Thursday, July 13, 2006

I'm Going To Wichita

Italy's World Cup Champion soccer team adoption of The White Stripes "Seven Nation Army" as their unofficial anthem has led to a number of odd moments like the song being sung at a Rolling Stones concert. Nme just printed Jack White's take on the situation:

The White Stripes song has become like a second national anthem, following the country's World Cup victory on Sunday night (July 9), when the squad, led by Francesco Totti, started singing the guitar refrain from the song.

Jack White said: "I am honoured that the Italians have adopted this song as their own. Nothing is more beautiful in music than when people embrace a melody and allow it to enter the pantheon of folk music.

"As a songwriter it is something impossible to plan. Especially in modern times. I love that most people who are chanting it have no idea where it came from. That's folk music."

: Here is video of Italian fans singing "Seven Nation Army" on the streets:

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