4x4 Big Trucks
Truck song of truck songs, "Holocaust Harry's Hotpipe". The tune ignores the gas crunch and wallows is the
notion of big powerful monsters beyond whatever the non-custom rigs can do.
"Well I used to drive those regular trucks
before I built this rig
Back in the days when I was broke
Before I made it big
When I sucked dust behind Volvos
And ate it behind vans
Men with Fords and GMCs and even panel vans
When 30,000 kilos was considered a big load
Back in the days when 18 wheelers
were the King Kongs of the road
well that's when I won the Lotto, folks
and achieved my hearts desire,
and I built this big jet powered truck
and put her out for hire.
In the song, the man talks about 2,000 horse power, 3 transmissions and a computerized gear shift to manage it
all. It's funny and bouncy and probably a secret dream of every trucker.
A down to earth singer and songwriter, Cyril May and his musical cohort Jack McDonald make having a supertruck
like described in this song sound like a really nifty idea.
"Holocaust Harry's Hotpipe" is only one of the great songs on Cyril May and Jack McDonald's CD "Off The Beaten
Track". Listen to samples of their tunes on the web site:
www.cyrilmay.com. For more information contact via postal mail at 266 Orizaba, Long Beach,
CA 90803; 562/433-0734 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Freelance Writer in Ashland, Oregon