Man on My Bicycle (Track 1)

This is from an album we recorded a long time ago, which few people have ever heard. We were never signed, never really pursued that. We went into a recording studio and recorded this for ourselves. I think it’s about time someone else heard it. I would love to re-record this entire album with modern equipment.

Here’s track one: Colours.mp3 which was voted best demo of the month when we sent it to a local music magazine and was voted best demo by a panel of judges on a local radio station.

Although given away free, all music is copyrighted to Man on my Bicycle 1992 2008 Licensed for personal use only.

Album Artwork

More tracks –

Track 2 (Kickstart)

Free Album: Man on My Bicycle (Track 3)

(rest of tracks coming soon)

Jailbreak

Here’s a song by my cousin Mick Brears and myself & Bri. He plays guitar and sings as well as programming all the percussion. My mate Bri Littlehales also plays guitar and I play the bass. It’s just a rough demo but sounds OK to me.

I’ve got loads of songs that no one’s heard. Are they any good? Jailbreak – by Mick Andy and Bri (mp3)

Don’t You Know About That Girl? by Tension

Another old song from the first Sheffield band I was in called tension. This is one of my favourites. I particularly love the words which are about a boyfriend jealously warning another guy (who’s been eyeing his girlfriend up all night) to leave off.

His words are more boastful and arrogant than angry or threatening and I love the irony that if he really believed the words he was saying, there would be absolutely no need to say them.

In my opinion this song is a top quality pop song, skilfully written, which tragically, few have heard (so far).

Don’t You Know About That Girl? by Tension.mp3 Copyright Tension 1983 2008

Lyrics (Copyright Paddy Wilkinson 1983 2008)

Hey you, what’s on your mind? I can see do you think I’m blind?
Now you’ve been watching that girl all night long
Well it shows, what you’re thinking or is it just the beer your drinking?
It’s plain to see that look in your eye
Come a little closer, a word in your ear

Don’t you know about that girl?
She’s got something special – she’s not the hurting kind.
Well don’t you know about that girl?
Haven’t you heard?
Haven’t you heard she’s mine?
She’s mine

Well I know she looks all right – the way she wears her clothes so tight
Now you’ve been hoping to get to know her tonight
You followed her across the floor, hoping for something more
Than just a dance – a take a chance oh ho
Let me pass, some information to you

Don’t you know about that girl?
She’s got something special – she’s not the hurting kind.
Well don’t you know about that girl?
Haven’t you heard?
Haven’t you heard she’s mine?
She’s mine

I’m sorry friend, it’s got to end
Your gonna have to turn your attention to another girl
This one I can trust and pretty soon she must be back with me to take her home

Well don’t you know about that girl?
She’s got something special – she’s not the hurting kind.
Well don’t you know about that girl?
Haven’t you heard?
Haven’t you heard she’s mine?
She’s mine

Well don’t you know about that girl?
She’s got something special – she’s not the hurting kind.
Well don’t you know about that girl?
Haven’t you heard?
Haven’t you heard she’s mine?
She’s mine
She’s mine
She’s mine

Well she’s mine (she’s mine)
Well she’s mine (she’s mine)
So get off (she’s mine)
Cos she’s mine

Don’t You Know About That Girl? by Tension.mp3 Copyright Tension 1983 2008

Not Another Love Song by Tension

I’m very proud of the first band I was in. It was the 1980s and we were called Tension. The band later changed its name to The Popups which I wasn’t keen on. Although we all had our input and helped develop the songs they were all written by Paddy Wilkinson who I rate as a great pop song writer and undiscovered talent.

We had a time when we were very popular with the local Sheffield Radio stations but failed to capitalise on it. Radio Hallam and Radio Sheffield both had us into their studios to record sessions which were played on the radio. Radio Hallam even paid us. We also recorded an embarrassing radio interview for Radio Sheffield.

Radio Hallam in particular seemed to really like us and they played our songs for many months. Beverly Chubb was in charge of music at Radio Hallam and she really liked us as did DJ Dave Kilner who even came to see us live. Another Radio Hallam DJ called Brian Westlake was seriously into us and played our songs a lot saying very complimentary things indeed.

Unfortunately we have no good quality recordings of Tension but there are some half-decent ones. However, I feel the quality of the songs themselves still hold up today and believe if they were re-recorded or even played live by a band today, people would really like them.

Here’s a recording of one of our catchiest songs although they were all very catchy pop songs –

Not Another Love Song by Tension.mp3 Copyright 1983 2008