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| runtime=1:49 ([[A Few Old Tunes|AFOT]]) <br> 7:51 ([[MHTRTC]]) <br> 7:56 ([[Peel Session]]) <br> 7:27 ([[Live @ Warp10]]) <br> 7:55 ([[All Tomorrow's Parties|ATP]]) <br> 5:07 ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DJ-Kicks:_Kid_Loco DJ-Kicks: Kid Loco])
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| appearson=[[A Few Old Tunes|AFOT]]<br>[[MHTRTC]]<br>[[Peel Session]]<br>[[Live @ Warp10]] <br> [[All Tomorrow's Parties|ATP]]<br>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DJ-Kicks:_Kid_Loco DJ-Kicks: Kid Loco]}}
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[[Happy Cycling]] is the name of two unrelated musical compositions by [[Boards of Canada]]: an earlier piece appearing on [[A Few Old Tunes]], and a later composition which forms the basis of all tracks named [[Happy Cycling]] on [[Boards of Canada]]'s [[Discography|general releases]] and known [[Discography#Live_Bootlegs|live recordings]].  
 
[[Happy Cycling]] is the name of two unrelated musical compositions by [[Boards of Canada]]: an earlier piece appearing on [[A Few Old Tunes]], and a later composition which forms the basis of all tracks named [[Happy Cycling]] on [[Boards of Canada]]'s [[Discography|general releases]] and known [[Discography#Live_Bootlegs|live recordings]].  

Revision as of 23:19, 29 February 2020

Happy Cycling
Running time 1:49 (AFOT)
7:51 (MHTRTC)
7:56 (Peel Session)
7:27 (Live @ Warp10)
7:55 (ATP))
Appears on AFOT
MHTRTC
Peel Session
Live @ Warp10
ATP
Happy Cycling is the name of two unrelated musical compositions by Boards of Canada: an earlier piece appearing on A Few Old Tunes, and a later composition which forms the basis of all tracks named Happy Cycling on Boards of Canada's general releases and known live recordings.

Samples / Lyrics

(Interviewer's voice): "... to tell us about backwards masking ??? and the Electric Light Orchestra. A whole crowd of ... got all ... because they thought that if ... but, when it was hand-spun backwards on a turntable, and it said something like 'Christ is inferno'. Anyway, it was enough to ... cause some problems for ELO and Jeff Lynne in particular."
(Jeff Lynne's voice): "It is absolutely ...don't ask why I said that. It didn't say anything, anything of the sort. And uhm, that was total...in fact, it was a mistake, isn't it. Because anyone who can write a song played forwards and have it say something else backwards has got to be some kind of genius, and that I ain't! I was upset at first by the accusations, you know, but now, but now I would find them funny ... we're totally innocent of all those claims ... and we're all God-fearing chaps!"[4]

Comments

  • A shorter version of the recent one also appears in Kid Loco's DJ-Kicks.
  • [Alex D] - There is an electronic music company called cycling 74, who make MAX/MSP among other things; and it could just possibly be a reference to that.
  • [Mark S] - Many have suspected the title as being a reference to Albert Hofmann's trip on LSD known as Bicycle Day.
  • [Forfy] - The Peel Session version was used in season two, episode twelve of Six Feet Under.

Videos

External Links

References

  1. http://www.twoism.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13680