Palin can not use Barracuda

So, a few news sites are reporting that Sony BMG and Universal Music Publishing sent a cease and desist letter to the Republican party asking them to stop using “Barracuda”, The band Heart’s 1977 hit song. While it may have fit in with Palin’s high school nick name and the reputation she is attempting to create for herself (pit bull with lipstick on) it seems that Heart is not comfortable with her using that song to try to create that illusion of herself.

It’s crazy to me that an older band like Heart would forgo any type of recognition with today’s “youth” and yesteryear’s fans by asking them to stop using their music. Fancy a rock band standing up for themselves.

In a quote from the two female members of the band as reported by Entertainment Weekly

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.


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Lira says:

    That…is awesome. ❤

  2. Lira says:

    Also, if you’ve been reading it, I’m sorry my blog is so very bad. My posts before the last four or so are actually a lot better & more thoughtful, I think– this summer hasn’t been completely very good for my psyche. 😛

  3. angirach says:

    I definitely find it funny.

    About your blog, all thoughts and feelings are scared, no one’s are better than yours. 😀

  4. mbjesq says:

    It is stunning to think that the McCain–Palin campaign would continue to stoop to music piracy, particularly after the repeated embarrassments. Then again, this is the same campaign that comes up with each new theme and slogan by simply stealing them from its adversary. Senator Obama seems to trust the voting public to be able to discern the dishonesty of Senator McCain’s mimicry. The recording artists are putting their faith in the courts.

    See: McCain Doesn’t Rock.

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