Pummeler: WATCH THE OVECHKIN VIDEO MADE BY A CAPS/PUMMELER FAN! GREAT WORK!!!
Ovechkin's quote about our song, to a Russian interviewer:
"But not long ago Washington fans made up a song in my honor. It went something like "When they broke his nose, he hammered in four goals against Montreal". And all of this to the tune of some slamming music something like Rammstein. Well, it is true, you can't break your nose to Mozart."
Check Pummeler music new song 'Crosby sucks' at MySpace (auto play)
h/t to Caps forum.
Here's the great interview with Pummeler:
The band consists of three siblings who consider themselves "the anti-Jonas Brothers," men who "would wear IMpurity rings, but the nastiness of our flesh would corrode the metal in seconds," as one of them wrote me. (Their MySpace page is here; language warning.) You could buy their music on Amazon, if you wanted, but I have to give you an "explicit language" warning even to go look at the offerings. In fact, go wash your mouth out with soap right now, just to make sure.
The gents used to play out in clubs, but now, one wrote, they're all 'sedentary and complacent American schlubs with 'serious' day jobs and various athletic obsessions that make us sore and thirsty for scotch." Sorta like your typical sports columnist.
Anyhow, you can't keep a good artist down, and hence, the creativity of Pummeler still roams the Internet. Their latest piece of work: "Crosby Sucks." If you haven't listened to it yet, please do, immediately. Sample lyrics:
Canadian sensation, well at least on certain stations;
A poster child for Francophiles who dance to Zombie Nation.
All his fans are morons who defend his every stunt;
And the "C" that's on his chest, well it really stands for...
Haha, you get the idea. Despite the guaranteed receipt of at least three e-mails from native Pennsylvanians telling me this is why newspapers are dying and/or canceling their Post subscriptions, here's a fairly amazing Q&A with the gents behind the music. I think you'll like it. Unless you're one of the aforementioned native Pennsylvanians.
Sports Bog: Who wrote this song and why?
Lord Jupiter: It was an idea I had after the recent bleating by Don Cherry about Ovechkin. We thought about doing an anti-Cherry song, but figured "Crosby Sucks" made more sense, especially since Cherry's barely worth a line these days, nevermind an entire song. So thank Don Cherry for this one. If Deion Sanders were born in Canada and became a lumberjack wannabe, he'd be Don Cherry. That guy's got no room to talk about flamboyance. Has he looked in the mirror??
Philosoraptor: The song is an attack on NHL marketing. Sidney Crosby is the blush-faced, conservative poster "Kid" for that marketing. There are a lot of adult fans out there who resent the new dumbed-down, kid-proofed Bettman NHL. They resent the idea of marketers trying to put a safe, North American "face" on the sport to try and neuter it for soccer moms, instead of letting the game develop its own natural character through the men who play it. They resent the presentation of Crosby as some sort of Matrix-Neo of hockey, when the guys who are actually pulling off legendary, storybook type of plays happen to actually be two inconveniently ugly and scary Russians. This song points at that 900-pound gorilla in the room, and demands that he stop flinging dung at the truth.
OBM: At first, most people won't get the deeper meaning of the song, but really it's all right there in the title. Crosby Sucks.
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