Seahawks new intro song, by Paul Allen and his band

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  • Pete Carroll just tweeted this link today.
    Here's the new Seahawks intro music, written and performed by Paul Allen and his band:

    http://soundcloud.com/seattleseahawks/freak-on

    I sure hope this isn't a long-term thing. No offense to Allen, but this song is just.... embarrassing. Too funky to be heavy, but too generic to really get much of a funk groove going. Ugh. WTF is up with our LAME intro songs? Wish they'd just make a generic dubstep beat or heavy metal, that'd be better than this.
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  • somebody please tell me this is a joke.
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  • I wish it was, but....

    https://twitter.com/PeteCarroll/status/267327055820095488


    Well, at least he's not Jerry Jones or Al Davis, and lets the GM pick the players. God, I hope this isn't a long-term thing, because that song is just WACK AS F@#$K!!!
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  • I like it. It's not a great hit or anything, but I'd hardly call it embarrassing.
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  • this is a nightmare.
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  • Zebulon Dak wrote:somebody please tell me this is a joke.

    Of course it's a joke, they are more than likely going to go with the old stand by, "I Walk The Line"
    Jebus christy, somethings really f576ked up when something like this ruins your day.
    Make a suggestion for an intro song that we'd ALL agree to, ( like that's going to happen) then send to Owner, 1st Fan, Paul Allen eh?
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  • I suggest anything by Zakk Wylde/Black Label Society. That's some pump you up music.
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  • scutterhawk wrote:
    Zebulon Dak wrote:somebody please tell me this is a joke.

    Of course it's a joke, they are more than likely going to go with the old stand by, "I Walk The Line"
    Jebus christy, somethings really f576ked up when something like this ruins your day.
    Make a suggestion for an intro song that we'd ALL agree to, ( like that's going to happen) then send to Owner, 1st Fan, Paul Allen eh?


    Who's day's ruined?

    As I side note, I do love the new TD celebration song.
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  • Not playing for me right now, I'll have to check it out later. No matter what, I can't imagine it can be any worse than Bittersweet Symphony, that was the worst intro song in the history of intro songs.... and that's not even an opinion, that's a fact!
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  • Bittersweet Symphony is THE BEST. I was happy to hear it still being used in some capacity.
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  • Yeah, lets just say that i didnt get jacked or pumped.
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  • HansGruber wrote:Wish they'd just make a generic dubstep beat



    I would take Paul Allen's band over dubstep any day. I can't stand womp womps.


    EDIT: Now that I've listened to it, this song isn't that bad. Even if it was, the guy saved our Hawks from leaving town, so he can do what he damn well wants to with the music. At least he put in the effort to write and record his own music for the games. Props for that.
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  • SalishHawkFan wrote:I like it. It's not a great hit or anything, but I'd hardly call it embarrassing.

    Ditto. I think it's reasonable for an intro, IMHO.

    Hey, if this is all it takes to keep a super owner like Allen around I'm all for it. Rock on Paul!
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  • It's good to be the king!
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  • Remember, this team is Paul's legacy. He knows that he could be gone any day if the cancer comes back yet again (as horrible as that sounds). He wants to show his love for the team and leave something behind in the way he knows. He brought in designers to create the greatest stadium, the best practice facilities, went and got great coaches, stuffed all the places with great technology. He loves music. He is creating a song for his team that he owns. Cool tribute. I am sure someday when Paul is gone everybody who is griping about this will say how cool it is that Paul expressed himself in the form of art that he knows best and left something to his team that was personal. He's not a big talker or a guy who gets real involved. The closest I've seen in emotion from the guy is when he made a brief appearance on the field after the NFCCG. I think it's cool that he's done something personal for a team that he clearly loves.
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  • Hawken-Dazs wrote:
    HansGruber wrote:Wish they'd just make a generic dubstep beat



    I would take Paul Allen's band over dubstep any day. I can't stand womp womps.


    Yeah but that's my point. I LOATHE dubstep, but at least it's kinda trendy and new. This song was embarrassing because it just sounds tacky, like old classic rock elevator music, doesn't get me jacked up AT ALL.

    I just wish we had something that was intense as our team. Something that actually got the crowd fired up.
    Personally, I'd LOVE it if they played something like this:

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  • its not that bad .
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  • This song makes me want to beat somebody up because it is so awful. Maybe our Hawks will think the same.
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  • Thank you Shark for the classy post. And thank you Hans for the Slayer embed.

    As far as the song goes, it's very generic, but not bad by any means. It could easily pass mustard as a background song in a television show. Is it appropriate for a football experience? No. But it's not like it's horrible or anything.
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  • SharkHawk wrote:Remember, this team is Paul's legacy. He knows that he could be gone any day if the cancer comes back yet again (as horrible as that sounds). He wants to show his love for the team and leave something behind in the way he knows. He brought in designers to create the greatest stadium, the best practice facilities, went and got great coaches, stuffed all the places with great technology. He loves music. He is creating a song for his team that he owns. Cool tribute. I am sure someday when Paul is gone everybody who is griping about this will say how cool it is that Paul expressed himself in the form of art that he knows best and left something to his team that was personal. He's not a big talker or a guy who gets real involved. The closest I've seen in emotion from the guy is when he made a brief appearance on the field after the NFCCG. I think it's cool that he's done something personal for a team that he clearly loves.


    Yep.

    I don't get all the hand wringing over an intro song....geesh. Is it really that important?

    Answer: No.

    Good on ya, Paul.
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  • It sounds like it should be played during the starting credits of an '80s buddy cop TV show.

    I like Bittersweet Symphony a lot. I wish it would stick around. I know it has its detractors, but I am not one of them.
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  • Haha go Paul! Glad he's having fun with this kinda stuff. Yes it sounds like a 90's TV intro but it ain't the worst thing ever.

    Also Macklemore on the touchdown celebrations is pretty awesome. I liked that a lot.
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  • JKent82 wrote:Also Macklemore on the touchdown celebrations is pretty awesome. I liked that a lot.


    That's what I'm talking about. That song officially gets me pumped and jacked now.
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  • Whatever - to echo the first poster - at least he isn't picking the players. Let him have a little fun.

    I will say it is a little mellow - maybe it gets a little bit of a heavier riff rock remix for gameday.
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  • This is the song they're playing during TD celebrations right now btw.

    NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEY!!!!!!

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  • Yo Paul , if you're reading this, don't give up your day job.
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  • That was Paul Allen's band? I thought it was Rush.
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  • On a positive note, I don't not like it :mrgreen:
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  • It would be a great opening theme song for Talkin' Ducks! with your host Max Unger! if it was 1992.
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  • As a Hendrix buff I would have guessed he could have come up with something a little more "rocking" but hey its his team afterall.....and it is a tad catchy :D
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  • Psychobabbler wrote:It's good to be the king!


    Hey!, that's it!, Paul Allen,, King of King County, and the Seahawks #1 FAN!
    No generic store bought intro music, and I'm fine with it.
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  • HansGruber wrote:
    Hawken-Dazs wrote:
    HansGruber wrote:Wish they'd just make a generic dubstep beat



    I would take Paul Allen's band over dubstep any day. I can't stand womp womps.


    Yeah but that's my point. I LOATHE dubstep, but at least it's kinda trendy and new. This song was embarrassing because it just sounds tacky, like old classic rock elevator music, doesn't get me jacked up AT ALL.

    I just wish we had something that was intense as our team. Something that actually got the crowd fired up.
    Personally, I'd LOVE it if they played something like this:


    Now THIS would be/is a joke.
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  • AWWWW Paul, how could i hate anything you do!

    that said, i would rather have dubstep or Slayer...
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  • That Maclemore hit is on it.

    The whole Paul Allen thing is beyond douchy. Its embarassing, really, really, really embarassing.
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  • Hell yeah. I liked it. A little AWB'ish with the brass accompaniment. The bass was jammin', for those of you too young to appreciate, think "No more tears" from Ozzy. And Paul, scratchin' that guitar like an itch, in time. Nice.
    I think some here want to picture PA sliding accross a stage on his knees rippin' some nasty solo.

    My only constructive critique would be with the percussions. Started out a little slow and out of time. Jmo.

    For those too cool to be schooled, look at it this way. Do they ever play the intro tune through it's fruition? not sure myself as i haven't been to a game since 81', but i'm pretty sure they dont, and you never hear it watching the games on tv. So, if you can hear "Freak on" past the first 10-15 seconds, you ain't makin' enough noise anyhow. Baaad 12th man.
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  • Gotta love super rich guys with garage bands. You go on with ya bad self uncle Paul!
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  • Guys, this is progress! PA's new Freak On song has understated energy and dynamic tension, and it is magnitudes better than Bittersweet Symphony in that regard. That has been the same-o-same-o since I don't know when. I like the song, but not as an intro to a football game. It's more suitable for a game of cricket or a chess match.

    And NOBODY who likes Bittersweet Symphony as an intro song gets to say anything about Freak On being mellow.



    BTW, for the record, my personal pick for an intro song is Battle Without Honor or Humanity by Tomoyasu Hotei.

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  • Super Generic Sounding, but its cool, whatevz.

    Never really paid attention to intro music anyway when I go to games, if you need the musical intro to hype you up to watch some Seahawks football you might need to check yoself before you wreck yoself.
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  • That's not the point. We have BEEN using music that will put you to sleep. You don't want that. More energy is good.
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  • I LOVE associating music with the Hawks. Bittersweet Symph makes me almost tear up every goddam time I hear it because it makes me think of 05.

    I really hope this Macklemore song sticks and this Paul Allen song doesn't last long or is minimally used.
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  • Okay....maybe I'm missing something here.....but they have already been playing that song all season.

    This is not a new song.

    The version they play is a bit more rockin.......but that's the intro song that's been played all year.

    What time is it?

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  • Ooh...voodoo chile...love it.
    Bitter sweet is good; but that era is done. This team isn't that song.
    I'm all about Seahawks reign...haha, jk. Paul's song is ok; but it absolutely does not pump me up, I can only imagine it wouldn't pump up the players either.
    I think Pete/Paul should take a poll of the players and use that, after all they're who their trying to pump up...or maybe actually take a fan poll (as pumping up the fans is just as important); and actually do what the fans say.

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  • Zebulon Dak wrote:somebody please tell me this is a joke.

    Gong to roll with Zeb on this one. Not that I think bittersweet symphony is any better, but damn.
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  • I think it's cool that he cares enough about the Hawks to want to take the time out to write a song just for the team. :th2thumbs:
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  • You guys act like you'll even be able to hear it through the crowd...

    but honestly I dont think its bad. I dont even know what we have playing during intro's now.
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  • But I guess your not a real 12 if you dont have a knee jerk reaction so..

    PAUL ALLEN = BUST
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