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.
HUFFINGTON POST Celebrates with 12 Songs About The Greatest Sport Ever (guess what non-Canadien hockey band made the list?
Yup, honored and eating Poutine in celebration. Here is what they wrote.
“How can you pick just one great hockey song by Connecticut rockers (and Zamboni Company licensees) The Zambonis when they’ve managed to cover so many different aspects of the sport in their career? Whether you want tunes about gear (“The Helmet Song,” “I’m A Puck”) , love (“The Referee’s Daughter,” “I Got A Concussion (When I Fell For You),” goalies (“Goalie,” “The Goalie Is Drunk”) or their ice-making namesake (“Zamboni Race In Outer Space,” “Zamboni Stuck In The Snow,” “The Great Zamboni Of Devotion,” “I Wanna Drive The Zamboni”) The Zambonis have you covered.” CLICK HERE AND CHECK IT OUT BABY!
THE GANGS ALL HERE & we are HAVING A HOCKEY PARTY!
Not only did we play one of the best shows of our 23 years but, we were joined by the legendary (& sweet) Chris Frantz & Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club on the classic Talking Head’s song Naive Melody (This Must Be The Place) The cherry on top was other great bands Mates of State and The Caravan of Thieves sang back ups too. THE BEST NIGHT! We video taped. Stay tune! Cary (Zambonis Guitar) and his daughter made Chris & Tina customized Talking Heads jerseys. That’s what they are wearing in the pic with the whole gang.
Little known fact. The great band The National put out a now legendary record called “Boxer” and guess what hockey band and their gear is on the cover? Ps The shot was from Peter Katis (producer of The National, Interpol etc etc and original Zamboni member) wedding. The National were the wedding band.
GUESS WHAT HOCKEY BAND IS ON THE COVER OF THE NATIONAL’S BOXER RECORD?
Featuring the great Jay Thomas playing the part of the most likely deceased “Eddie Lebec”.
In 1994, we said “we should write a song about the character from Cheers named Eddie Lebec. On the show, he was a Boston Bruin and he was killed by a Zamboni. We never wrote it. Well, 19 years later, Dave from The Zambonis was on The Jay Thomas show on Sirius, Jay said, you should write a song about me, Dave said, DONE! Not only did we do so, we got Jay to be on the track. For a change, we Zambonis play the part of the obsessed hockey fans who are in denial of Sir Eddie Lebecs death and Jay/Eddie comes back from the dead just to tell us that, he is dead. Huh? Buy and, enjoy!
It’s hard being a hockey band during the playoffs: So many shows to play, so many games to watch.
The Zambonis know this better than anyone because they’re “the world’s only hockey band.”
The Connecticut-based sextet plays only hockey-themed songs — a nice hat trick is “Lost My Teeth,” “Hockey Mom” and “To Bleed Black and Gold.” They also only gig a couple of dozen times a year — mostly during the playoffs.
The rest of the article has been archived, we will post the print version (since we saved it soon)
8:30 to 10AM. Talking with Jay Thomas, rocking out some old Zambonis tunes and then playing our new song about Jay’s character he played on Cheer’s “Eddie Lebec”! On the show,Eddie was killed by a Zamboni. HOW COULD WE NOT WRITE A SONG ABOUT HIM. Jay is featured on the recording and will be performing live with us in the studio. Get some coffee, wake up and rock with us. This is going to be fun.