Vital Football

Latest Colchester United News

New 'Up The U`s' Track Debuts... Views?

New 'Up The U`s' Track Debuts... Views?


Behind the at least semi-serious stuff going on for Saturday`s hosting of Swindon there was something else to cheer about - a new release of the club`s terrace anthem, 'Up The U`s`, recorder by local band, Absent Kid, played for the first time before Saturday's kick-off.

The four-piece were given licence to remix the song as part of a continued drive to maintain a good atmosphere at the club`s still relatively new stadium and follow in the footsteps of Special Duets (1998) and Koopa (2006) in reproducing the record. The record comes after the club also part-funded the cost of a new drum, belting out in time to chants on matchdays almost without relent or fail.

This specific music track was originally a music-hall favourite dedicated to the team and as owes an ongoing popularity to being very unique, amid a mêlée of so many generic chants throughout football. The tune`s distinctive sentiment is what adds in some small way to a sense that there is always something overtly special accompanying allegiance to any one particular club.

So, what of 'Up The U`s,` mark three? A slower, swinging melody this time around means the intention to offer supporters something slightly slower to sing to as part of the pre-match build-up comes to fruition - and possibly any harmony with an encore encouraging the club to scale the football league`s heights must get a gold star from any true partisan.

What do you think?

Let us know with a comment below, or chat about this article in the forum. Not yet a member? Don't panic, click on the banner below to join in.




We want to know YOUR thoughts...


VITAL COLCHESTER; YOUR VOICE, YOUR CHOICE!


VITAL COLCHESTER IS 100% UNOFFICIAL - FOR THE FANS, BY THE FANS!








Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Matt_Us
Date:Sunday April 11 2010
Time: 12:38AM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Colchester United Articles

Could L1 & L2 Get A Much Needed Cash Boost?

The EFL have crunched the full attendance numbers for the season of 2016/17 and their...

What Is A Club Developed Player & Why Does It Matter

EFL member clubs will be held to a 'club developed player' requirement from the start of the 2018/19 campaign.

The U's Neither Here Nor There Come The Season End?

No late rally for Colchester United?

League Two 2017/18 Golden Boot Battle (1/3/18)

The season might only be a few months old in terms of the calendar, but with high expectations for some players when it comes to this year's Golden Boot battle...

Colchester United Archived Articles

Vital Colchester articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Colchester
Write For Vital Colchester
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Colchester v Rochdale
Suggested By:
Colchester win47%
Rochdale win32%
Draw21%
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Colchester United Results (view all)

Colchester United Fixtures

The Vital Football Members League