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?

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