Biker Like an Icon

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"Biker Like an Icon"
Biker like an icon cd.jpg
Single by Paul McCartney
from the album Off the Ground
Released8 November 1993
Format7" single, CD single
GenreRock
LabelParlophone
Songwriter(s)Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney singles chronology
"Off the Ground"
(1993)
"Biker Like an Icon"
(1993)
"Transpiritual Stomp"
(1993)

"Biker Like an Icon" is a song by Paul McCartney from his 1993 album Off the Ground. It was released as 7" and CD singles.

History[edit]

Commenting this song, Paul McCartney stated that the line "Biker like an icon" came from a conversation about photo cameras with his wife Linda McCartney. The phrase "I like a Leica" became "I like a Nikon" and the lyrics were built around that line with a story of a girl loving a biker like an icon. The song reached number 62 in Germany.

Music Video[edit]

The music video for the song first aired on MTV's First Look television show.[1] The clip was repeated the following day.[1]

B-sides[edit]

Live version of the song "Biker Like an Icon" is taken from Paul is Live album. The songs "Things We Said Today" and "Midnight Special" were recorded live at the MTV Unplugged in 1991 but not included on McCartney's Unplugged (The Official Bootleg) live album.

Track listing[edit]

7" single, CD single version 1
  1. "Biker Like an Icon"
  2. "Things We Said Today"
CD single version 2
  1. "Biker Like an Icon"
  2. "Biker Like an Icon" (live)
CD single version 3
  1. "Biker Like an Icon"
  2. "Midnight Special"
  3. "Things We Said Today"
  4. "Biker Like an Icon" (live)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Miles, Barry; Badman, Keith, eds. (2001). The Beatles Diary After the Break-Up: 1970-2001 (reprint ed.). London: Music Sales Group. ISBN 9780711983076.