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Eskimo Joe Pen New Dockers Song

News posted Tuesday, October 25 2011 at 01:00 PM.
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Eskimo Joe Pen New Dockers Song

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:



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toadphoney  said about 3 years ago:

I think eskimo is considered an offensive name these days. They need to change their name to innuet joe. Or maybe shit joe.


toadphoney  said about 3 years ago:

Someone had to say something.


toadphoney  said about 3 years ago:

They could have made the song about docking.


pleasedonot  said about 3 years ago:

Watching burly stevedores dock would be more pleasant than listening to Eskimo Joe.


Mess+Noise  said about 3 years ago:

have you listened to the song? it's rather good.


toadphoney  said about 3 years ago:

I Wanna Dock With You (All Night)
Dance You Into Day (Sunlight)
I Wanna Dock With You (All Night)
We're Gonna Dock The Night Away

And When The Groove Is Dead And Gone (Yeah)
You Know That Love Survives
So We Can Rock Forever, On


pleasedonot  said about 3 years ago:

have you listened to the song? it's rather good.

Nah, sorry, can't agree with youse. I mean, it doesn't sound like their ordinary dross, so it's good in that respect, but it's still pretty shit.


kuroneko  said about 3 years ago:

Aw. I was hoping they were collaborating on a new Painters and Dockers song.


poprocks96  said about 3 years ago:

I didn't think the vocals packed enough punch having listened to all the other ones that are in the running.

I have had the original theme song in my head all morning and I am finding it highly irritating.


hyperfuzz  said about 3 years ago:

i love footy songs.

i don't know if this is because of or in spite of MIDI horns


chickenchops  said about 3 years ago:

This whole palaver makes me spastic with rage. I love the current song and will accept no substitutes.

Any member who votes for an alternative is dead to me.


jeebee  said about 3 years ago:

the current song always makes me feel really happy.


chickenchops  said about 3 years ago:

The current song makes me think of everything that is good in the world, and that is why I have given it a perfect 10.


oort  said about 3 years ago:

I love the current song and will accept no substitutes

i concur, how good are the lead guitar breaks, ''we're the rollers, we're the rockers, we're the mighty freo dockers''


tinyman  said about 3 years ago:

i give you a perfect 10.


stevereich  said about 3 years ago:

Nothing comes close to the Victorian teams traditional songs: ''see the bombers....'', ''grand old flag'', ''tigerland'' ''collingwood forever''. Especially the instrumental breaks where the brass band strikes up


jeebee  said about 3 years ago:

if eskimo joe are doing a new one, will architecture in helsinki do a new edit/remix for one of the melbourne teams?


chickenchops  said about 3 years ago:

The best bit, for mine, is the shouty DOCK DOCK DOCKERS, SHOW EM HOW WE ROCK part.


fethehellcat  said about 3 years ago:

I refuse to listen to this.


Temet  said about 3 years ago:

Put on your Superman capes boys, it's wharfie time!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qB_lXcp8eoQ&feature=player_embedded


Temet  said about 3 years ago:

They also used to do a ritual at home games where wharfies would pull an anchor out of 'Mount Dockmore'.


Undi  said about 3 years ago:

hyperfuzz  said 4 hours ago:
i love footy songs.
i don't know if this is because of or in spite of MIDI horns

I know for a fact that EJ didn't use fake MIDI horns on their new Freo song. They actually used live trumpet, trombone, and tuba. I only know this as I played the trumpet for the recording last week in their new studios. Kudos to the boys for using live musos, and not crappy MIDI
sounds:))))


ImBored  said about 3 years ago:

freo way to go lost 5 something something in a row something something


untold/animals  said about 3 years ago:

:)))))


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