Dobba - Guitar, Vocals
Norbert - Bass & Vocals
With "The Abandoned Motorbike Thieves" the Fingolstones produced their most "folksy" song yet. Like all good folk songs it tells a story and has a moral to it as well. In this case unless you're Nicholas Cage in "Gone In 60 Seconds" forget auto crime, it aint for you.
The story in this song is a true one that involved Norberts brother Scott and his two bessie mates Pete Mellors (brother of AHC member Karen)and Mark Ambidge. One day they were out together, bored and with nothing to do when they came across a seemingly abandoned motorcycle. Hmm they thought, a seemingly abandoned motorcycle, what shall we do. Not being overly blessed in the brains dept they decided to try and start it. As they were only young lads at the time (14yrs ish) they had no idea how to actually go about hot wiring it so they decided that if they threw bricks at it hard enough and for long enough then the bike would start. Obviously it didn't and whilst engaged in these actions they were caught by the fuzz (not literally) and banged up in Chokey. The Coppers upon realising that they were not dealing with the Kray brothers let them off with a warning.
The tune is a simple folksy melody written by Dobba who also provides lead vocals. Norbert plays Bass Guitar (ie an old guitar with only the thick string at the top working, as on Walking Through Birdholme) and he also sings harmonies (sort of) on the chorus.
"Ruthless" Scott as he is today.
And here he is in his thieving days.