Let’s Get It Started

Looks like this party's going to the dogs...

Looks like this party’s going to the dogs…

Hope you didn’t party too hard last night watching that big, overrated, copyright protected game I probably can’t even mention on my blog without getting a suspension from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.  That’s because The Nest makes every Monday morning a feel good time by fishing out another lost jock jam out of the moldy sock reeking locker we like to call the Dusty Vinyl Archive!  DJ Scratchy’s ready to get you on your feet with a killer cut that’s rocked more stadiums around the globe than Queen and Gary Glitter combined!  Oh, and let’s keep Mr. Glitter away from the Sponkies, OK?  HEY!

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If you’ve attended a professional sporting event at some point in the past two decades, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with this week’s DVA honoree.  In 1996, a British alt rock band by the name of Republica released a song that despite not gaining a whole lot of chart love anywhere but their home country would nevertheless go on to become an inner circle member of the stadium rock song hall of fame… wherever that’s located.

Probably next to the Cornhole Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

Probably next to the Cornhole Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

The song was called “Ready To Go,” and it effectively replaced the Rolling Stones’ classic “Start Me Up” as the official let’s get it on music of professional sports.  You’ve no doubt heard clips of the song either at sporting events or on TV in commercials, shows and movies.  But the whole song itself is an excellent jammer to get the blood pumping, and you may not have even realized it was more than just “Baby I’m ready to Gooooooooooo!”

There were untold number of versions and remixes of this cult classic tune, but this 5 minute version is by far my favorite cut…

One version of this song managed to only chart at #56 on the US Hot 100, which still made it Republica’s biggest hit of their short time together.  But given everywhere their song has popped up in pop culture in the past 20 years, I’d imagine the band members are still doing pretty well for themselves off the royalties. Seriously, if you’re looking for some music to light a fire under anyone or anything… forget scouring the wasteland of your iPod and just queue up this epic kickstarter…

Yeah!!!  Baby I'm ready to gooooooo!!!!!

Yeah!!! Baby I’m ready to gooooooo!!!!!

I’ll return to pump you up again next Monday….

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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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29 Responses to Let’s Get It Started

  1. yes… this dogs better ask the dj for this song… I like it :o)

  2. markbialczak says:

    Stinkin’ Patriots. This sorry Jets fan is ready to go somewhere the morning after that game, Bill.

  3. Merbear74 says:

    There’s a cornhole museum?

  4. Cue the spotlights, canned smoke, smiling cheerleaders and bring out the players!!! Oh, wait, I got carried away in the moment. Nice way to start a grey winter’s morning.

  5. The last five minutes of the game were amazing, even for people like me who don’t completely understand the rules of the game. Kind of amazing. We had tuned out and were watching an old British cop series (streaming) and I looked at the score on FB … and it was tied 28-28 with 57 seconds on the clock. So, we switched and glad we did. That was some finish. Wowee.

    I could live forever without the bullshit politics, but as sports, it was phenomenal … and the Pats really ARE our local team. I remember when Brady was the backup quarterback and only got to play because the regular QB was on the DL. Serendipity struck hard.

    We’ve enjoyed a decade of amazing sports around here. Between the resurgent Red Sox and the rise of the Pats, it’s been a hell of a run. For the Pats, it’s going to be rebuilding time soon. Brady is 39, and good shape or not, he should retire while all his parts are in working order. He doesn’t need the money — I think he could buy the team outright without taking out a loan — and in any case, any TV sports department or station would hire him for a contract that will make his NFL years look like small change. It’ll be interesting to watch and see how this plays out. I do hope he recognizes when it’s time to take that final bow and move on. So many of these guys don’t seem to know when the curtain is coming down.

    • I woke up and turned it on when it was 28-12 with about 8 minutes left, and almost just flipped to the music channels since I figured that was a done deal. I’m just not into football anymore since I can’t watch on Sundays, and surprisingly, I’m also not a Patriots hater like most non-NE fans are. I guess I still give them props for knocking the Rams off their high horse 15 years ago and ushering in a decade of sub-mediocrity before they finally fled back to LA….

  6. ody N biskit….we due knot haz tee N vee hooked up N haszt ina good long while…. sew de food gurl checked her fone just ta see de score….28 – 9…we think it waz 4th quarter; we said…well, sew much for thiz yeerz…..

    when her terned de fone off then round late last nite we checked it again….we waz like R YA KIDDIN UZ !!!!!!!

    we due knot noe thiz song but yea, it rocks ~~~~~~ 🙂 ♥♥♥

  7. Ladybuggz says:

    Can’t say I’ve ever heard this song……too bubble gum for me! lol 🙂

  8. The only time I have heard this one is at a sports event…….but it does certainly get one fired up!


  9. Piglove says:

    Don’t know the song of course – my dad lived under a rock I’m sure. But that game. It was a travesty! The Falcons did what they always do – give up at the end. Shakes my piggy head. I was so disgusted for my home team. I think I need to move to another state for sure. XOXO – Bacon

  10. Trisha says:

    I must have heard this song somewhere before because it’s already stuck in my head and songs never stick in my head after one listen. I welcome the change in earworms! For weeks, Night Train by Guns N Roses was stuck in my head. Every time I heard the word train I would hear Axl screeching Night Train. (((shudder))) Thank you for playing something catchy enough to replace that!

    • God, anything’s better than Axl Rose. I’d rather listen to either of the raspy singers for AC/DC. Axl and his bunch are gonna play in town this year for the first time since he started a riot at a concert here in 1991 because a fan took his picture. Now that everyone has camera phones, we’ll see if history repeats itself…

      • Trisha says:

        I don’t know how I was ever a fan back in the day. I even went to a GNR concert. No riots broke out at the one I went to…I don’t think. My seat was so far away that Axl was just a dot!

  11. Wow. I didn’t know this. I’m inspired. Of course the squirrel is toxic cute.

  12. draliman says:

    I’d forgotten about this song which is strange since I used to play it over and over. I’m pretty sure I still have the 7″ single, in fact.

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