"Ghost Rider" as written by Alan Vega and Martin Reverby....
Ghost Rider motorcycle hero
Baby baby he's a lookin' so cute
Ridin' around in a blue jump suit

Ghost Rider motorcycle hero
Baby, baby, baby he's a blazin' away
Like the stars, stars, stars in the universe

Ghost Rider motorcycle hero
Baby, baby, baby he's screamin' the truth
America, America's killin' its youth

Hey baby he's screamin' away
America's killin' its youth

Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider


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"Ghost Rider" as written by Martin Reverby Alan Vega

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    General CommentThis song epitomizes American teen angst with a retro-vibe to it. I remember reading a review of this album with the reviewer slamming Suicide for making un-warranted political assertions. Lyrics like "America's killin' its youth" isn't political, nor was it meant to be. I doubt it was meant to be a critique of America so much as it was empathy for the trapped feeling of growing up in a culture where the only way out appears to be rebellion as epitomized by being a biker or part of a biker gang. Compare with The Jesus & Mary Chain's "The Living End," another great song.
    herr_kon December 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentso far I've only heard this and the incredible 10 minute 'Frankie Teardrop'
    but i can easily understand why this duo are considered punk pioneers.
    They don't need to discuss politics, theyre focus isn't nearly so narrow. just the quality of the songs is indictment enough of a rotting system.
    Intense doesn't begin to describe this music, it conjures up what it must've actually feel like to be stuck in some squalid urban hellhole, the walls closing in around you with a needle stuck in your arms & no paycheck.
    The decidecly simple lyrics aren't even a weakness as fas as i can tell; with the pulsing electronics in the background, swelling and swelling to a fever pitch while Vega screeches and hollers, barely containing himself from bursting at the seams, the simple declarations like 'america america/is killing its youth' take on a definitive quality, summing up an age of political turmoil & culture shock.
    Wow.
    Nightmare music
    ive realy heard material so unremittingly dark and troubling.
    We need more of it these days.
    Hungryforalynchinon April 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commentof course i should reserve judgments like this before listening to more
    but still-
    i just felt like i had to comment, as there are shockingly(or not so) few
    Hungryforalynchinon April 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyeah this band is pretty amazing, and I only recently got into them, but to me they are up there with the velvet underground as one of the great American bands. Speaking of the velvet underground, does this songs music remind you of European son at all? like the guitar riff at the beginning of European son is similar to the main riff of this jam
    LikeSisterRaySaidon January 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIsn't this song about Ghost Rider, the marvel comic book antihero (played by Nic Cage)?
    j0nnynonameon September 16, 2014   Link

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