Are there any truly great sports team theme songs? I mean, the Cubs have this horrible thing called Go, Cubs, Go. Why? When the better song about the Cubs is Eddie Vedder's All the Way. There are stupid fan written songs about just about every team. But any good songs about sports teams?
The Autmun Wind is a Raider... Maybe?
I am throwing my hat in the ring!
The above (here is a link in case it won't stream), entitled "Year of the Ring," is my tribute to our Oakland A's (special thanks Don Marquez for the pictures). Some background:
I wrote this song 8 years ago. I can remember the specific moment I picked up my guitar. It was Game 5 of the ALDS between the A's and Twins and I grabbed my trusted tool of songwriting about 5 seconds after Mark Ellis hit a 3 run dong to make it seem like the A's could pull off the extra inning comeback and end the first round exits!
It was, maybe, 5 more minutes before I was strumming the chords of consolation. Humming the hymn of hubris. Cursing the name of Ray Durham for popping out!
And this song above, it came forth from my desperate soul.
A few things... I'd like to make a better video and recording. I consider both the recording and the "video" to be demos. If you have a talent for video production or playing/recording music and want to make something better than this, please email me! I am all for collaborating. Especially with other A's fans on this particular song.