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Thread #166264 Message #3996081
Posted By: GUEST,Jerome Clark
12-Jun-19 - 10:36 AM
Thread Name: bikers in songs - do they ever survive?
Subject: RE: bikers in songs - do they ever survive?
There's a lovely song by the late Gene Clark, "Gypsy Rider," in which a biker is evoked as a modern-day, doomed-to-wander rambler. I first heard it on a 1980s album, long vanished from my collection, by Clark and Carla Olson. The Kennedys do a splendid version on their 2006 Appleseed release Songs of the Open Road.
Though the song has strongly autumnal atmospherics, nobody dies.