Monday, September 11, 2006

what has happened down here is the winds have changed

song clue: Katrina (pretty easy song)

I've been musing on the song selection in Tiger Stadium before games over the last few weeks. Currently three songs are played over the pa before games: the vile shitfest known as "Evo Devo (Welcome to the Now" by local band The Terms, "Calling Baton Rouge" by Garth Brooks, and "Louisiana Saturday Night" by Alabama.

Now the first song HAS to go, simply cannot stay.

"Calling Baton Rouge" is a pretty bad song... but at the same time it seems to fit for the three minutes it is played in Tiger Stadium. However, for the sake of decent music I say give it the axe.

I actually like the song "Louisiana Saturday Night." I think its key that it doesn't take it self way too seriously like "Calling Baton Rouge" and lacks the smooth sound of Brooks. The lyrics are histerical and fun. I think "Louisiana Saturday Night" deserves to be played in Tiger Stadium.

So if I am kicking out the first two songs then what should replace them? Ideally I'd say that "Rednecks" by Randy Newman would be perfect just for the line "College men at LSU, went in dumb, come out dumb too" but I bet most people would misunderstand the point of the song in general.

Other than that I think the most obvious answer would be "This Time of Year" by Better Than Ezra since it is about travelling to an LSU away game. To be honest with you I don't know why it wouldn't be played.... I guess its not fast enough to fire the crowd up?

If you have any other songs you think would work well in the Tiger Stadium pre-game selection mention them in the comments.


Blogger S said...

good point dude. they'd mistaken newman's words as racism rather than poking fun at racists. or something. agreed with "calling baton rouge" kinda ironic that 'alabama' produces the best friggin joint at the stadium

12:49 AM  
Anonymous TigerSmack said...

Born on the Bayou might be ok if you were trying to stick with songs that make local references, but I don't really see a reason to do that.

The chorus of Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting would be a good student section singalong tune.

I think it's all pretty cliche, personally. I don't see why we need music in the stadium other than what the band plays for us.

7:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*crickets chirping*

7:44 AM  
Blogger Todd Jones said...

if the louisiana saturday night song is the "get down the fiddle and you get down the bow" one, then that's not alabama. it's either mel mcdaniel (about 90% sure on that) or mac davis. unless of course alabama recorded a cover recently that i haven't heard, which is also possible. they did do a suck ass terrible version of sweet home alabama last year.

3:13 PM  
Anonymous TigerSmack said...

It was originally by either Don Williams or Mel McDaniel, I can't tell which came first using Google. It was later recorded by Alabama, which is what they play in Tiger Stadium.

There was also a different song written by Tom T Hall & Jimmy Newman, recorded by Porter Wagoner, with the same title.

6:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On which album of Alabama is Louisiana Saturday Night?

5:45 AM  

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