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Song played at half time during Saints game

Post by wzevon1951 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:47 pm

Does anyone know the name of the long song played at halftime on Saturday, a big prog rock thing that sounds ominously sub King Crimson? It had a very prominent refrain, that I have been singing ever since....I just hummed it to my friend and he just laughed! We have always been impressed with the heaviosity of some of the songs that crop up sometimes....the Tubes immediately come to mind. Is it recorded anywhere what is played. The song had a bit of lyrical content that I could hear, something about "Craving companionship". Please anyone?

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Re: Song played at half time during Saints game

Post by wzevon1951 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:52 pm

Answer me own question......Van der graaf Generator......Killer!!!!!! phew thank god for that.

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Re: Song played at half time during Saints game

Post by fentiger » Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:55 pm

wzevon, love that handle :smt023

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Re: Song played at half time during Saints game

Post by sapajo » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:13 pm

wzevon1951 wrote:Does anyone know the name of the long song played at halftime on Saturday, a big prog rock thing that sounds ominously sub King Crimson? It had a very prominent refrain, that I have been singing ever since....I just hummed it to my friend and he just laughed! We have always been impressed with the heaviosity of some of the songs that crop up sometimes....the Tubes immediately come to mind. Is it recorded anywhere what is played. The song had a bit of lyrical content that I could hear, something about "Craving companionship". Please anyone?
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Re: Song played at half time during Saints game

Post by wzevon1951 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:38 am

I was so relieved to find out what the song was that it took me about twelve hours to realize what an odd song it is to have played at half time at a Tigers game. It clocks in at nearly eight and a half minutes apart from anything else, and is very odd indeed. It's about fish!! And Peter Hammills Van der Graaf Generator?!! Don't get me wrong I'm not complaining, I think it's wonderful that we don't get a diet of MOR, and that songs like Killer get played. Great song.....can we perhaps have suggestions for Prog rock Half time songs? I would immediately suggest King Crimson, 21st century Schizoid man. Now that would get the juices flowing.
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Re: Song played at half time during Saints game

Post by Dave J » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:29 pm

I remember a midweek match a few years back when I got to the ground early and was treated to the whole 23 minutes of Echoes by Pink Floyd. I think they had a prog rock Tight Five and hadn't bothered to check the song lengths. The looks on some of the stewards faces were priceless.

BTW Killers on Saturday was followed by Tom Sawyer by Rush :smt026
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Re: Song played at half time during Saints game

Post by jgriffin » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:47 pm

Previous lists have included Richard Thompson - some very good stuff gets played!
About VDG Generator - never been a fan of Pete Hamill's whiny voice, saw them live a few times in the early 70s. :smt017
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Re: Song played at half time during Saints game

Post by daktari » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:50 pm

Marillion, This Strange Engine , clocks in at about 14 minutes.
Pink Floyd, Dogs, 17 minutes, can be used for those half times that overrun
Colosseum, Valentyne Suite, about 16 minutes.
ELP, Pirates, 13 and a bit minutes.

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Re: Song played at half time during Saints game

Post by jgriffin » Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:59 pm

I'd rather be subjected to Captain Beefheart than prog-rock!
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Re: Song played at half time during Saints game

Post by Caerlyr Osprey » Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:15 pm

We also got Iron Maiden's 'Can I Play With Madness?' and AC/DC's 'Thunderstuck' before kick-off. Then at half time we got 'Tom Sawyer' by Rush and not for the first time this season either.

To be honest the music was better than the offering on the pitch.
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Re: Song played at half time during Saints game

Post by Rizzo » Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:43 pm

As far as I know you can still send in suggestions for a Tight Five of songs to be played - you used to have to email [email protected] - I subjected my gang to five Bon Jovi songs some years ago :smt003
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Re: Song played at half time during Saints game

Post by wzevon1951 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:40 pm

I'm always surprised that Led Zep don't feature more. How about dazed and Confused, or Kashmir perhaps? Richard Thompson would always be welcome...just booked tickets to see him in March. I would have thought that the RT demographic is parellel to that of Rugby Union.

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Re: Song played at half time during Saints game

Post by jgriffin » Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:43 pm

wzevon1951 wrote:I'm always surprised that Led Zep don't feature more. How about dazed and Confused, or Kashmir perhaps? Richard Thompson would always be welcome...just booked tickets to see him in March. I would have thought that the RT demographic is parellel to that of Rugby Union.
More like the Alma Cogan/Clff Richard demographic looking at some Tigers supporters :smt003
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