Heart to McCain-Palin: No Ripping “Barracuda”

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)

7 thoughts on “Heart to McCain-Palin: No Ripping “Barracuda”

  1. 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.

  2. 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…

  3. 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.

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