By James El-Mallakh–
The C-A-R-D-S chant is great but it can be a little short. Fortunately, for students who long for depth in their school theme songs, The Louisville Crashers have written a song for U of L.
“The Louisville Crashers were here at homecoming and it seemed like everybody really liked them. We got a lot of positive feedback,” said Kurtis Frizzell, student body president.
Here’s a link to the song: http://kentuckysportsradio.com/?p=107120
“I contacted Max Maxwell in October and asked him if he would start creating a song that covers the spirit of the town because U of L is a unique institution in that we’re not just athletics, we’re not just academics, we are a community and I think this song really captures that.”
The untitled song by the Crashers is just under four minutes and it’s supported by a full band.
“We needed something that folks could remember. No matter whether you were on the chess team or you were on the debate team, we wanted you to feel that song and understand that what’s happening is we’re asking who you cheer for and you cheer for the school,” said Max Maxwell, drummer for the Louisville Crashers and one of the owners of Mom’s Music.
In a blog on The Chronicle of Higher Education, Gina Barreca speculates as to why no good songs about college exist.
“New songs about college or the college experience itself? You might think we’d find something. But we know better. We got nada.”
Frizzell made the request to the Crashers in order to elevate student spirit. The Crashers took on the project for free.
Frizzell would like the Crashers to play at the April scrimmage for the football team. Whether or not they can play, according to Frizzell, depends on funding.
“I’m hoping it’s going to catch on,” said Frizzell. “My favorite section is 2:18 when it busts out into the rap.”
Photo courtesy Louisville Crashers