Barring the German band Kraftwerk’s Tour de France album and the Decemberist’s Apology Song, there aren’t that many songs about bikes or cycling.** However Minneapolis’ Highchair Kings are giving it a shot with the song Crush Gravel which appears on their debut EP to be released later this month. I am always a fan of artists being inspired by cycling whether they are writing, creating music, taking photos, videos or making independent magazines (ahem, cough, cough).
Best of luck to the Highchair Kings, keep crushing!
**It came to my attention (via some Googling) that the insufferable John Tesh made a few (?) albums worth of soft-core porn, meets neoclassical, meets suit and tie guy rock Tour de France inspired music. I’m still not sure that I am as much of a fan of Mr. Tesh or not?