PDA

View Full Version : The Dead Schembechlers



max venable
11-15-2006, 06:57 PM
You guys seen the stuff on the Dead Schembechlers?
http://espn-ak.starwave.com/photo/2006/1114/schembechlers_02_200x142.jpg

Here's the link (http://www.deadschembechlers.com/deadschembechlers_002.htm) to their Website.

Here's the link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwGXMryTbwE) to their hit video: Bomb Ann Arbor Now

Here's a quote from their front-man:

"I believe we're 102-0 against the Wolverines," Biafra insisted. "If you go back and check the lying, liberal Wolverine media, they'll make you believe they won many of the games."

That's funny right there, I don't care who ya are...that there's funny. :thumbup:

ESPN STORY (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/columns/story?columnist=forde_pat&id=2661319)

BUTLER REDSFAN
11-17-2006, 01:22 PM
uh--he just passed away

Hollcat
11-17-2006, 01:24 PM
Not quite so funny now I guess.
Ever seen anything more Ironic than him dying the day before the game

Danny Serafini
11-17-2006, 01:33 PM
From their site:

BO SCHEMBECHLER: OSU'S MOST VALIANT FOE: The band is crushed to learn of the death of Bo Schembechler. We named this band after Coach Schembechler to honor him as the face of Wolverine football. We have never wished ill will upon him in any way and have always wished him the best. When we learned that Bo had seen our web site and was amused by it we were delighted. We were simply delighted. He said to those with him as he read it, "See, I still matter in Columbus!" That may have been the greatest understatement in football history. We believe that he took the band's name as the compliment that it was meant as and that he was flattered by it. We wish to extend our deepest and most heartfelt sympathies to his family. We are truly sorry for their loss.

Unassisted
11-17-2006, 01:35 PM
The band has already updated its web site with a heartfelt tribute.


BO SCHEMBECHLER: OSU'S MOST VALIANT FOE: The band is crushed to learn of the death of Bo Schembechler. We named this band after Coach Schembechler to honor him as the face of Wolverine football. We have never wished ill will upon him in any way and have always wished him the best. When we learned that Bo had seen our web site and was amused by it we were delighted. We were simply delighted. He said to those with him as he read it, "See, I still matter in Columbus!" That may have been the greatest understatement in football history. We believe that he took the band's name as the compliment that it was meant as and that he was flattered by it. We wish to extend our deepest and most heartfelt sympathies to his family. We are truly sorry for their loss.

Red Leader
11-17-2006, 01:41 PM
If Bo himself gave the band his approval for their name, I don't mind what they call themselves.

Having said that, I do question your posting this at such an inappropriate time, max.

Chip R
11-17-2006, 01:45 PM
If Bo himself gave the band his approval for their name, I don't mind what they call themselves.

Having said that, I do question your posting this at such an inappropriate time, max.


He posted it two days ago and I posted it in one of the OSU-Michigan threads before that. Just an unfortunate coincidence.

Red Leader
11-17-2006, 01:57 PM
He posted it two days ago and I posted it in one of the OSU-Michigan threads before that. Just an unfortunate coincidence.

Thank you, Chip, and my apologies max. I should have looked at the date of the original post. I'm probably best off just going home at this point and waiting for the game. It's been a draining week for me all week, capped off by today's earlier news that took it to another level. Again, my apologies.

RedFanAlways1966
11-17-2006, 02:44 PM
Strange how the human mind works sometimes. When I first heard of the sad news today, I immediately thought of this thread and the band. Even WLW was making mention of this band during their sports news on the morning show 2-3 days ago. Ironic.

However, anyone who is famaliar with the punk rock scene and the history of punk rock might understand. One of the "godfathers of punk rock" was a band called the Dead Kennedys. Personally I always found that name disturbing... but punk rock has always had a in-your-face-attitude-thing that went with the music. Without knowing much about the band that got this thread started, I'd assume they got the band name idea from the Dead Kennedys and used the name they chose b/c they are a Columbus group (no explanation needed for the UM hatred-thing).

I think the paragraph the band posted was appropriate. I am sure the band is just as shocked as all other Michigan and OSU fans. I guess when you choose a name like this there is always a risk that you may look bad. But I am sure the members of that group feel bad (like the majority of OSU fans).

max venable
11-17-2006, 05:49 PM
The band had a big gig planned for tonight. Anyone know if it's still on? I don't really see how they can do a show and play songs like Bomb Ann Arbor Now and Chad Henne Is A Joke given the circumstances.

The whole thing is just surreal.

GAC
11-18-2006, 04:04 AM
The band had a big gig planned for tonight. Anyone know if it's still on? I don't really see how they can do a show and play songs like Bomb Ann Arbor Now and Chad Henne Is A Joke given the circumstances.

The whole thing is just surreal.

I've never heard of this band, but it would be nice, if they do do a show, to use that opportunity to pay tribute to a great coach.

Bo understood the nature of the rivalry, and he wouldn't want that to die with him; but want people to carry on. But for a brief period of mourning.... do it with taste.

Highlifeman21
11-18-2006, 08:11 AM
I've never heard of this band, but it would be nice, if they do do a show, to use that opportunity to pay tribute to a great coach.

Bo understood the nature of the rivalry, and he wouldn't want that to die with him; but want people to carry on. But for a brief period of mourning.... do it with taste.


If you've heard any of their songs, taste would be a stretch for these unfortunate times. Chad Henne's a Joke probably uses the word "mother...." more than any I've heard.

I wonder if the passing of the old coach fires up the boys from Michigan now?

max venable
11-18-2006, 08:40 AM
If you've heard any of their songs, taste would be a stretch for these unfortunate times. Chad Henne's a Joke probably uses the word "mother...." more than any I've heard.

I wonder if the passing of the old coach fires up the boys from Michigan now?

That's my point. The nature of the songs would make it really hard to "do it with taste."

I'm sad for Bo's family.

And man, am I looking forward to today's game! Go Bucks!

Chip R
11-18-2006, 08:44 AM
I wonder if the passing of the old coach fires up the boys from Michigan now?

I would think that they don't need Bo passing away to get fired up for a Michigan/OSU game. If they do, then there is something wrong with them.

Unassisted
11-18-2006, 09:29 AM
The band is disbanding. Last night's show was its last ever. They're donating the proceeds from last night to a charity of the Schembechler family's choice.

http://dispatch.com/news-story.php?story=dispatch/2006/11/18/20061118-A6-04.html

BuckWoody
11-18-2006, 10:19 AM
The band is disbanding. Last night's show was its last ever. They're donating the proceeds from last night to a charity of the Schembechler family's choice.

http://dispatch.com/news-story.php?story=dispatch/2006/11/18/20061118-A6-04.html
I think this answers the question as to whether they have any class at all.


Last show’s proceeds will go to charity
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Aaron Beck
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
Bo Biafra, front, announces the demise of his band at the Newport Music Hall, where the Dead Schembechlers played their final show last night.

It might be a long-running joke, but even Columbus’ most popular "Michigan hatecore" band knows to draw the line when its namesake dies.

For three gravely serious minutes yesterday in the lobby of the Newport Music Hall, the Dead Schembechlers, who have played before the Ohio State-Michigan game every year since 1990, announced that last night’s sold-out concert would be their last.

"This will be it for us as our group," said singer and spokesman Bo Biafra, who added that the band would donate all proceeds from the show to "a charity of the Schembechler family’s choosing."

Just after 3 p.m., the Dead Schembechlers — a Michiganloathing quartet that takes sartorial cues from Woody Hayes and musical inspiration from punk rock — soberly addressed a dozen or so reporters and cameramen.

"First and foremost our group would like to extend our deepest sympathies and heartfelt prayers to the Schembechler family on their loss," Biafra said. "Bo Schembechler was the most valued opponent Ohio State has ever had. We are terribly sorry that this has occurred."

In recent days, Biafra said Schembechler himself had "discovered" the band and was "delighted" by it — facts that "gave the band no greater joy."

"He got it," Biafra said. "He understood what we were doing and that is celebrating the greatest rivalry in the history of sports."

One hundred and eighty seconds later, Biafra closed his address.

"We thank you all for coming out," he said. "God bless you and God bless Bo Schembechler."

I also heard that they changed the marquee from "Hate Michigan Rally" to "Beat Michigan Rally" and they changed the name from the "Dead Schembechlers" to "God Bless Bo". I hope the crowd today shows as much respect as these guys have.

savafan
01-03-2007, 12:29 AM
http://deadschembechlers.com/deadschembechlers_002.htm

The Dead Schembechlers will now be know as...The Bastard Sons of Woody!!!

The name change comes on the heels of the death of original band namesake Bo Schembechler and to acknowledge the fact that the group members are direct genetic descendents of Woody Hayes himself. "We were as shocked as anyone to learn that Woody Hayes is our genetic father," said the group's Bo Biafra. "It was during the week of mass media Michigan madness that we were leaked a previously secret governmental report about our origins. However, this dealt not only with our origins as a musical entity but also our origins as living beings. It seems all four of us were created in test tubes as part of radical scientific experimentation with DNA manipulation, cell altercation and gene splicing transmogrification. Renegade OSU scientists working off campus had taken gray hairs swept up from the floor of the barber shop where Woody had his hair cut. The DNA was extracted from the gray hairs and were used to create a new form of life based on the perfection that is Woody. We are those life forms. We are super-beings. We are Godlike. We are the Bastard Sons of Woody."

When asked if DNA testing could back the report's claim Biafra had this to say, "The current forms of DNA testing are considered too crude to be able to prove such advanced science. Also, our genetic makeup is so volatile that instant death may result for anyone foolish enough to tinker with these primordial powers with which man was never meant to meddle." His statement was followed by a flash of lightning, a crack of thunder and the cackling of a hunchbacked henchman standing somewhere in the shadows.

The band had announced an impending name change at a press conference on November 17th, 2006 prior to that evening's Hate Michigan Rally. Bo Schembechler had passed away earlier that day. "While we love the name Dead Schembechlers, it needed to be changed out of respect to Bo, his family and The Rivalry. We also did not wish the band name to be used as fodder by The Liberal Wolverine Media to attack Ohio State fans as a whole," said the group's Bo Thunders. "The scUM media members were poised to attack Ohio State based upon our name but were flabbergasted to learn we were changing our moniker and that we were donating all of the show's profits to a charity of the Schembechler family's choosing. In the end, we raised over six thousand dollars for the 'Bo Schembechler: Heart of A Champion Fund' of the University of Michigan's Cardiovascular Center. However, many sports writers have still savaged us in print, conveniently forgetting what we've done. Screw those weasels."

The group has also announced that the name of the Hate Michigan Rally is being changed to Woodystock. "It's a name that we think will best rally the Ohio State faithful and honor our genetic father," said Bo Biafra.

The band's official web site will be moved to bastardsonsofwoody.com although deadschembechlers.com will remain online. Fans can now head to myspace.com/bastardsonsofwoody to become MySpace friends under the new group name. Web site changes will happen throughout the year and be fully in use by the beginning of the 2007 Buckeyes season.