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A Biking Song 3:02
Awesome tune from the mid-60s, when music was all fresh and innocent...
Recorded with my acoustic guitar from 1965, glued back together just for
(Based on Chad and Jeremy's "A Summer Song")
Afternoon Ride 3:42
Fun song with an upbeat 1950s
rock 'n roll feel... (Original)
A Hard Day's Ride 2:45
Well, that's an obvious choice for Beatles ripoff...
(Based on Beatles "A Hard Days Night")
All Packed Down 4:42
Remember a group called Free? It's all packed down...
(Based on Free "All Right Now")
And I Crash 4:04
Thinking about the time I rode down Mueller Park in the rain and lost my
I hit a tree and broke my frame. (Based on Def Leppard's "Animal")
Angry Biker (Everything Is Wonderful) 3:04
Life sucks. Except when you're
riding your bike... (Original)
Another Bike On The Trail 3:54
Quit ragging on my department-store bike, dude!
(Recycled from Pink Floyd's "Another Brick In The Wall")
Bad Company 4:43
I was called a bad influence on my in-laws because I got them into biking...
(Based on Bad Company's "Bad Company")
Bad Mood Rising 3:16
A guy who bought a bike
against his wife's wishes. Tune from classic Creedence...
(Based on Creedence Clearwater Revival "Bad Moon
Ballad of Biker Fred 2:16
Helmets? A warped safety
lecture. Loosely based on a 60s Kingston Trio thing...
(Based on Kingston Trio "M.T.A.")
Basement Biking 3:04
When the weather drives you downstairs to pedal on your trainer...
Been Ridin A Bad Bike 2:47
Hard core blues based on Albert King's classic (covered by Cream)...
(Based on Albert King's "Born Under A Bad Sign")
Beer 49 3:54
When you're riding hard after too much party fun the night before...
(Based on The James Gang's "Funk 49")
Big Guy on a Bike 4:09
Those of us who are
larger have a tougher time... (Original)
Bike Flipper 2:53
The Bruce Blues Band ruins the Beatles. (Based on Beatles "Day Tripper")
Bike It 2:39
Put on your red Devo helmets for this little bike ride... (Based on Devo "Whip It")
Bike Thief 3:30
This Trogg's cover started out as a
song about the joy of biking,
but it took an ugly turn... (Based on Troggs "Wild Thing")
Bike Park 4:23
Cover of Robert Johnson blues with a Clapton-ish touch...
(Based on Robert Johnson's "Crossroads")
Bike Trail From Hell 3:30
AC DC goes biking on a trail that sucks... (Based on AC-DC "Highway To Hell")
Biker Blues! 2:46
What it's like to be way too "into" your bike. The first-ever
song by the band...
Ode to a bike with a knockoff of the vintage Creedence song...
(Based on Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Suzie Q")
Bike Ready 3:43
Some vintage Bad Company. I sang the original at over 200 gigs...
(Based on Bad Company's "Rock Steady")
Bike's Gonna Break My Heart 3:02
A bit of country... (Based on Luke Combs "Beer Never Broke My Heart")
Biking Easy 3:29
Knockoff of an old Eagles song... (Based on Eagles "Take It Easy")
Biking Star 5:13
The rise and fall of a big shot on the bike...
(Based on Bad Company's "Shooting Star")
Biking Store 3:37
Buffalo Springfield. The years 1965 to 1967 brought powerful changes to
(Based on Buffalo Springfield "Mr. Soul")
Bikin' USA 2:32
Wasn't a big fan of the Beach Boys back in the 60s. Even less so now...
(Parody of The Beach Boys "Surfin' USA")
Another NEW song!
Born to be Mild 3:19
Getting out on the road bike. Parody of Steppenwolf...
(Based on Steppenwolf 's "Born To Be Wild")
and from before the electric guitar and keyboard...
weird acoustic version from the "Re: Cycle" CD)
Born to Ride 4:32
It was about time for me to parody a song by that other Bruce...
on Bruce Springsteen "Born To Run")
When you're on the side of the trail fixing your bike...
on Tom Petty's "Breakdown")
Break The Chain 3:54
By request, a specific old Fleetwood Mac song. But this doesn't sound like
them at all...
(Based on Fleedwood Mac "The Chain')
Bust A Lung 5:17
Weird Jethro Tull remix: Our downtrodden hero is a bike rider...
Jethro Tull "Aqualung")
Buy Yourself a Rocky Mountain Fat Bike 1:37
UMB store recently auditioned singers for a radio commercial...
This guy says he sings lead for a group called The Frogs:
And somebody from Alvin and the, I want to say, Squirrels?
Plus a couple of rappers from Salt Lake:
Can I Buy that Bike 3:03
A fun Caribbean reggae song, as a guy
pleads with his wife...
Can't Buy A Bike 2:08
From 1964, when the Beatles still wore ties...
(Based on Beatles "Can't Buy Me Love")
Can't Find My Way Home 3:14
Blind Faith was the 60s superband that nobody remembers...
This recording is a different direction for one of their best
(Based on Blind Faith "Can't Find My Way Home")
Can't Get Enough 3:22
Can't get enough of my bike. With apologies to Bad
(Based on Bad Company's "Can't Get Enough"
Cheat Grass 5:25
Blues with an interesting bass walk: keep the woman or the bike...
Christmas Sucks 3:24
A young bike enthusiast has
the spirit of Christmas greed...
Color My World 3:02
A simple yet powerful love song - to a bike - on piano...
(Based on Chicago's "Color My World")
Crowded Corner Canyon / Bearclaw Poppy 4:48
Two versions, based on an old Neil
Young ballad on the CSN&Y Deja Vu album...
(Based on Neil Young's "Helpless")
Cyclocross Women 3:06
Throwing a little
cyclocross twist into the old Stones song...
Factoid: the cowbell I use in this song was used to cheer me while I lost
(Based on Rolling Stones "Honky Tonk Women")
Dirt Church 3:03
And you thought Alice Cooper couldn't be more offensive...
(Based on Alice Cooper "18")
Doing 69 5:25
Bruce does some hard-core blues about riding a bike while 69 years old... (Original)
Don't Ask Me No Questions 3:24
Ever buy a bike and try to hide the cost from your wife? Me neither...
(Based on Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Don't Ask Me No Questions" )
A NEW NEWEST!
Down at the Bike Park 3:14
Willie and his old Schwinn are a jumpin'. Vintage Creedence...
(Based on Creedence Clearwater Revival "Willie and the
E-bike Hero 3:25
When the ebike charge is all gone... An old Eagles song gets re-purposed.
(Based on The Eagles "Desperado")
Episode on the Bike 4:19
Bruce sings with the
group Dinosaur Kisses for this one...
(based on "The Episode" by Gary Argyle)
Every Biker Hurts 5:00
Playing with an old REM song here. Not sure about this one...
(Based on REM's "Everybody Hurts")
Every Trail Has Its Thorn 4:35
This song is pure Poison...
(Based on Poison "Every Rose Has Its Thorn")
Fat Bike Christmas 1:54
Quick little Christmas carol, done with guitar fingerpicking...
(Based on Sam Smith "Have Yourself a Merry Little
Fat Bike Connection 3:00
With apologies to Kermit...
(Based on Paul Williams "Rainbow Connection")
Fatty to Ride 3:00
OK, calm down. It's a song about fat bikes, not fat bikers...
(Based on The Beatles "Ticket To Ride")
First Bike is the Cheapest 4:28 full version,
When you can't help yourself and you just keep
buying more bikes...
(Based on Rod Stewart's "First Cut is the Deepest")
"First Cut is the Deepest" has been covered over 50 times. Here's
Flat Tire 3:18
Unlike a flat tire in a race, this
old CCR song is fun...
(Based on Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Lodi")
Fresh Newbie 3:30
Yeah. This could ruin your favorite Tom Petty song for you, forever...
(Based on Tom Petty "Refugee")
Get Ready 2:51
Picking up the new guy to introduce him to mountain biking....
(Based from Rare Earth's "Get Ready)
Go Ride 3:40
More addicting than cocaine? Yes. Mountain biking.
(Recycled from Eric Clapton's "Cocaine")
Gotta Ride Boogie 3:57
Driving tempo for this original boogie about Utah's trails...
Half the Man She Is 4:47
A mountain biking
husband, upstaged by his wife, is having a manhood crisis...
Is this a commercial for UMB's repair services? Or not...
(Based on James Taylor "Handy Man")
Have Yourself a Merry Little 2020 Christmas
Who says Bruce can't sing a serious song? Well, everybody.
(A slightly edited version of the classic.)
Heartbreak Race 3:21
On the starting line, there
are such high hopes...
(Based on Dixie Chicks "Heartbreak Town")
Help Me Fix The Chain 3:34
A bit of down-tempo acoustic guitar work from an awesome musician...
(Based on Joe Walsh "Help Me Through The Night")
Here I Bike Again 4:20
Left behind by my faster buddies. So here I bike again on my own...
(Based on Whitesnake "Here I Go Again")
The real heroes of mountain biking: those who work on our trails!
(Based on David Bowie's "Heroes")
Hey Joe 3:19
On the perils of dirt jumping. This is the version Jimi Hendrix wishes he'd done...
(Based on Hendrix "Hey Joe")
Def Leppard if they were a biker who went riding on his girlfriend's
(Based on Def Leppard "Hysteria")
I Broke My Bike 3:31
A country and western
style lament. Can I borrow your bike?
I Loved It First 3:25
Sending your beloved bike out into the world. Way to ruin a beautiful
song, Bruce. (Based on Heartland "I Loved Her First")
I Ride A Line With You 2:40
At the top of the rough rock slope, looking for the line down!
(Based on Spirit's 60s hit "I Got A Line On You")
I Wanna Steal Your Bike 2:28
This is what the Beatles would sound like, if they were truly, deeply evil.
(Based on Beatles "I Wanna Hold Your Hand")
I Want A New Bike 4:00
Huey fans? Let's talk fat biking...
(Based on Huey Lewis "I Want a New Drug")
Jason's Bikes 3:08
A sad tale of envy and wanting what another rider has...
(Based on Rick Springfield "Jessie's Girl")
Joy To The World
I sang this song at every college and high school in Utah. Over 500
So I couldn't pass up doing this Three Dog Night song as a biking ballad.
(Based on Three Dog Night "Joy To The World")
Just a Bike Ride 3:22
Admit it guys. This is what we do when we ride with our wives. Wait for
Like A Broken Bone 4:48
You're going to like this song! (This is a remix from the older CD version.)
(Based on Bob Dylan's "Like a Rollin Stone")
Lock Up Tightly 4:43
Advice for those who want to keep their bikes!
(Based on 38 Special's "Hold On Loosely")
Mad Bad Biking Bill 3:23
We did this Jim Croche cover when I was a pro, years ago.
So, everybody I know named Bill is wondering if this song is about them.
(Based on Jim Croce "Bad Bad Leroy Brown")
Midnight Rider 3:00
Got your lights? Night riding is a different world!
(Based on the Allman Brothers' "Midnight Rider")
Mountain Bike All Night 3:34
Night biking rocks, but Kiss never sounded
quite like this...
(Based on Kiss "Rock and Roll All Nite")
Mountain Bikes All In A Row 3:42
Bruce makes a beautiful song even better!
(From The Eagles' "Pretty Maids All In A Row")
Mountain Biking Man 5:40
Ballad about a broken bike and a new bike...
(Based on Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Simple Man")
Mr Jones 4:25
The sun has come up. So I'm just gonna leave this song here
as a "scratch track" and go ride my bike...
from Counting Crows "Mr Jones")
My Best Friend's Bike 3:31
Jealousy is a terrible thing...
from The Cars "My Best Friend's Girl")
My Bike 2:50
A nice bike makes everything better...
from The Temptations' 60s hit "My Girl")
No More Mr Tough Guy 3:03
For the intolerant souls who absolutely MUST complain about e-bikes...
on Alice Cooper's "No More Mr Nice Guy")
Not Giving Away My Bike 3:54
From the rap opera Hamilton, my own version!
on "Not Throwing Away My Shot" from Hamilton)
One More Bike 4:36
Not everybody likes Phil Collins, but I think you'll like this...
(Based on Phil Collins "One More Night")
Papa's Got A Brand New Bike 2:52
Some classic James Brown, but done the Bruce Blues Band way...
(Recycled from James Brown "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag")
If you don't like Black Sabbath, you'll really really hate this song...
from Black Sabbath "Paranoid")
Patchwork Bike Blues 3:32
Scrounging for old bike
parts to keep that bicycle running...
Perfect (Bike) 4:17
I like old stuff. Here's something newer. Ed Sheeran ripoff.
(Based on Ed
When you make that photo-perfect jump and the camera guy screwed up.
(Based on Def Leppard "Photographt")
Pleasant Grove 3:12
Doobie Brothers ripoff and a shameless plug for Valley Vista trails...
(Recycled from Doobie Brothers "China Grove")
Power of Legs 3:41
Back to the Future of biking. Strong legs...
(Based on Huey Lewis "Power of Love")
Pump Me Up 3:44
Looking for a bit of trailside assistance here!
(Recycled from The Rolling Stones "Start Me Up")
Put Your Biking Clothes On 4:16
Joe Cocker's version of this song has suggestive lyrics. Indeed.
But my version is simply about getting ready to go biking with your wife.
(Based on Joe Cocker "You Can Keep Your Hat On")
Rear Wheel Traction 3:50
Slipping and getting nowhere on your fat bike in the snow.
From the old
(Recycled from Rolling Stones "Satisfaction")
Ride Away 3:33
Watching your riding partner, who's better than you are.
(Based on The James Gang's "Walk Away")
NEW AND HOT!
Ride It Two Times 3:17
Some trails you just gotta hit twice!
(Based on The Doors' "Love Me Two Times")
Ride Like a Big Boy 4:02
Based on one of my
favorite Creedence tunes...
(Based on Creedence Clearwater Revival "Born on a Bayou")
Ride Like The Wind 4:00
This was a request. A Christopher Cross song from 35 years ago.
(Based on Christopher Cross "Ride Like The Wind")
Ride The Line 3:54
It's not about the fancy bike, it's about you.
(Based on Toto's "Hold The Line")
Ride Through The Jungle 3:11
Based on a great old Creedence tune, which surprisingly, uses only one
(Recycled from CCR "Run Through The Jungle")
Riders of Spring 5:48
I love Dire Straights. Wish I could sling a guitar like that...
(Recycled from Dire Straights "Sultans of Swing")
Ridin Alright 4:09
Ever had a day when you just can't seem to ride worth a crap?
(From Traffic's "Feelin Alright" as covered by Joe Cocker)
Riding Bikes Is My Solution 3:40
The heavy-rock band "AC-Brucie" does this ridiculous thing...
(Based on AC-DC "Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution")
Riding On Empty 4:42
When you set out on a bigger ride than your body could handle...
(Based on Jackson Browne's "Running on Empty")
Riding through Heaven's Door 4:43
There's Axl's cover of Bob Dylan's classic song. Then there's this...
(Recycled from Bob Dylan "Knockin on Heavin's Door")
Road Bike Hero 4:15
The classic Juke Box Hero by Foreigner becomes a road bike song...
(Based on Foreigner "Juke Box Hero")
Rocks Hurt 4:13
Great song! Remember
Nazareth? And Heart's cover of Love Hurts?
(Based on Nazareth "Love Hurts")
Rollin on the Fat Bike 3:20
Classic Creedence on a Fat Bike...
(Based on Creedence Clearwater Revival "Rollin on the River")
Roll on the Bike 4:12
A Fabulous Thunderbirds knockoff.
(Recycled from Fabulour Thunderbirds "Roll of the Dice")
Sharp Dressed Ride 3:53
ZZ Top is awesome fun!
(Recycled from ZZ Top "Sharp Dressed Man")
Smoke on the Rotor 3:41
Remember Deep Purple? Let's see how Bruce mangles this song...
(Based on Deep Purple "Smoke on the Water")
Sneaky Rider 3:00
Heading for the bike trail without your wife's permission...
(Based on the Allman Brothers' "Midnight Rider")
Snow and Rain 3:54
Bruce returns to his roots on acoustic guitar for this James Taylor song...
(Recycled from James Taylor "Fire and Rain")
Some Kind of Hemorrhoid 3:05
This bike song is a pain in the butt...
(Recycled from Grand Funk Railroad's "Some Kind of Wonderful")
Something in the Trail 3:20
More finger-picking James
Taylor stuff, but on electric guitar...
(based on James Taylor "Something in the Way")
The first version seemed way too serious. So I'm offering a second one.
SomethingInThe Trail.mp3 flat
Sweet Bike Of Mine 4:40
A taste of Guns n Roses...
(Recycled from Guns n Roses "Sweet Child of Mine")
Sweet Home ala Moab 4:39
A little classic Skynard knockoff for fans of southern rock or slickrock...
(Based on Lynyrd Skynyrd "Sweet Home Alabama")
Sweet Little Bike 2:45
I played a lot of James
Taylor stuff in my younger days...
(Recycled from James Taylor "Sweet Baby James")
Sweet Trail Stump Hollow 3:14
More Robert Johnson blues...
(Recycled from Robert Johnson "Sweet Home Chicago")
Sweet Trail Stump
Sweaty Petty Horse 3:36
If you like horses or love country music, you'll hate this, because I trash
(Based on Billy Ray Cyrus "Achy Breaky Heart")
Sympathy for the Devil Biker 6:14
Some old Rolling Stones, updated for overcrowded trails and short tempers...
(Recycled from Rolling Stones "Sympathy for the Devil")
Talkin Bout My Spandex Bike Shorts 3:18
The Who wrote a classic anthem for my generation. Just updating it here...
(Based on The Who "My Generation")
The Bikes They Are A Changin 3:29
Bob Dylan song, with a more full arrangement...
(Recycled from Bob Dylan "The Times They Are A'Changin")
BONUS! serious cover: TheTimesTheyAreAChangin.mp3
and my PG-rated social-media protest song. I put it here because it
knuckleheads spouting off in MTB groups: TheirMindsYouWontBeChangin.mp3
The Lap 4:40
Remember The Band? Here's the endurance race version of "The
(Based on The Band "The Weight")
The Only Bike You've Got 3:11
Warning label: This is a serious song, something I rarely -- almost
never -- do.
(Recycled from Three Doors Down "The Only One You've Got")
The Ride That I Needed 3:41
Love The Cars. But their music is unlike anything I played as a pro.
(From The Cars "Just What I Needed")
The Riding 3:54
Is this how YOU learned to ride a bike? Anything in this Petty song sound
(Recycled from Tom Petty "The Waiting")
This Afternoon 4:27
Sitting at the computer, resenting the guys who post trail pictures while
(Recycled from Nickelback's "This Afternoon")
Trail in the Rising Sun 4:30
Ah, the days when every "combo" had an organ. Extra credit if you
ID the group...
(Recycled fom The Animals' "House of the Rising Sun")
Trail Pigs 5:16
Some dark harsh stuff from the early days of heavy metal!
(Based on Black Sabbath "War Pigs")
Turn! Turn! Turn! 3:49
A fabulous song from the 60s, updated for mountain biking.
(Based on The Byrds version of Pete Seeger's "Turn! Turn! Turn!")
Up the Downhill Trail 4:50
Garage-band rock song about going the wrong way.
When It Snows 2:38
Anybody remember the Doors? Big deal when I was a teenager...
(Recycled from The Doors' "When You're Strange")
Why Stop The Pain 3:52
Reaching way back,
some classic CCR. Always liked this song...
(Recycled from Creedence Clearwater Revival "Who'll Stop The
What a Wonderful Trail 3:51
Louis Armstrong is an icon of American music. Here's my homage...
(Based on Louis Armstrong "What a Wonderful World")
Wish I'd Brought a Light 2:30
This was a tender
love ballad. Sweet and beautiful. Then Bruce got hold of
(Recycled from James Taylor "You Can Close Your Eyes")
Wish I Was Not Here 4:57
Lost in the woods on your bike...
(Based on Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here")
Great song! NEW!
With A Little Help From My Friends
You are not going to believe this one. Woodstock redux!
(Recycled from Joe Cocker's unique cover of "With A Little Help
From My Friends")
Won't Hike Down 3:08
My version of a Tom Petty
(Based on Tom Petty "Won't Back Down")
You Can't Always Ride Where You Want 4:40
More vintage Stones... Kinda fun!
(Based on Rolling Stones "You Can't
Always Get What You want)
You Sold My Bike 4:37
Not exactly a love song, unless you count loving the lost bike.
P.S. this song is 100% fictional. My wife is a saint who supports my bike
|| RE: cycle
the Bruce Blues Band
Recycled versions of 14 golden oldie songs from long ago, with new lyrics about mountain biking.
This is the second CD produced by Bruce for his mountain biking song
to the Bruce Blues Band's "RE: cycle" CD page
the Bruce Blues Band
15 songs with some originals and the usual golden-oldie song
parodies, plus two previous releases with snow-biking themes. While
not all songs are specifically about fat biking, that's the general
subject for this 6th CD release.
to the Bruce Blues Band's "Fat" CD page