Believe it or not, I tend to enjoy musical commissions. Earlier this year, I was asked by a friend of mine to make opening and closing theme music for a podcast he co-hosts, called “4th and Goal“. He told me what it’s about – FOOTBALL, of course – and gave me a good blueprint for the voiceovers. Other than that, I was left to my own devices. So hmm… what should I do? Naturally, I settled on what I tend to do best – heavy. I give you the 4th and Goal opening theme, with no voiceover.
I set up a typical-ish podcast intro, adding some sound effects and a commentator… and then we crash into a 90s groove metal vibe. For those of you keeping score, that’s five of me yelling “FOOTBALL” before the metal kicks in.
For the closing theme, I just went straight for the 90s groove metal vibe and took the “theme and variations” route. The two riffs sound similar, but they’re not the same. I also put them in reverse order to keep things interesting. Here’s the closing theme, also with no voiceover.
I know it’s not very “90s groove metal” of me to throw in a guitar lead, but my gut told me something needed to be there so I did it anyway. Enjoy, let me know what you think, and I’ll see you next time.