Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Heart's "Barracuda" Is About What?

I've heard this song being used more and more ever since Sarah Palin spoke at the Republican National Convention. The problem is that the various talk radio hosts and the like should really check out what the lyrics of the song are about before they end up making themselves look more foolish than some of them already are.

The story goes that an understandably angry Ann Wilson wrote "Barracuda" in response to rumors she was having a love affair with her sister and bandmate, Nancy. The slanderous tale was started by, of all people, Heart's record company, Mushroom Records. Ouch!

It probably was not appropriate for the convention and equally so for radio talkies that play it either in praise of or in their constant derision of Mrs. Palin.

Good song, though.

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