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Friday, September 5, 2008

Nancy Wilson responds to McCain campaign's use of Barracuda

Well, that didn't take long.

As Andrew reported last night, after his acceptance speech last night the McCain campaign used Heart's "Barracuda" as background music to promote the image of his running mate, Sarah Palin. Andrew also noted that Heart is known for its support of the Democratic Party, and that McCain has a history of using artists' music without permission.

Here is Nancy Wilson's response to the use of her music by the McCain campaign, and the statement Heart sent out.
With that elephant in the room, Heart's Nancy Wilson felt compelled to personally respond. "I think it's completely unfair to be so misrepresented," she said in a phone call to after the speech. "I feel completely f---ed over." She and sister Ann Wilson then e-mailed the following exclusive statement:

"Sarah Palin's views and values in NO WAY represent us as American women. We ask that our song 'Barracuda' no longer be used to promote her image. The song 'Barracuda' was written in the late 70s as a scathing rant against the soulless, corporate nature of the music business, particularly for women. (The 'barracuda' represented the business.) While Heart did not and would not authorize the use of their song at the RNC, there's irony in Republican strategists' choice to make use of it there."

Perhaps McCain will use Dancing Queen next to promote Palin's image. Anybody know if ABBA supports Democrats (and yes, I know they're Swedish)?


Blogger DiAnne said...

He is now supported by "The Nuge" - Ted Nugent the untalented gun freak "dinosaur" who previously considered him too conservative - he likes the idea of Palin and hunting wolves from the air.

September 6, 2008 6:52 PM  

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