Julian Cope – East Easy Rider

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Returning for the final song of the evening is fastfreddie and his request for Julian Cope’s, East Easy Rider. Not nearly as thrash as his earlier Motorhead suggestion, but easily more esoteric and equally British. At least this song is about motorcycling. However, both songs are more lyrically shallow than the wheels on the bus going round and round. In fact, East Easy Rider is basically composed of four repeated lines (but we still like the song):

“Well it’s a bruising shattering ride

But I cannot deny myself this luxury

East easy rider

Easy ride inside of you”

  • Goose

    wow, that is a lame list. A few suggestions:

    1952 Vincent Black Lightning, Richard Thompson
    Bad Motorscooter, Montrose (Hagar can’t carry Montrose’s pick)
    Berry Rides again, Steppenwolf
    Born To Be Wild, Steppenwolf
    Ezy Rider, Jimi Hendrix
    I Traded In My Horse for a Harley, Danny Bell (funny)
    Jenna’s Got A Harley, Blue House
    Little Honda, The Beach Boys
    Midnight Rider, The Allman Brothers Band
    Motorcycle Blues, Jesse Colin Young
    Motorcycle Mama, Neil Young
    Motorcycle Mama, Sailcat
    The Motorcycle Song, Arlo Guthrie (live version is best)
    Red Harley Davidson, Steve Werner

    Not motorcycle but convey the feeling

    Bad To The Bone, George Thorogood
    Freedom, Jimi Hendrix
    If 6 was 9, Jimi Hendrix
    Stone Free, Jimi Hendrix
    Gotta Mind To Travel, Coco Montoya
    Take The Highway, Marshal Tucker Band
    Good Day In Hell, The Eagles
    Out Of Control, Dave Alvin
    I’m A Road Hammer, The Road Hammers

  • fastfreddie

    Should I dive for flak now?;) Good list.Will compile the list and listen to it on my way to work on my motorcycle in sub zero temperatures B-)

  • Bolide

    Also:
    Love and Rockets – Motorcycle

  • Craig Hoffman

    There is even a good one about sport bikes. David Wilcox singing “Eye of the Hurricane”.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hP1MNdpw0rE

  • Old MOron

    Being an old MOron, I normally don’t care for modern music.
    But how about “As the Rush Comes” by Motorcycle?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/As_the_Rush_Comes

    https://soundcloud.com/jes/01-as-the-rush-comes-radio