Saturday, 4 October 2008

SPOT THE LOONEY CHANT - 1973

This chant was very popular at Dens in the 70's and always good for a laugh. A chorus of "Spot the looney" would be triggered when one of the opposition would do something stupid like miss a penalty, or when one of their supporters was seen being escorted out the ground by police. The song would also be accompanied by everyone pointing to the culprit.
The origin of the chant goes back to the 11th January 1973 when the "Spot the looney" comedy sketch was first broadcast on tv in the madcap series Monty Python's Flying Circus.
The tune used was a #1 pop hit by Chicory Tip called "Son of my father" which charted in 1972.
Here below is a clip of the original Python sketch along with a wee karaoke using the original tune.
Photo by The Scotsman.Tints by GG.

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