...and so we come back to the beginning...
So how come Vienna got one of the Semi’s and the Final ? The Swiss got jipped there.
(Corrected. Thanks gordie)
I know that Basel hosted the opening ceremony and game of the tournament but how many people remember either of these two events now ?
» In a slightly related note and an opportunity for a very tenuous link… Freddy G contacted me to ask:
“… Nobody in Austria sang about the team then, which was hardly surprising. – But what about posting some music from an Austrian artist ? Come on there must be some decent groups from there ?”
Well Freddy there isn’t.
You’d think with them having such a rich musical heritage that there would be something out there, but Austria is better known for it’s classical music and lesser known for any popular music – apart from…
The late great Falco was pretty much dismissed as a novelty act because of that song, but he had other releases including one about his home city:» Falco – Vienna Calling (Single Version)
» Falco – Vienna Calling (Tek Mix)
– of course there was… which I still love to this day:» Rock Me Amadeus (Single Version) » Falco – Rock Me Amadeus (Salieri Version)
– Here’s something not many of you may know: The song “Der Kommissar” was originally recorded and released (in German) by Falco a year before the band “After The Fire” translated and did their English cover version.
» Falco – Der Kommissar (Album Version)
» After The Fire – Der Kommissar (Long Version)
I know none of these are about footie. I’m indulging myself.