Tuesday, May 23, 2006

the Chicks are back!

HMV released the new Dixie Chicks album today. (I had the date marked in my calendar... couldn't wait to buy it!)

I had time tonight to play the first seven songs, and the group's hellish experiences in 2003 are starkly evident.

From "Lubbock or Leave it" (Robison/Maguire/Maines/Campbell):
Throwin' stones from the top of your rock
Thinkin' no one can see
The secrets you hide behind
Your southern hospitality

But my favourite lyric is from the first single, "Not Ready To Make Nice" (Robison/Maguire/Maines/Wilson):
I made my bed and I sleep like a baby
With no regrets and I don't mind sayin'
It's a sad sad story when a mother will teach her
Daughter that she ought to hate a perfect stranger
And how in the world can the words that I said
Send somebody so over the edge
That they'd write me a letter sayin' that I better
Shut up and sing or my life will be over

I love my Chicks!


a rose is a rose said...

they were on letterman the night before last singing not ready to make nice. and oh, by the way, THEY KICKED ASS!!!

Salem said...

Somebody is happy today!

Crucible said...

Not usually my taste but kudos to them for sticking to their guns (so to speak).

indygirl said...

Yeah, not my music but the ladies themselves are pretty awesome.

Jason said...

I saw a neat piece about them on 60 minutes.

Jack said...

I like them somewhat. I'm more jealous that you have HMV in Canada. We have the Virgin chain of record stores but it's not quite as cool.

toobusyliving said...

They hate Bush, but only have the guts to say it when they are playing in London. Lame.

Butchieboy said...

They are hot.

tornwordo said...

But now there's backlash ("it's like they're rubbing our face in it") so we have to buy it!

The Persian said...

I don't listen to them, but hell given their recent activity I'll invest in the CD and give it to a friend. :)

Adorable Girlfriend said...

What is more lame Peter is that speaking out against Bush is now a crime punishable by the Patriot Act. Hello, Mr. Decider, meet my constitution and Bill of Rights.

Carrie said...


Phronk said...

It's cool that they're speaking out against Bush and fighting for free speech and all that, but it'd be better if they were a metal band and wore costumes like GWAR.