The city of Chicago has released a new song to promote tourism, featuring Buddy Guy, Umphrey’s McGee, and the band Chicago. Those hoping to hear a re-imagining of one of the long-popular staple anthems of the city such as “Sweet Home Chicago” or Frank Sinatra’s “Chicago” will be disappointed. Choose Chicago, the official city tourism agency, opted to go with an original song.
Update: Despite being widely publicized as featuring Chicago Blues staple Buddy Guy, it appears the blues legend was smart enough to minimize his involvement with this project.
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“This song was created in an amazingly intelligent, covert attempt to make the entire world think that all Chicago-area people are complete idiots with mashed potatoes for brains,” said one listener. “‘Where the champions aren’t yours because they’re mine’?? This song has layers. Awful, awful layers…” said another.