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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.

Listen: Cat Empire Member's Ye Olde AFL Team Song

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’.


The Greater Western Sydney Giants Theme Song by -gaga


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Block  said about 2 years ago:

Cat Empire.
AFL.
Sydney.

Delete this website, please.


Mess+Noise  said about 2 years ago:

we are obsessed with AFL theme songs!


Block  said about 2 years ago:

Yes, YOU are.
And you love the Cat Empire,too. Don't deny it.


dazmurray  said about 2 years ago:

Oh god


Mess+Noise  said about 2 years ago:

the Mess+Noise log-in is not a single person. it is a collection of individual identities sharing one brain.


candy_korn  said about 2 years ago:

Hkkello Hkkello


Block  said about 2 years ago:

Mess+Noise said 1 minute ago:
the Mess+Noise log-in is not a single person. it is a collection of individual identities sharing one bong

Fixed.


marchinginthestreet  said about 2 years ago:

hahahahahaha thats possibly the most bogan thing ever


Mentalist  said about 2 years ago:

Cat Empire.
AFL.
Sydney.>

All this thread needs is John Butler


anonymous  said about 2 years ago:

i'm waiting for gotye to cover it on 5 guitars.


anonymous  said about 2 years ago:

nah, its pretty good, as these things go.


hungryhungryhippo  said about 2 years ago:

Yep.


FrankieTeardrop  said about 2 years ago:

Hmmm.... this song really reminds me of the song 'Mesecina' by Goran Bregovic, as featured in the movie 'Underground', especially the horn parts.

Sorry about the long intro on this clip (that's the way the song goes). Just start listening from the 1.30 minute mark, or skip to 2.53 min for the big pay-off.

I'm not saying it's a rip-off. Just similar in feel.


carwashhair  said about 2 years ago:

I thought 'the mighty giants' ripped off They Might Be Giants?


FrankieTeardrop  said about 2 years ago:

BAM Festival!


cnut  said about 2 years ago:

pretty good considering recent attempts ... but the tigers still got the best song by a mile


hungryhungryhippo  said about 2 years ago:

It reminds Mr hhh of the teddybears picnic.

I like the slightly menacing soviet propoganda vibe.


Dexter Ramone  said about 2 years ago:

Heard this on the radio this morning, I really liked it!


registradus  said about 2 years ago:

There's a new AFL team?


MelonHCST  said about 2 years ago:

GWS are so far west they're from Russia


Tramdriver  said about 2 years ago:

hungryhungryhippo said : I like the slightly menacing soviet propoganda vibe.

Hell yeah- that is what it reminds me of!


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