Though I feel as though I am posting this entire series of old club songs entirely for my brothers amusement….the show must go on. Collingwood’s song is next alphabetically, and my brother is taking the lead vocals on this one. It’s rough and ready but you can sense the passion behind this project.
For those who are new to these recordings, I recently salvaged them from an old cassette tape I found. They were recorded with great haste on an old cassette 4-track machine in the late 90’s. Apologies for the poor quality.
Accompanying these themesongs are my brother’s MS-paint drawings from the late 90’s also, featuring each club’s ‘average supporter.’ Don’t be offended, he has ripped into his own club too.
Thanks to Peter Carr…. younger brother extraordinaire. You can find him on twitter as @carr_pete
So part 3 of this festival of sound sees us move in an alphabetical fashion to the ‘team that never lets you down,’ Carlton. Love them or hate them, it’s a pretty darn good song they possess. When the Bluebaggers have a win and their song blares as you leave the arena defeated, the ‘nah-na-na-na-nah’ essentially serves as a big raspberry blown in your direction. This version does not do it justice, with a poorly played guitar solo by yours truly. Please remember, the ‘theme-songs’ session took place in my brothers and my bedroom using cassette 4-track and took no longer than an hour. The quality is questionable, but that was kind of the idea!
Brother Pete’s series of football caricatures from the same period, the late 90’s, brings us to his Carlton supporter. I think he must have drawn his inspiration from famed Carlton fan, Barb. The Blues have many different type of fan….and this is just one aspect of their follow-ship! Please take no offence!
We now come alphabetically in our ‘mock-punk’ style footy theme songs to Brisbane, but as brother Pete and I were still upset at the Brisbane-Fitzroy “merger”, very fresh in 1997, we opted for Fitzroy’s song instead. I unfortunately took lead vocals on this one…I’m not sure the French would approve!!! And remember, the ‘theme-songs’ session took place in our bedroom using cassette 4-track and took no longer than an hour. The quality is questionable, but that was kind of the idea!
Here is Pete’s ‘typical’ Brisbane supporter from around the same period of the late 1990’s, done in MSPaint. You can imagine this fellow either on the hill at the Gabba or in the old Lions social club. He obviously has no affiliation with Fitzroy, and clearly has sunk many a XXXX! Go Bears!
My brother (@carr_pete on twitter) and I spent much of the 90’s playing music and watching football, so what better way to combine the two than record the footy theme songs…in mock ‘punk’ style! The sweaty 1997 recording session took place in our bedroom using cassette 4-track and took no longer than an hour. The quality is questionable, but that was kind of the idea! As you’ll hear…we just guessed any words we didn’t know. The pre-pubescent voice is my younger brothers. And I’ll kick this series off in alphabetical fashion, with Adelaide’s song.
Included is a series of pics my brother Pete did in MSpaint at the time of a typical fan from each club. Take no offence…please!
Here is the intro music to “The Recovery Session” footy podcast compiled by me and the guys. You can find our work here – itunes- http://itun.es/iBc3NK #iTunes
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