ESPN’s John Buccigross aka The Decider recently declared AC/DC the official music act for the sport of hockey. He even goes so far as to break down the band’s iconic “Black in Black” album song by song, outlining each track’s relationship to hockey.
Track 1: “Hells Bells”
I’m a rolling thunder, pouring rain
I’m comin’ on like a hurricane.
Two days after deciding to write this AC/DC column, I was watching the Sharks/Blues game on the Center Ice package. The game went to overtime. As overtime was set to begin, guess what song blared through the Shark Tank while Randy Hahn and Drew Remenda kept great company? You got it — “Hells Bells.” And how did the Sharks win the game in the shootout? A save by Evgeni (July 25) Nabokov! Run for your lives!
This video montage posted on YouTube proves exactly why Buccigross feels this way:
So what do you think: Does the gritty, bare-bones rock-n-roll sound of AC/DC provide the ideal backdrop for hockey? What about Guns N’ Roses’ “Welcome to the Jungle, or“Enter Sandman”? What about techno or country?
If you were in charge of music at Red Wings’ games, what would your ideal playlist look like?
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