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Alex88 Donating Member (155 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:24 AM
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Chicks to break with country scene
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 10:26 AM by Alex88
The Dixie Chicks say they don't want to be a country music band any more.

Violinist Martie Maguire told Spiegel magazine: "We don't feel part of the country scene any longer, it can't be our home any more."

She said she was disappointed other country singers didn't back up the Dixie Chicks in their criticism of George W Bush's politics on Iraq.

"A few weeks ago, Merle Haggard said a couple of nice words about us, but that was it," Maguire complained.

"The support we got came from others, like Bruce Springsteen."

http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_821707.html?menu=
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ShaneGR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:57 PM
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1. What are they going to do? Go Punk Rock? Or rap?
Hey, now that I think of it. What if "Rock the Vote" put together a concert with the Sex Pistols, Dixie Chicks, and P Diddy. With special guest Bono?
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JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:00 PM
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2. Rap/Metal ala Rage Against the Machine.
Now that's something I'd pay to see.
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wuushew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:06 PM
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5. Or as conservatives say "the Machine Rages On"
On Wednesday night, the five remaining Republican candidates held their big New Hampshire debate. And what did they spend their time fighting about? "The Awful Truth Mosh Pit!" The Reuters news agency called it "surreal," and Gary Bauer went into nutty overdrive accusing Keyes of being "anti-family" because he was moshing to the music of "The Machine Rages On" (!), calling the group "pro-terrorist" and saying that's what the "kids at Columbine" listened to.


http://www.worldpolicy.org/projects/arms/updates/moshpi...
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Brian Sweat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:03 PM
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4. They already have a lot of cross over appeal.
Their music appeals to a lot of people who don't normally listen to country. They will not have to change much to become successful as a mainstream "pop" band.
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It was not a pretzel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 01:42 AM
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10. I can only verify
I went to see them live in Munich on Sunday and I loved every minute of it. The audience ranged from americans and Germans dressed on the cowboy stuff to 18-19 year old trendy guys to over 50 hippie-types.

The Chicks were GREAT, best gig I've seen since the late 80's.
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OldEurope Donating Member (654 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 05:15 AM
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13. I was there, too, on sunday!
:toast:

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It was not a pretzel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 05:52 AM
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16. cool
did you enjoy it? I was in row 14 in the arena and had an excellent view!
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OldEurope Donating Member (654 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 06:18 AM
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18. Yeah! We were very happy there!
My daughter probably was the youngest visitor (she is ten).
I loved the music, though I must say: it was too loud... :crazy:

You live around Munich, do you?
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It was not a pretzel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 06:55 AM
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19. Did she dance alot, jump and clap
all the time? Were you wearing shorts?

I used to listen to metal (and still do quite often) so I like it loud :)

I live in Landkreis Dachau, Markt Indersdorf to be precise :)
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OldEurope Donating Member (654 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 07:09 AM
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20. No, not at all.
First: Im NEVER EVER WEARING SHORTS except at the beach.
We were sitting at the side stands, so there was no possibility for dancing. And my daughter is so terribly shy, she would never dance in public... (I hope this will get better, when she is older...)


:hi: in die weiten Steppen nrdlich von Dachau!

HAve to leave now, for my lessons in technical English.
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It was not a pretzel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 07:22 AM
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22. LOL
it's just that 2 rows in front were a guy and his daughter about the same age as yours, so I thought maybe coincidence had maybe struck :)

Viel Spa beim englisch ;)
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Egnever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:02 PM
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3. Thank god!
I cant stand country music but would love to support the Dixie chicks. Now maybe I will have my shot :)
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Kamika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:14 PM
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6. Its a shame
It would have been great to have atleast one beacon in the country scene
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moondust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:20 PM
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7. I'd call it liberation
from the spirits of bigots and hateful rednecks who preach free speech but don't know the first thing about it and don't care to learn.

Hurray for the Chicks!
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uptohere Donating Member (603 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:27 PM
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8. interesting take on things
they turnes their backs on their country roots (well before the political flap), get shown the door by the country community and now they no longer feel part of the crowd ?

Nice try at spinning it girls. Good luck in the shark tank that is pop.
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bspence Donating Member (406 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:31 PM
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9. They weren't that country anyway
I do not like Country music. But the Dixie Chicks were growing on me even before they made their anti-Bush statement.

They belong in the 'adult contemporary' category, I think. Like how Norah Jones is. Sure, she's jazz, but she has a mainstream sensibility to her music that non-jazz people picked up on. They're like Fleetwood Mac, the Grateful Dead, Dave Matthews, or Jimmy Buffet, who have all had country influences in their music from time to time.

Good for them. I'm surprised the press hasn't made a bigger deal out of this.
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Piperay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 03:50 AM
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11. Yipee...I like the chicks
but on the whole I don't like country music, I am glad that they are going rock n roll. :bounce:
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It was not a pretzel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 05:06 AM
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12. Why does this thread say 46 replies
yet when I open it it's only 11?
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booksenkatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 05:30 AM
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14. Probably because
Many of us had replied to this thread before it was moved 2-3 times, and during the move(s), the replies were deleted or lost. I for one am not inclined to try to recreate my rather length post...!

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alphafemale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 06:00 AM
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17. Fuzzy Math
:silly:
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alphafemale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 05:51 AM
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15. Good Move
Calling the Clear Channel bluff, perhaps?

Clear Channel owns stations with Pop/Rock formats, and that typical listening audience is not as blindly lead and willing to accept a blacklisting of talented musicians. Country fans acted predictably and burned and smashed CD's like an obedient mob.

And aren't the Clear Channel stations still playing the DChix on the non-country formats?



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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 07:10 AM
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21. So-called Country Music is a fraud, anyhow.
For example, just how many Johnny Cash tunes did one hear on Clear Channel stations before his death? How much airplay does Steve Earle get? Shoot, John Mellencamp is more country than Toby Keith!

There's a boatload of twangy, soulful, hard-edged artists (The Derailers, Two Tons Of Steel, Lucinda Williams ad infinitum ) that "Country Music" stations will simply not touch because they stray from The Formula. You could start a whole radio format with these folks:

Secessionist Country.

:evilgrin:
dbt

PS: Chicks Rule!
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