Thursday, September 06, 2007

The true sound of Italia '90

Yes, it's sad about Luciano Pavorotti, and his rendition of Puccini's Nessun Dorma will always send a shiver down the spine, but don't let anyone kid you it was the tune on the lips of England fans in that wondrous footballing summer. That was New Order's World in Motion, the greatest football record of all time from, well, the second greatest Manchester band of all time. It's just a shame the BBC wouldn't let them call it by its original title, E for England!

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8 comments:

David Gladwin said...

...but nobody noticed that the frequent lyrical repetition of "one on one," as well as being a familiar footballing term, also refers to ecstasy.

Are you on one, matey?

Stephen Rouse said...

The Stone Roses being, naturally, the best-ever Manchester band

David Gladwin said...

I rather think Paul was referring to The Smiths, Stephen.

dynamite said...

I should hope so!

Letters From A Tory said...

Ahhhh, I remember it well. Footballers pretending they can sing - nothing quite so humbling.

dynamite said...

Come on, Barnes raps like an angel.

Paul Linford said...

As long as no-one thinks I was referring to the Inspiral fookin' Carpets...

David Gladwin said...

And - just to be clear - The Durutti Column are the third best Manchester band of all time.