Friday, February 15, 2008

More Republican Rock Fun

Not to be outdone by McCain's affront to John Mellencamp, Mike Huckabee has drawn rebukes from Boston guitarist/creative force Tom Scholz for using "More Than A Feeling" at a campaign rally. Wrinkle in the storyline: Huckabee, a bassist, actually played the song live in Iowa... with a former Boston bandmate of Scholz', Barry Goudreau.

(Huckabee also plays "Sweet Home Alabama." Does he replace "Birmingham" with whatever city he's in when "In Birmingham they love the Governor" comes up? And do the backup singers still boo afterwards?)

Also, the last line of the article ensures that I'm voting for Obama. "City of Blinding Lights" is way, way, WAY better than Hillary's Celine Dion crapfest. (Honestly, though, there's not a whole lot else distinguishing those two.)

1 comment:

Mike said...

Those are boos? I always thought they were just going "Ooh! Ooh! Ooh!"

Is it amusing that both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton use songs written by non-Americans? I'm sure someone at some point will accuse them of being non-patriotic for that reason. Either way, U2 kicks the crap out of Celine Dion any day.