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Band of Horses’ ‘Georgia’ helps Bulldogs get back on track

georgia-520x520University of Georgia loyalists might want to give thanks to Band of Horses for the Bulldogs’ recent turnaround.

The group’s cover of Cee Lo’s “Georgia” – which leaked from his upcoming “The Lady Killer” album – became the team’s victory anthem after its Oct. 9 win, which snapped a four-game losing streak. And then, of course, came Saturday’s blowout.

Seattle-formed-South-Carolina-based Band of Horses teamed with the UGA Redcoat Marching Band for its own version of Cee Lo’s song, which is being played by the university’s station, WUOG and is available for purchase.

On its website, Band of Horses singer Ben Bridwell referred to Georgia as the band’s “second home of sorts” and said he had been thinking about writing an homage to the Bulldogs but didn’t have any ideas.

Then Bridwell heard Green’s song and “figured that’s as good as any tribute to any state I’ve ever heard.”

Since Atlanta’s Green has covered Band of Horses’ “No One’s Gonna Love You” for his “Lady Killer” album, reportedly due Nov. 9, it made sense to release both songs as a double-A side vinyl single and digital downloads.

Band of Horses will wrap its U.S. tour Oct. 30 at the Fox Theatre.

26 comments Add your comment

Cee Lo

October 19th, 2010
1:52 pm

ohhhhh cooool

joey

October 19th, 2010
1:55 pm

Yaaaaayaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatttttttttttt????????????

A 78 record in an iTunes world

October 19th, 2010
2:19 pm

They should’ve covered Ceelo’s other new hit……the FU song

joe

October 19th, 2010
2:24 pm

What song they gona play after UGA crash n burn Sat?

Joshua Barlowe

October 19th, 2010
2:29 pm

They beat a crappy Tennessee team and Vanderbilt High School and they’re calling it a turnaround??? This is funny stuff…

chainz

October 19th, 2010
2:33 pm

They are gonna play a song for you Joe…..called LOSER….lol

Wayne

October 19th, 2010
2:37 pm

If they are looking for a theme song shouldn’t it be “Folsom Prision Blues” or

Taco Time in N. Georgia

October 19th, 2010
2:47 pm

I saw Band of Horses sit in on Hunger Strike with Pearl Jam at Madison Square Garden back in May. Man, that was sweet.

Football? Were we talking about football? Something about a turnaround, I guess.

Hey, beating the Tennessees and Vandys of the world is good, that’s what SHOULD happen, but the jury is still very much out on this so-called “turnaround.”

Taco Time in N. Georgia

October 19th, 2010
2:49 pm

Or as the famous Winston Wolf once said, “Let’s not start sucking each other’s popsicles just yet.”

BD

October 19th, 2010
3:04 pm

Good lord you UGA folks sure are delusional.

Big Dawg

October 19th, 2010
3:08 pm

Let’s keep AJ Green in Athens one more year!

http://www.facebook.com/?sk=messages&tid=1636417559384#!/pages/AJ-Green-Please-stay-for-your-senior-year/102345593165194

ADL

October 19th, 2010
3:48 pm

Oh man, you can’t make this stuff up!!!!

Cousin Curtis

October 19th, 2010
3:55 pm

Wow! I’m a huge fan of both, and a huge fan of the dawgs. I had not idea. Cool!!

benfinite

October 19th, 2010
3:55 pm

CATS Cats Cats Cats

Cousin Curtis

October 19th, 2010
4:15 pm

Turnstile

October 19th, 2010
4:17 pm

So is the turnaround due to this song or is it CMR letting his team stop shaving? I’m confused….

Kitster

October 19th, 2010
4:20 pm

Yeah, Id have to agree with Joshua – I would credit this “turnaround” to playing two extremely soft teams in a row and not a song (no matter how good it is).

Gary

October 19th, 2010
4:26 pm

When you loose 4 to SC Ark MISS St. and Col, beating Vandy and Tennessee is a turnaround. No that doesn’t mean we run the table. We will still struggle. But for Dawg fans, it was starting to look like we not not win another game this year except for Idaho state and Georgia Tech. So I think it is safe to call the last couple of games a nice improvement. Kentucky, Florida, and Auburn will still be huge challenges for Georgia. I do not know how we can stop the running QB at Auburn.

spider

October 19th, 2010
4:30 pm

wow what an incredible story that this could be why the bulldogs are turning their season around

Clint

October 19th, 2010
4:34 pm

I’m tired of seeing this mistake on here so let’s end it once and for all. Teams LOSE games not LOOSE. LOOSE means not firmly or tightly fixed in place as in “Tommy has a loose tooth”, or “Since I lost 50lbs, my clothes are now loose”. Hope this helps and some of you morons learn something.

Ghost of Uga IV

October 19th, 2010
4:55 pm

UGA has nothing / no one to thank for their reported “turn-around”…….they just happen to catch a very lousy Tennessee team and the ever hapless Vandy at the right time. A big dose of reality is waiting Saturday night in Lexington. The Cats will bulldoze the Pups……KY 27 UGA 12

Cee Dawg

October 19th, 2010
5:05 pm

right there with you Clint

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5:12 pm

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asdf

October 19th, 2010
5:35 pm

Georgia, Band of Horses & Cee Lo… (!) this is the weirdest/coolest thing I’ve read in a long time…

uhhh

October 19th, 2010
7:12 pm

Ce-Lo is covering Band of Horses; not the other way around

Joe Mama

October 19th, 2010
8:53 pm

My brother played this for me on the way to the UT game. Weird.