||Hard Day's Ride
The Bruce Blues Band
1. Bike Flipper 2:53 <play>
2. One More Bike 4:36 <play>
3. Fresh Newbie 3:30 <play>
4. Cheat Grass 5:25 <play>
5. I Wanna Steal Your Bike 2:30 <play>
6. Riding Bikes is My Solution 3:40 <play>
7. Papa's Got a Brand New Bike 2:52 <play>
8. The Bikes They Are a'Changin 3:30 <play>
9. A Hard Day's Ride 2:44 <play>
10. Here I Bike Again 4:20 <play>
11. You Sold My Bike 4:20 <play>
12. The Lap <play>
13. Can't Buy a Bike 2:08 <play>
14. Up The Downhill Trail 4:52 <play>
Hard Day's Ride
This CD is my 5th. The song mix honors the roots of rock 'n roll. It has
eleven of the usual song parodies, plus three original compositions (Cheat
Grass, You Sold My Bike, and Up The Downhill Trail). You'll note there are
four early-Beatles parodies and some Dylan. Keyboard work is a little more
prominent here than in my last CD. For "One More Bike" I use
only keyboard and bass until the final passage, when I couldn't resist
having some lead guitar play us out. I think you'll like this one.
How to get the tunes!
1. Donate to a participating group and get a real CD in a
bi-fold jacket. Listen to these songs in high-quality surround-sound! (Are
you part of a group -- such as a school race team or trail foundation --
that could use the CD as a fund-raiser? Contact Bruce directly. Go to the
top right corner of this web page and click Contact/Editor.)
2. Download the album as a ZIP file in MP3 format (60 MB). Lesser
quality, of course, but it's free and ready to drop into your phone or
iPod. Download the "Hard Day's Ride" CD as zip file in mp3 format
3. Pick individual songs by listening to them on-line, then
download only those you want.
Go back to the main
"Goodies" options page.
||Information for fundraisers!
There are seven CDs available. "Bad Biking" has 12 original songs
by Bruce, while "RE: cycle", "Bike Problem", "Hero on the Pedals", "Hard Day's Ride"
and "Born To Ride"
have 14 songs -- mostly recycled versions of golden oldie favorites with
an occasional original. "Fat"
has 15 songs. The CDs are professionally produced and packaged in a bi-fold jacket with a
semi-flexible disc-mounting station made of recycled plastic. The bi-fold
comes in a protective outer clear plastic sleeve. Contact Bruce
directly to get your CDs.
Collecting your donations
That's up to you. We don't specify a "price" for the CD. You can set a
donation amount per CD, or leave it open-ended, or use them as raffle
prizes, or whatever. The back of the CD jacket has the ISBN barcode for the product, so the CD
can be rung up in bike shops as a sale. (Expect the bike shop to deduct
its transaction and handling costs.)
Please plan to reimburse Bruce for the production cost of the CDs
you distribute. As of January 2019, this cost is $2 per CD. For
select cases (such as trails where Bruce rides), he will donate a few CDs
to get you started. Contact Bruce via the link for "Editor" in
the page heading above.
Custom art work
The CD and its jacket can be customized with your trail foundation's logo
and other information. This requires a minimum order of 100 CDs with
payment up-front, and
will have a delivery time of around 3 to 4 weeks.
||Not that anyone cares:
Bruce Argyle started as a singer and finger-picking rhythm
guitarist in his teens, doing mostly folk rock and ballads.
After not becoming a star, he switched to bass guitar and harmony vocals
-- which paid for college, medical school, a wedding and a first kid.
the guitar gathered dust in the closet for 40 years while Bruce was a
respectable citizen with a job. Now, although the
voice is shot and the fingers are clumsy, the "rock star" is
back on stage.
Bruce does all the parts for these songs. Vocals, harmony, bass,
rhythm, lead guitar, and percussion. He records the tracks in his basement
and acts as his own sound engineer for the mix. He works on a song until
he gets bored, which doesn't take long, then he calls the tune
"done" even if it's still a little raw. But the songs are free,
and they're not absolutely horrible.