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The Real Story Behind our song “Rollin’ On”

Posted in Great Roads, Music, Our Riding Culture, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on July 14, 2010 by The MeanStreet Riders

In memory of Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda’s ride long ago while filming“Easy Rider” the film that introduced the world to the riding culture we introduce the ballad “Rolling On”.
The song which is also available from our new ITunes Store owes it’s haunting string sound to legendary performer Sam Bush and captures the… souls of the American Indians that existed long ago along the Route 66 route and in the Taos, NM area where Dennis once lived. Many of the lost Americana towns they went through while filming the movie are now gone but not forgotten. The song also captures the realization of how complicated life has become in this confusing world and how riding can clear the mind and cleanse the soul even today.

Route 66

Dennis, Peter and Jack having fun in Easy Rider