The fine Punk Rockers at Dying Scene have chosen “Goalie” as a top 10 “punk rock hockey anthem”. That song that is on our latest record but actually written by the great punk rocker and friend Atom and His Package. We had Atom come down to our studio and record a full version with us as opposed to his original solo one. http://dyingscene.com/news/10-great-punk-songs-about-hockey/
Here is what they wrote….
6. The Zambonis – “Goalie (feat Atom and his Package)”
More classic emo-indie than punk, but The Zambonis and Atom and His Package make a great point: what do you do when you are too big to back check? Too heavy to hit? You play goalie!
Goalies of the modern era are known for their acrobatic skills. Be it Dominick Hašek, Martin Brodeur, Patrick Roy, Mark-André Fleury, Corey Crawford, or Johnathan Quick; they all have to be faster than the speed of light to make some of the most daring saves imaginable. The Zambonis point out a very true fact–none of these saves would be needed if Roy or Hašek was just a teeeeeny bit bigger. Pucks bounce right off you then! No spin-o-rama or slapper from the blue line is going to get past a guy STUCK between the pipes.
It’s an anthem for the big guys on the playground. The ones who are always getting picked last. You’ll have your day in the limelight. You can still make the Hall of Fame, boys!
GOAL ACHIEVED! As we posted a few days ago, a Zambonis/LA Kings fan from Korea named Alina made an amazing stop motion video for our song “Away Game”. We worked a few angles and with the help of our friend Dan, got the video in the hands of The LA Kings. They immediately LOVED IT and with both ours and Alina’s permission, posted it up on the Kings sites. Hard work pays off and dreams continue to come true. Thanks to The Kings for being loving what we do and also thanks to Alina for having amazing taste in hockey and hockey rock.
A very special show with old friend Ed V from Gravel Pit who’s lovely wife Jenny Dee fronts the 9 piece line up which is Jenny Dee & Deelinquents. Also playing is the sweet sounds of The Shellye Valauskas Experience. Shellye and all the bands will be doing some songs together to boot. Weeeeee. We will also be playing a brand new song / world premiere titled “My Team (Unforced Penalties). Lastly, we will also be playing our classic holiday song for the 1st time in 15 years called “Hockey Holidays”.
All bands will rock separately & then join together on a very special song proving that 2 themed bands and a great non themed band can not only get along but, JOIN TOGETHER!
As you know, we write songs only about hockey, Harry and The Potters write songs solely about the classic Harry Potter books. The Mates Of State are not as focused as the 1st 2 bands mentioned here but are amazing song writers, performers and more attractive than both themed bands. IT’S GONNA BE A GREAT SHOW AND….THIS SHOW WILL BE FILMED BY A DOCUMENTARY FILM CREW FROM AUSTIN WHO ARE MAKING A FULL LEGNTH DOC ABOUT THEMED/COSTUMED BANDS. JUST BE THERE FOLKS!CLICK HERE FOR ALL INFO https://www.facebook.com/events/1441370579452247/
Can’t wait to play this Wed in New Haven at one of the best rooms in town. The backroom at bar is as good as the Mash Potato bacon pizza in the restarant in front. We play with the fabulous JOUNCE featuring Danny Tamberelli from one of our fave TV shows ever “The Adventures Of Pete and Pete”. Be there, we will. BAR IN NEW HAVEN!
5-12-14 We are so honored that the great folks from NPR’s “It’s Only A Game”, one of the best sports radio shows ever and a Boston based iconic staple, has asked we Zambonis to be the hockey party band for their special event. Monday May 12 at the classic and lovely Somerville Theatre in Boston, MA.