NEW JUMPERS

NEW JUMPERS PAY HOMAGE TO FALLEN MUSOS

To mark the passing of some of music’s biggest names, the Rockdogs and Megahertz footy jumpers have changed design for the first time in the Community Cup’s 23 year history.

The changes honour to some of the greatest musicians to ever live: David Bowie, Prince and Lemmy from Motorhead, with iconic symbols reflecting the artists and some of their more influential work.

Both team’s jumpers have a lightning bolt to recognise the enigmatic British singer, songwriter, producer and actor David Bowie, with the Megahertz doing away with its traditional red and white stripes and using a big red lightning bolt as the feature on its guernsey.

Bowie appeared with the iconic lightning bolt painted on his face for the 1973 album cover of Aladdin Sane. This was another visual representation for the ever-evolving Bowie, who was propelled to stardom with the emergence of his alter-ego Ziggy Stardust in 1972.

Along with the lightning bolt, the Rockdogs jumper has a purple stripe down the middle for American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, record producer and actor Prince. The purple stripe pays homage to Prince’s 1984 hit film and accompanying soundtrack Purple Rain, which sold 13 million albums in the US and sat at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts for a massive 24 weeks.

The Rockdogs have also included an ace of spades on the back of its jumper to acknowledge charismatic Motorhead frontman Lemmy. The Ace of Spades was the first single and title track of the 1980 album of the same name.

RIP legends.

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