A couple hours left for a Vespa Video Vednesday, so here’s a quickie musical Interlude with scooters: The Spades (featuring Roky Erickson) doing We Sell Soul, featuring a nice slideshow of mod scooters. No one could be less mod than Roky Erickson, but it works. I’m DJing at Slaughterhouse, maybe this song will get me […]
Gene Simmons of the rock band Kiss is notorious for licensing the bands’ image to anyone who’ll pay for it, so it comes as no surprise that you can now ride a Kiss scooter. The Crossrunner Kiss Celebrity Collectors Edition scooter appears to be just another Chinese Honda Joker knockoff with Kiss graphics. It was […]
Ocean Colour Scene’s Steve Craddock is unloading two custom Lambrettas. Craddock claims he’s just too busy to ride, but anyone with a Lambretta fixation can tell you, you don’t sell a Lambretta unless you need the cash. Especially a surprisingly tastefully done Lambretta, that’s been on the cover of Scootering magazine twice (your editor looks […]
The Garrison, fronted by scooter racing legend and all-around good guy Scott Smallwood, plays Friday night at The Rockbox in Chicago, opening for The Bomb, fronted by Jeff Pezzati of Naked Raygun fame.
Last week’s Vespa Vednesday VIdeo was David Bowie’s “Absolute Beginners”, the title track from the Julien Temple film. This week’s video also features Bowie, but this time it’s a clip from the film itself: Artist: David Bowie Song: “That’s Motivation” Album: Absolute Beginners film soundtrack (1986) Scooter(s): Vespa GS Scooter content: 20 seconds Jump to […]
Did we just post two videos? and did we just miss two weeks of Vespa Video Vednesday? Never fear, we didn’t forget you. Today we have another clip from David’s list that just so happens to be one of my favorite songs: Artist: David Bowie Song: “Absolute Beginners” Album: Absolute Beginners film soundtrack (1986) Scooter(s): […]
The international entertainment “press” already used up all the obvious Quadrophenia references and mobility scooter/moped jokes, so here it is, without any added cleverness: Pete Townshend has a Vespa S 50 and he apparently parks it inside his house. Happy?
Here’s a video recap of “The Vespa Experiment,” a Pacific-coast tour by three musicians on Vespa scooters. One of the musicans, Amber Rubarth sums it up: I feel like this whole tour was all about getting to the core of life and purity and innocence. And, just getting back to the musical part and not […]
Madness’ awesome TV commercials for the Honda City, The City was a compact hatchback with a matching folding scooter that tucked into the back, a concept that deserves to be revisited with the Fit. The jingle was later reworked as the “In the City” single, and “Honda Honda Honda” was replaced with “Doomba Doomba Doomba.” […]
Flickr set of Vintage UK Sound System posters and flyers from the ’70s and early ’80s. Awesome! (Via my day job.)
Rancid: A little ska, a lot of punk, almost cartoonish machismo, it’s no wonder they’re a scooterist favorite. And it doesn’t hurt that their videos are loaded with scooters. Welcome to a triple-play Vespa Video Vednesday. Artist: Rancid Song: “Salvation” Album: Let’s Go (1994) Scooter(s): Several vintage Vespas and Lambrettas Scooter content: about 15 seconds […]
Vespa Video Vednesday is back, on an actual Vednesday! Here’s a good one that I think ten people sent me two years ago when it was new and I never even watched until I saw it on David Smith’s master list that inspired this enterprise: Artist: JDiggz Song: “Make It Hot” Album: Memoirs of a […]
So we’re back with the second installment of Vespa Video Vednesday, only a couple days late, and this time we’ll choose a video at random from David Smith’s list… Ah, crap, not this one… Band: Third Eye Blind Song: “Semi-Charmed Life” Album: Third Eye Blind (1997) Scooter(s): Many vintage Vespas and Lambrettas Scooter content: 30-40 […]
Every few years, our old friend David Smith, a Chicagoan living in Japan, gets in touch, and it’s always something good. This time he sent me a list of about 100 music videos featuring scooters. Some are obvious, and some are obscure, even in Japan. Some feature dozens of scooters throughout the video, some just […]
Matt and I keep finding videos for old favorite bands and songs that we didn’t even know had videos. And the Halo Benders’ (Calvin from Beat Happening and Doug from Built to Spill) “Don’t Touch my Bikini” even has a moped in it, so I have an excuse to post it here! I ♥ K, […]