Friday, 20 June 2014

It's Friday . . . Let's Dance

I am not a big fan of the football song most of them are just shit, there have been some exceptions such as World In Motion which is head and shoulders above everything else and The Scotland 1982 squad with John Gordon Sinclair's We Have A Dream  but mostly they are just dire. So for someone to produce two very good football songs is an amazing feat but that is exactly what J Saul Kane did  during the 1990s under his Depth Charge moniker. Firstly in 1990 with "Goal" and then ahead of the 1998 finals with "Romario".

Romario is a tribute to the diminutive Brazilian striker Romario de Souza Faria one of the best footballers ever, winner of the Golden Ball as the best player in the 1994 World Cup finals and who is now a politician who has been very vocal about the corruption within FIFA. A player that all Scots feared in the run up to the opening match of the 1998 finals when Scotland would play Brazil in the opening match, the last time Scotland qualified for the finals of a major tournament.  We all breathed a sigh of relief when Romario was left out of the squad through injury which probably put the kibosh on sales of this single. Scotland lost the match 2-1 by way of a Tom Boyd own goal and we failed to progress through the group stages as normal after an ignominious three nil gubbing by Morocco.

Have a good weekend people.

Depth Charge - Romario

1 comment:

Swiss Adam said...

I'd forgotten this one. J Saul Kane was good.