Red Sox Bumper Music Sampler Playlist
With only three games left in the regular season, first place in the American League East is still very much a question mark. Yes, it's time to turn your hat inside out, bite the head off a chicken, and post up a playlist of Red Sox radio broadcast bumper music.
The game broadcast Producer at flagship station WEEI/WRKO inherits a bank of particularly eclectic tracks to employ in those four to five seconds of transition from commercials back into baseball action. Over the last several years that unwitting part-time DJ has done a decent job of updating the selection to keep things interesting.
Here's a partial playlist sampler of Red Sox broadcast bumper music tracks I've cobbled together during this long, interesting season. There are plenty of songs I haven't been able to identify, so if anyone with a stronger ear happens by this post, feel free to add to it.
As we head into the last weekend of games before the post-season, there are alot of unanswered questions. Can the Red Sox hold on to first place and secure home field advantage in the playoffs? Can Varitek and JD Drew continue their offensive upticks? Will Dustin Pedroia take Rookie of the Year? Can Daisuke get his act together for the playoffs? After ruthlessly shitcanning Jerry Trupiano last offseason, will there be further changes in the Sox radio broadcast booth for 2008? Uncertainty and unease are staples of the baseball diet in these parts.
But hey, it's Friday, and yesterday was Johnny Pesky's lucky 88th birthday. What could possibly go worng?
Red Sox Bumper Music Sampler Playlist - [Rhapsody Online version]
The Seeker - The Who
Here I Come - The Roots
Two States - Pavement
Use Me - Bill Withers
Hey Ladies - Beastie Boys
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
Bitch - The Rolling Stones
Loser - Beck
I Fought The Law - The Clash
Ain't That A Kick In The Head - Dean Martin
Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Unavailable (or unlistenable) in Rhapsody:
Misty Mountain Hop - Led Zeppelin
Shine - Collective Soul
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