Eskimo Joe Pen New Dockers Song
News posted Tuesday, October 25 2011 at 01:00 PM.
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It says a lot about Eskimo Joe’s recent history that the best thing they’ve done in years is a proposed theme song for an AFL team.
‘Freo Freo’ is one of four songs members of the Fremantle Dockers will be voting on as part of an overhaul of the club’s image. It’s up against the current, much- maligned club song ‘Freo Heave Ho’ by Kenny Walther; a reworked version of that song, also by Walther; and the military-esque ‘The Mighty Roar of Freo’ by Rosco Elliott.
“‘Freo Freo’ was written with Fremantle as a town in mind, and how we bring the fight to the east coast, like the roaring of an ocean across the Nullarbor,” said the band, whose members Kav Temperley and Stu McLeod are rabid Dockers fans (drummer Joel Quartermain supports Essendon). “The song was written as something that everyone in the crowd and on the team could sing with the same gusto that we all sing [AC/DC’s] ‘TNT’ after a home game win!”
Voting is only open to Fremantle members, but you can listen to Eskimo Joe’s track here.
It’s not the first time a rock band has had a stab at an AFL theme song. Earlier this year, solo artist and ex-Sidewinder guitarist Nick Craft penned an ode to the draw, following last year’s drawn Grand Final between Collingwood and St Kilda. Inexplicably, it was never adopted.
Listen to ‘Freo Heave Ho’ by Kenny Walther: