Thank You For The Music

It has been a while since we did this, isn’t it? Last weekend, though, I took it upon myself to download 800mb of football songs. My life is one constant social merry-go-round, I can tell you. Now, the majority of these songs are terrible, obviously, and they haven’t been tagged properly, so it is taking me a while to work my way through them all (in particular the ones that aren’t in English, which is all of them) and some of them are vile skinhead songs (you know the sort of thing – punky metal things about how great it is to be a white skinhead who loves fighting), but some of them warrant further inspection. I’m not making any excuses for any of these songs. They’re all absolutely appalling. The picture on the left, by the way, appears to be of the Spurs 1972 UEFA Cup winning team. 1. Leeds United Calypso: The Manchester United Calypso has, of course, entered national folklore. That doesn’t mean that it was a good idea for Leeds to have a go at it, too. For one thing, the very concept of a calypso being sung in a thick West Riding accent blows my mind. Secondly, there’s the small issue of the Zappa-esque shouting of “LEEDS LEEDS LEEDS”, out of time with the music, towards the end. Finally, um, there’s the massive casual...

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