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loyalsister

(13,390 posts)
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 04:35 AM Nov 2012

The Marshall Tucker Band is going to be with romney's campaign

It's hilarious because they had a song called "Mr President" that came down on Reagan in 1982.
I hope they use it now and history catches up. Romney looks foolish for having them there in the first place, seeing supporters cheering to a song that originally bashed St. Reagan would be an inspiring irony.

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The Marshall Tucker Band is going to be with romney's campaign (Original Post) loyalsister Nov 2012 OP
They're not really the Marshall Tucker Band Hissyspit Nov 2012 #1
I still hope they play that song loyalsister Nov 2012 #2
Hey, Romney was played onstage at least once to John Fogerty's 'Fortunate Son' pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #6
I used to play "Can't You See " on my flute. Blue_In_AK Nov 2012 #97
The only original member left still touring is glacierbay Nov 2012 #98
Snoozer band catfish57 Nov 2012 #25
Sounds like Lynard Skynrd. nt Tommy_Carcetti Nov 2012 #44
Toy is also deceased Spirochete Nov 2012 #86
The strangest people come out for Rmoney fasttense Nov 2012 #3
Eastwood Is A Lifetime Rushpublican/Libertarian... KharmaTrain Nov 2012 #15
I never imagined Meatloaf to be anything other than a Republican RFKHumphreyObama Nov 2012 #80
The Marshall FUCKER Band. RBInMaine Nov 2012 #4
Well, that should seal up the youth vote! LTR Nov 2012 #5
Who? a la izquierda Nov 2012 #7
Yeah, I'm not familiar with these guys. Barack_America Nov 2012 #13
"Heard It In A Love Song" was a big hit and great song. Hissyspit Nov 2012 #23
So was the live version glacierbay Nov 2012 #31
I haven't heard that song in many, many years--like running into TwilightGardener Nov 2012 #35
Ahhh, I'm sure if I heard the song I'd know. a la izquierda Nov 2012 #40
Like to hear it? Here it goes... ChisolmTrailDem Nov 2012 #64
Ah dear god that's awful. a la izquierda Nov 2012 #74
Actually the lyrics are clever. It contains all the cliches Hissyspit Nov 2012 #87
Ah. I have heard that song. Sounds not unlike Neil Young's "Long May You Run". Barack_America Nov 2012 #78
They weren't that famous even when they were famous. Iggo Nov 2012 #19
No, 70s Southern Rock. Innovative for its time. Hissyspit Nov 2012 #24
My initial reaction as well RFKHumphreyObama Nov 2012 #82
Last time I saw the Marshall Tucker Band, I walked out liberal N proud Nov 2012 #8
They were a crappy pop band Le Taz Hot Nov 2012 #9
Well that does it. dawg Nov 2012 #10
Obama has the Boss and Jay Z Romney has the Marshall Tucker Band Botany Nov 2012 #11
don't forget Meat Loaf Enrique Nov 2012 #54
I always get the kick out of Republican entertainers DisabledDem Nov 2012 #93
Who? heppcatt Nov 2012 #12
some talking head on msnbc brought this up (and I can't remember who) perhaps ducky todd, but Ghost of Tom Joad Nov 2012 #14
spoiler alert renate Nov 2012 #49
LOL tabasco Nov 2012 #89
let's see, they had a hit album in 1973 onethatcares Nov 2012 #16
If Foghat and Pure Prairie League come on board DefenseLawyer Nov 2012 #17
Or the Outlaws and Molly Hatchet... TwilightGardener Nov 2012 #36
Ah yes, The Outlaws. glacierbay Nov 2012 #39
... TwilightGardener Nov 2012 #42
Or 38 Special and the Atlanta Rhythm Section. We gonna have us a Champagne Jaaaaammmm... Erose999 Nov 2012 #53
ARS--my favorite song from them will always be "Dog Days". TwilightGardener Nov 2012 #58
Don't forget Spooky! OriginalGeek Nov 2012 #69
Yeah, I remember that song! TwilightGardener Nov 2012 #76
How about Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers? glacierbay Nov 2012 #77
Love Tom Petty! We just heard "Woman in Love" piped in last night at dinner TwilightGardener Nov 2012 #84
The one thing I don't like about him glacierbay Nov 2012 #85
I think you've got the wrong guy... loyalsister Nov 2012 #90
No glacierbay Nov 2012 #92
:( Has there ever been an explanation for it? loyalsister Nov 2012 #94
Not that I know of. glacierbay Nov 2012 #96
There's always that southern pride excuse loyalsister Nov 2012 #99
.38 Special was really good glacierbay Nov 2012 #59
They were the pop-ification of southern rock, kind of the TwilightGardener Nov 2012 #62
Here we go glacierbay Nov 2012 #73
Yep...no one else ever really came close. TwilightGardener Nov 2012 #79
ARS - one of my favorite bands during high school in Arkansas. eom ChisolmTrailDem Nov 2012 #67
I forgot the best one... the Georgia Satellites, haha Erose999 Nov 2012 #88
When Pure Prairie League lost Vince Gill Horse with no Name Nov 2012 #45
Pretty much. I know Vince is a rightie (at least I think so), TwilightGardener Nov 2012 #48
I'm not sure Horse with no Name Nov 2012 #50
I don't know if he is still married to Amy Grant or not, but I would TwilightGardener Nov 2012 #51
Vince Gill can make a guitar sing. glacierbay Nov 2012 #55
Yes--my husband does not like much in the way of country music, but TwilightGardener Nov 2012 #61
I would love to see all three glacierbay Nov 2012 #65
That's good. I'm still worried that Bob Seger may tip the scales against us DefenseLawyer Nov 2012 #60
Whew. For a second there, my brain was thinking Marshall Crenshaw. tanyev Nov 2012 #18
now THAT would be blasphemy. He is way too cool for Romney. nt progressivebydesign Nov 2012 #72
If they can work in Charlie Daniels and Hank Jr. they'll have the Has-Been Trifecta! hatrack Nov 2012 #20
fuck 'em. and big & rich. and kid rock. fuck 'em all. spanone Nov 2012 #21
Big & Rich broke up because of politics. "Big" is a liberal and Rich is a teapuke. That said - jillan Nov 2012 #27
Nope, the "Big" guy was with Rich when the Meatloaf debacle happened. TwilightGardener Nov 2012 #29
Somehow my rich, asshole brother-in-law became good friends of one of those two DefenseLawyer Nov 2012 #41
LOL--doesn't really matter, they're both talentless bozos. TwilightGardener Nov 2012 #46
big kenny was hugging romney last week... spanone Nov 2012 #57
the 60 year old rednecks should be thrilled. DCBob Nov 2012 #22
That's a shame. I still love "Take the Highway" and TwilightGardener Nov 2012 #26
Me too :( jillan Nov 2012 #28
To me it doesn't really matter, because this is nowhere near TwilightGardener Nov 2012 #33
I've always liked the Marshall Tucker Band glacierbay Nov 2012 #32
Yeah--I'm not going to retroactively declare them talentless TwilightGardener Nov 2012 #34
The modern version of the band glacierbay Nov 2012 #37
one of my all time fav songs sweetapogee Nov 2012 #52
Lightning in the air.. TwilightGardener Nov 2012 #56
Gold in them hills glacierbay Nov 2012 #63
I always considered her more blues, but yeah--talented lady. TwilightGardener Nov 2012 #70
I think it's a combination glacierbay Nov 2012 #75
Joining the all-star roster of washed-up has-beens, mac56 Nov 2012 #30
T-U-E-S-DAY Night! KamaAina Nov 2012 #83
Bummer. I love This Old Cowboy. nolabear Nov 2012 #38
Ouch! One of my favorite bands :( n/t win_in_06 Nov 2012 #43
Can't you see.... Quantess Nov 2012 #47
Who? GoneOffShore Nov 2012 #66
a good band in the 70s Roy Ellefson Nov 2012 #68
OMG.. So the "Also Ran" seems to love the "Has Beens" marriage made in Kolob. nt progressivebydesign Nov 2012 #71
Obama has Bruce Springsteen and Romney has the Marshall Tucker Band..... yellowcanine Nov 2012 #81
Don't they have a fire on a mountain somewhere? Melinda Nov 2012 #91
Like following him around? ellie Nov 2012 #95

Hissyspit

(45,788 posts)
1. They're not really the Marshall Tucker Band
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 04:40 AM
Nov 2012

Only one is an original member and Toy Caldwell,
George McCorkle, and Tommy Caldwell are all dead

loyalsister

(13,390 posts)
2. I still hope they play that song
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 04:49 AM
Nov 2012

Maybe the new members are too dumb to know who it was originally directed at. I find it extremely entertaining that they have a ghost band vs. Bruce Springsteen. lol

pinboy3niner

(53,339 posts)
6. Hey, Romney was played onstage at least once to John Fogerty's 'Fortunate Son'
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 05:35 AM
Nov 2012

I was watching the livestream when that happened at a Michele Bachmann campaign event two years ago, and I just about fell off my chair! The lyrics fit Romney to a T--and not in a good way.

 

glacierbay

(2,477 posts)
98. The only original member left still touring is
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 07:19 PM
Nov 2012

Doug Gray, Toy and Tommy Caldwell are both dead, Toy allegedly died of cardiac arrest due to cocaine use and Tommy was killed in a vehicle accident.
Here's a live version of Can't You See with the original band members.

catfish57

(14 posts)
25. Snoozer band
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 10:05 AM
Nov 2012

Saw them in 1978. Awful concert, and had to endure the entire ordeal to hear their one hit wonder... "Can't You See". I'll never get that $4 back

 

fasttense

(17,301 posts)
3. The strangest people come out for Rmoney
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 04:57 AM
Nov 2012

I never would have thought Clint Eastwood would make himself look so ridiculous and stupid for Rmoney. It totally surprised me.

Then I saw Meatloaf drooling all over Rmoney the other day. I was seriously surprised.

I thought both men were smarter than what they appeared to be. Too bad these once interesting characters turned out to be nothing more than easily manipulated fools.

KharmaTrain

(31,706 posts)
15. Eastwood Is A Lifetime Rushpublican/Libertarian...
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 08:15 AM
Nov 2012

...No surprise he came out for his fellow million/billionaire buddy. I think he showed up at the convention since he felt "burned" appearing in the Chrysler superbowl ad that many felt was a pro-Obama ad. He had to show his true colors.

Meatloaf is on Trump's payroll...the man who brought him out of the obscurity he truly belongs in. Smart means nothing when you're self-centered and arrogant...a trait both have.

Cheers...

RFKHumphreyObama

(15,164 posts)
80. I never imagined Meatloaf to be anything other than a Republican
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 12:40 PM
Nov 2012

There's just something to his style which convinced me that he was probably on the conservative side...can't place my finger on it but it was definitely a feeling I had

Barack_America

(28,876 posts)
13. Yeah, I'm not familiar with these guys.
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 08:11 AM
Nov 2012

And I'm fairly knowledgeable about music in general. This name doesn't ring a bell.

Off to wikipedia. Ah, so it seems they are a washed up Southern Rock band (not one of my fortes), with a single original member left and a highest-peaking single at 14 back in 1977. I no longer feel bad for not knowing who they were.

a la izquierda

(11,768 posts)
40. Ahhh, I'm sure if I heard the song I'd know.
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 11:24 AM
Nov 2012

My dad is really into southern rock, for some odd reason. He's from the freakin' Bronx.

Hissyspit

(45,788 posts)
87. Actually the lyrics are clever. It contains all the cliches
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 02:03 PM
Nov 2012

from country and pop songs that justify being a rambler and unfaithful lover, but ultimately all he can do to justify his behavior is say "heard it in a love song, can't be wrong." But of course it can be wrong, which the song itself proves. It's pretty meta for a country rock song. This goes over most people's heads, I guess.

Toy Caldwell, who wrote the song, is long dead. I don't know what his politics were but he was a two-tour Vietnam vet and the band, as the OP points out, did do Randy Newman's "Mr. President (Take Pity on the Working Man)" on a 1982 album, which was written to criticize Richard Nixon and would have been read as criticism of Ronald Reagan then. Clearly the only remaining original member, Doug Gray, the vocalist, is now a bone-headed Rethug.

Barack_America

(28,876 posts)
78. Ah. I have heard that song. Sounds not unlike Neil Young's "Long May You Run".
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 12:36 PM
Nov 2012

I'll stick with that version.

Hissyspit

(45,788 posts)
24. No, 70s Southern Rock. Innovative for its time.
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 10:03 AM
Nov 2012

But as I pointed out earlier, they're all pretty much dead. It's that band in name and vocalist only. Toy Caldwell, who died in 1993 tragically at 45 was the main songwriter.

liberal N proud

(60,216 posts)
8. Last time I saw the Marshall Tucker Band, I walked out
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 05:56 AM
Nov 2012

The music was terrible and they are just making appearances based on nostalgia.

Botany

(70,034 posts)
11. Obama has the Boss and Jay Z Romney has the Marshall Tucker Band
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 08:05 AM
Nov 2012

compare the venues:

Nationwide Arena Obama



Landmark Aviation Romney

 

DisabledDem

(85 posts)
93. I always get the kick out of Republican entertainers
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 06:43 PM
Nov 2012

Every Republican working in the arts/entertainment industry tend to always be washed up performers who want to cash in on politics and help the Republicans. The Republican candidate thinks he's being "hip" and in touch with people when in reality it's the Democratic party that has the artists of yesteryears, today, and tomorrow.

Ghost of Tom Joad

(1,346 posts)
14. some talking head on msnbc brought this up (and I can't remember who) perhaps ducky todd, but
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 08:13 AM
Nov 2012

anyway calling this the battle of the bands: Springsteen vs Marshall Tucker. How delusional.

 

glacierbay

(2,477 posts)
39. Ah yes, The Outlaws.
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 11:02 AM
Nov 2012

Green Grass and High Tides

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And just for shits and giggles, some Molley Hatchet, Flirting With Disaster.


TwilightGardener

(46,416 posts)
58. ARS--my favorite song from them will always be "Dog Days".
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 11:54 AM
Nov 2012

My brother had that album--they're pretty obscure, I think. Edit to add: they did have a pretty big hit with "So Into You", as I review their YouTube catalog. I didn't know that was them!

 

glacierbay

(2,477 posts)
77. How about Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers?
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 12:34 PM
Nov 2012

He's a committed Liberal and a southern rocker, he would be good for Pres. Obama.

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Pack up the Plantation is my fav. album by him.

TwilightGardener

(46,416 posts)
84. Love Tom Petty! We just heard "Woman in Love" piped in last night at dinner
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 12:50 PM
Nov 2012

in an Italian restaurant. I don't really consider him southern rock (although there's obviously some influence there), but one of my all-time favorites. His music has held up tremendously through the decades, I don't get tired of it even with endless classic-rock radio play.

 

glacierbay

(2,477 posts)
85. The one thing I don't like about him
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 12:53 PM
Nov 2012

is that he has a Confederate flag in most of his concerts. Other than that, he is very liberal.

Never get tired of listening to him.

loyalsister

(13,390 posts)
90. I think you've got the wrong guy...
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 04:40 PM
Nov 2012

Tom Petty was delighted to hear his rock anthem "I Won't Back Down" played at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, saying the moment gave him "chills."

http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=755856

 

glacierbay

(2,477 posts)
96. Not that I know of.
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 07:06 PM
Nov 2012

When my wife and I saw him in St. Louis, he had the flag as a backdrop, I don't know if he still uses it.
I hope not, it's kinda weird, he's a committed Liberal but he has/had a racist symbol as a backdrop.
Maybe it's because he's from FL where racism was rampant when he was growing up and for some strange reason, he uses it.

loyalsister

(13,390 posts)
99. There's always that southern pride excuse
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 07:25 PM
Nov 2012

I had an annoying conversation about that, but I was convincing. "Why would anyone want to use a symbol that has been attached to neo-nazis for anything let alone, pride?"

TwilightGardener

(46,416 posts)
62. They were the pop-ification of southern rock, kind of the
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 12:02 PM
Nov 2012

death knell. Progressive rock and southern rock died roughly the same year--1979. I still love both genres. Nobody's bothering to mention the Allman Brothers, because they're in a league by themselves, of course!

Erose999

(5,624 posts)
88. I forgot the best one... the Georgia Satellites, haha
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 03:29 PM
Nov 2012


Pretty sure they're not voting for the Bishop.

TwilightGardener

(46,416 posts)
48. Pretty much. I know Vince is a rightie (at least I think so),
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 11:40 AM
Nov 2012

but an excellent singer and a good guitarist nonetheless.

TwilightGardener

(46,416 posts)
51. I don't know if he is still married to Amy Grant or not, but I would
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 11:49 AM
Nov 2012

assume that puts him in religious-right territory. I saw him play at the Plant City Strawberry Festival in Florida a while back--he was very good.

TwilightGardener

(46,416 posts)
61. Yes--my husband does not like much in the way of country music, but
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 11:57 AM
Nov 2012

three country guitarists he respects (being a guitar player himself): Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, and Vince Gill. It's a shame they don't often put out music that showcases their talents, any of them.

 

DefenseLawyer

(11,101 posts)
60. That's good. I'm still worried that Bob Seger may tip the scales against us
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 11:57 AM
Nov 2012

Anyone know if Grand Funk Railroad is supporting a candidate?

hatrack

(59,188 posts)
20. If they can work in Charlie Daniels and Hank Jr. they'll have the Has-Been Trifecta!
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 08:39 AM
Nov 2012

The Marshall Tucker Band? Seriously?

jillan

(39,451 posts)
27. Big & Rich broke up because of politics. "Big" is a liberal and Rich is a teapuke. That said -
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 10:09 AM
Nov 2012

I did hear they came out with a new song.

But it is Rich that sings at goper rallies.

TwilightGardener

(46,416 posts)
29. Nope, the "Big" guy was with Rich when the Meatloaf debacle happened.
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 10:11 AM
Nov 2012

At this point, I'm sure money and exposure is more important than politics for these guys--their best days were about 10 years ago, along with Gretchen Wilson.

 

DefenseLawyer

(11,101 posts)
41. Somehow my rich, asshole brother-in-law became good friends of one of those two
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 11:24 AM
Nov 2012

Can't remember if it was "Big" or "Rich" because I didn't care, but if he was friends with my right wing tool of a brother in law he had to be a right wing tool himself.

TwilightGardener

(46,416 posts)
33. To me it doesn't really matter, because this is nowhere near
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 10:20 AM
Nov 2012

the original band anyway (same as with Lynyrd Skynyrd)--it shouldn't ruin the good stuff they did 40 years ago.

TwilightGardener

(46,416 posts)
34. Yeah--I'm not going to retroactively declare them talentless
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 10:24 AM
Nov 2012

and say I never liked them because some surviving member in his 60's or 70's wants to get exposure and gigs this way.

 

glacierbay

(2,477 posts)
37. The modern version of the band
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 10:35 AM
Nov 2012

is nowhere near what the original band was, w/o Toy, it's just not the same.

 

glacierbay

(2,477 posts)
63. Gold in them hills
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 12:03 PM
Nov 2012

and it's waitin' for me there.
I've always loved southern rock and country rock.
One of my favorite southern rock female singers is Bonnie Raitt, I can listen to Thing Called Love every day and not get tired of it.

mac56

(17,541 posts)
30. Joining the all-star roster of washed-up has-beens,
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 10:14 AM
Nov 2012

If there was enough time left I'm sure he'd locate The Bay City Rollers.

 

Roy Ellefson

(279 posts)
68. a good band in the 70s
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 12:13 PM
Nov 2012

They were a good band in the '70s...in some ways a poor man's Allman Brothers. Some fine albums...A New Life, Where We All Belong, Marshall Tucker Band, Searchin' For a Rainbow, and Long Hard Ride were very good. After the Caldwell brothers died (especially Toy Caldwell) they began to suck...Doug Gray must be a wingnut.

Melinda

(5,465 posts)
91. Don't they have a fire on a mountain somewhere?
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 04:44 PM
Nov 2012

Difference between us... Democrats have a fire in our bellies and we are voting with it tomorrow!!

GOTV!!!

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