Author Topic: Songs that feature cycling in some way  (Read 4176 times)

Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #25 on: July 18, 2012, 08:52:12 pm »
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out - The Smiths (again)

The song isn't about bikes, but the video is.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/DRtW1MAZ32M&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/DRtW1MAZ32M&rel=1</a>
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Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #26 on: July 19, 2012, 12:59:49 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/0-abq9dlJKU&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/0-abq9dlJKU&rel=1</a>

The official Lympic velodrome theme.  I love it!

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Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #27 on: July 19, 2012, 01:16:54 pm »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-abq9dlJKU

The official Lympic velodrome theme.  I love it!

Beat me to it! Using my psychic powers I can, however, deduce what station your radio is tuned into :D

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Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #28 on: July 19, 2012, 01:44:40 pm »
I beat you both to it.  See Reply #16.

Keep up!  You people are so behind the times!  ;)
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Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #29 on: July 19, 2012, 01:47:24 pm »
Heh!  I even read the whole thread to see if it was there already, and still missed it!

Well it's worth listening to twice  :P

Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #30 on: July 28, 2012, 07:24:06 am »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/SYzYCuMmukY&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/SYzYCuMmukY&rel=1</a>

Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #31 on: August 06, 2012, 11:44:20 pm »
Hawkwind have always maintained that "Silver Machine" was about Robert Calvert's bike (but I've never really believed it)

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Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #32 on: August 14, 2012, 10:22:01 pm »

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Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #33 on: August 15, 2012, 11:47:01 am »
Keane - Sovereign Light Café

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Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #34 on: August 15, 2012, 01:46:34 pm »
Hawkwind have always maintained that "Silver Machine" was about Robert Calvert's bike (but I've never really believed it)

According to el Wiki...

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The lyrics are a send-up of space travel, inspired by the Alfred Jarry essay How to Construct a Time Machine which Calvert interpreted as a description of how to build a bicycle:

"I read this essay by Alfred Jarrey called, "How to Construct a Time Machine", and I noticed something which I don't think anyone else has thought of because I've never seen any criticism of the piece to suggest this. I seemed to suss out immediately that what he was describing was his bicycle. He did have that turn of mind. He was the kind of bloke who'd think it was a good joke to write this very informed sounding piece, full of really good physics (and it has got some proper physics in it), describing how to build a time machine, which is actually about how to build a bicycle, buried under this smoke-screen of physics that sounds authentic. Jarrey got into doing this thing called 'Petaphysics', which is a sort of French joke science. A lot of notable French intellectuals formed an academy around the basic idea of coming up with theories to explain the exceptions to the Laws of the Universe, people like Ionesco the playwright. The College of Metaphysics. I thought it was a great idea for a song. At that time there were a lot of songs about space travel, and it was the time when NASA was actually, really doing it. They'd put a man on the moon and were planning to put parking lots and hamburger stalls and everything up there. I thought that it was about time to come up with a song that actually sent this all up, which was 'Silver Machine'. 'Silver Machine' was just to say, I've got a silver bicycle, and nobody got it. I didn't think they would. I thought that what they would think we were singing about some sort of cosmic space travel machine. I did actually have a silver racing bike when I was a boy. I've got one now, in fact." - Robert Calvert
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Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #35 on: August 15, 2012, 01:48:15 pm »
The Darkness - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us

http://youtu.be/HYgQs7dRtUA?t=34s
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Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #36 on: August 15, 2012, 01:48:42 pm »
Jarry was a mad (literally) keen cyclist, so that follows...
Getting there...

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Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #37 on: August 15, 2012, 02:19:12 pm »
Hawkwind have always maintained that "Silver Machine" was about Robert Calvert's bike (but I've never really believed it)

According to el Wiki...

Quote
The lyrics are a send-up of space travel, inspired by the Alfred Jarry essay How to Construct a Time Machine which Calvert interpreted as a description of how to build a bicycle:

"I read this essay by Alfred Jarrey called, "How to Construct a Time Machine", and I noticed something which I don't think anyone else has thought of because I've never seen any criticism of the piece to suggest this. I seemed to suss out immediately that what he was describing was his bicycle. He did have that turn of mind. He was the kind of bloke who'd think it was a good joke to write this very informed sounding piece, full of really good physics (and it has got some proper physics in it), describing how to build a time machine, which is actually about how to build a bicycle, buried under this smoke-screen of physics that sounds authentic. Jarrey got into doing this thing called 'Petaphysics', which is a sort of French joke science. A lot of notable French intellectuals formed an academy around the basic idea of coming up with theories to explain the exceptions to the Laws of the Universe, people like Ionesco the playwright. The College of Metaphysics. I thought it was a great idea for a song. At that time there were a lot of songs about space travel, and it was the time when NASA was actually, really doing it. They'd put a man on the moon and were planning to put parking lots and hamburger stalls and everything up there. I thought that it was about time to come up with a song that actually sent this all up, which was 'Silver Machine'. 'Silver Machine' was just to say, I've got a silver bicycle, and nobody got it. I didn't think they would. I thought that what they would think we were singing about some sort of cosmic space travel machine. I did actually have a silver racing bike when I was a boy. I've got one now, in fact." - Robert Calvert
That's rather marvellous.

Sadly I've just googled the lyrics (which I never bothered to listen to - are Hawkwind lyrics ever important?) and it's just fun doggerel. Could be about anything. Shirley  :-\

(It's still a nice story - perhaps I should read Jarrey's essay ... )
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Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #38 on: August 15, 2012, 02:21:28 pm »
Getting there...


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Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #40 on: August 15, 2012, 08:52:47 pm »
The Acoustic Motorbike ~ Luka Bloom

Or even better, his latest - The Ride.

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Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #41 on: August 15, 2012, 10:25:15 pm »
Jarry was a mad (literally) keen cyclist, so that follows...

So, I'd expect Pere Ubu to have written at least one cycling song then, anybody know?

Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #42 on: September 03, 2012, 09:18:37 pm »

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Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #43 on: September 03, 2012, 09:41:42 pm »
Anyone recognise that route?

And it seems that the bike occasionally has the chainset on the wrong side.
Getting there...

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Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #44 on: November 25, 2012, 11:32:59 am »
Just heard this on Rob da Bank's show.

Warning: some potty-mouthed language but also lots of component namechecks/puns e.g. 'Don't mean to derail ya'.

Cool vid too:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/kdfiVwsLeVY&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/kdfiVwsLeVY&rel=1</a>
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Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #45 on: November 25, 2012, 12:03:32 pm »
Yokel alert:

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

John Crisp's "Farmer on a Bike".

Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #46 on: November 25, 2012, 01:58:26 pm »
Mark Ronson & The Business Intl - The Bike Song

http://www.youtube.com/embed/rVELTxKRoHA

Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #47 on: November 25, 2012, 02:01:50 pm »
Riders On The Storm- The Dawes

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Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #48 on: November 25, 2012, 02:20:42 pm »
Belle & Sebastian - The Fox in the Snow

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvMMznRpn6g

Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #49 on: November 25, 2012, 08:09:55 pm »
Saddle Be The Day - The Crickets