2011-09-18

Yo Yo Mundi - Freccia Vallona


Artist: Yo Yo Mundi

Song: Freccia Vallona

Album: La Diserzione Degli Animali Del Circo (1994)

Freccia Vallona è un demo autoprodotto nel 1989, composto da sei tracce.
La title track è la prima canzone degli Yo Yo Mundi (nata poco prima del gruppo stesso e diventata subito il primo manifesto sonoro della band), narra la vicenda di un corridore mediocre che pedala sul pavè senza grandi velleità, immerso nei suoi pensieri e che per uno strano scherzo del caso si ritrova da solo in testa alla gara. Rincorso invano dal campione uscente, con un colpo di reni, riesce a precederlo sul traguardo, cambiando così il corso della sua vita. Una versione live di questo brano realizzata con il gruppo francese dei Corma e Tuscadù è presente nell’album “Bande Rumorose” (CPI, 1995).

About the band

About the album.


Quanti pensieri si accumulano ne sento il peso su di me
questa salita non finisce mai mi sta bloccando i muscoli
la fatica non significa niente è come una goccia di sudore sotto il sole

Quanto ho bisogno di ascoltare l’incitamento della gente
questa salita diventerà discesa e la mia vita si trasformerà
la mia scelta non ha niente in comune con l’attitudine alla sfida

uoh, uh, oh sta pedalando come un folle
uoh, uh, oh il campione alle mie spalle,
uoh, uh, oh mi consuma, mi emoziona
questa Freccia Vallona

Ma sto volando, si sto volando verso la linea bianca del traguardo
la folla si sposta con studiata cadenza al ritmo dei miei ultimi colpi
Con uno scatto lo infilo di istinto e sullo sfondo il gruppo si è aperto a ventaglio

uoh, uh, oh, salutandomi
uoh, uh, oh, come il nuovo campione
uoh, uh, oh, mi consuma, mi emoziona
questa Freccia Vallona

2011-09-17

Yo Yo Mundi - Pedale Selvaggio


Artist: Yo Yo Mundi

Song: Pedale Selvaggio

Album: La Diserzione Degli Animali Del Circo (2007)

Instrumental

About the band

About the album.

2011-09-16

Cancer Bats - Black Metal Bicycle


Artist: Cancer Bats

Song: Black Metal Bicycle

Album: Bears, Majors, Scraps & Bones (2010)

Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones is the third studio album by Canadian hardcore punk band Cancer Bats.

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Some people call me a nihilist.
Say I don't believe in a thing.
I know that can't be true, 'cause baby I believe in you

I'll tell you something

Cold dark eyes, the deeper they stare,
underrate me, I don't even care.
Pass your judgement or leave me alone,
Just hurry up and decide.
I'm done caring what anyone thinks,
I'll just carry on living my life.

These misconceptions, you've got so wrong.
These misconceptions.
In this life, I want nothing, expect nothing, never let down.
In this life, I want nothing, but the truth I know I've found.

Cold dark eyes, why do they care.
Don't understand me, like I'm not even there.
On the outside, looking right out,
to tell you the truth I'm just fine.
I'm not caught up in anyones standards.
I'm just looking out keeping what's mine.

These misconceptions, you've got so wrong.
These misconceptions.
In this life, I want nothing, expect nothing, never let down.
In this life, I want nothing, but the truth I know I've found.

On my death bed, when I look back,
I want to know that I lived for myself.
On my death bed, when I look back,
I'll know I lived my life for nobody else.

Some people call me a nihilist.
Say I don't believe in a thing.
I know that can't be true, 'cause baby I believe in you
You can call me a nihilist, you can call me whatever you want
I know that can't be true, 'cause baby I believe in you

These misconceptions, you've got so wrong.
These misconceptions.
In this life, I want nothing, expect nothing, never let down.
In this life, I want nothing, but the truth I know I've found.

On my death bed, when I look back,
I want to know that I lived for myself.
On my death bed, when I look back,
I'll know I lived my life for nobody else.

Music

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2011-09-13

The Uncle Devil Show - Leonardo's Bicycle


Artist: The Uncle Devil Show

Song: Leonardo’s Bicycle

Album: A Terrible Beauty (2004)

The Uncle Devil Show are a pop-rock guitar band formed as a side-project for three Scottish musicians, who use pseudonyms as their aliases.

The album

Leonardo's bicycle and me
Away from all the trains and cars, alone with gears and handlebars, I'm free
Leonardo's bicycle and me

Why bother paint a picture that isn't sunny?
Wine gums and Irn-Bru
With milk and honey

When I feel low I just get out my bike
Or rainbow-coloured trike
And ride away

Leonardo's bicycle and me
Away from all the trains and cars, alone with gears and handlebars, I'm free
Leonardo's bicycle and me

My map of many colours
A bird in every tree
I'm riding high on rubbers
The road belongs to me

When I feel sad I just get out my bike
Or rainbow-coloured trike
And ride away

Leonardo's bicycle and me
Away from all the trains and cars, alone with gears and handlebars, I'm free
Leonardo's bicycle and me

Leonardo's bicycle and me
Leonardo's bicycle and me
(He left it standing by the tree)
Leonardo's bicycle and me
(Now his two wheels belong to me)
Leonardo's bicycle and me
(His bell and chain have set me free)
Leonardo's bicycle and me
(He takes the bus and curses me)
Leonardo's bicycle and me

2011-09-12

Ballboy - Olympic Cyclist


Artist: Ballboy

Song: Olympic Cyclist

Album: Club Anthems (2001)

Ballboy are a four piece indie band from Edinburgh, Scotland. Formed in the late 1990s, the band have released five albums between 2001 and 2008.

Club Anthems is a collection of the songs released on their first three EPs, Silver Suits for Astronauts (1999), I Hate Scotland (2000), and Girls Are Better Than Boys (2001), although some tracks were re-recorded for the album release.

You did a perfect job last night
You shaved your legs and you washed your bike
And you looked like an olympic cyclist to me
And in the athens velodrome
I listened to the crowd roar you home
You were just a blur when you went passed me

After the trials, after it all
You can see for miles
And i can't see at all

I had a perfect afternoon
The afternoon that i spent with you
In brighton on the beach and in the sea
And in your tiny council flat
Relive the memories that take you back
To athens and your rain-soaked sprint for gold

And i knew that you were the one
And i still know it
And i know that you are the only one
With the strength and the sense to get me through it

After the trials, after it all
You can see for miles
And i can't see at all

You did a perfect job last night
You shaved your legs and you washed your bike
And you looked like an olympic cyclist to me
And in your tiny council flat
Relive the memories that take you back
To athens and your rain-soaked sprint for gold

For gold

2011-09-10

Pretty & Twisted - Ride!


Artist: Pretty & Twisted

Song: Ride!

Album: Pretty & Twisted (1995)

Johnette Napolitano of Concrete Blonde and Marc Moreland of Wall of Voodoo!

Ex-Concrete Blonde vocalist and bassist Johnette Napolitano waited two years after her former band broke up to form Pretty & Twisted with guitarist Marc Moreland and drummer Danny Montgomery. Less aggressive than Concrete Blonde but still rooted in the same tradition, the band's self-titled debut was released in 1995 on Warner Bros.

don't worry, honey
and don't look back
the past is past let it fade to black
don't chew your teeth and twist up inside
just ride, baby, ride

ride, baby, ride
into the sun, into the sky
ride, baby, ride
ride, baby, ride

why don't you go down to mexico
when the sun goes down
listen to the seguaro
when the sun is low
ride, baby, ride
into the sun and into the sky
ride, baby, ride
ride baby, ride

...hit me with your anger
load your weight upon my shoulder
I won't break 'cause I can take it
'cause I'm stronger and I'm older

ride, baby, ride
into the sun and into the sky
ride, baby, ride
ride baby, ride

The bicycle is at 1:43

2011-09-06

Primus - Pudding Time


Artist: Primus

Song: Pudding Time

Album: Suck On This (1989)

Primus is all about Les Claypool; there isn't a moment on any of their records where his bass isn't the main focal point of the music, with his vocals acting as a bizarre side-show.

The first Primus album was actually a fairly canny way for the band to get itself recorded ()

You can have a lolly pop
a candy bar a jelly bean.
I'll buy you a rainbow
to hang above your door.
It's pudding time.
Laughter is a sweet
You can't put a price on.
When laughter's all gone
Daddy won't buy you more.
It's pudding time.
It's pudding time children.
Money money monye
To buy you things.
Daddy's gonna buy you a
diamond ring.

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
All the kings horses and all the kings men
Couldn't put Humpty together again.

San Francisco bay the
Striped bass are dying.
But you're gonna get
That brand new bike
Oh joy
It's pudding time
It's pudding time children.

Music

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Primus-Pudding Time [Kungchef Owns You!] di escapetheko

2011-09-05

Primus - Wynona's Big Brown Beaver


Artist: Primus

Song: Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver

Album: Tales From The Punchbowl (1995)

Primus is an American rock band formed in 1984, currently composed of bassist/vocalist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry "Ler" LaLonde and drummer Jay Lane.

About Wynona’s

About Tales…

Video bicycle 0.47

2011-09-04

Primus - Green Naugahyde


Artist: Primus

Album: Green Naugahyde (2011)

Primus is an American rock band formed in 1984, currently composed of bassist/vocalist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry "Ler" LaLonde and drummer Jay Lane.

The release of Green Naugahyde has been subject to many delays. The band had originally given the album an estimated street date of May 2011, and later stated that they were "shooting for June", but had chosen to push it back to July to avoid conflict with the holiday season. Finally, it was announced in a press release that the date was settled in September.

2011-09-03

Yo Yo Mundi - Bicicleta Basca


Artist: Yo Yo Mundi

Song: Bicicleta Basca

Album: La Diserzione Degli Animali Del Circo (2007)

About the band

About the album.

Instrumental

2011-09-01

R.A.M.B.O. - U-Lock Justice


Artist: R.A.M.B.O.

Song: U-Lock Justice

Album: Wall Of Death The System

R.A.M.B.O. (often referred to simply as Rambo) were an American punk rock band based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

This song is about biking in traffic and getting the only kind of justice you can.

for everytime i hear them say
get the fuck out of the way
i will defend my right of way
that heap of steel i'm gonna slay
i'll thrash you i'll bash you
i'll kick in your doors
break out your windows
and scratch your paint
apologize for oil wars
apologize for polluting my air
in some cases cars are ok
but when i'm on the street
you're all my enemies


All about Rambo

2011-08-30

MC Chris - Kill It


Artist: McChris

Song: Kill It

Album: MCChriss Is Dead (2008)

Mc chris (born Christopher Brendan Ward IV on September 2, 1975, Libertyville, Illinois) is an American rapper, voice actor, writer and improvisational comedian.

mc chris is dead is the fifth album by hip-hop artist mc chris and was released May 27, 2008 for digital download from Amazon.com, iTunes, and Zune Marketplace while the hard copy became available for preorder at indiemerchstore.com on April 28, 2008 which had six more tracks than the digital download copies. A vinyl edition and special "Black" edition were released on December 1st, including a bonus track, "My Rhymes."

The album is dedicated to Murray Walter Goff, mc chris' newborn nephew who was diagnosed at birth with Cystic fibrosis.


Believe it or not I am rocking the mic
An easy combo to remember like the lock on your bike
My name is mc chris havin' the time of my life
Turn the mic into dynamite, like Yosemite might, right?
Cause I got the beats and I got the flavor
The narcs on my fart like the ark's got raiders
I'm makin' paper you're makin' excuses
You're abusing glue sticks
Sorry but the shoe fits
You're what's called a nuisance, I'm a new artist
Only got the farthest cause I'm workin' the hardest
So F you hated B's need to chill real soon
Take a hammer to your grill, like I'm Oh Dae Su
Lego head girl girls that smoke too much doob
kicking ass with the 'stache of a Fu Manchu.
Two blue tattoos, that used to be black
you a bad enough dude to stay off of my back?

chorus

Believe it or not I can out-style all these know-it-alls
Getting greedy 'cause I made a CD at the local mall
Maybe these preemies need their Wheaties, perpetrating in a Powerglove
(??The Rock swiggin' at like a plastic bag of sour nug)
Gotta gargle lava if you wanna spit fire
Save the drama for your mama, we all know that shit's tired.
Just 'cause you're hoping to flow don't mean you can open the show.
You gotta girl and she at home with a head full of holes
I'm like baseball cards, but with mp3s.
I rock bicycle spokes- just a joke MC.
See, you ride up on my grip like I got the gan-yo.
Let me hit the bong slow while I say “RAW Bro!”
This is for the haters. They got something to prove.
If they didn't hate on me then they'd have nothing to do.
Watch me body slam a n00b on the hard concrete.
I make a living musing over hardcore beats.

Artist: Hawksley Workman

Song: (The Happiest Day I Know Is A) Tokyo Bicycle

Album: Meat (2010)

Ryan Corrigan (born March 4, 1975), better known by the stage name Hawksley Workman, is a Canadian rock singer-songwriter who has garnered critical acclaim for his blend of cabaret pop and glam rock. Workman has released eleven full length albums throughout his career. He is a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, drums, bass, keyboards and singing on his records and often switching between those instruments when playing live.

The happiest day I know is a Tokyo bicycle
The happiest day I know is a Tokyo bicycle

And it was in Paris
Just past the Place des Vosges
I went into Muji
Prenez deux noir stylos
I was tipped off to the place
By a friend from London town
She says it's got the nicest stuff to find that was there to be found

The happiest day I know is a Tokyo bicycle
The happiest day I know is a Tokyo bicycle

And Mister Shibuya
He owns this subway car
You don't fuck with him any day
No matter who you are
You may have friends in the embassy
But they won't come when you call
You better ride your bike outta here
Before I'm forced to watch you fall

The happiest day I know is a Tokyo bicycle
The happiest day I know is a Tokyo bicycle
The happiest day I know is a Tokyo bicycle
The happiest day I know is a Tokyo bicycle

The happiest day I know is a Tokyo bicycle
The happiest day I know is a Tokyo bicycle
The happiest day I know is a Tokyo bicycle
The happiest day I know is a Tokyo bicycle

A video for Hawksley Workman's song "(The Happiest Day I Know Is A) Tokyo Bicycle", from the album Meat. Animated by Christopher Hinton.

2011-08-26

The Cranberries - Sorry Son


Artist: The Cranberries

Song: Sorry Son

Album: Bury the Hatchet (1999)

Bury the Hatchet is the fourth studio album by Irish rock band The Cranberries, released in 1999.

biography

music

review

Sorry son, this is what I’ve done
This is what I’ve done
It was a long sad supper without you
I had to be cruel to be kind
We have to leave the past behind
La la la
And isn’t it strange how people can change
And isn’t it weird how people I feared
They all seem worthless now

I will ride on my bicycle,
I ride thinking of you
As I’m riding on my tricycle,
I ride

I see the sun in the trees,
And I feel the psychedelic breeze
And I see the sun in the trees,
And I feel the psychedelic breeze

Sorry son, this is what I’ve done
This is what I’ve done
It was a long sad supper without you
Please don’t hold me responsible
I tried and tried
It wasn’t the same without my brain
It wasn’t a game, it wasn’t a game
Oh not now

I will ride on my bicycle,
I ride thinking of you
As I’m riding on my tricycle,
I ride

I see the sun in the trees,
And I feel the psychedelic breeze
I see the sun in the trees,
And I feel the psychedelic breeze

La la la
Sorry son
Oh I am so sorry son

2011-08-24

Officine Pan - Gianni Va Veloce


Artist: Officine Pan

Song: Gianni va veloce

In 2004 Officine Pan with "Gianni va veloce" participate at the Festival of San Marino and won the TIM '04 Tour. The song will be in rotation on major radio networks and inserted between the successes of the year in the compilation Top of the Pop and Hit mania. Then La Gazzetta dello Sport will choose the song for the "Giro d’Italia 2005".

music

Gianni va veloce
veloce può rincorrere il vento
nel tempo che va
comunque sia la logica
corre tra monti e più in là
ritroverà il coraggio di andare
ancora più su
e arriverà in un attimo
parappaparapapappà
e arriverà in un attimo
parappaparapapappà

Gianni guarda il mattino
e prende il primo sole sul viso
che ride di già
è quasi primavera e i suoi sogni
si fanno più veri
e tutto sembra assumere un senso
nel vento che va
la ruota sembra un elica
parappaparapapappà
la ruota sembra un elica
parappaparapapappà

Gianni non è mai stanco
di correre per tutto il mondo
ed andrebbe più in là
fino a toccare il sole, le stelle, la luna e chissà
se la sua felpa termica
va bene anche là
in giro sopra un'orbita
parappaparapapappà
in giro sopra un'orbita
parappaparapapappà

Gianni parla poco
e vede il mondo come potrebbe
vederlo un marziano
e prende tutto quello che va
così perché va
perché la vita ha un senso
se il senso non glielo si dà
e tutto va in discesa
parappaparapapappà
e tutto è già più facile
parappaparapapappà
per Gianni tutto il resto lo è
parappaparapapappà
e tutto è già più facile
parappaparapapappà

Gianni è sempre convinto
che le sue scarpe lucide
sono le scarpe di un re
e aspetta un nuovo giorno
che arriva un nuovo momento
per correre in discesa e in salita
ed il resto dov'è?
per Gianni tutto il resto dov'è?

The Bouncing Souls - East Side Mags


Artist: The Bouncing Souls

Song: East Side Mags

Album: Bouncing Souls (1997)

The Bouncing Souls are a punk rock band from New Brunswick, New Jersey, formed in 1987. By the time of their acknowledgment by the national punk rock scene, they had reignited a "pogo" element to New Jersey punk rock by playing fast light-hearted songs, a model followed by various other local bands.

The Bouncing Souls is the 3rd full-length album and first release on Epitaph Records for the New Jersey punk band, The Bouncing Souls. It contains such fan favorites as "Kate Is Great" and "East Coast Fuck You!".

review

Ride! Ride! Ride!....
comin' out through the park
past the dog run smell of shit
burning in the sun
watch the cab dent his door
happy hour here let's pick up jorge
lock 'em up three cold beers in a cup

Inside Coney something ain't right
too many people on a friday night
i can't see straight in the flashing lights
i got a feeling there's gonna be a fight
wrap it up, pack it up saddle up
full tank of liqour in our guts

Drinkem down we gotta a ride
going through the lower east side
day or night mags on the run
looking for trouble
looking for fun
BMX we got suss
when we ride don't mess with us


2011-08-23

ZZ Top - Sleeping Bag


Artist: ZZ Top

Song: Sleeping Bag

Album: Afterburner (1985)

ZZ Top is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "That Little Ol' Band from Texas". Their style, which is rooted in blues-based boogie rock has come to incorporate elements of arena southern, and boogie rock.The band, from Houston Texas, formed in 1969.

Afterburner

The song Sleeping Bag was released as a single in 1985 and became their most successful single, reaching #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, equaling the peak of their previous single "Legs."

A music video was made to promote the song. The video revolves around a couple being chased by two wheel loaders and the Bear Foot monster truck.

The video shows the destruction of the "Eliminator" vehicle featured in the videos of the album Eliminator and introduces the space shuttle on the cover of the Afterburner album.

The early scenes in the video inspired the video to the Foo Fighters' "Everlong".

Actors Heather Langenkamp (A Nightmare on Elm Street) and John Dye ("Touched By An Angel") appear as the female and male leads.

2011-08-22

Modena City Ramblers - L'Ultima Superstite


Artist: Modena City Ramblers

Song: L’Ultima Superstite

Album: La Grande Famiglia (1996)

Modena City Ramblers (also known as M.C.R.) is an Italian folk band founded in 1991. Their music is heavily influenced by Celtic themes, and can be compared to folk rock music. The band has sold over 500,000 albums. Known for their left-wing politics, their lyrics often speak out against the Mafia and fascism.

La Grande Famiglia is a spectacular recording by the Modena City Ramblers. It represents perhaps the height of their Irish orientation, after which they begin to introduce more South American (Terra e Liberta) and rock/reggae (Fuori Campo) influences. La Grande Famiglia, however is a wonderfully balanced and diverse album, ranging from beautiful ballads, such as "Canzone dalla Fine del Mondo" and "Al Dievel", to foot-stomping sing-alongs like "Banda del Sogno Interrotto". And while the music is usually distinctly Irish (plus an accordian or two), they maintain a strongly Italian orientation, writing songs about the partisans in WWII and anti-Mafia activists, and covering folk singer Francesco Guccini's "La Locomotiva". All in all, this is a vibrant, fun album and a great introduction to the Ramblers' music.

A Bettola stava scendendo la sera e

Lilli era pronta per andare a dormire

birocciai e sfollati per il coprifuoco

ritornavano a cercare un riparo

era il '44 sui monti di Reggio

la notte di San Giovanni

la ronda ha scoperto tre partigiani

venuti per distruggere il ponte.

I partigiani hanno ucciso un tedesco ma un altro ha dato l'allarme

il comando SS ha deciso di fare una rappresaglia esemplare

la notte i soldati armati di mitra sono andati casa per casa

avevano l'ordine di uccidere tutti, uomini donne e bambini

Li hanno svegliati, radunati in cucina poi hanno sparato una raffica

Lilli è caduta tra il nonno e la nonna coperta del suo e il loro sangue

i soldati avevano portato benzina e hanno incendiato le case

ma Lilli era viva, è riuscita a arrivare alla finestra e lasciarsi cadere

ma la casa bruciava e sarebbe caduta

su Lilli come un colpo di grazia

è molto difficile scappare lontano

a undici anni con la gola ferita

e sentiva le grida mischiate agli spari

e le bestie nitrire impazzite

e le voci metalliche degli ufficiali

e sentiva il calore del fuoco

L'hanno trovata soltanto al mattino

ferita bruciata ma viva

il postino l'ha messa sulla bicicletta

e portata dai parenti in pianura

poi Lilli è guarita e la guerra è finita

e i tedeschi se ne sono partiti

ma per molti anni ha sognato gli spari

e non le usciva la voce.

Ora Lilli vive una vita serena ed è nonna di tanti nipoti

ma a volte si sveglia con gli occhi aperti nel buio

e rivede la Bettola in fiamme

2011-08-21

Lucio Battisti - La Canzone Del Sole


Artist: Lucio Battisti

Song: La Canzone Del Sole

Album: La Canzone Del Sole / Anche Per Te (45”) (1971)

Lucio Battisti (5 March 1943 – 9 September 1998) was an Italian singer-songwriter. He is considered to be one of the best and most influential musicians and authors in Italian pop/rock music history. ()

La Canzone del Sole

Le bionde trecce, gli occhi azzurri e poi
le tue calzette rosse
e l'innocenza sulle gote tue
due arance ancor più rosse
e la cantina buia dove noi,
respiravamo piano
e le tue corse e l'eco dei tuoi no...oh no
mi stai facendo paura

Dove sei stata, cosa hai fatto mai?...
Una donna, donna dimmi,
cosa vuol dir sono una donna ormai
Ma quante braccia ti hanno stretto tu lo sai
per diventar quel che sei...
che importa tanto tu non me lo dirai.....purtroppo...

Ma ti ricordi l'acqua verde e noi
le rocce, bianco il fondo
di che colore sono gli occhi tuoi
se me lo chiedi non rispondo...
oh mare nero...
tu eri chiaro e trasparente come me....

Le biciclette abbandonate sopra il prato e poi
noi due distesi all'ombra
un fiore in bocca può servire sai
più allegro tutto sembra
e d'improvviso quel silenzio tra noi
e quel tuo sguardo strano
ti cade il fiore dalla bocca e poi
oh no, ferma ti prego la mano...

Dove sei stata cosa hai fatto mai
Una donna, donna dimmi
cosa vuol dir sono una donna ormai!
Io non conosco quel sorriso sicuro che hai
non so chi sei, non so più chi sei
mi fai paura oramai, purtroppo...

Ma ti ricordi le onde grandi e noi,
gli spruzzi e le tue grida
cos'è rimasto in fondo agli occhi tuoi
la fiamma è spenta o è accesa
Oh mare nero...
tu eri chiaro e trasparente come me...

Il sole quando sorge sorge piano e poi,
la luce si diffonde tutta intorno a noi
le ombre di fantasmi nella notte
sono alberi e cespugli ancora in fiore
sono gli occhi di una donna
ancora pieni d'amore...