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Thu Aug 23, 2012, 02:55 AM

Dee Snider to Paul Ryan: Stop playing my song

Source: Associated Press

Dee Snider to Paul Ryan: Stop playing my song
By The Associated Press | Associated Press 8 hrs ago

Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider has asked Republican vice presidential running mate Paul Ryan's camp not to play his hit song, "We're Not Gonna Take It."

Ryan spokesman Brandon Buck wrote a pithy email in response: "We're Not Gonna Play It anymore."

Snider says in a statement that he does not support Ryan and denounced use of the song, an anthemic 1984 hit for the glam metal band.

It joins a long list of songs that musicians have asked politicians to stop using. Most recently, the rock band Silversun Pickups asked likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney to stop using the song "Panic Switch" last week. The campaign said the song's use was inadvertent.


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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 03:01 AM

1. Good for him! I was never much into metal, but..

...anyone who was involved in this has to be cool:

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 03:01 AM

2. " The campaign said the song's use was inadvertent." I dont buy it.

By now anyone running a campaign should know they cannot use an artists music without permission and imo there should be a severe crackdown on this continued snubbing of copyright.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 03:11 AM

3. Time for those rethugs to start taking

personal responsibility for ripping off others persons creativity.

Has any democratic candidate ever been warned to stop using a song?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 03:31 AM

4. How many more rock groups will disassociate themselves from Mitt?

By election time, all Mitt/Paul will have is Cat Scratch Fever, a perfect campaign song for them.

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Response to longship (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 04:06 AM

5. No, it'll just be Yakkity Sax

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Response to longship (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 10:45 AM

14. Followed by "Stranglehold"

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 04:06 AM

5. Its bad enough that they pick crap songs

 

its worse when the crap band tells you to stop playing their crap song.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 05:02 AM

7. He should show up at the rallies.

He could make himself heard when they play his song and dare them to escort him noisily out. He could claim he was protecting his intellectual property, something Republicans would respect if Dee stood for "Disney".

Romney/Ryan should just stick to Hank Williams and Pat Boone. That sums up their base anyway.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 05:45 AM

8. Funny.

Why don't they use any *cough* music *cough* from Ted Nugent or Hank williams Jr.? I'm sure they would be more than happy to lent their...........uh.........talents?

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Response to Shadowflash (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 08:45 AM

10. Great idea. They could play "Stranglehold" or "Naked Women and Beer".

That would be more honest in reflecting those Republican "values" that they are always talking about.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 08:35 AM

9. The way it works is this way...

if ryan and his cadre' of morons paid for the song legally via ASCAP, there really isn't much Snider can do.

However, if ryan, like most repukes out there, took the song and started playing it without permission, well then, Snider has a case.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 08:51 AM

11. No worries. They still have Pat Boone, Hank Jr., Ted Nugent, Charlie Daniels and that Megadeath

guy who nobody knows. hahaha!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 10:15 AM

12. I guess the only musician left is the Nuge.

What song do you think they'll use now?

Wang dang poontang?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 10:27 AM

13. ..."musicians have asked politicians to stop using." ONly heard of this with Republicans

That wording makes it sound like it's happening across parties.
But just as in the article, the only examples of this occurring that I can recall are bands asking Republicans to stop using their songs.
If there are examples of Democrats being asked to stop using a song, I don't think there are many.

It's a matter of shared values and views of policy.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 01:44 PM

15. They Still Have Ted Nugent

I'm not sure whether playing "Cat Scratch Fever" would be very appropriate though. Here is Wiki's description of the song:

The song is about a man chronicling his long history of promiscuous sex, and lamenting his inability to control himself or the women he has sex with, and vice versa. The main reason for his lament is that his active sexual lifestyle results in him getting "Cat Scratch Fever"; however, the narrator does gleefully and explicitly (if somewhat resignedly) describe the pleasure he gets from the sex. The song makes heavy use of cats and their claws scratching things and people as sexual metaphors. The meaning of "Cat Scratch Fever" is more or less left open to the listener's interpretation, but general consensus is that the line refers to the sexually transmitted disease syphilis, as "cat scratch fever" was a common street slang term for the disease in the '70s and the song mentions " to the doctor" and that "you know you got it when/you goin' insane/It makes a grown man cry"; syphilis has been known to cause insanity.

Nice Wholesome Family Values the repubs can love.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 01:48 PM

16. We need to get a list of all the musicians who have pulled their songs

from the Republican campaign. It seems to be a daily story!

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