quote:Originally posted by mneeley490:
I read the band's semi-autobiography, Kicking and Dreaming. During the 80's, if you weren't on MTV, you were dead. So their label assigned them a new woman manager. (Think the short German chick from the Austin Powers movie.) She forced them to "sex it up" with the big hair and blousy clothing to cater to the leering MTV crowd. Also had them start recording songs from other songwriters for the first time. But the sisters got in one of their own with "Barracuda". It was pointedly about their manager. (Also one of the greatest guitar riffs of all time, imo.)
Yeah but Barracuda, which is a good song imo, was written in 1977. Well before their downfall during the 80's.