BAPTIZED IN BLOOD THINK LONDON, ONTARIO IS THE CITY OF OPPORTUNITY
It’s hard to believe that any city of reasonable size in the year 2011 wouldn’t find the idea of releasing a completely cheesy theme song promoting itself to potential businesses and residents completely ridiculous, and that someone, ANYONE in the city’s government wouldn’t have gone, “Uh… guys?” But that’s exactly what the city of London, Ontario (pop: 352,395) has done; I can just picture the city board meeting in which this song was commissioned where some out-of-touch old fart exclaimed, “Yes, a THEME SONG will definitely inspire people to move here!” Here’s the admittedly catchy ditty, set to some classic Care Bears footage:
Of course it was only a matter of time before remixes and re-interpretations began popping up all over the Internet. Egged on by radio station FM96, London’s own Baptized in Blood heeded the call and released their own, much more rockin’ fun good times version of the song. Check it out here.
Speaking of Baptized in Blood, what’ve those guys been up to lately? The self-titled record they released a couple years back on Roadrunner ROCKED (listen here on Spotify), but I understand it didn’t do very well. Roadrunner’s website still lists them as on the label, so maybe we’ll hear a new record from them in 2012.
Thanks: John Jenkinson