ePop026 – Kids on Bikes

COVER ART made by Sean Mahan. Read our illustrator interview with Sean here.

THE BOOKLET is designed by Julia Pax and put together in InDesign by Lisle Mitnik.

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2.Not Quietism
3.A Boy Needs A Bike


Track 1 and 2 written by Sean Mahan/ Kids On Bikes. Track 3  originally performed by Annette Funicello as “A Girl Needs A Boy”, and slightly rewritten by Sean Mahan. All songs performed by Kids On Bikes.


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KIDS ON BIKES is the solo-project of Sean Mahan.

Kids On Bikes is the electronic-surf-folk band from Neptune Beach, Florida that is sweet
on riding bicycles. Sean Mahan writes each song as an introspective adoration to the
many wondrous aspects of getting on a bike. For the past 10 years Kids On Bikes has
been working on the forthcoming record set “77 songs of cycling”, an epic 4 LP
veneration to schwinn stingrays, raleigh collapsibles, and powder blue beach cruisers.



We have encouraged the single-bands to make a cover version of a song they think deserve more attention. Kids on Bikes have chosen to cover “A Girl Needs a Boy”, originally performed by Annette Funicello, and rewritten by Kids On Bikes as “A Boy Needs A Bike”.

Annette Funicello (born October 22, 1942) is an American singer and actress. She was Walt Disney’s most popular cast member of the original Mickey Mouse Club, and went on to appear in a series of beach party films.

Annette had a number of pop record hits in the late 1950s and early 1960s, mostly written by the Sherman Brothers. They were released by Disney’s Buena Vista label. Annette also recorded “It’s Really Love” in 1959, a reworking of an earlier Paul Anka song called “Toot Sweet”; Anka reworked the song for a third time in 1962 as “Johnny’s Theme” and it opened The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson on television for the next three decades.
Funicello announced in 1992 that she suffers from multiple sclerosis, and she opened the Annette Funicello Fund for Neurological Disorders the year after.

You can listen to the original of “A Girl needs A Boy” here: