The Chronicle's secret Thrashers message board operatives tell me there's been a lot of discussion over there lately about the Thrashers' skate-out music, the possibility of finding a good song to play when they skate out, etc.
Might as well throw in my Eskimo pence.
I hear that some people have suggested Mastodon. Your Chronicle editor isn't the metal fan he was at 13, but he respects innovative, imaginative, intelligent music of any kind, and that certainly describes Mastodon. Plus they're local and rumored to be Thrash fans, so hooray! I wouldn't be against a Mastodon skate-out song. A brief note: their latest album is apparently a concept record about Czarist Russia, and there's a 10-minute-plus song on it titled--you guessed it--"The Czar."
Meanwhile, might I also suggest another song by another popular and critically-lauded Atlanta musical act?
It's famous, freaky, and fun. And extremely high energy. I see no downside. There's even a mention of a "net" somewhere in there.
Another candidate for skate-out:
Jump Into The Fire - LCD Soundsystem
And now some suggestions for other moments during the game.
When one of our players receives a penalty, why not play this song, by yet another great local band?
Bad Kids - The Black Lips
I've wished for a long time that right after an intense fight, just as the pugilists are falling to the ice, the arena would play the opening of this song:
TKO - Le Tigre
And goals? I'm a huge fan of Blur, and I love the fact that the arena folks play "Song 2" after most goals, even if it is one of Blur's least interesting songs. For an occasional change of pace, might I suggest these locals be played when one of our boys buries the puck?
Broken Mirrors In The Mud - The Selmanaires
Can you IMAGINE the crowd sing-alongs?
Okay, the inevitable question: what do you think would be a great skate-out (or fight, or penalty, or goal) song?