[CR]Re: push bike


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Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2008 16:15:56 +1000
To: douguk2007@hotmail.co.uk
From: Ben Kamenjas <kamenjas@gmail.com>
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Re: push bike

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/watch?v=pX6MtWRGW3M

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

1min >>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsKqa3ej5sU

Here's the lyrics and where you can download the ringtone for you never

ending bike geeks !!! http://www.lyricsdownload.com/philip-quast-the-pushbike-song- lyrics.html

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 :)

ciao,

ben kamenjas push bikin' (albeit with 3 wheels at first) since '71 Sydney, Australia