Sunday, August 13, 2006

Music: "Baba O'Riley"

Robb wants to know why the Texas Rangers play the Who's "Baba O'Riley" before their home games. "Out here in the fields, I fight for my meals"? Major League Baseball players still receive a meal allowance when they're on the road. "Don't cry. Don't raise your eye. It's only teenage wasteland"? As we all know, there's no crying in baseball. "Oh, oh, teenage wasteland. They're all wasted!" Are the Rangers trying to tell us something about the players' use of alcohol and greenies before, during and after games?

I think it's an awful song because of that cacophanous synthesizer intro. Apparently, the theme is based on an algorithm using some Iranian-Indian dude's vital statistics.

Do you know any otherwise decent songs that are ruined by an ugly intro or outro?

1 comment:

Pat said...

Eric likes the intro of "Baba O'Riley" (maybe it's the Ballpark's PA that makes it sound so bad).

He lists three songs that could do without their intros:

1) Boston - Don't Look Back
2) Van Halen - Pretty Woman
3) Black Sabbath - The Mob Rules