That song!

That song!

Post by Marc A. Runk » Sat, 19 Mar 1994 23:07:41


: Does anybody know the name of the song that the AVP used to play before
: all the big matches, but now they play every now and then?  I have heard
: two titles, Dr. Who by ???, or Rock and Roll Part II by Glenn
: Glitter.  I love that song, it really gets me pumped up for playing.  I
: remember the first time I heard it, the crowd really got into it.  They clap
: along and then all of the sudden "HEY!!!".  If anybody has that song for
: the computer, mail it too me!

: Bob    \m'

: PS.  By the way... \m' is my poor attempt at the Hawaiian "hang loose" for
: all of you that were wondering.

I don't know the title of the song, but I'll try to find out, the author
of the song is Gary Glitter.

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That song!

Post by Daryl Odne » Sun, 20 Mar 1994 02:18:52

The song is "Rock n Roll, Part II" by Gary Glitter.

Daryl

 
 
 

That song!

Post by Evil Tw » Sun, 20 Mar 1994 02:33:47

Quote:

> Does anybody know the name of the song that the AVP used to play before
> all the big matches, but now they play every now and then?  I have heard
> two titles, Dr. Who by ???, or Rock and Roll Part II by Glenn
> Glitter.  I love that song, it really gets me pumped up for playing.  I
> remember the first time I heard it, the crowd really got into it.  They clap
> along and then all of the sudden "HEY!!!".  If anybody has that song for
> the computer, mail it too me!

It's funny that I should be reading this post today, Friday here in sunny
Illinois.  I keep threatening my coworkers with my "bad-song" cd collection.
And today I decided to make them cry with "Gary Glitter Greatest Hits," by
Rhino records.

The first song is "Rock and Roll Part Two."  And the inside jacket has this
to say...

  "In the summer of 1972, a rather odd record rose to the top reaches of
   the British and American charts.  Musically, its chief distinguishing
   factors were a clipped drum figure augmented by handclaps and a lumbering
   riff that sounded like a mass of guitars and saxes mixed in a cement
   churn, or the roar of a dyspeptic stegosaurus, or an industrial-strength
   piledriver in dire need of lubrication.  The lyrics, in their entirety,
   amounted to the following: 'Hey!'  (Sometimes the 'heys' were repeated.
   At times four were strung together.  Occasionally a dizzying sequence
   of eight chanted 'heys' was achieved.)"

I remember this song from grade school, and tooling around in Junior High
to track meets.  Finally in 1984 I heard the song on the radio again and
I asked a supervisor (who was up on the 60's-70's rock music) what the name
of the song and who the artist was.  And so from there I kept that info in
the back of my brain until 1991 when I found this particular cd in a
bargain-bin.  And now you, Bob, asked the question that caused all this stuff
to be written to the screen. ;-)  I was even thinking last night that of
putting a part of the song onto my answering machine.

Tony -

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That song!

Post by Doug F Tie » Sun, 20 Mar 1994 06:21:03


Quote:

>Does anybody know the name of the song that the AVP used to play
>before
>all the big matches, but now they play every now and then?  I have
>heard
>two titles, Dr. Who by ???, or Rock and Roll Part II by Glenn
>Glitter.  I love that song, it really gets me pumped up for playing.
>I
>remember the first time I heard it, the crowd really got into it.  They
>clap
>along and then all of the sudden "HEY!!!".  If anybody has that song
>for
>the computer, mail it too me!

Kind of a catchy little ditty, isn't it?

The original song is "Rock and Roll Part II" by Gary Glitter (sometime back
in the 70's).  I forget if there was a "Part I" or not.

The Timelords (now called the KLF) released a few remixes of it, on a
CD single called "Doctorin' the Tardis" in 1989.  They combined "Rock
and Roll Part II" with a sample from the Doctor Who TV series (the
oooo-ooooooooo-ooo part).  And instead of singing "Rock and Roll", its
"Doctor Who-oooo".  Otherwise the "clap and hey" parts are left intact.
The CD single has a beat-up/modified police squad car on the cover.  
Your not going to find this single at your local chain store, your
going to have to hunt at CD stores that provide a decent selection beyond
Top 40 music.  But I think its still in print (email me if you want the
catalog number).        

Not sure if you can get "Rock and Roll Part II" anymore.  I think the
one you heard at games is probably off a DJ remix CD compilation or
something along those lines.  At any rate, one of the cuts off "Doctorin'
the Tardis" is similar, though not exact to what you've heard.

Doug


         Don't follow my lead.... I stepped in something.
                                                               -me

 
 
 

That song!

Post by Don Gedd » Tue, 22 Mar 1994 13:18:33


Quote:
> The original song is "Rock and Roll Part II" by Gary Glitter (sometime back
> in the 70's).  I forget if there was a "Part I" or not.
> Not sure if you can get "Rock and Roll Part II" anymore.

The song appears in the recent movie "Reality Bites" (Winona Ryder et. al.),
and the credits claim that it's available on the soundtrack to the movie.

        -- Don
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