Monday, 19 March 2012
"TRIBUTE TO MERT LAWWILL" - FEATURING 'SEARCH AND DESTROY' BY THE STOOGES . . . . A SHTONKIN COMPILATION ON THE AMA LEGEND AND MANY OF HIS CONTEMPORARIES PUT TOGETHER BY "ELJEFE.MC" . . . . WHOEVER YOU ARE, I LOVE YOUR WORK . . . . TOPNOTCH FOOTAGE OF A TOPNOTCH RIDER WITH A TOPNOTCH SOUNDTRACK . . . . THREE OUTTA THREE, WHAT'S NOT TO LIKE ABOUT THAT SHIT ????
ALWAYS HAD A WOODY FOR FLAT TRACKIN YANKEE STYLE AND IT'S VERY MUCH DOWN TO GUYS LIKE LAWWILL, ROMERO, ALDANA, BRELSFORD AND COMPANY IN, YEAH, YOU GUESSED IT, THAT PERENNIAL FAVE AND WORLD WIDE FONT OF TWO WHEELED RACING INSPIRATION FOR MY GENERATION, "ON ANY SUNDAY" . . . . .
Prior to that, as a young'n, speedway was the only roundy round gig I really knew of down here in the Antipodes, a la Great Britain, Europe, Un Zud et al, however, by the time my little ten year old legs walked me out of the cinema that day after having seen Bruce Brown's magnum opus on two wheels, I was hooked . . . . how the fuck could you not be ????
Dirty great Seppo vee twins and Pommy parallel twins going hell for leather in dirt circles, no brakes, steel strap on, one footed dance pumps, spending more time sideways than upright and with stacks of super tight, elbow to elbow racing, immaculate, micro-second throttle control . . . . if you reckon you're into bikes and you don't get a serious boner watching this caper . . . . you're not really 'that into it' after all I figure . . . .
Enough dribbling from me . . . . get into this wicked tribute to one of the deadset legends of the art of dirt circle work, the masterfully magical, Mert Lawwill astride Milwaulkee's magnificent XR750 as he battles it out with many of the biggest names in the saddle at this point in time . . . . and enjoy the delightfully dulcet tones of Mr Osterthingy and The Stooges at no extra cost . . . giddy up !!!!
***** My thanks to "eljefeMC" for the outstanding assembly job . . . . diggin it brother !!!