The theme ? Ska
I love this music and when I posted an England/World Cup song by The Skatoons the other day, I started to look for more footie & ska music connections. Then with some perfect timing… I received an email about another England/WC/Ska song, which I’ll be posting in a few days.
Let’s get started with…
It is common knowledge that there’s a couple of ska tunes associated with Chelsea. I’ll be featuring one of those below.
What is probably lesser known…
– That there was a ska tune done in relation to Pompey which after you hear it you’ll wish that you didn’t, but as is with the tradition here I must report what I find. Even if it causes some pain.
As you will discover, everything about this is wrong. The naming of the band, the fact that it’s a re-worded version of ska tune more associated with another team (which I’ll expand on below) or especially with the subject(s) of the song.
What was the act called ? Krap Not ‘Arf.
What’s wrong (apart from it being a crap name) with that then ? They named themselves after Pompey’s home ground – but they put it backward AND missed out a letter.
What was the tune they covered ? Tom Hark.
What was the re-worded version about ? Their previous manager, plus his assistant at the time and their promotion from the Football League First Division to the Premier League in the 2002/03 season.
|» Krap Not ‘Arf – ‘Arry and Jim|
I’ll post the original below, but first…
I’m not going to get into which team can claim original ownership of this tune now, I’ll look into that at a later date. Let’s just say for the moment that Chelsea are one of the clubs that are associated with the follow ska tune:
|» Billy Bluebeat – The Liquidator|
As mentioned above with the Pompey song they did a cover of Tom Hark, which was not originally done by The Piranhas, but theirs is in fact a cover of a 1950’s tune. I’m posting the Piranhas version here and Any Major Dude With Half A Heart will explain where this one first started.
– The footie team that is actually associated with this song is Brighton & Hove Albion and one of these days I will finally get around to telling their story. But for now:
|» The Piranhas – Tom Hark|
…and the original version (unless Any Major Dude… knows any different) of The Liquidator:
|» Harry J Allstars – The Liquidator|
After the final has played I’ll post some more ska music for the winners.
hoping expecting that it will be … because I’ve got bugger all for … .
If you like this then you’ll enjoy…
– Marco On The Bass: A musical life dedicated to a love of 2tone, ska, reggae, soul and rock steady.
A recommended purchase…