Motorcycle Man

Album: Wheels Of Steel (1980)
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  • Running to 3 minutes 56 seconds, the opening track on Saxon's 1980 Wheels Of Steel album is an uptempo group composition which sets the tone for the rest of the album. In the words of Abraham Lincoln, "People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like." >>
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    Alexander Baron - London, England
  • This song is all about speed, with a driving riff written by Saxon guitarist Paul Quinn. When we spoke with lead singer Biff Byford, he explained: "It's a song about the motorcycle attitude. Not many people write songs about motorcycles, so it's all about the attitude and aggression and the speed of the song, really. There aren't too many lyrics on that one."

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