Thursday, August 30, 2012

Breaking News: Jack Blades Announces That He's A Republican

I noticed that they used a polite (and probably cleared) instrumental version of “The Boys Are Back In Town” last night as they introduced Paul Ryan, the Republican candidate for Vice President at last night’s Republican National Convention.

I wonder why they didn’t use “(You Can Still) Rock In America” instead.

No seriously. Night Rangerian Jack Blades is a big dumb Republican, and I say “dumb” because any real Republican would not be able to support the ass clowns that they have running the party these days.

"You can still rock in America, but only if you vote for Romney!"
Not to suggest that the dumb Democrats are much better, but have you ever noticed that aside from Ted Nugent, there aren’t that many GOP rockers? 

Let’s count ‘em:

The Nuge (dangerously crazy)

Dave Mustaine (crazy ex cokehead)

Blackie Lawless (irrelevantly crazy)

And now Jack Blades.

I don’t think Jack Blades is dumb, just misinformed. I firmly believe that if you or I were in a band with The Nuge and spent an entire tour with him, we’d come out of it partially brainwashed, or at the very least, fearing for our lives if we ever uttered a dissenting opinion toward Uncle Ted’s views. It is my fear that Jack Blades is merely showing the signs of his exposure to Ted Nugent.

Plus, he's the fucking dude from Night Ranger. Plus Damn Yankees. Plus Rubicon, or whatever the name of that shitty band he was in prior to forming Night Ranger with that bald dude from Montrose. I don't see the guy who composed such classics as "Don't Tell Me You Love Me" as someone I look towards as a political commentator.         

Here’s his silly press release advising everyone that he’s a dumb Republican and he’s going to play a shitty little song for dumb Republicans.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                
AUGUST 27, 2012                                                                  

Jack Blades of Night Ranger/Damn Yankees Takes "Rock N' Roll Ride" to 2012 Republican National Convention

Iconic Entertainer Joins GOP in Tampa to Help Show America is "Back in the Game"

TAMPA, FL -- You can still rock in America -- and with his blend of common-sense conservatism and rock n' roll credentials, Jack Blades is out to prove it.  The songwriter, bassist, lead singer and front man of Night Ranger and Damn Yankees is in Tampa, Florida this week to participate in the 2012 Republican National Convention, where he'll perform "Back in the Game," the lead track from his latest solo effort, Rock 'n Roll Ride, and make appearances in support of Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and other GOP candidates.

"This country was built on the hard work of individual Americans who took a chance and pursued a dream," says Blades, who has sold more than 25 million albums throughout his remarkable career and performed in front of millions of fans worldwide.  "Too often today I see that sort of initiative being discouraged and punished.  We can do better.  That's why I'm honored to have been asked to be involved in the convention."

Blades' music has long had a patriotic flavor, evident in Night Ranger's classic 1983 hit "(You Can Still) Rock in America" and emerging more recently in his solo hit "Back in the Game," the video for which made its debut earlier this year on radio and TV host Sean Hannity's website.  Night Ranger also performed for U.S. troops stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 2008, an experience Blades found deeply inspiring.

With a career spanning three decades, Blades has recorded with, penned songs and produced albums for some of the music industry's biggest names, including Aerosmith, Cher, Ringo Starr, Alice Cooper, Roger Daltrey, Journey, Vince Neil, Ozzy Osbourne, Styx, Ted Nugent, and Motley Crue.

Blades has brought his common-sense conservatism and passion for America to television, appearing as a guest on Fox News' "Hannity" and "Red Eye" programs.

Blades' music has been featured in films such as Armageddon, Oscar-nominated Boogie Nights, Tommy Boy; television shows such as South Park and American Dad, the wildly successful Rock Band and Guitar Hero video games; and the Rock of Ages hit Broadway musical and feature film.

1 comment:

Kiko Jones said...

"Iconic"? Um, no. Not even close.
I think it was in the Nugent edition of Behind the Music that Blades mentioned being the guy in Damn Yankees who would stand up to Ted. Not for long, it seems.