Hi Doug (and Coolio's),
Commonly used term down here in your old penal colony (Australia)
In fact Paul Hogan had a comedy skit (on topic?) featuring the Push
Bike Song. http://www.youtube.com/
The Pushbike Song is a popular Australian song originally recorded by
The Mixtures, a Melbourne band that was formed in 1965. Written by brothers Idris and Evan Jones, The Pushbike Song was released in 1970
and reached the top-spot for 2 weeks in the Australian charts in March
1971. It also proved popular in the UK too, reaching the number 2 spot
on the 16th January (beaten by George Harrison's My Sweet Lord). Covered a few times since then, it's rumoured that the song will be performed live at Cirque 2009 by a little known post punk/ragtime band
called e-Richie & The Lug Sniffers !!!!!!!!!!!!!!®\u2122- featuring Baylis on skins, Pergo (with wig) on bass, Banjo-Doc playing ... well, the banjo (duh?) and Richie donning his long fogotten Ziggy Stardust era glitter jumpsuit and heels, showing that he's adept with Elizabeth Arden products as he is with an oxy-acet torch. Glam rock meets bike lugs meets meets Tiny Tim meets ... very scared hotel staff???
The original song video is even in B&W !!! Lightweight bikes at about
Here's the lyrics and where you can download the ringtone for you never
ending bike geeks !!!
Lastly, I put forward that this song be linked to the CR list and perhaps even be used as an anthem, eh? I think the song was responsible for a different kind of bike boom dowunder.
We're a weird mob :)
ben kamenjas push bikin' (albeit with 3 wheels at first) since '71 Sydney, Australia