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  • "Hell on Wheel" - A song about extreme unicycling

    First off, I am not a unicyclist. I am a songwriter who was tasked with writing a song about Xtreme unicycling. I just figured that you folks might enjoy it. I'm not trying to spam your forum either. I just figured that this song about unicycling might be of some interest to you.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mN5X6kdScFA"]YouTube - ‪Hell on Wheel‬‏[/ame]

    Do it on the pavement
    We're doin' it in the road
    We give it all up...to p-p-put on a show

    In it for the glory
    In it for the win
    Using my free time...to g-g-go for a spin

    We are hell on wheel! X3
    Hell on wheel!


    Gettin' a workout
    Havin' fun
    Refining my skills, a-a-out in the sun

    Hoppin' up on a park bench
    Hoppin' up and down the stairs
    When it comes to wheels we, d-d-don't need a pair


    We are hell on wheel! X3
    Hell on wheel!

    One chance
    One deal
    One life
    One wheel
    x4

    We are hell on wheel! X3
    Hell on wheel!

  • #2
    Who tasked you, who performs?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by kamikaze View Post
      Who tasked you, who performs?
      I fellow on a local (Columbus, OH) music forum, who knows that I like to write goofy songs about whatever comes to mind, challenged me to write a song about Xtreme Unicycling. I took up the challenge, and made this in less than a day. And it is me, Billy Cool and the Whips, who performed the music and sang.

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      • #4
        I love it!

        Thanks for sharing it with us here.

        I like how it doesn't hit you over the head that it's about a unicycle. It's like reading a novel where in the beginning, you have no idea what's going on, then after a few pages or chapters, everything starts to come together and make sense. If the word 'wheel' in the singular doesn't catch the casual listener's attention, then he will fully get the fact that the song is about a unicycle when he hears my favorite line, "When it comes to wheels we d-d-don't need a pair" (I may have to use that line the next time someone makes the standard unicycle joke -- "where's your other wheel?").

        Good music, too. You guys are really good. I checked out some of your other stuff -- once you actually told us who you were. Thanks for not "spamming" our forum with self-promotion. But hey! There's nothing stopping me from giving you my thumbs up and recommending that others check out more of your music.

        By the way, this makes two unicycle songs that I know of. Our beloved unicyclist and friend and all-around super-talented and awesome guy Dogbowl (a.k.a. Steve Tunney) also wrote a song about unicycling. It's called "On a One-Wheel" (click the link on that page to hear the full song). He learned to unicycle and fell in love with the sport. His experiences inspired the song he wrote.

        You said you are not a unicyclist. May I append the word "yet" to that sentence? You should give it a try some day. Thanks again for the cool song and for sharing here.

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        • #5
          Honestly, I like Thrustin's Rock better.

          There's so much potential in unicycling for a musician. Imagine a musical manifesto for each style. Freestyle, Street, Trial, Muni, XC, ...

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          • #6
            I checked out Dogbowl's song. Pretty cool. It's what the Beach Boys would have done, if they were into unicycles, instead of fast cars.

            Thanks fo the kind words, and the reccomendation. However, if you are going to venture off and look for more Billy Cool an the Whips songs, be careful because most of them are NSFW! Just sayin'...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Thrustin View Post
              most of them are NSFW!
              Oops! Thanks. I neglected to mention that (it crossed my mind then I promptly forgot). We are indeed a family-friendly forum. NSFW! (I had to look it up, lol)

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              • #8
                Great song! Is there a way we can get this in .mp3 format or similar, to add to our tiny "unicycle music" collections?
                John Foss
                www.unicycling.com

                "Who is going to argue with a mom who can ride a unicycle?" -- Forums member "HiMo"

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                • #9
                  Like it a lot!!!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by uni57 View Post
                    I love it!

                    Thanks for sharing it with us here.


                    By the way, this makes two unicycle songs that I know of. Our beloved unicyclist and friend and all-around super-talented and awesome guy Dogbowl (a.k.a. Steve Tunney) also wrote a song about unicycling. It's called "On a One-Wheel" (click the link on that page to hear the full song). He learned to unicycle and fell in love with the sport. His experiences inspired the song he wrote.
                    Since it hasn't been mentioned, Kevin Alexander Smith's 'Unicycle Rap' is quite brilliant too. I saw it on Youtube some time ago.
                    "If something is too hard to do, then it's not worth doing. You just stick that guitar in the closet next to your shortwave radio, your karate outfit and your unicycle and we'll go inside and watch TV."
                    Homer Simpson
                    Haven't got the karate suit

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by krjames View Post
                      Since it hasn't been mentioned, Kevin Alexander Smith's 'Unicycle Rap' is quite brilliant too. I saw it on Youtube some time ago.
                      I just checked out Kevin's rap. Pretty funny stuff. I like how he says that he doesn't want to hear the circus song. Do people really sing the circus song at you when you ride around?

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                      • #12
                        You're right the video is really funny, but Thrustin's music is more to my taste.

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                        • #13
                          people sing the circus song all the time
                          Roses are red, violets are blue, may I procreate with you so I can ride a g32!! - Alan hogan

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by knoxuni View Post
                            people sing the circus song all the time
                            Hahaha!!! I'm singing it right now!

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                            • #15
                              You, you ... fiend!

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