A Short History of Football and Music: 2000 to the Present

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 in Football and Music | 3 Comments
A Short History of Football and Music: 2000 to the Present

With football cock of the walk as the new millennium dawned, the extended love-in with music and other elements of popular culture continued to drag on through the early years of the decade. Soccer AM remained as popular as ever, Doves’ anthem Pounding soundtracked Saturday lunchtime’s On The Ball presented by Gabby Yorath, Sham 69 enlisted Blur guitarist Graham Coxon on a reworking of one of their most famous …

A Short History of Football and Music: the 1990s

Posted by on Oct 9, 2014 in Football and Music, Uncategorized | One Comment
A Short History of Football and Music: the 1990s

If football and music were starting to find common ground as the Nineties dawned, this was still very much at the underground level. The homespun productions of the fanzine movement cut across both disciplines and the offbeat haircut-chronicling and socially conscious When Saturday Comes reader identified more with fans of quintessentially indie jokers Half Man Half Biscuit, purveyors of such memorable ditties as All I want for Christmas

A Short History of Football and Music: the 1980s

Posted by on Oct 8, 2014 in Football and Music | 5 Comments
A Short History of Football and Music: the 1980s

For all out tendency to view the past through rose tinted spectacles, the 1980s were abysmal. If we had just had the haircuts to suffer (and this already balding teenager resented any obligation to mimic Nick Rhodes or a A Flock of Seagulls), those years would have perhaps been tolerable, but the malaise they brought with them impacted upon all aspects of our lives, often in a vicious and …

A Short History of Football and Music: the 1970s

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in Football and Music | 4 Comments
A Short History of Football and Music: the 1970s

Over the space of four posts this week, I am going to attempt to pen a brief history of how football and music have interacted over the past four and a half decades.

Firstly though, you’re probably asking why football and music? Why not football and gardening or football and the re-enactment of civil war battles?

I’ll leave any lengthy debate as to whether football is an art to …

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