Word Association Football

How does my mind work sometimes.

I set myself the task of associating each AFL club with both an Australian and overseas musical artist.

Here’s what I came up with, with a couple of gaps for those playing along at home.

Adelaide Paul Kelly (Adelaide)
The Beatles (Blackbird)
Brisbane Powderfinger (Vulture Street)
The Ramones (…”Gabba Gabba Hey”)
Carlton Skyhooks (Lygon St Limbo)
Village People (In The Navy)
Culture Club / Humble Pie
Essendon (Paul Kelly and) The High Rise Bombers
Velvet Undergound (… “when I put a spike into my vein”)
Fremantle Painters and Dockers
Jimi Hendrix Experience (Purple Haze)
Geelong Australian Crawl (Boys Light Up)
Al Stewart (Year of the Cat)
Gold Coast The Sunnyboys
The Beatles (Here Comes the Sun)
GWS Dingoes (Way Out West)
They Might Be Giants
Hawthorn John Farnham (Playin’ To Win)
The Band (nee Levon and the Hawks) / The Stranglers (Golden Brown)
Melbourne The Easybeats
Beck (Loser)
North Melbourne Rolf Harris (Tie Me Kangaroo Down)
Port Adelaide Midnight Oil (Power and the Passion)
Snap (I Got The Power)
Richmond Richard Clapton (Goodbye Tiger)
Survivor (Eye of The Tiger)
St Kilda The Saints
Marvin Gaye (What’s Goin’ On?)
Sydney XL Capris (My City of Sydney)
Gram Parsons (Sin City)
West Coast Daddy Cool (Eagle Rock)
Steve Miller Band (Fly Like an Eagle)
Western Bulldogs
The Beatles (Hey Bulldog) /Gnarls Barkley

About Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt

Saw my first SANFL game in 1967 - Dogs v Peckers. Have only ever seen the Dogs win 1 final in the flesh (1972 1st Semi) Mediocre forward pocket for the AUFC Blacks (1982-89) Life member - Ormond Netball Club -That's me on the right


  1. Very clever Mark. I would claim “West Coast Dave” Warner and his Suburban Boys for my Eagles, but I know that he’s an East Fremantle man.

  2. Essendon – The Verve (The Drugs don’t work)

  3. Brisbane and Richmond to share Katy Perry’s (Roar – “eye of the tiger” and “louder than a lion”). I know, what the hell? Well I hear it all the time, so time to share.

  4. Luke Reynolds says

    Essendon- Split Enz (My Mistake)

    Essendon- Crowded House (Everything is good for you)

    Essendon-Australian Crawl (reckless)

  5. mickey randall says

    Essendon- http://www.tism.wanker.com (the entire album)

  6. Luke Reynolds says

    Well played Mickey

  7. TMdaXJbxzzxek3Pv1X-4cfAhfE9IM6xo_2mrIZKuAcw. says

    The Saints have many many titles that are inappropriate for the Saints.

  8. Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt says

    I should start one of these for players

    e.g. B Fevola – (Over) Lubricated Goat

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