BASTILLE musician and Green Army fanatic Woody has put together an Official Argyle Playlist on Spotify.
Woody is the drummer of the multi-award winning Bastille. One of the most successful British bands of the past decade, the four-piece have sold more than nine million records worldwide since their formation in 2010.
Both of their albums, Bad Blood (2013) and Wild World (2016), went in at No.1 on the UK Album charts. Their third album Doom Days is on its way in the near future, with the group having shared singles ‘Quarter Past Midnight’ and ‘Happier’, featuring Marshmello, in 2018.
When it came to deciding on a song that he identifies with Argyle the most, Woody picked the reggae classic that has been adopted by the Green Army in recent years. “It would have to be ‘Three Little Birds’, by Bob Marley,” he said. “It’s become an anthem during our slow and steady recovery from near liquidation a few years ago.”
With his earliest memories of watching football coming before the turn of the millennium, Collapsed Lung’s 1995 banger ‘Eat My Goal’ takes him back to his childhood days on the terrace. However one of his favourite football memories came this summer during the Three Lions’ magnificent run in the World Cup in Russia. He said: “England were 1-0 up against Croatia at half-time in the semi-final and the place where we were watching game at played Gala’s ‘Freed From Desire’.
“Everyone there went mental when that came on and it felt like we might actually make it to the final. How wrong we were!”
Woody’s favourite Argyle player of all time is Paul Wotton, as “the boy that bleeds green and white.” Woody says that Wotton “had one of the hardest shots you’ve ever seen.” Therefore he has added Queen’s ‘Hammer to Fall’ to the playlist in honour of Wottsy’s thunderous right foot.
Woody is most likely to have Thin Lizzy’s ‘The Boys Are Back In Town' blasting through the speakers while on his way to Home Park and would get the Argyle players pumped during the warm-up with Justice’s dance classic ‘We Are Your Friends’.
Woody would set the tone for Argyle heading out of the tunnel by making sure that the remix of Solo 45’s ‘Feed Em To The Lions’ – featuring Wiley, Stormzy, Tempa T, Fekky, Lethal Bizzle and Enter Shikari’s Rou – is the last song played before they leave the dressing-room.
When it comes to picking a track for the players to walk on to the pitch to, Woody would not differ from the Pilgrims using John Phillip Sousa’s ‘Semper Fidelis’ because “it plays before every game and instantly transports me back to Home Park.”
If he had to choose one of Bastille’s tracks in place of ‘Semper Fidelis’, the band's drummer would go for ‘Blame’ from their second album because “it’s just a dirty, horrible guitar riff the whole way through.”
Wham’s cheesy pop classic ‘Club Tropicana’ would be played after a victory at Home Park if he had control of the PA system.
Woody's pick for the greatest football anthem of all time?
He said: “New Order – ‘World in Motion’. Anyone saying otherwise is wrong!”
To follow Woody’s Official Plymouth Argyle Playlist takeover, or to suggest Argyle songs for the playlist, go here.