Yesterday, the news broke that Survivor, the 80′s pop band that gives thanks to Sly Stallone before each meal and who tried to sue CBS 10 years ago for naming a reality show after them, is now suing ultra-conservative candidate Newt Gingrich, for using their greatest hits single “Eye of the Tiger” as his campaign theme. Apparently it’s not about politics, though. It’s about
money copyright. Yeah, I hear ya.
That said, if the man from Fannie Mae is looking for a snappy tune that hasn’t already been used by Stephen Harper, he could certainly do worse than to look to British heavy metal legends Motorhead. While the band’s 1980 hit “Ace of Spades” gets the most airplay, I think the second song from said album, “Love Me Like a Reptile,” would be much better suited to he of the reptilian moniker. Surely a playa like Newt, who’s had three wives (though not all at the same time–his religion doesn’t allow it) could appreciate lascivious lyrics like: “I got no choice, I’m gonna twist your tail/Love Me Like A Reptile, I’m gonna sink my fangs in you” and “You know I’ve got my eyes on you/You’re petrified, gonna stick like glue”…
Furthermore, Motorhead are currently crisscrossing the nation on Gigantour. Well actually, they’re in Canada right now, but they’ll be back on the good ol’ side of the border from Feb 9-14 and the 21st to March 2nd. Perhaps Gingrich could get Lemmy and co to make an appearance? I know I’d vote for that!
UPDATE 2/1: Apparently Mitt Romney is also having his issues with musical endorsements. The Toronto Star reports that His Mittness blasted out K’naan’s ‘Waivin’ Flag” upon winning the Florida primary, to which the Toronto rapper tweeted “Yo @mittromney I am K’naan Warsame and I do not endorse this message.”
Also, if you scroll down a couple times, you’ll see Lemmy’s scowling face on the right-hand side (under What’s Hot) of the article linked above. Coincidence? I think not…