The Black Snob

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Heart to McCain-Palin: No Ripping "Barracuda"

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The McCain-Palin campaign appeared to adhere to the old journalism adage — do first, apologize later.

Seems 70s/80s rock phenomenon and sisterly duo, Heart, did not appreciate their 1977 rock hit “Barracuda” being played in honor of the self-professed “Hockey Mom” of Wasilla, Alaska, Gov. Sarah “Barracuda” Palin.

Oh no. Heart didn’t appreciate it at all:

Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart said Thursday night that Universal Music Publishing and Sony BMG have sent a cease and desist notice to the McCain-Palin campaign over their use of ‘Barracuda.’

“We have asked the Republican campaign publicly not to use our music. We hope our wishes will be honored,” the group said in a statement that said they “condemn” the use of the song at the Republican convention. (CNN)


Written by blacksnob

September 5, 2008 at 3:41 pm

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  1. I heart your blog!

    Miss Barton

    September 5, 2008 at 4:19 pm

  2. Thas right – those are my girls. The first rock concert I ever went to (even then I was a feminist)rockin it out harder than the boys! But Anne and Nancy are all about the progressive and liberal, they don’t want any theocrats bitin’ their stuff.


    September 5, 2008 at 5:37 pm

  3. I actually love her outfit!


    September 5, 2008 at 6:08 pm


    and i don’t mind using caps, because when i heard this news today, i became unreasonably happy.

    gonna listen to some heart tonight!


    September 5, 2008 at 8:41 pm

  5. also van halen asked the rnc not to use their music…

    and despite the 3 black people i saw at the rnc before i grabbed the remote, i heard sly stone’s “everyday people” and ewf’s “september”..

    i guess that’s black enough for the rnc…oh and that giant black man in the cowboy hat that was on stage…ugh…


    September 6, 2008 at 3:25 am

  6. So the update is that Roger Fisher, one of the co-authors of the song, says its ok with him if the RNC uses the song. He said he’ll just donate his portion of the royalties check to the Obama Campaign – he likes the thought of the RNC indirectly contributing to Obama’s campaign. heh heh.


    September 6, 2008 at 5:42 am

  7. This is my first time here and I am in love. Keep up the good work. Q


    September 7, 2008 at 10:27 pm

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