With the FIFA World Cup 2014 now only days away, Vaudeville Smash have unleashed the video to their unofficial fan anthem ‘Zinedine Zidane’ which features the voice of Australian SBS commentating legend Les Murray.
It feels like we have been counting down to the release of this track as long as the World Cup itself. I’d swear that if you cut me in two, you’d be able to count the rings of when the Euro and World Cups happened in my lifetime, a bit like the rings of a tree when you chop one down.
So, how does this go for a ‘World’ game kind of song? It is by a Melbourne band of Italian brothers sung about a French footballer featuring an Australian commentator who was born in Hungary. That smells of World Cup anthem to me. All that before you’ve even witnessed the video in all of its golden glory.
To hear Les rhyming Juan Sebastián Verón with Gianluigui Buffon and more is just the beautiful game in a nutshell.
Marc: It was our dream to work with Les. Every Sunday, my brothers (Dan and Luca) would watch Italian football on TV with our dad, hosted by Les Murray. I don’t usually get star struck but when Les walked into the studio, I couldn’t believe it.
Les: I was in a rock band for six years in the 60s and 70s but we never had a hit, so this could be my big break! I never though I would have to say those names to a rhythm. Luckily my former rock musician days have given me a sense of timing.
The video to the track is almost an embodiment of the movie Point Break but with a Zidane mask theme instead of the ex-presidents. The difference with this video too is that they…I won’t give the game away (literally). Check it out for yourself.
The track is released on iTunes & Spotify right now, so kick off the video below and get counting down to what is set to be a huge World Cup.
If you are in Melbourne, you can catch them live on Saturday 31st May at The Evelyn, tickets available HERE.