Mar 3, 2008

Blackhawks get a new theme song

The Chicago Blackhawks have a new theme song, written by Al Jourgensen of Ministry. You can listen to the track on MySpace.

(I still prefer "Here Come The Hawks".)
"Last fall, as the buzz began to build around the new, young Blackhawks team, Jourgensen decided he wanted to add to the momentum. In his studios rehearsing for their farewell tour, Al picked up on a guitar riff that hadn’t made his final album and started building what would become “Keys to the City,” a sports rock anthem that he presented as a gift to the Wirtz family and the Chicago Blackhawks in December of 2007. The Blackhawks have since embraced the song as a great opportunity to reach out to a new generation of Blackhawks fans; a worthy companion to the team’s official theme song, “Here Come The Hawks.”


Keys to the City
Though containing trademark intensity and guitar riffs, “Keys to the City” is less a traditional Ministry song, but more a classic sports anthem in structure. Built around a drum/bass line that recalls Garry Glitter’s “Rock n’ Roll Pt 2,” the song is a rallying cry for Blackhawk fans. Name checking the past Hawk greats like Hull, Mikita, Esposito and Savard, the song celebrates the resurgence of the Blackhawks and the quest to bring home the Stanley Cup to Chicago. It is already popular among the young Blackhawks players upon which the team is building its future championships.

Keys To The City

A song for the Chicago Blackhawks

Written By: Al Jourgensen, Josh Bradford, Paul Raven
Performed by: Ministry & Co-Conspirators
2007 13th Planet Music, Inc. P 2007 13th Planet Records, Inc.

Let’s Go Black Hawks! 3X
Want to Rock Want to Rock Want to Rock! 3X

Verse One
If you’re a Black Hawk you skate with pride
So many legends have played for our side
Mikita! Hull! Esposito! Savard!
To name a few, that’s why we play so hard
Want to Rock Want to Rock Want to Rock 3X

We’re gonna get the Keys To The City
Gonna give it all in every game
We’re gonna get the Keys To The City
I want to hear you scream our name

“Let’s Go! Black Hawks!”
“Let’s Go! Black Hawks!”

Verse Two
Our players bleed Red, White and Black
We play for the Crest, and not the name on the back
The best fans in the NHL
United Center – it’s time to raise hell!
Want to Rock Want to Rock Want to Rock 3X

We’re gonna get the Keys To The City
Win the Cup and have a big parade!
We’ll bring the Cup back home to Chicago
Show them all how real hockey is played……real hockey is played

“Let’s Go! Black Hawks!” Fighta Fighta Fighta
“Let’s Go! Black Hawks!” Skate-a Skate-a Skate-a
“Let’s Go Black Hawks!” Oh What A Team 2X


(via CC / The Daily Swarm)

1 comment:

kevin.boyer said...

"Keys to the City" is a companion to "Here Come the Hawks," not a replacement. Don't worry that "Here Come the Hawks" will disappear - it's an institution and will remain part of the Blackhawks for years to come.