Whose doesn't after this week? Oh, yeah, not just mine. Not just yours, but Ann & Nancy Wilson
See, the GOP is playing their song. The song that made Heart
– the Wilson sisters' band from Seattle – superstars, and the song that ironically was launched way back in their 70s heyday by Columbia Records after a lawsuit with their original record company, Mushroom, which used specific images of the sisters in a certain context without their permission.
Well, guess what? Apparently, the GOP never asked the Wilson sister's permission to use "Barracuda"
, 1977, Columbia Records) as an image booster for their vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin (whose nickname in high school was apparently Sarah "Barracuda").
The Wilson sisters are pissed
. They had originally asked their music not be used. But it was used again, so the sisters and their publishing concerns sent the McCain campaign a cease-and-desist letter
. The song was originally written as a "scathing rant against the soulless, corporate nature of the music business, particularly for women
There's irony in Republican strategists' choice to make use of it there," according to Nancy's statement to Entertainment Weekly
: "I think it's completely unfair to be so misrepresented. I feel completely fucked over." Read More | Comment »