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‘Can we upset Vincent Tan? And no more JPT, man’. Is this a new Bees anthem?

23 Apr

If Brentford are the Barcelona of the Championship, then it would be fair to say that in musical terms our supporters are very much it’s Status Quo  (and in the case of Rhino Edwards, their bass player, quite literally).

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Rhino from the Quo – Bees sticker on his bass (and hoping we don’t go ‘Down, Down’)

The Beesotted crew have, of course, set the early season musical pace with their ‘Come on you Brentford’ single. Recorded with local band ‘According To You’, it is a remake of an 80’s classic, specifically to raise funds for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

But, hold on Beesotted because you don’t have the TW8 hit parade to yourselves.  None other than Billy Reeves and Bee Faction (who are also made up of KK, Horace, Face, Cit, Lons and Dai) have released ‘Hey! Championship!’ to celebrate our promotion.

Recorded just yesterday (Monday) at the wonderfully named ‘Rusty Bucket of Sick’ studio, the great news is that it is available to download for free. And you can do it right here.

To read the rest of this article, season 2013/14 is now available to download onto Kindle, in full. Containing previously unseen content, you can do so here for less than the cost of one matchday programme.

 Thanks for reading over the course of the campaign. For now I need to make space on this page for any follow up.  The ‘close season’ / World Cup columns continue in full, further on in this site.

From the worst to the best in a ‘single’ step…

18 Dec

I opened yesterday’s column talking about Liverpool and Brentford, and it got me thinking.

Not about our epic 88/89 FA Cup run, which culminated in an Anfield quarter-final, featuring that immortal moment of commentary from the late Tony Gubba as (now) Premiership Liverpool were almost given the fright of their lives:

““No Offside!! Cadette!!! Ohhh, he’s missed!! Sinton’s lovely little ball and Richard Cadette, top scorer with seventeen goals this season… how close did he come to putting this quarterfinal? Well, it would have been dreamland for Brentford, wouldn’t it? It was inches wide of the post. And that…silenced the Kop”.

It was more about music. The Bees and the Reds share a collective link, with Brentford’s club song, ‘Hey Jude’, being made famous by the Beatles – the biggest thing to come out of Liverpool until John Barnes became Tranmere manager.

To read the rest of this article, season 2013/14 is now available to download onto Kindle, in full. Containing previously unseen content, you can do so here for less than the cost of one matchday programme.

 Thanks for reading over the course of the campaign. For now I need to make space on this page for any follow up.  The ‘close season’ / World Cup columns continue in full, further on in this site.