(also known as biker punk)
It does not matter how you lived, but how you die …
How it sounds
Like the roar of a chopper warming up in a desert, with the wind blowing… No, no, it does not sound like that.
Although as an effect the sound of the chopper is widely used and not only in this genre.
It is basically a mixture of punk rock, heavy metal, rock and roll, and blues.
Why listen to it
But because rock/metal is connected to the machines from its genuflections.
Beyond that, however, “hymns” have been written by several bands of the genre
For more inexperienced ears it sounds outdated and too simplistic.
Where we meet it
USA. and the United Kingdom
When did it start
Late ’70s to early’ 80s
Who are the pioneers
But of course, the Motörhead!
In essence, their leader Lemmy identified punk rock and heavy metal with machine culture.
Although bands such as Thin Lizzy, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Grateful Dead and Steppenwolf, have honored motorcycles to the fullest.
With the last one, writing the absolute hymns of the motorcyclists!
You have to listen
The Almighty, Orange Goblin, Black Label Society, Black Moth, Plasmatics, Anti-Nowhere League, Girlschool
Days of glory
Mostly in the 80’s, although they still have a fanatical audience to this day.
The identification of the species with communities of motorists, which have nothing to do with legality, but are also “friendly” to racist organizations.
What is it confused with
With classic heavy metal, stoner, and more rarely with punk
How do you describe it to an irrelevant
Like Born to Be Wild, but a little heavier and sluggish…