So, I've had the idea for a while to throw together a long playlist of songs that could/should be played at Beaver Stadium. I do this only because, at this point, blaring music over the speakers rather than letting the Blue Band do their thing is just a reality we have to live with. If I have to live with it, at least it can be good, or at least not repetitive- if I have to hear "Song #2" 8,000 times a game again, I may turn homicidal.
A few notes before starting:
-Any song included here can be used by the PA system OR the Blue Band, I really don't care which.
-If you can destroy this blog by having too many hyperlinks, I very well might- I'm going to link to any videos of the mentioned songs, in case you don't know the songs/would like a nice day of youtubing music.
-I'm breaking the songs into categories, just to make sure my point in including the songs is somewhat obvious...being that if I explained each song, it may take years to read this.
-I'm not including songs that they already play. Because they already play them, you see.
-I realize we've already got one FanPost devoted to this, but I was half done...Sorry for overloading on the music, Mike/RUTS/Kevin
Things for Pre-Game
"Welcome Home" by Coheed and Cambria; "Man in the Box" by Alice in Chains; "Killer Tofu" by The Beets (why the hell not?); "Luno" by Bloc Party (also, the remix might be better, and the Youtube of it kinda sucks); "The Game" by Common; "Thunderhorse" by Dethklok (Yes.); "The Gauntlet" by Dropkick Murphys; "Less Talk, More Rokk" by Freezepop; "Geek Stink Breath" by Green Day; "(Gotta Get Some Action) Now!" by The Hellacopters (also, this); "Return the Favour" by The Hives (actually, 90% of their catalogue fits); "Holy Diver" by...Killswitch Engage; "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky" by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes; "Knights of Cydonia" by Muse; "Stickin' In My Eye" by NOFX; You're Gonna Go Far Kid" by The Offspring; "Steady As She Goes" by The Raconteurs; "List of Demands" by Saul Williams; "Bad Reputation" by The .45s; "Goin Out West" by Tom Waits; "Ruby Soho" by Rancid; "Kickstart My Heart" by Motley Crue; Everything Rage Against the Machine has ever made; "Sandstorm" by Darude (That's right- play the song, don't let it build and play a roar); and I include this with much shame.
Instrumentalish stuff for Stadium Videos
Songs that are somehow related to rainy weather
"No Rain" by Blind Melon; "November Rain" by G'nR; "Here Comes the Rain Again" by The Eurythmics; "Make It Rain" by Fat Joe (I'll be honest, I just want to see the reaction to this getting played); "I'm Only Happy When It Rains" by Garbage.
A few more thoughts for when it snows...
Anything by Snow Patrol, and, of course, "Informer" by Snow.
Possibilities for Sing Alongs so we can let the Red Sox keep "Sweet Caroline" and try to be somewhat original
"Hey Jude" by The Beatles; "Long Time" by Boston; "Everlong" by Foo Fighters; "Leaving Town" by Dexter Freebish; "Take Me Home Tonight" by Eddie Money; "Hey Jealousy" by Gin Blossoms; "Lola" by The Kinks; "Army" by Ben Folds (radio edit!), and something I doubt would get approval, but would fit wonderfully, "Beer" by Reel Big Fish.
So, those are my humble suggestions to the playlist, but I know I don't know all when it comes to music- there's definitely room for improvement in the weather sections. Thoughts? If you have any additions, I could add them to the list, and we could get a master list of music going. Hey, the offseason is long. Zug help us.
See Also: Fugi's post about this topic