Death Valley is one of the most intimidating and intense places to play in all of college football. Each week, I will handcraft a playlist for Tiger fans to listen to in order to ensure that they are at their most HYPE. NSFW.
In honor of Eastern Michigan winning their first road non-conference game since 1988 earlier this season, I decided to scrap my original playlist and make this weekend a throwback weekend of sorts. Gray haired members of ATVS, rejoice. Originally I wanted to pull from songs just from 1988, but then I figured it would be more fun to only have songs either as old or older than me. So with the exception of Pac, which I couldn't exclude because the accuracy of the song when and how it relates to Fournette, this week features nothing but songs from before my time, thus making them "old school".
Fittingly enough, we start off with the song that is often credited with starting or at least being a forerunner to the punk movement in Kick Out The Jams and it's iconic opening line. Poseur, I'm expecting you to write a dissertation about why you either love or hate this song in the comments, don't let me down.
Cult Of Personality was the first song to be chosen to the Tracklist when I was still trying to make this an all-1988 list, and this is my way of appeasing both the wrasslin' fans on ATVS as well as "new music is shit" members while still fitting in to the overarching idea of the Tracklist.
Following that are several songs that are references to Fournette, with heavy contributions from Eazy E, the best member of NWA. This is not up for debate.
I inserted Wu Tang, because what's a throwback pre-game playlist that doesn't feature Wu Tang while also expressing the concerns many fans have over staying healthy? But the name of the song lead me to included Cameo's Talkin' Out The Side Of Your Neck, the song whose Tiger Band rendition was once banned but is now "back" after basically a musical lobotomy. Thanks for ruining one of my favorite LSU traditions, past (and present) students!
And I wrapped things up with (old school) Metallica and Pantera because there was a crowd here that didn't like the rap:rock ratio. Enjoy it, because I don't do pandering well.