Giants fan turns Journey song into playoff anthem
San Francisco Giants fans rejoice... you now have an anthem for the post-season.
Ashkon joined us in the 7Live studio Tuesday (watch the interview here), and told us he came up with the concept after hearing the line, "Everybody wants a thrill" on the radio, which reminded him of former Giant Will Clark. And his ultimate dream? To sing with Journey frontman Steve Perry in a Giants victory parade.
Perry is a diehard Giants fan. You may remember that a couple of seasons back, the Los Angeles Dodgers started using the song as a rally anthem late in games. Well, that didn't sit well with Perry who told The San Francisco Chronicle, "It tweaks me to know they're using the song as a rally song. I really wish we'd have hijacked it first. I think the song is about hope and power, and it's working for them, damn it."
The song also became an anthem for the Chicago White Sox the year they won the World Series and was famously featured in "The Sopranos" finale.
The new Giants version, which has quickly gone viral, features some clever lyrics and pays homage to past San Francisco greats like Bobby Thompson, Willie Mays and Will "The Thrill" Clark." As one commenter posted on WhiteCollarBrawler.com, "Even a bitter Dodger fan's gotta hand it to Ashkon. Good wordplay on the anthem."
So it looks like Perry's wish is finally coming true... now all we need is a World Series ring.
Giants playoff fever:
The Bay Area is caught up in Giants playoff fever and we want to hear from you! How are you showing your support for the team? If you come across any cool displays, signs, or general enthusiasm around town, send us your photos and/or video via e-mail to uReport@kgo-tv.com or through the website at uReport.abc7news.com and we'll share some of the best submissions on-air. Go Giants!
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