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[VIDEO] An Entrance Proposal Amidst Such Controversy -- Addressed to DJ Dave.

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As Canucks fans have debated the possibility of a new entrance theme throughout the past several weeks, it appears opinions have been completely divided. There are those who do not enjoy techno, and those who not appreciate too heavy a sound. There are those who dislike the idea of generic tracks that receive playback in most arenas. The consensus, however, appears to be that the team needs a unique theme. The choices selected by the Canucks organization for their NU2 Project have been, in the opinions of most fans, underwhelming, and there is nothing to identify with the Canucks or to capture and enhance the Canucks as a brand.

For many, "Where the Streets Have No Name" had an appealing sound that encapsulated the "west coast" sound with the iconic guitar riffs of U2's The Edge. I propose a similar sound. I present a edited/recut instrumental version of "Platform Moon" from Jupiter One's self-titled 2008 album, "Jupiter One." The track features a style consistent with the "west coast" sound, described by some as having a "haunting oceanic sound," but also presenting a kind of intensity, aggression, and coolness not featured in "Where the Streets Have No Name." It is also more upbeat than its U2 counterpart, addressing the problem many had with "Streets." The track is unique in the world of sports, and I feel it could become a part of the Canucks brand easily. Early feedback on other forums has been positive, and while I was too late to officially enter the NU2 competition, I feel with enough support it might receive consideration. After all, DJ Dave's soundtrack is always experimenting with new ideas. I feel this can be a secondary theme for the team, an alternative to U2 without abandoning that sound. While there are suggestions about entrance songs, I believe finding a theme to identify the team with is important.

To achieve this cut of the song, a number of simple edits need to be made. If I had a WAV file of it available (i.e. lossless audio), I'd cut it and have it ready for DJ Dave right away. If he is comfortable with using a normalized MP3 file, I have that available already. Hopefully this will provide an alternative to some of the other suggestions being made.

I'd like to hear your thoughts:

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....I have to admit , its better then I expected...but here is the problem....

it doesnt have the "punch" power of a Warriors Call or Burn it Down...and a Warriors Call

would have been far better if they had edited it forward 15 seconds, then it would have

had a stronger effect....the whole issue is that it is hard to cross the peaceful sound of

the west coast with the aggression of an east coast city and come out with something that

"says" Vancouver.......I dont envy the DJ for the choice he has to make....I voted for

Vol Beat ...but the Nickleback cut was the best set up

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i wanna run and hide from anymore entrance music post , no techno dub step rap dance intro music , unfornatley most of the heavier pump up music is so over used , ie seek and destroy , welcome to the jungle and so on , and please no more alan parson project crap either this isnt basketball , lets just keep u2

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As Canucks fans have debated the possibility of a new entrance theme throughout the past several weeks, it appears opinions have been completely divided. There are those who do not enjoy techno, and those who not appreciate too heavy a sound. There are those who dislike the idea of generic tracks that receive playback in most arenas. The consensus, however, appears to be that the team needs a unique theme. The choices selected by the Canucks organization for their NU2 Project have been, in the opinions of most fans, underwhelming, and there is nothing to identify with the Canucks or to capture and enhance the Canucks as a brand.

For many, "Where the Streets Have No Name" had an appealing sound that encapsulated the "west coast" sound with the iconic guitar riffs of U2's The Edge. I propose a similar sound. I present a edited/recut instrumental version of "Platform Moon" from Jupiter One's self-titled 2008 album, "Jupiter One." The track features a style consistent with the "west coast" sound, described by some as having a "haunting oceanic sound," but also presenting a kind of intensity, aggression, and coolness not featured in "Where the Streets Have No Name." It is also more upbeat than its U2 counterpart, addressing the problem many had with "Streets." The track is unique in the world of sports, and I feel it could become a part of the Canucks brand easily. Early feedback on other forums has been positive, and while I was too late to officially enter the NU2 competition, I feel with enough support it might receive consideration. After all, DJ Dave's soundtrack is always experimenting with new ideas. I feel this can be a secondary theme for the team, an alternative to U2 without abandoning that sound. While there are suggestions about entrance songs, I believe finding a theme to identify the team with is important.

To achieve this cut of the song, a number of simple edits need to be made. If I had a WAV file of it available (i.e. lossless audio), I'd cut it and have it ready for DJ Dave right away. If he is comfortable with using a normalized MP3 file, I have that available already. Hopefully this will provide an alternative to some of the other suggestions being made.

I'd like to hear your thoughts:

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Let's look at Montreal for example, the most storied hockey team in the NHL. Do they go with some aggressive song to "pump up fans"? No, they play "Fix You" by Coldplay, which they have for years.

Now that's bone-chilling. But if that moment were replaced with some generic aggressive rock song, that incredible aura in Montreal would be diminished. Why? Because Montreal has history and tradition, and that song is both part of it and represents it. And yes, when I hear "Fix You", I think of Montreal.

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While I like U2 better, I think that if we must go for an alternative, this is perfect. You captured everything that was good about U2 - the "haunting oceanic sound" that encapsulates the aura of Vancouver and the West Coast.

I'm tired of everyone talking about how it's not "intimidating" or "aggressive". "Aggressive" is overrated and played out. "Aggressive" is used by teams like Phoenix or Carolina - teams that use rotating "aggressive" music to compensate for the fact that they don't have the aura of tradition that comes with decades of hockey history.

We need something that represents the tradition of the Canucks and the importance of the team in Vancouver - especially something that epitomizes our great city of Vancouver. Something that includes the "haunting oceanic sound" and the natural, chilling beauty of Vancouver, as previously mentioned. Something that truly makes you think of Vancouver when you hear it. Now does some loud, aggressive rock sound really remind you of Vancouver and a long hockey tradition?

Let's look at Montreal for example, the most storied hockey team in the NHL. Do they go with some aggressive song to "pump up fans"? No, they play "Fix You" by Coldplay, which they have for years.

Now that's bone-chilling. But if that moment were replaced with some generic aggressive rock song, that incredible aura in Montreal would be diminished. Why? Because Montreal has history and tradition, and that song is both part of it and represents it. And yes, when I hear "Fix You", I think of Montreal.

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It's not bad, but not great enough to change to.

Still want something intimidating and loud.

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I've never understood why we haven't just used an instrumental version of 'Where the streets have no name.'

It would maintain tradition and eliminate the lyrics that make people cringe.

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I've never understood why we haven't just used an instrumental version of 'Where the streets have no name.'

It would maintain tradition and eliminate the lyrics that make people cringe.

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We do use the instrumental of Where the Streets Have No Name. :lol: We always have. That's why I find it a tiny bit ridiculous when people are all over the lyrics. It's not as if they're playing them during the intro.

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That is absolutely not true, or at least not all of the time.

Most definitely for a long time we used the lyriced version.

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Or really? That must have been pretty far back then because it definitely hasn't had the lyrics for quite some time. Even when you go back to 04 we used the instrumental. I don't know how much I can trust you judgment if you didn't realize we have been using the instrumental for at least 9 years. :lol:

How long have we been using this song? :lol:

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I like the OP's suggestion; but it does not have quite the build up, nor crescendo of intensity which makes Street's so good.

Hey, my suggestion is a rock song but has a timelessness to it anyway; and it has both the intensity build up ( ba ba ba buum ) and the message; a mean mean pride... exit the warrior! dedal dee dal dee

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7DFsBcVMDA

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I've gotta say, since listening to this intro this morning it has grown on me, we should use this.

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We do use the instrumental of Where the Streets Have No Name. :lol: We always have. That's why I find it a tiny bit ridiculous when people are all over the lyrics. It's not as if they're playing them during the intro.

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The video intro is what makes it exciting.. Its memories make the song compelling but a new song could do that too ..

I have always liked classical music for this as well but I dont listen to it regularly... Use the terminator entrance music !

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