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Music Bristol City have run out to

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1 hour ago, poland_exile said:

wasn't the strange piano music The Red Red Robin? Very jaunty tune from memory that seemed to completely disconnect with everything else :D 

You're not thinking of this one that they used to come out to in the mid sixties, are you ?

 

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2 hours ago, Malago said:

As mentioned above Red Red Robin by Al Jolson was the traditional tune played when the team ran out on to the pitch.  

 I can certainly remember it being played mid 60s and believe it was played  as far back as the 50s as well, although would need older fans to corroborate that. 

I can remember that one being played so must have carried on to the 70's.

Going back to the Russ Conway version I don't know if he performed it specifically for BCFC as he was local, it wasn't released as a single as far as I'm aware. The "Robins" nickname was used a lot more in those days, I can remember fans chanting "Come on you Robins" (sounds quite quaint now)

 

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41 minutes ago, slartibartfast said:

You're not thinking of this one that they used to come out to in the mid sixties, are you ?

 

That's quite funny. The could play it at half time during the dunder challenge

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8 hours ago, pongo88 said:

In the 1970s City had the “Rocking Robins” cheerleaders. They danced around a bit as the teams came out, but I can’t remember the music. Someone must know 

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Was the music “walk like an Egyptian”......?

Due to the camel toes on display?....

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10 hours ago, Phileas Fogg said:

Could be a bit wrong on the rough seasons, but off the top of my head since I've been going regularly..

2004? - 2005ish (post away fixture only) - Boys are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy

2005 (probably before that too, but that's when I started watching games) - 2006 - One for the Bristol City (Original Mix) - The Wurzels

2006 - 2019 - William Tell Overture (Horn introduction only) into One For the Bristol City - The Wurzels (2006? mix)

2019 - Present - Galvanize - Chemical Brothers into Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes (Which I will add is the worst introduction music we've ever had. Nice work Kevin Mincher)

@Tim S - think that's about right but might have differed slightly over the years. 

 

I don't think they played the new version of OFTBC until we moved to the SS, I think they played it a few times but I complained to whoever played the tunes (probably after Tims Shires) because it sounded wrong, plus it mentioned Gary J, who wasn't our manager at the time. They soon stopped it and played the proper version again

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5 hours ago, Oh Louie louie said:

Nope millwall ran out to that song for a few years.

Last time i heard it was when byfield scored for them and we lost.

Millwalls not far from a river.

Not as close to a river as Fulham! 

Here’s Millwall - “Let em come” as they entered the field of play a few months ago ... Oct 2019

 

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12 hours ago, exAtyeoMax said:

I’m with you with White Stripes. I don’t care if the players chose it or not. 

Seven Nation Army is a rousing enough tune, however the problem I have is that the loop they play of the bass intro has been edited by some amateur, the end of the fourth bar is cut short and the whole thing is therefore out of time.

Mentioned it once before on here I think, but can I seriously be the only one who has noticed this??!

It sounds like a child has done it on their phone (would be pretty much impossible to make such a bad edit if using professional software). I don't imagine such a shitshow could have taken place in the Tim Shires days.

So anyway, just me then? 

6 hours ago, BS4 on Tour... said:

Into the Valley - The Skids - Charlton Athletic - class ... and don’t Fulham run out to London Calling? Largely because of the “I live by the river...” line? I thought Millwall enter the field of play to “Let em come...”?!

White Riot at Swansea was just about as punk rock as it gets. 

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3 minutes ago, City Rocker said:

Seven Nation Army is a rousing enough tune, however the problem I have is that the loop they play of the bass intro has been edited by some amateur, the end of the fourth bar is cut short and the whole thing is therefore out of time.

Mentioned it once before on here I think, but can I seriously be the only one who has noticed this??!

It sounds like a child has done it on their phone (would be pretty much impossible to make such a bad edit if using professional software). I don't imagine such a shitshow could have taken place in the Tim Shires days.

So anyway, just me then? 

White Riot at Swansea was just about as punk rock as it gets. 

I keep trying to listen to it but the last two games I've been distracted by my steak n ale pie. I'll listen out to it on Saturday!

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3 minutes ago, exAtyeoMax said:

I keep trying to listen to it but the last two games I've been distracted by my steak n ale pie. I'll listen out to it on Saturday!

Tap your foot to it. The second time round (4th bar) will go out of time. 

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8 minutes ago, City Rocker said:

Seven Nation Army is a rousing enough tune, however the problem I have is that the loop they play of the bass intro has been edited by some amateur, the end of the fourth bar is cut short and the whole thing is therefore out of time.

Mentioned it once before on here I think, but can I seriously be the only one who has noticed this??!

It sounds like a child has done it on their phone (would be pretty much impossible to make such a bad edit if using professional software). I don't imagine such a shitshow could have taken place in the Tim Shires days.

So anyway, just me then?

Just a quick point on Seven Nation Army - the band didn’t have a bass player - that iconic intro is actually played on a semi-acoustic guitar with an octave effect - awesome sound! Although, to be fair, when my band plays that song the bass player plays the intro and that famous riff ...

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14 minutes ago, City Rocker said:

Seven Nation Army is a rousing enough tune, however the problem I have is that the loop they play of the bass intro has been edited by some amateur, the end of the fourth bar is cut short and the whole thing is therefore out of time.

Mentioned it once before on here I think, but can I seriously be the only one who has noticed this??!

It sounds like a child has done it on their phone (would be pretty much impossible to make such a bad edit if using professional software). I don't imagine such a shitshow could have taken place in the Tim Shires days.

So anyway, just me then? 

White Riot at Swansea was just about as punk rock as it gets. 

Yep I noticed that too. Annoying isn't it. Just a horrible choice all round. 

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What a soul destroying thread.

We literally have no identity.

It just chops and changes. Pretty sad really. Would love something traditional like Everton have.

We have lost identity on and off the pitch and it's reflected in that damn awful commemorative shirt.

How sad.

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On 17/02/2020 at 13:29, Malago said:

As mentioned above Red Red Robin by Al Jolson was the traditional tune played when the team ran out on to the pitch.  

 I can certainly remember it being played mid 60s and believe it was played  as far back as the 50s as well, although would need older fans to corroborate that. 

I don't believe that the Al Jolson version was the only version of Red Red Robin City used. I have a feeling that I heard the Dion and the Belmonts version (recorded in 1960) and there could have been others. The first British recording, same year as Al Jolson, was by Whistling Jack Smith. 

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3 hours ago, Oh Louie louie said:

Where was it they used to run out or chant glad all over?

Im thinking wolves?

Wolves - Hi Ho Silver Lining.

Bit of a novelty song but good for a crowd singalong is Vindaloo.

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I have a recollection of Lazy Hazy Days of Summer by Nat King Cole being played pre match every game back in the 80s.  Hopefully we didn't come out to it...

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Can remember Pendulum - Slam... But that's about it aside from the current cover/mash up of 7 Nation Army (who's it by anyway?)

My personal favourite was for Bristol Rugby running out to Killing in the Name by RATM.

Would like to go back to this TBH. Currently it's The Greatest Show, which is better than 7 Nation Army.

 

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On 17/02/2020 at 08:22, exAtyeoMax said:

One for the Bristol City by the Wurzels. Classic. :city:

Thats also my phone ringtone, perhaps why I get so many abusive phone calls 😂

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22 minutes ago, oldstandrobin said:

Thats also my phone ringtone, perhaps why I get so many abusive phone calls 😂

I used to have it as mine too!

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47 minutes ago, exAtyeoMax said:

I used to have it as mine too!

Perhaps I'm getting your calls 🤔

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I would prefer,Thee’s Got’n where thee cassn’t back’n hassn’t,it sort of sums up some of our performances of late,in a right old state with no idea of how to change it.

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On 17/02/2020 at 20:43, City Rocker said:

I don't imagine such a shitshow could have taken place in the Tim Shires days.

 

One thing I always used to try was to play stuff that gave the game the best possible build up. Certain songs I played divided opinion so I always took feedback on board and tried to adjust things game by game. You will never please everyone, its impossible. But if you can't please someone, I at least tried to justify why a song was played (or not played in some cases - I used to get some very bizarre requests!)

My only aim was to try and get people in the mood for the match with the music selections. Big anthems from the world of football and throw in some curveballs too - dance classics used to go down very well! 

The game I am most proud of was the JPT game vs Rovers. About 10 mins before kick off I stopped the music, left it silent for a couple of minutes then dropped in the intro to Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Two Tribes, followed by the intro to War of the Worlds then cranked up Drink up Thy Cider. The place was rocking! But the game was so good, all that got forgotten. But I dont care - because I was happy that I did my job. I dont lay any claim to the atmosphere that night.... but if I was able to make it just 1% better - then I see that as a job done! 

My god - typing this makes me realise how much I miss it. 

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6 hours ago, Tim S said:

One thing I always used to try was to play stuff that gave the game the best possible build up. Certain songs I played divided opinion so I always took feedback on board and tried to adjust things game by game. You will never please everyone, its impossible. But if you can't please someone, I at least tried to justify why a song was played (or not played in some cases - I used to get some very bizarre requests!)

My only aim was to try and get people in the mood for the match with the music selections. Big anthems from the world of football and throw in some curveballs too - dance classics used to go down very well! 

The game I am most proud of was the JPT game vs Rovers. About 10 mins before kick off I stopped the music, left it silent for a couple of minutes then dropped in the intro to Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Two Tribes, followed by the intro to War of the Worlds then cranked up Drink up Thy Cider. The place was rocking! But the game was so good, all that got forgotten. But I dont care - because I was happy that I did my job. I dont lay any claim to the atmosphere that night.... but if I was able to make it just 1% better - then I see that as a job done! 

My god - typing this makes me realise how much I miss it. 

Tim, now you mention it - I remember the music from that JPT game. I remember thinking at the time what a fantastic selection it was. Would never happen now. 

What do you think of ‘7 nation army’ being our intro song?

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10 hours ago, Phileas Fogg said:

Tim, now you mention it - I remember the music from that JPT game. I remember thinking at the time what a fantastic selection it was. Would never happen now. 

What do you think of ‘7 nation army’ being our intro song?

Terrible. I can't see how its still being played - kills the atmosphere and its not like the team have been playing well at home to justify it being played.

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On 22/02/2020 at 01:23, Tim S said:

One thing I always used to try was to play stuff that gave the game the best possible build up. Certain songs I played divided opinion so I always took feedback on board and tried to adjust things game by game. You will never please everyone, its impossible. But if you can't please someone, I at least tried to justify why a song was played (or not played in some cases - I used to get some very bizarre requests!)

My only aim was to try and get people in the mood for the match with the music selections. Big anthems from the world of football and throw in some curveballs too - dance classics used to go down very well! 

The game I am most proud of was the JPT game vs Rovers. About 10 mins before kick off I stopped the music, left it silent for a couple of minutes then dropped in the intro to Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Two Tribes, followed by the intro to War of the Worlds then cranked up Drink up Thy Cider. The place was rocking! But the game was so good, all that got forgotten. But I dont care - because I was happy that I did my job. I dont lay any claim to the atmosphere that night.... but if I was able to make it just 1% better - then I see that as a job done! 

My god - typing this makes me realise how much I miss it. 

My god, I remember that, wow what a build up. There were some cracking tunes in those days!

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3 hours ago, exAtyeoMax said:

My god, I remember that, wow what a build up. There were some cracking tunes in those days!

I always loved dropping some classics and curve balls as well as the usual stuff.Plus I tried to make a few things unique to City - the song I used to play when the teams came out for the second half always had people asking what it was. A song from Kick Ass.... 

I know for a fact it was only ever played at Ashton Gate... but I know a couple of other clubs copied it and started to use it after a while. 

 

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6 minutes ago, Tim S said:

I always loved dropping some classics and curve balls as well as the usual stuff.Plus I tried to make a few things unique to City - the song I used to play when the teams came out for the second half always had people asking what it was. A song from Kick Ass.... 

I know for a fact it was only ever played at Ashton Gate... but I know a couple of other clubs copied it and started to use it after a while. 

 

Yes, I remember that…

Those were the days…:city:

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Bristol Rugby ran out to ‘The Greatest Show’ from the Greatest Showman yesterday. 

Imagine City using it too, especially with our recent performances at home! 😂

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A big thank you to everyone for commenting and sharing your memories, its invaluable to the project. 

There's some great tunes in there, and in terms of identity, as an outsider looking in you perhaps have more than other clubs we've looked at. This is the current 'timeline' we've got for Bristol City. Anything you agree/disagree with, give us a shout. 

If anyone else has any songs to share please let me know. If you remember roughly what season a song was played in that's very helpful too!

Cheers

(and my apologies for bumping the thread up - sorry!)

 

Russ Conway When the red red robin 1960     Mid 60s 80s
Al Johnson  When the red red robin                                1926     50s? At least 70s
Dion and the Belmots When the red red robin                1960        
Whistling Jack Smith When the red red robin           
Tomoyasu Hotei Battle Without Honour 2000     ?? ??
The Wurzels One for the Bristol City  1977     at least 04 but probably earlier 2019
Strange piano music in the 80s?            
Queen  One Vision  1985     ?? ??
Harry J All Stars The Liquidator 1968     90s / 2011/12 ??
Republica Ready to Go 1996     97/98 97/98
Robbie Williams Let me Entertain You 1997     ?? ??
Van Halen Jump 1983     2004ish 2004ish
Thin Lizzy The Boys are Back In Town  1977     2004 2005
Rossini William Tell Overture (horn section only 1828     2006 2009
The Wurzels One for the bristol city 2006     2006 Mid 00s
White Stripes Seven Nation Army  2003     ?? 2020

 

 

 

 


 

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