Somber news arrived Tuesday for fans of Joe Satriani’s “Crowd Chant." But, for the many, many more fans of Prince Rogers Nelson, news of the Minnesota Wild changing their goal song from Satriani to Prince's "Let's Go Crazy" will sound pretty sweet.
Season ticket holders voted nearly 2-1 to change the song that has blasted at St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center after goals since 2005, according to a press release issued today by the Wild. The team tested out "Let's Go Crazy" during Game 6 of the playoffs on April 24, three days after Prince was discovered dead.
Executing the ol' switcheroo makes perfect sense, as Satriani's chant-heavy instrumental track is not only forgettable, but it's also used as the goal song for the New York Islanders. Prince's super-charged guitar rocker from 1984, on the other hand, kicks all sorts of ass. Plus, as we've previously reported, Prince is, in fact, from the state of Minnesota.
Speaking of St. Paul sports franchises honoring late pop megastars, who could forget the fact the St. Paul Saints named their pig mascot Little Red Porkette? Check out the teeny-tiny baby piggy's sassy Purple Rain-inspired outfit here.
Speaking of things happening in St. Paul involving the memory of Prince, this Friday is "Unite in Purple" day at the Minnesota State Fair.
And speaking of the initial purpose of this blog, here's an excited man wearing a hat telling us about the "Let's Go Crazy" move. The 2016-'17 Wild home opener goes down October 15 against the dreaded Winnipeg Jets.