Chumbawamba Anxiously Awaits Margaret Thatcher’s Death

Chumbawamba - In Memoriam, Margaret Thatcher - EPGreat Britain’s former prime minister Margaret Thatcher aka The Iron Lady is alive and well. But Chumbawamba    , one of my favorite bands, is always ahead of the curve: they just announced on their MySpace blog the completion of a commemorative EP, already recorded, pressed and ready to be shipped the day Thatcher dies:

Featuring several new songs commemorating the most viciously dismissive and destructive leader we’ve had since long before any of us were born, this CD has the peculiarity of not having a fixed release date. […] Pay your £5 now in the knowledge that, come the morning after the glorious day, you’ll have this exclusive and unavailable-elsewhere CD dropping tombstone-like onto your doormat.

You can pre-order your copy here.

Dolly Parton Drives Me Crazy

[singlepic id=13 w=250 h=240 float=right]Dolly Parton, the original Dumb Blond and the herald of this all-American cultural phenomena (preceding Paris Hilton by 40 years), will release her new Backwoods Barbie album this coming February 26th.
Not a big Dolly fan myself, I am however the biggest sucker for cover versions, and Dolly’s new album includes the craziest country rendition to Fine Young Cannibals’ 1989 hit She Drive Me Crazy.

Have a listen and take special notice to the funky fiddle riff:

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