unknown song comments

Date Added: 8/21/2003
Added By: Great Satan
Identified: Yes!   

From Great Satan, 8/21/2003 6:34:27 PM:

This song was played back when negro musicians were heard on CFNY (and no Edge 102 program director--Lenny Kravitz doesn't count!).

The song was electo-poppy, and lyrics simple.

"If you want to ride. Ride the white pony...,
Don't ride the white horse...,Ride the white pony.
If you want to be rich. You've gotta be a bitch."

I'd appreciate not only the ID of the band and song, but what did they mean by "white horse/pony." I've also thought the later might be a reference to heroin and the later to cocaine. "Bitch," would be asexual in the song's context.

From Paul Miceli, 8/21/2003 8:05:37 PM:

This is "White Horse" by the group "Laid back"
I think they were from Denmark.


From Great Satan, 8/21/2003 8:29:39 PM:

Thanks again Paul. You are the Savant!!

From Sam S, 9/5/2003 5:42:20 PM:

There is also a version by the Gap Band which also came our in the late 80's.

From Kevin Moore, 10/26/2003 5:41:34 PM:

I too am looking for that song. Which gap band cd did it appear on? I have a friend in Japan who would like a copy of this song, but all they could give me were the chorus lyrics. I would like to send him a copy of the album that the song comes with, but I've had a hard time trying to find out specifically which album to request. Please, anyone respond.
Sincerely, Kevin Moore
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

From Flawless Look, 11/19/2003 3:29:07 PM:

Sam: I believe that you are mistaken. The Gap Band never recorded 'White Horse'. There have been other groups/artists who've sampled the song - but never a re-release or recording. As Paul Miceli stated (above) the duo that recorded the song was Laid Back. The song was on their 1983 LP 'Keep Smiling'

From mark, 11/22/2003 11:10:07 PM:

It is on NRBQ's new album also.

From Mrfrancesko, 5/21/2004 12:20:39 PM:

Youare mistaken Flawless Look
i have the track "ride the white horse" by gap band
and didn't find the one by laidback
sorry man!!!

From Venerable Donkeychops, 6/11/2004 12:56:16 AM:

It's a good song but!

From odeed, 7/13/2005 11:21:08 PM:

"white horse" is by laidback yall....

From positively right..., 7/19/2005 11:58:41 AM:

I own the single "White Horse" on a 12" called "Sunshine Reggae"
The band is "Laid Back"

From nischt, 9/17/2005 12:48:49 AM:

white horse is originally by "laid back" definitely

From popculturediva, 7/30/2006 6:37:33 PM:

I have a book that lists chart singles and it says:
"Laid Back is a Danish synth-pop duo: Tim Stahl (keyboards) and John Guldbeg (guitar). Highly successful in Europe for three years before their U.S. debut. 'White Horse' charted for 18 weeks, peaking at #26, released 2/2/84"

From christy cole, 9/10/2006 8:36:44 AM:

always wanted this cracking classic!

From the one, 10/20/2008 3:30:43 AM:

white horse means coccaine

From DJIDMix, 1/10/2020 7:01:49 PM:

Laid Back "White Horse" is on the B side from the 12" "Sunshine Reggae" Maxi Single

...No Gap Band

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