In Wisconsin We Say Forward?
February 17, 2011 12:39 PM   Subscribe

Some time ago I heard a metal/hardcore song with the lyrics "In Wisconsin we say Forward!" as the shouted chorus. What song was it?

From my unsuccessful Googling I've determined that it isn't Forward by Venison.

The song may have been on a soundtrack of a Wisconsin documentary, it may not have even been a real song but I think it was, probably by a small time metal band from Milwaukee or something like that.

I'm also interested in other inspirational songs featuring the state motto if you happen to know any.
posted by ChrisHartley to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Venison's Forward off of A Well-Oiled Machine? Man, does that take me back, the sounds of my youth. Now I want to go to a show in a small town.
posted by Frowner at 12:46 PM on February 17, 2011 [2 favorites]

Ooh, I didn't read, did I? Sorry about that.
posted by Frowner at 12:47 PM on February 17, 2011 [1 favorite]

Were they doing their own version of "On Wisconsin"? It's one of the University of Wisconsin's fight songs and another version is the official state song.

From the fight song lyrics:

On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin!
Stand up, Badgers, sing!
"Forward" is our driving spirit,
Loyal voices ring.

From the state song lyrics:

On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin!
Champion of the right.
"Forward," our motto - God
Will give thee might!

posted by amyms at 2:11 PM on February 17, 2011

Ok, a bit more Googling reveals that Michael Perry quotes the Venison song in his book Population 485. I read the book before I heard the song so I'm kind of thinking that I imagined what the song might sound like and that is what I'm "remembering".

So ummm... To save the question, any recommendations for high energy music about Wisconsin?

Someone should totally write a metal song with that chorus because it sounds awesome in my head.
posted by ChrisHartley at 5:15 PM on February 17, 2011

Flogging Molly does a good cover of "What Made Milwaukee Famous."
posted by christinetheslp at 5:43 PM on February 17, 2011

The Kissers, a fine little Irish rock band from Madison, have a song called "American Folk Song" that's about a UW-Madison student fighting in the Civil War.
posted by wandering steve at 8:25 PM on February 17, 2011

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