Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Road Songs... Hell, Yeah!

Music is a very unique artistic medium. This one art form is equally expressive of both the artist and the audience. It says as much about the listener as it says about the musician, and in this it also completely connects the two.
While I fully acknowledge being very Diverse in what I listen to, there's a certain sound that just makes me relax, you, know? Like, "This is what Home sounds like".
For me, the most expressive music is, usually, something with a deep southern sound, a Blues quality that speaks of working hard and playing harder. But mostly It has to be real. I don't want to waste my time listening to some idiotic suburbanite rich kid singing about the "hood". I can't relate. I also don't want to listen to some punk-ass gang banger singing about being a "business man". Although I do find it funny, how they both try so hard to be the opposite of what they are.
Biker music is not that way.There's something about it that screams "What you see is what you get!" You know what I mean... There's no reason to pretend to be something your not. This is me, This is who I am and what I do. No one I've ever heard has captured this sentiment so well in music as "Junkyard".
I've been listening to these guys ever since they released their first video on MTV (remember videos on MTV?) The Song was "Hollywood" it was loud, raw and real. Everything I needed to connect with at the time. They followed that up with "Simple Man" and I thought they wrote that for me. I still listen to it whenever I'm faced with a person or a situation where I'm expected to be something that I'm not.
I was lucky enough to receive permission from the band to post that video, right here for you all to enjoy. So when the ride is over and the beer is cold, Kick back and crank it up.

simple man






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8 comments:

FLHX_Dave said...

Yup, music! I listen to a bunch of different things also. I gravitate to the older stuff like James Gang, Lynrd Skynrd, Deep Purple, Montrose, Canned Heat and crap like that. I forgot about that song. Good to hear it again.

One Harley Rider said...

Simple/Complex - Great Tune

Ann said...

Great song...
I do remember videos on MTV, does that make us old?

We're going to see the Lynrd Skynrd tribute band Freebird this weekend. They are incredible! Can't wait!

Lady Ridesalot said...

Music is food for the soul, sort of like riding. I'm like Dave, I still enjoy Lynrd Synrd, and Deep Purple also. Some of my other music choices consists of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Black Crowes, Led Zeppelin, and of course I can't forget to mention the Stones! I guess I'm stuck in the 70's and 80's when it comes to my favorite groups. Thanks for sharing! I enjoyed the video!

"Joker" said...

That came just in time to pick me up when I was a little down. Like Lady R, I'm stuck in the 70s & 80s for the most part too. I'd forgotten that one. Thanks for bringing it back.

Anonymous said...

Music is a HUGE part of our life in our house, something we have passed on to our kids. Being who you truly are is one of the most important things a person can do for themselves.

Camron said...

I remember the band (Junkyard) once described themselves as "Ted Nugent Meets AC/DC backstage at a George Jones concert". I have most of their released stuff and it's always my favorite to listen to.
Best of all, I get to see them Live, May 10 at Safari Sam's in Hollywood.
I can't wait!
I am definitely a child of the 70's & 80's.
Glad ya'all enjoy the tune.

Railroader5 said...

Yea it's some cool stuff dude...but it ain't Jimmy Buffett! LOL!