Originally posted on Hall of Very Good  |  Last updated 7/17/13
It's been a long time since Huey Lewis has made, um...news.  But, as it turns out, the musician is also an avid sports fan and, well, he's got some thoughts on, of all things, stadium music. "Can we all agree it’s time to ban most, if not all, pre-recorded music from sporting events?" Lewis wrote over at TheTalkhouse. "The fairly recent (in historical terms) proliferation of the pre-recorded stuff has begun to seriously degrade the experience of going to a ballgame." But, the singer of such popular songs as "I Want a New Drug", "The Heart of Rock n' Roll" and "Back in Time" didn't just stop at suggesting the ban.  Oh, you better believe Hugh Anthony Cregg has his reasons. 1. The murmur of tens of thousands of people in a baseball park is a wonderful symphony of sounds that we almost never get to hear anymore. 2. Pre-recorded music doesn’t even sound good in these venues. 3. Furthermore, live acoustic music isn’t just authentic entertainment, it’s a boon to the local culture. 4. I'm a big fan of live organists — the worst live organist is better than the best pre-recorded music. 5. Lastly, and maybe most crucially, a ban would do away with those over-played theme songs that annoy and belittle athletes and audiences alike. Lewis, naturally, goes into more detail, but if the response to MLB trotting out Pitbull Monday night during the All-Star Game Home Run Derby is any indication...he is echoing the voice of many fans.
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