Friday, November 24, 2017

Unknown Song #13

Song - Unknown Song #13
Primetime Usage - 1988
Featured Highlight - Falcons @ Raiders, 1988

Here's another 1988 special.  Unknown Song #13 is a little moody, a little repetitive, and a bit edgy.  In other words, it's a perfect fit with all the other 1987-88 NFL Primetime tracks.  To go with this song, here are the Raiders hosting the Falcons.  Los Angeles was going through the tumultuous tenure of head coach Mike Shanahan, while the 1988 Falcons were a team that probably overachieved to end up 5-11.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Unknown Song #12 Partially Identified

Immediately after posting the video for US #12, I got a copyright notice on youtube for the accompanying song.  The notice lists the song title as "The Right Stuff 2," but unfortunately provides no other info besides the usual AdRev, etc. royalty company names.  The copyright notice for The Far Turn at least listed the album code so I was eventually able to find the track, but no such luck for this one.  I've searched for "The Right Stuff" over the last several days but none of the library tracks I've found with the name (including one that's by Richard Myhill) are the correct one.  If any of you are aware of this song or can find it, please let me know.  Thanks!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Unknown Song #12 - The Right Stuff (alt mix)

Song - The Right Stuff (alt mix)
Artist(s) - Tom Jenkins, Barry Schleifer
Released - 1984 (original version), ???? (alt mix)
Primetime Usage - 1988
Contained on - EA 2015 (Broadcast), PML-CD 1055 (Leadership)
Featured Highlight - Lions @ Packers, 1988


After a few weeks of light, laid-back material, it's time for a change.  Unknown Song #12 is mostly dark, brooding, and wintry.  That's a perfect mood for both the atmosphere of the featured game, as well as the atmosphere of November & December football in general.  There is a bit of a happy, trumpet fanfare in the middle, though, which gives the track some nice contrast.

In 1988, the Detroit Lions fired Darryl Rogers after 11 weeks and made Wayne Fontes the interim coach.  His first game, against the Packers back when they occasionally played in Milwaukee, went a long way toward his earning the job long-term.  It's not a memorable game otherwise, but there wasn't much to choose from that featured this particular song.  Oh, and don't forget to buy Seagram's Coolers, assuming they still exist.  Do they still exist?

Friday, November 10, 2017

Unknown Song #11 - Spring Training

Song - Spring Training
Artist(s) - (unknown)
Released - No later than 1988
Primetime Usage - 1988
Contained on - Musikos MS3 (Sports 3)
Featured Highlight - Seahawks @ Chiefs, 1988


Unknown Song #11 is basically US#10 with no melody at all.  It's mostly a repeating synth-funk riff that never really changes.  It works great if you're not paying close attention to the music, I guess.  The game highlight is pretty entertaining, however.  It features the Chiefs edging out the Seahawks back in the era when Arrowhead Stadium still had astroturf.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Unknown Song #10

Song - Unknown Song #10
Primetime Usage - 1988
Featured Highlight - Bills @ Bengals, 1988

Yet another unidentified song from 1988 that's pretty repetitive.  Unknown Song #10 is a bit lighter & cheerier than the last two, though.  It's a kinda like Unknown Song #7, but funkier & less melodic.  It's football-game accompaniment is a preview of the 1988 AFC Championship game.  If you liked the Ickey Shuffle, you'll love this highlight.