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."Indeed, no business is soulless to Republicans, but doesn't their approved music library seem to shrink as time goes by?
Friday, September 05, 2008
While last night I pointed to the inopportune dovetail of Heart's Barracuda lyrics with Sarah Palin's ethics problems after the song was played during her appearance on stage at the RNC, Ann and Nancy Wilson (a.k.a., "Heart") responded today by asking the GOP to cease and desist and underscored their own sense of irony: