Thursday, October 02, 2008

The true story of 'Go Cubs Go!'

Here is an article from the L.A. Times about the back story to the recording of Steve Goodman's baseball hit, "Go Cubs Go". There have been a number of articles that have gone into the beginnings of the song, but Patrick Goldstein, author of the piece, actually talks to Hank Neuberger, one of the engineers and producers for the song. In it, he recounts how the song came about and some of the players involved. Here's one of our favorite quotes from the Hank:

"But the most timeless aspect of this record, the secret ingredient that makes it work as well today as back in ’84, is simply Steve’s magical voice. You can’t hear Steve Goodman’s voice without hearing the smile and joy inside it. The very sound of Steve’s delivery expresses what every Cub fan at the ballpark feels -- that there’s no place on Earth today we’d rather be than right here at Wrigley Field."

Couldn't have said it better ourselves. Big game tonight folks. First pitch is at 8:37 CST, so make sure you're in front of a massive TV and remember, "Go Cubs Go"...

Click here to read the rest of the article.

And if you haven't yet, make your way over to our online store and pick up a copy of Steve Goodman's The Baseball Singles EP, as well as our brand new "Go Cubs Go" shirt!