Wilco: Secret Celtic Supporters?
Is it just me or are a lot of musicians secret soccer fans these days? Maybe they aren't but perhaps someone at their merchandise company is. It seems everyone's discovering their inner hooligan and have got a terrace-inspired scarf to prove it. Jersey punker Ted Leo does. Indie-preps Vampire Weekend have one too. And noisy French DJ's Institubes have a 'hooligan disco' one.
My man Bob from Murder By Baltimore informed me this morning that Chicago twang-rockers Wilco --my wife's favorite band-- have one available for sale as well. Some of the other bands may not actually know a thing about the game (Vampire Weekend), but with "You'll Never Rock Alone" written on it something tells me Jeff Tweedy has seen a Celtic or Liverpool match or two in between prescription drug addictions and giving band mates the boot.
And judging from this live clip of 'Handshake Drugs' a shockingly large portion of his audience spends a bit of time screaming at their TV on Saturadys as well. Maybe that 'Kicking Television' song of theirs has a meaning that I never really caught before.