Boo the Band, performing outside Miller Park earlier this month.
Boo the Band, performing outside Miller Park earlier this month.

A Brewers song for a new generation of tailgaters

Several years ago, I came across a handful of old 45s of homemade Brewers songs from 1982. Folksy, cheesy but enthusiastic ditties about Harvey's Wallbangers, I somehow figured out how to burn them to CD, and the tunes provided background music for my road trip to Cooperstown to see Robin Yount inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Those were the days, when fans recorded anthems devoted to the splendor of the True Blue Brew Crew. Fans loved their team so much, they literally sang about it. And that's why I was pleasantly surprised when Rick Hagopian mailed me a CD recently.

Hagopian is the drummer of Boo the Band, the house band that plays at Friday's Front Row beer garden at Miller Park. His song, "Are You a Brewers Fan Too?" isn't a complex musical opus, but it will certainly warm the cockles of any Brewers fan's heart.

Hagopian tells me that fans of all ages are connecting with the song, which reminds me a little of the BoDeans or The Refreshments.

Just check out the first verse:

"The roof at Miller Park's wide open tonight, all the tailgaters dressed in their blue and white. The pre-game show's on the radio. The boys of summer take their practice swing, and in the beer garden, a band starts to sing. Milwaukee's getting ready, for a win today."

You get the point. Kudos to Boo The Band for a nice Brewers song -- a perfect addition to the tailgate mix tape.

Listen to the song through the link below.

Talkbacks

High_Life_Man | Sept. 25, 2008 at 7:09 p.m. (report)

These guys are horrible. And the song is stupid.

How about next year, the Brewers pay for some decent bands. Or better yet, no bands at all?

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Simon | Sept. 25, 2008 at 4:49 p.m. (report)

Good stuff. But, almost too creative and too many words to remember.

Sadly, the "go cubs go" song as annoying as it is ... is one of the best because of its simplicity.

Go, Cubs, go

Go, Cubs, go

Hey, Chicago, what do you say

The Cubs are gonna win today.

Go, Cubs, go

Go, Brewers, go

Hey, Milwaukee, what do you say

The Brewers are gonna win today.

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