Forest-inspired music: part three


Take yourself back to 1991, the mighty Nottingham Forest had reached the FA Cup final to face Terry Venable’s Tottenham, and indeed, the mesmerising Paul Gascoigne on what was – at that time – our annual trip to Wembley to sing for Brian Clough’s army. I seem to recall there was some kind of bland official type song that was released to commemorate this occasion – this track was a rather less than official one.

Simply entitled ‘Brian’ – it is very much centred around the fact that our charismatic leader had every piece of silverware going except for the FA Cup, which of course was ever to elude him. Whilst it lacks in musical dexterity or verve, it does have a certain charm – of course, it also has the lyrical genius of “Gazza get your hankie out, it’s Forest all the way!” – unfortunately Gazza would only have had a blub about having to leave the field early thanks to injuring himself (damn you, you coward, Roger Milford!).

So, I’m proud to bring you ‘Brian‘ by ‘Fat and Frantic‘ for your listening pleasure!