||Hero on the Pedals
The Bruce Blues Band
1. What a Wonderful Trail 3:51
2. Talkin Bout My Spandex Bike Shorts 3:30
3. Road Bike Hero 4:15 <play>
4. Sweet Home ala Moab 4:39 <play>
5. Every Biker Hurts 4:49 <play>
6. Joy to the World 3:30 <play>
7. Something in the Trail 3:20 <play>
8. Bike Trail from Hell 3:31 <play>
9. E-bike Hero 3:29 <play>
10. Ride Like the Wind 3:52 <play>
11. Smoke on the Rotor 3:41 <play>
12. Heartbreak Race 3:21 <play>
13. Break the Chain 3:54 <play>
14. Mr Jones 4:24 <play>
The songs on this CD are recycled tunes with lyrics by Bruce
Hero on the Pedals
This CD was my 4th, and could be considered a "breakout" album.
I was picking songs that challenged my vocal range, my lead guitarist
chops, and my limited keyboard ability. It was while recording these songs
that I bought an electric keyboard, which I put to use in songs such as
"What a Wonderful Trail" and "Joy to the World." Only
two of these songs are things I'd done before during my music career. For
example, I sang lead vocal on the song "Joy to the World" with
the group Oak Harbor in the 70s, making the hearts of young girls
pitter-patter. This was a fun CD to record.
How to get the tunes!
1. Donate to a participating group and get a real CD in a
bi-fold jacket. Listen to perverted versions of Golden Oldie 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? Or as a raffle prize at your
trailwork day or fundraising event? 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 (around 60 MB
download). Lesser sound
quality, of course, but it's free and ready to drop into your phone or
iPod. Then please consider a donation to your favorite trail group. Download
"Hero on the Pedals" 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 does all the parts for these songs: vocals, harmony, bass,
rhythm, lead guitar, keyboard, and percussion. He records the tracks in his basement
studio and acts as his own sound engineer for the mix.
Bruce 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. So don't expect perfect
Bruce started his music career as a finger-picking singer-guitarist, doing mostly folk rock and ballads.
After not becoming a star, he switched to bass guitar and harmony vocals
-- and earned enough to pay for college, medical school, a wedding and a first kid.
Then Bruce became a
respectable citizen with a job. So the Gibson Ripper bass guitar sat in the closet for 40 years
Now, although the
voice is shot and the fingers are clumsy, the old "rock star" is
back on stage.