Friday, September 5, 2008

Heart's Nancy and Ann Wilson warn McCain campaign to stop using their music

"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."

-- Ann and Nancy Wilson, Heart

EW: McCain finished his speech accepting the GOP's presidential nomination tonight, Palin joined him on stage, and the song was used again: Heart's "Barracuda" played as balloons fell. 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 fucked over."

Heart joins John Mellencamp, Van Halen, and Jackson Browne in their rebuke against the McCain campaign using their music without permission. Browne has filed suit.

I think McCain needs to stick with redneck country songs. I think he'd be fairly safe there... well maybe not.


Anonymous said...

"Sarah Palin's views and values in NO WAY represent us as American women" (Ann & Nancy Wilson). Sadly, of course not. Sarah Palin is amazing woman and all women should be proud of what she has accomplished. But they aren't because she is not a part of, and is a real threat to, the "Fema-Natzies" and the "abortion on demand crowd" How pathetic! You go girl!

William said...

Hey asshole, don't know if you happen to know that America is a pro-choice nation as is the entire industrialized world. I guess you wouldn't know that because your head is apparently stuck in the white KKKristian cult that believes in forcing a religious agenda on America.

Anonymous said...

William, I'm sorry I've upset you to the point that you had to call me an "asshole" (even though taking a crap is one of my favorites things to do and, thus, I love my asshole) but if we truly are a "pro-choice nation", as you state, then it should be really easy and, more importantly,
"democratic" (will of the people)for the "right to an abortion" to become the law of the land through Congressional action (i.e. the legislative process)rather than judicial fiat. Why hasn't that happened?

William said...

I would love it if we had a national referendum on abortion to put this issue to rest. By virtually every poll ever taken, we are a pro-choice nation. You must be one of the KKKristian fetus fetishists.

finch613 said...

Wow anonymous is so brave for using his name!

I can't wait for Palin's comments basically belittling community organizers comes back and bites your dumb asses in the face.

Since when did being mayor for 2 years of a town with 9000 ppl max constitute an accomplishment. Wasn't there some 18 yr old who won the major in some small town? Should he have been on Obama's ticket?

Clearly the right are delusional, and watching your pathetic rally reminded me of the nazi's and reaffirmed why I feel smarter and more realistic than you idiots.

Heart proved once again why they're one of my favourite groups!! Go Heart!

Anonymous said...


Karlkins Rove used the line that the McHuntress (don't say it too fast, it sounds, umm, rude) was the mayor of the second largest city in AK. Turns out it holds 9th place in that contest. Of course Karl couldn't tell the truth if his life depended on it.


You like your asshole. You must love yourself a lot, cuz' you're ALL asshole, bub.


Stevie said...

The first post by "Anonymous" on this thread is right on. The rest is mostly drivel. While I do not favor the murder of innocent life by ripping it from the womb, I have no problem whatsoever with what I like to call "late-term abortion"; that is to say- any fetus that has developed approximately 18 years or more from the point of conception, and far beyond the point it can conceivably be called "innocent". This is particularly true in cases of deformity resulting in in a "special needs" case. Such deformities include(but are not limited to) nigroes, messykans, atheists, gayists, dykeists, those who cannot decide which gender they prefer, climate change demagogues, media elitists, absolutist peaceniks(not rational persons who undoubtedly prefer peace to war, but understand that there are times when fighting is VITAL to one's own survival), sanctimonious celebrities and so on and so on. ROFL!; what a very sad and motley crew of losers one finds on the internet these days!

Anonymous said...


Your stupidity is only exceeded by your arroagance. So you, like so many other KKKristians oppose a woman's freedom of choice while at the same time believing that it's okay to kill those you disagree with. Feel your GOD's love, dipshit.


Independent voter said...

The headline to comment on here is about using Heart's song, "Baracuda". I'm an Independent. I think it is very un-democratic for the Wilson sisters to complain. If they were true democrats, they would except others playing their songs no matter what. Wanting to dis-allow the republicans use of the song is a controlling and communistic type stance.

Colleen said...

It is fine that Ann Wilson stated that the McCain campaign did not get approval to use her song BUT she needs to leave her political views out of it. I am an American Woman and she DOES NOT speak for me. I totally agree with Sarah Pallin and now I will no longer support Ann Wilson of Heart. I know of alot more Republicans that will no longer support her either. That is what happens when singers and actors spout their political opions.

Stevie said...

First and foremost on my laundry list of candidates for "late-term" abortions would definitely have to be "democommies". Thanks, dipshit, for helping me to recognize and correct this glaring oversight. By the way, God DOES love you, in spite of yourself. The fact that I don't only underscores the obvious...I'm not God, I'm only a great American!

Anonymous said...

Ann & Nancy, you are complaining that Sarah Palin does not represent you as American Women. Well, Ms. & Ms. Wilson, did you mistakenly think that YOU represent American Women? Do you think the average American woman is a rich rock star who goes around in goth hair and black clothes? What have you done for your country lately besides supporting KFC and Taco Bell? It's too bad Sarah Palin doesn't represent you. If you did just some of what she does every day maybe you'd have a nice figure like her instead of being morbidly obese.

kg said...

i've been a professional musician for many years. the wilson's have a perfect right to deny anyone from using their music in any way they wish. it is very arrogant for republicans to use this art form for their political adgenda without even asking.

Anonymous said...

Let us have a national referendum -- let us all agree to try and force the nazi's both republicans and democratic to do this. - I supect we'll find out just how friggin free we really are and how much of what the people want really matter. We didn't have these kind of problems with this issue untill some ass wipe passed a law. let's see if average people can drive a stake through it's heart.The music belongs to Heart-- why would anybody have a problem with that? maye McCain has been in Government so long stealing comes natural to him?

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