Listen: Cat Empire Member's Ye Olde AFL Team Song
News posted Friday, February 17 2012 at 01:00 PM.
Related: Cat Empire, Harry Angus.
OK, so it’s no It’s A Draw by Sidewiner’s Nick Craft, but at least the theme song for AFL expansion team Greater Western Sydney (GSW) doesn’t sound like ‘Freo Heave Ho’, the diabolically contemporary theme song for the Dockers.
Harking back to the “genre’s” oompah/barber-shop traditions, ‘The Mighty Giants’ was written and produced by Melbourne songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Harry Angus (Cat Empire, Jackson Jackson), who says he wanted to create a new song that sounded old.
“I started to become interested in this idea that there exists an entirely different genre of music that is the old classic football song,” Angus said. “I began to research where some of these old classic songs had come from, to understand the mindset of the old captains and players who created these pieces of music. It became clear that the beauty of these great songs is their simplicity.”
‘The Mighty Giants’ will be unveiled at GWS’ home ground, Blacktown International Sportspark, during an NAB Cup match against Collingwood on February 18.
In related news, Eskimo Joe’s proposed new Fremantle Dockers theme song, ‘Freo Freo’, was recently outvoted by members in favour of a re-worked version of Kenny Walther’s ‘Freo Heave Ho’.