Saturday, 13 March 2010

LIVERPOOL FC: Hicks & Gillett out - the protest album

SECOND only to my love of the Reds is my love of music (family aside, of course).

With this in mind, I started to think of songs that describe the desperate situation Liverpool FC now finds itself in.

First to mind was The Animals with We Gotta Get Out Of This Place.

But with things unlikely ever to improve at Liverpool (***UNDER ANY MANAGER***) while Tom Hicks and George Gillett eat away at its foundations, the thinking quickly shifted to the cancer that is our current co-owners.

It's All About The Money for a kick-off, then.

So I started 'tweeting' these ideas yesterday (under #lfcsongs if you're into Twitter). The Liverpool Supporters' Union - Spirit of Shankly (@spiritofshankly) joined in (adding #hicksandgillettout) and, before you know it, those two tags were the most talked about topics in Britain yesterday morning on Twitter (think it's called a 'tweet storm').

Hardly viva la revolucion, but if it gets people talking about that pair of clowns, it's all good by me.

Just in case Polydor bosses are reading, here's my top ten, in no particular order, of the many suggestions from yesterday (feel free to add your own):

Going Nowhere - Real People
Losing My Religion - REM
American Idiot - Green Day
Man Dont Give a F**k - Super Furry Animals
Leave (Get out) - JoJo
Poor Misguided Fool(s) - Starsailor
Highway To Hell - AC/DC
Wasted Years - Iron Maiden
Money For Nothing - Dire Straits
Bye Bye Badman - The Stone Roses

PS: There's a lot of musical talent amongst Liverpool's support: John Power,  James Walsh from Starsailor, James Skelly from The Coral, Peter Hooton, Mark Morris from The Bluetones, Chris De Burgh (who recently spoke out against the owners, see here), and no doubt many more. Maybe a protest album isn't a bad idea...