- Audio CD (February 15, 1995)
- Label: Intersound Records
- ASIN: B000000CO3
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #279,023 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Touchdown: Favorite College Fight Songs
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But why? It's not like all I listen to is instrumentals; all of my CDs are country, but I was so happy to find this one that I bought it as soon as I could. Standout tracks are, of course, "Rocky Top" (which is actually listed as "Pre-Game University Of Tennessee," but it's Rocky Top alright), "War Eagle," "Yea Alabama!," "Step To The Rear," and "Forward Rebels." Every song is played right on beat and, like other fight song CDs, they don't slow it down to a boring concert pace, but keep them at the same speed played at game day. If I wasn't a Tennessee fan who had to say Rocky Top was the best track, I'd say "Yea Alabama" might be the best quality PLAYED track. (It's a fun one to play too.).
I can't say enough about this. I play it when people come over for games, or in the middle of non-football season (listening to it now!!). Buy this especially if you're a football fan, you won't ever take it out of the machine!
ROLL TIDE!! Chris
At the time it was recorded, I was a freshman in high school in Orlando, and a huge FSU fan. As I was in band, and our director graduated from FSU, I heard all the stories.
Although they played every fight song like it was their own, FSU's most heated rival at the time was Miami, not UF. So it definitely bothered people in the band to have to play Miami's fight song. Most of the fight songs took one or two takes to get right. The Miami fight song took almost 10 takes. The reason is, every time they would get to the part where they sing, "M...I...A...M...I... M-I-A-M-I FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!", the band would yell "SUCK SUCK SUCK!" instead.
Finally close to the tenth recording, Dr. Croft pleaded with the band and the version you hear is that final recording. ;-)
The Florida State Seminoles - Marching Chiefs - do an outstanding job on this CD. From listening to the enthusiasm presented, one would believe that each song is played by their own university band. The tempo and rhythm seems to be right on time and lively. It doesn't drag -- it rocks. If you love college ball and the fight songs that inspire your teams to victory, this is a must on your list.
I've heard most of these tunes played by their own school bands --- this FSU Band does a remarkable job matching the the Home Teams sound.
I have never purchased the same CD a second time - this is the first. Hey, I need one for the pickemup truck and one for the home --- I think I'll get one for the car as well.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not the quality I was expecting, wished I would have searched further.Published 3 months ago by Larry A. Ryder
Good recordings of college fight songs. In my opinion, the best song for music and marching is "On Wisconsin," followed by USC's fight song. G. M. BrittinPublished on July 19, 2014 by Amazon Customer
This CD is absolutely the best college fight song CD I've seen, period. The Florida State Marching Band does an OUTSTANDING JOB with these songs. Read morePublished on October 25, 2008 by Michael R. Mosley
Despite a few shortcomings, this CD is worth 5 stars. The music is brilliant and it gets you in the mood for college football. Read morePublished on October 20, 2006 by R. Chikos
My 3 year old is always mesmerized by the marching bands during football games on TV. I bought this CD hoping it sounded like the songs do during the games, and it does. Read morePublished on January 14, 2003 by cynthia
This CD is missing a song!! The University of Washington's "Bow Down To Washington" WHERE IS IT? Leaving this song off this CD is like leaving a wheel off your car. Read morePublished on September 7, 2002 by Kristen A. Kuhn
The CD says that certain songs example Georgia Tech's fight song will play for a longer time in reality the song ends about 40 seconds to soon. Read morePublished on May 13, 2000 by D_MSU