DJ slams Town tunes

LOUD mouth DJ and football fan Danny Baker has slammed Ipswich Town's goal celebration music after the club asked supporters to vote from a shortlist.

LOUD mouth DJ and football fan Danny Baker has slammed Ipswich Town's goal celebration music after the club asked supporters to vote from a shortlist.

The club recently dropped Tom Hark by The Piranhas, which had been used every time the Blues found the back of the net since the defeat of Sheffield United in 2003.

The shortlist of replacements includes Song Two by Blur, Chelsea Dagger by The Fratellis, Pigbag by The Perfecto Allstars, I Feel Good by James Brown, Hi Ho Silver Lining by Jeff Beck, One Step Beyond by Madness and Amarillo by Tony Christie.

But Baker, writing in his weekly Times column ahead of the Derby game between Norwich City and Ipswich tomorrow , said: “Come on, Anglia, wake up!

“Why limit the rave-up to such a stagnant and dreary selection?

“I must say I've never cared for Hi Ho Silver Lining. I can't think of a less suitable song to heighten the excitement of a perfectly drilled half-volley.

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“Elsewhere on Ipswich's narrow wish list are such tired, hobbled clichés as (Is This the Way to) Amarillo by Tony Christie and I Feel Good by James Brown.”

Baker, a former host of popular Radio Five footy phone-in 606, suggested Nick Lowe's Half a Boy and Half a Man was the most suitable song to mark Town's goals.

The club has agreed to add other popular suggestions to the shortlist if e-mailed to fanzone@itfc.co.uk

For the past few games it has been using Chelsea Dagger by The Fratellis.

Phil Ham, editor of the Those Were the Days fanzine, said: “Personally, I'm not too bothered what's played.

“You can hardly hear the PA in our part of the North Stand anyway and I've never been convinced that we actually need music to accompany goal celebrations.”

n Can you think of a better choice? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

N See the centre page 26 for your pull-out Demolition Derby poster ahead of tomorrow's game.

Danny Baker is a Millwall fan

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