Are The Feelers the right band to promote the Rugby World Cup?
The backing song for the cup's ticketing campaign has been confirmed as Kiwi rock band The Feelers' version of the 1990 song Right Here, Right Now by Jesus Jones.
Seeing as I have officially decided to put my cynicism towards Rugby to one side and that I am going to get excited by the Rugby World Cup for the first time ever, I am investing emotional time and energy into this and have to say the choice of the Feelers to sing Right Here Right Now is a bit underwhelming. The song choice is aimed at exciting Generation Xers so nice try to get my attention, but the Feelers? The lyrics say it all for themselves...
"Right here, right now, there is no other place I want to be"
...which probably sums up the elation being felt by the Feelers when the cheque from Rugby NZ came through for their version of a Jesus Jones 1990's anthem. Personally 'Loyal' by Dave Dobbyn would've made me buy a ticket rather than a lacklustre attempt to reconnect me with the more embarrassing fashion elements of my wardrobe, but perhaps the Feelers represent a broader theme, that one can get a second shot at the Rugby World Cup even when your last attempt was shit. In this, The Feelers have a message that all NZers can connect with.
Still 'Loyal' would've been better.