Best Known For His Work With
CIRCLES AROUND THE SUN, MAPACHE & CASS MCCOMBS
Shares Video For ARLO GUTHRIE Cover “THE MOTORCYCLE SONG”
Los Angeles-Based Producer & Musician Releases Solo Recording Debut
‘THE MOTORCYCLE SONG EP’
Premiered By BROOKLYNVEGAN
Los Angeles-based producer and multi-instrumentalist Dan Horne has released a video for his cover of Arlo Guthrie‘s “The Motorcycle Song,” premiered via BrooklynVegan (watch/share). The song is the title track off his solo debut recording, ‘The Motorcycle Song EP‘ on which Horne played all of the instruments himself while in quarantine.
Horne had the following to say to BrooklynVegan about the song and video: “I’ve been playing this Arlo Guthrie song for a while and had it all mapped out in my head, so it was an easy fun way to start working on a solo record and why I called the sessions ‘The Motorcycle Song EP.’ To me, it’s a song about escaping the absurdity of reality. I love pickles, don’t have a motorcycle, but put it all together and it makes so much sense. The video is a ride through LA. The timeless pastime of just going to the beach for no reason other than to escape reason. I love movies set in the LA streets like ‘Repo Man,’ ‘Up in Smoke’ and ‘Menace to Society,’ so this is a quick and easy nod to that vibe.”
Dan Horne is best known as the bassist in Circles Around the Sun, Grateful Shred and Jonathan Wilson, as well as a producer and engineer behind celebrated records by Cass McCombs, Mapache and Pacific Range, among others. Along with the renditon of Arlo Guthrie’s “The Motorcycle Song,” Horne offers a cover of “Poor Moon” by Canned Heat, a deep track originally released in 1969 and premiered at Shindig Magazine (listen/share). He also includes two original instrumentals: “Blackjack,” premiered by Petal Motel (listen/share), recalls a rural version of Stereolab hanging with Todd Rundgren, perched atop a mountain, plucking a banjo and exploring the sky, set aloft on the wings of a tripped out Prophet 5 synth, while “Rhythm 55” grooves like a Dillard & Clark backing track buttressed by a steady drum machine, showcasing Dan’s formidable pedal steel skills.