10moorgate Posted October 15, 2009 Share Posted October 15, 2009 Some may read this and see it as the same thread as 'New Chants' but it is not meant for that. It's more of a view on how our atmosphere can be improved at Ewood (and away games). It's quite a long piece but i'll get to the point eventually! One of the draw backs from our increased success in the early 90s, and from what I would call an increase in ‘non traditional’ support, was our atmosphere. Prior to this we were capable of making a right din, especially at away games in Lancashire and Yorkshire. The songs we sang were very simple yet loud. I hear and read people talking about new songs that they have written that they are trying to get going. Usually they are relatively complicated and although massive clubs like Utd and Liverpool are capable of getting the complicated songs going on mass, we are not. anything more than 3 words usually doesn't catch on and and willjust be sung in small pockets around the ground. When you sit in the Blackburn End it feels like the ground is noisy but in reality it isn’t as noisy as it seems. I used to sit in the BBurn End but now sit in the Riverside and can honestly say that in recent years, the only song which gets going around the ground is (embarrassingly-and other fans laugh at us when they hear this!) ‘Barmy Army’! Why? Because it’s simple and repetitive. There are plenty of chants which could replace this which are just as simple, more passionate, and could get going around the ground in the same way. As far as I’m concerned it’s not about being clever with chants….it’s about being loud and creating a better atmodsphere! Such simple chants are: 1) ROVERS, ROVERS, ROVERS, ROVERS, ROVERS, ROVERS, ROVERS (as Villa, Leicester, Boro, Chelsea sing) 2) Come on Rovers, Come on Rovers…… 3) Da Da Da Dadadadaaa Dadadadaaa Rovers (as in Hey Jude) 4) Come on Ro-vers, Come on Ro-vers, Come on Ro-vers, come on. 5) We are the Rovers, we hate Burnley – (to replace Barmy Army !) 6) Ole ole ole ole Rovers Rovers The Bburn End corner who stand up would be the place to start this going again (but please persevere). It takes some time to get things going. (it took Barmy Army a couple of seasons!). It seems that this is where the singing starts but unless it simple it doesn't spread. (As for the drummer situation, any song which has ever been on the verge of hitting high noise levels has been drowned out by the thumping sound of the drummer. In my opinion we need to get rid, and learn to start our own chants again (which again will take time). If the drummer must stay then please stop drumming once a chant starts!) I've been following the Rovers for 30 years now and find it frustrating that there's lots of effort put into penning clever rhymes that will never be sung until we get back to basics and get large parts of the ground joining in the simpler stuff. Come on BBE LOWER TOP CORNER! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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