.

1966, half a dozen of us leave work, to the pub in Walthamstow, drink unbelievable amounts of beer.

Closing time, onto the bikes, tear like crazy onto the old A11 Epping New Road as fast as possible to the Wake Arms roundabout hopefully negotiating the Robin Hood roundabout OK. Quick U-turn and back to someone's house in Chingford where sausage rolls and tea would be waiting courtesy of someone's mum/wife/girlfriend. Last one back's a sissy.

Looking back - it's a real horror story - not all of us wore helmets.
But we had trained - running across the surface section of the Central Line in front of the trains after school. In truth we left ourselves a lot of time before the train trundled past but there were 4 live rails to skip over.
So we all survived I'm glad to say.

Some didn't - that's where these songs came from.

markharf 13 Feb 2012 18:51

Bob Seger Roll Me Away with Lyrics and Lyrics Story In Pictures - YouTube

maja 13 Feb 2012 21:38

That was clever Mark, well done, now all I have to do is to find a teenager (spit) and get it to transfer that session to my a-pod. (it's very old) Ride safe.

Tony P 13 Feb 2012 21:42

For fellow dirt and no roaders there is only one song
Mud, Mud Glorious Mud - YouTube

chris 13 Feb 2012 21:53

2 offerings that make me think:

Easy Rider - Roger McGuinn - Ballad of Easy Rider

Riding With The Angels - Russ Ballard

bodie 14 Feb 2012 20:11

FUNKY MOPED. jasper carrot, brings back memories of my moped years

xfiltrate 14 Feb 2012 20:33

Leader of the Pack?
I think it is a question...

IJMS / MacKinney / The Shangri-Las, "Leader of the Pack," and the Cultural Context of the Motorcycle Rider


Ride Hard Ride Free


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