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“While both art forms embody the spirit of rebellion and freedom, there haven't been many popular songs with motorcycling as a direct subject matter. Instead, songs like Steppenwolf's "Born To Be Wild" encapsulate the feeling of riding a motorcycle, without bikes being mentioned. MeanStreet Riders, a group of musicians/singers/motorcyclists, are out to change all that”
“All I can say is they Riders are awesome! Kinda a country rock band which is just my kind of music. Their music reminded me of the Eagles or Marshall Tucker which are two of my favorite bands I grew up listening. I put the cd in my cd player that I listen to in my office and have been listening to it over and over. I love it!”
“The Walton Sun News 4 the front page Sunday News The response so far to the Riders has been tremendous. Within weeks of setting up a Facebook page last year, even with no music, its fans numbered in the thousands. Today, with accessible music on the page, its fans are up to 40,000 in 83 countries. A translator was added to the site to allow for many non-English speaking fans and 43,000 have now signed up to be on the e-mail list.”
“Move over John Kay, The Meanstreet Riders are riding in like rolling thunder. Not since Steppenwolf and "Born to be Wild" has a band captured the very essence of what being a biker is all about. Their debut album, "High on the Hog", set for a July 2011 release, combines Classic southern Rock , a touch of country and lyrics that speak to heart and soul of everyone who lives to ride. From the first note of High On the Hog, I was hooked. Every cut of this Album just drugged me in deeper. Closing my eyes, I could smell leather and exhaust, feel the vibrations of a Harley and the wind of a good ride. I had to know more about this band. ”
“ll the songs are about riding. The MeanStreet Riders are all riders. They write about riding. They sing about riding. If you ride you’ll connect to this music. If you dream about riding you’ll connect. Once you hear this music you’ll know these guys have the same thoughts and reasons as to why they ride that you do.Personally I appreciate the fact that you can understand the words to their songs. The music is crisp and clear. These guys are some good pickers. Song titles like “High on the Hog”, “Kiss it all Goodbye”, “I’ve Had a Good Ride” and “Souls of Chrome” can only come from time spent riding. Some of the songs are about places I’ve been to. “129″ is about the infamous Tail of the Dragon down at Deal’s Gap. This stretch of highway is known the world over. Some of the songs are about places that are on my to do list such as Sturgis and the Badlands”
“As a biker myself I like the idea of a band made up of bikers. I know there are others out there, but I like the overall presence of the band. They don’t seem like a bunch of “I’m a bad ass, hard drinking, grungy, guitar squealing musician/biker/artist/overall cooler than the average person” kind of guys. Although I’ve never met them, their info doesn’t come across that way. Sturgis and other rallies are full of those bands (whose only appeal appears to be that they can get drunk and impress people on stage at 2am when everyone else is drunk.) The term “artist” doesn’t come to mind when I see those bands.”
“Another great review from Cycle Matters Magazines who says The Riders are Creative and engaging! That’s how we experienced High On The Hog, the debut album by the MeanStreet Riders rock music group. High on the Hog is music for dreaming about future adventures, rolling down the highway, and destinations. High on the Hog is ten tracts and approximately 43 minutes of music that resonates with one’s cerebral capacity for memories of things past and visions of things to come...on a motorcycle!”
“The Riders are also getting another thumbs up from The Biker Hotline magazine The worlds largest online magazine for Bikers. Jack Lawford the magazines editor says its "Foot Stompin and it's an album that once it goes in your CD player, it ain’t coming back out any time soon!" and "Guaranteed to have your feet keepin’ the beat with a number of the songs, especially “I’ve Had a Good Ride”, where the lyrics reflect many things bikers hold as a God-given right including the freedom to ride the open road in the company of their brothers."”
“Country-Rock/Americana band Mean Street Riders are gaining National attention for their strong instrumentations and lyrics pertaining to the story of culture and motorcyclists and their freedom while enjoying “love of the open road”. Similar to the sounds of The Eagles, Mean Street Riders are offering a unique approach to their music by singing lyrics on a wide range of topics including camaraderie and freedom. With songs such as “High On The Hog” and “I’ve Had A Good Ride”, the musicians of Mean Street Riders are gaining momentum throughout the Country, as many listeners are enthused with the band’s musical talents and devotion to life, liberty, and freedom.”
"Southern Rock Done Right" is the word from the awesome motorcycle magazine The Iron Works on the debut MSR album!
“The Meanstreet Riders first press reviews of their debut album are starting to come in. The latest is from Motorbiker Magazine in Normandy France.They also continue to gather fans and are headed to 25,000 on their facebook fanpage.www.facebook.com/MeanStreetRiders”