Check out the song "The Metropolitans" by punk-rock band 45 Adapters. I conducted a Q&A with the band, posted below.
Click here to listen to the song.
This might be the new Mets fan anthem, if you ask me. It's better than every song since "Meet The Mets."
Here's the Q&A...
The 'Ropolitans: Who makes up your band?
Gerrard: Pat plays drums, Craig plays bass, Dave plays guitar and I sing and play guitar.
TR: Where are you based?
G: We all live in Brooklyn and Queens. I'm originally from Brentwood on LI, Craig is a transplanted Pittsburgher, Pat is from upstate and Dave is from Maspeth by way of Arizona. I actually live on Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg, so you can say that's our home base.
TR: All Mets fans?
G: I'm probably the craziest Mets fan, with Craig following close behind. I think I missed watching three games last year and that was an off year for me. Dave lost the faith a bit while he was in Arizona, but he's as jazzed about the new season as we are. Pat is more into rugby (some sort of sport where a bunch of dudes hug, from what I gather), but he likes booze and Woodside so we drag him along to games.
TR: How did you get into the Mets?
G: My grandmother was always a big Dodgers fan because of their signing of Jackie Robinson. She hated the Yankees, so she became a Mets fan by default sort of as a Dodgers replacement. One of my favorite childhood photos is me in head to toe Mets gear in 1986. After that, how could I not be a fan?
Craig: I started out listening to games on WFAN and then I got free tickets from work. Once I got to see a live game at Shea I was hooked for life. It's hard not to be a Mets fan hanging out with Gerrard!
Dave: Growing up in Maspeth, my grandfather didn't allow Yankees fans in the house.
TR: How did you get into music?
C: I started playing bass at nine in a youth orchestra and I've been listening to music and wanting to be in a band since then.
G: I've always loved music and I've gotten more and more into making instead of just being a listener as time has gone on. I had a band in High School, but I haven't been in another band until this one.
TR: Favorite Mets players?
C: Probably Jose Reyes and Johann Santana
G: Way to go out on a limb Boltsy. Definitely not Bobby Bonilla! Man, that's a tough question. I'm a huge Keith Hernandez fan in terms of all time Mets greats and of course who doesn't love Chocolate Strawberry? Maybe John Olerud? My favorite current Met is probably David Wright because of how he's handled adversity when it's presented itself the last two years. Last year I probably would have said Endy Chavez.
TR: Favorite team?
G: New York Metropolitans Baseball Club. I'm a pseudo Jets fan, but the Mets are the only team I'm really crazy about.
C: All time, any sport, definitely the World Champion Pittsburgh Steelers. It's a religion in Pittsburgh.
D: J-E-T-S! Jets Jets Jets!
TR: Why did you write the song?
G: Last week I was trying to learn "Meet the Mets" on guitar and I got frustrated trying to pick it out. I started fooling around and before you know it I'd written the first verse of my own tune. A little while later I had the whole song written.
TR: What are your thoughts on other Mets related songs (Let's Go Mets Go! or Meet the Mets)?
G: If you ever see Craig and I out on the town after a few drinks you'll definitely hear us yelling a word for word rendition of "Meet the Mets". I've had the original '63 version as my ringtone for a few years and we love driving people crazy with impromptu renditions. I just bought the "Let's Go Mets" New York Dream team record from 1986 on vinyl, actually.
TR: Do you see this song as an anthem for Mets fans?
C: I hope so!
G: I've been walking around yelling it all the time and I've for other people to enjoy it as much as I do. Tell your friends!
TR: Do you play live shows / do you ever play this song? If so, what's the reaction?
G: We've just started playing out live again and we're looking to play anywhere we can. I've just written "Metropolitans" so we haven't had a chance to unveil it on stage yet. I can't wait!
...Can I add one thing? My favorite Mets Manager was Bobby V. A truly underrated genius/lunatic!
Let's get this song played at Citi Field!!