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Madison-Based Band Updates Packers Fight Song

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B.J. Raji #90 of the Green Bay Packers reacts with teammates after scoring on a 18-yard interception return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears in the NFC Championship Game at Soldier Field on January 23, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.  (credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

B.J. Raji #90 of the Green Bay Packers reacts with teammates after scoring on a 18-yard interception return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears in the NFC Championship Game at Soldier Field on January 23, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Madison-based band Garbage has updated the Green Bay Packers fight song “Go Pack Go!”

Calling themselves the 6 Packers, members of the platinum-selling band Garbage — Butch Vig and Duke Erikson, along with guitar tech Chad Zaemish of Stoughton — released “Go Pack Go” before the NFC Championship Game. Lead singer of the band, Shirley Manson, was not part of the recording.

A commercial jingle writer in Milwaukee wrote the original fight song, “Go! You Packers! Go!” The Lumberjack Band first played it at a Packers game in 1931.

A 1992 taped version is played at Lambeau Field after Packers’ player introductions and after extra points.

The new song goes, “The brats, the beer, I can smell it all from here,” and “Go Pack Go!” is repeated throughout.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports two Madison stations are playing it. Listen here.

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