Song - Out Front
Artist(s) - Rick Baker
Released - 1986
Primetime Usage - 1991-97Featured Highlight - Bears @ Vikings, 1992
*SONG IDENTIFIED* - 2/14/18
Unknown Song #22 is a nice, energetic, rock/orchestral fusion track that I've been asked to identify a few times since I started this blog. I obviously can't identify it as of now, but I would very much like to. One irony is that US#22 isn't primarily remembered as a regular NFL Primetime highlight track. It was used on the show for 7 years, but its use was pretty infrequent. Instead, it's best remembered as being the accompanying song for Chris Berman's Sunday Night Football halftime highlights (not to be confused with Gladiator, the accompanying song for Monday Night Football's "Fastest 3 Minutes" segment). It was used for this purpose well after its end on NFL Primetime.
This week's clip is a particularly humiliating one for both Chicago QB Jim Harbaugh & Chicago head coach Mike Ditka. The Bears led Minnesota 20-0 in the Metrodome, but Harbaugh infamously audibled into a pass play that resulted in a pick-six for the Vikings. Minnesota came back to win 21-20, scoring all their points in the 4th. quarter. I've seen this game referred to as "The Audible" at least once online. This game could also be seen as the beginning of the end for Ditka's stint in Chicago. They did win 2 straight following the loss, but lost 8 of their last 9 to finish 5-11. Ditka was subsequently fired.
Is there a way to get this music clip from a cd or something...would love to have a compilation of the instrumental on this..ReplyDelete
I'm guessing you could probably find the CD version somewhere if you were willing to spend the money. Someone gave me access to the album rip privately (among many other production-music albums). That's how I stumbled on it.Delete
This is the one clip I've looked for 15 years. The lp seems like it's only available overseas. The only site I found was Discogs.ReplyDelete
Yeah, there's surprisingly little info on the regular (non-AV) Chappell albums. Many aren't even listed on Discogs so it's exceedingly difficult to find track names/artists.Delete
Also… your comment initially got labeled as spam for some reason, but I fixed it.
This was posted on YouTube in December 2018ReplyDelete
Good find. I added the link to the "Unknown Song #22 Identified" post (as I said in my email).Delete
I've managed to find something about Rick Baker on the internet! He goes by Richard Baker (searching Rick Baker will only yield results about the special effects artist)and he's done some film scores as well as a lot of TV stuff. He also apparently produced with Uncle Cracker and Yes. Here's his IMDB page: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0048866/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_smReplyDelete
Thanks for the info!Delete
Thanks for finding that. I added the link above.Delete