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Old 11-09-08, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by dolphinboy View Post
The Dixie Chicks are the world's GREATEST BAND!

They can take their time making a new record or make 3 in one year...and you should be grateful to the almighty that you live in a world where it is possible to even hear the wonderful music that they make.

And if you never hear anything from them again, your life has been blessed a million times over just for having lived during the time when the Dixie Chicks reigned supreme and when a new generation found a Beatles of their own.
God, I hope that was meant as a joke.
Old 11-09-08, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by nothingfails View Post
you're aware that Obama won because people are sick of the neo-conservative bigotry, right?
God, I hope that was meant as a joke.
Old 11-09-08, 03:43 PM
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This is not a political thread. Go to the politics forum if you want to have a political argument.
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Originally Posted by SkullOrchard View Post
God, I hope that was meant as a joke.
no, it wasn't
Old 11-09-08, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by nothingfails View Post
no, it wasn't
God, I hope that was meant as a joke.
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Originally Posted by nothingfails View Post
you're aware that Obama won because people are sick of the neo-conservative bigotry, right?
Really? I thought it was because the GOP put forward a pitiful candidate and the press went balls to the wall to cover for Obama.

/facepalm

Silly me.

Ob: Dixies. Going to a foreign country and trashing your president doesn't sit well in certain quarters, which just happened to be their fan base.

Coming back home and saying, in so many words, country fans are just dumb rednecks anyway and we're gonna go for the pop market when country fans were still the bulk of your fans? FAIL.
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Originally Posted by shaun3000 View Post
This is not a political thread. Go to the politics forum if you want to have a political argument.
You do realize that's an impossible request given who is being discussed. There's no getting around the turning point for those girls, or the feelings said comments invoked.
Old 11-10-08, 04:15 AM
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Fine, if the discussion stays on topic. Obama and McCain are in no way related. And even if you wish to discuss the fiasco surrounding the Bush comment, they had a very successful album following the backlash. If they had never come back from the comment, I would understand their absence, but they did come back and I find it strange that they have been MIA for the past couple of years.
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Ok, we'll stay outta politics and stick to straight gossip, howzat?

Rumor was the sisters, while also liberally-minded, were nowhere near as gung-hu as Natalie and were actually upset that they had become so politicized, mostly at her doing. (not that they fought it) So they basically sought to distance themselves from Natalie, which was easy to do. They got busy with their families.

Wouldn't surprise me at all if the politicizing of the band was what tore it apart.
Old 11-10-08, 01:50 PM
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Well it's not Natalie's band to begin with, the sisters are the original Chicks. You kind of get that feeling, especially in the documentary, that they're going, "What are you doing...????" On the other hand, I doubt very much that any of them thought there would be as big a backlash as there was.
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Originally Posted by SkullOrchard View Post
God, I hope that was meant as a joke.

Why, because it would be wrong for me to have my opinion, no matter how much you might disagree with it?

Seriously, are you saying that I am wrong to have such an opinion?

If somebody thinks Britney Spears has the best voice EVER, that's simply their opinion and I don't see what the problem with that is.

Now, people like yourself, seem to think that if someone's opinion doesn't fall into line with yours or critics or simply the vast majority of other people, then it must be ridiculed and must be wrong. When you can quantify someone's taste in music or any other art, please get back to me.

Did I intentionally toss in some hyperbole in my post about how much I love them? Yup. Good that I could clarify that point for you.

PS-To those still whining about politics: Have ya heard, Bill Clinton got a bj from a chubby intern? The band was never torn apart. The political fallout was a sad statement about our country, not about the Dixie Chicks and especially about the quality of their music or their friendship.
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Originally Posted by dolphinboy View Post
Why, because it would be wrong for me to have my opinion, no matter how much you might disagree with it?

Seriously, are you saying that I am wrong to have such an opinion?

If somebody thinks Britney Spears has the best voice EVER, that's simply their opinion and I don't see what the problem with that is.

Now, people like yourself, seem to think that if someone's opinion doesn't fall into line with yours or critics or simply the vast majority of other people, then it must be ridiculed and must be wrong. When you can quantify someone's taste in music or any other art, please get back to me.

Did I intentionally toss in some hyperbole in my post about how much I love them? Yup. Good that I could clarify that point for you.

PS-To those still whining about politics: Have ya heard, Bill Clinton got a bj from a chubby intern? The band was never torn apart. The political fallout was a sad statement about our country, not about the Dixie Chicks and especially about the quality of their music or their friendship.
God, I hope that was meant as a joke.
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Originally Posted by shaun3000 View Post
Well it's not Natalie's band to begin with, the sisters are the original Chicks.
That is really just a technicality....do you really believe they would be where they were/are today success-wise if she hadn't joined the group? She is the one who gave the group the "spunky/outspoken/rebellious" image long before the Bush comment...and let's face it, like it or not, over 90% of the time, the lead vocalist is the one who takes on the face and sound of a band...

I would compare Natalie's position to Eddie Vedder...he may not have been the one who started Pearl Jam (that would be Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament), but as time has passed, no one would ever say it's not HIS band at this point...
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Originally Posted by SkullOrchard View Post
God, I hope that was meant as a joke.

OMG, that was so funny and original.
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Originally Posted by WMAangel View Post
That is really just a technicality....do you really believe they would be where they were/are today success-wise if she hadn't joined the group? She is the one who gave the group the "spunky/outspoken/rebellious" image long before the Bush comment...and let's face it, like it or not, over 90% of the time, the lead vocalist is the one who takes on the face and sound of a band...

I would compare Natalie's position to Eddie Vedder...he may not have been the one who started Pearl Jam (that would be Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament), but as time has passed, no one would ever say it's not HIS band at this point...
Before Natalie joined the Dixie Chicks, they were like a fucking awful novelty band that played county fairs.
Old 11-13-08, 06:25 PM
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Well to answer the original question, two if not all of them got knocked up and had to deal with babies, they took a break. That's what's happened with the dixie chicks. Although yes and this point , it's become somewhat of a extended break.
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Re: What happened to the Dixie Chicks?

Well, I guess we finally have an answer to 66.67% of that question:


I must say, I listened to the clips on Amazon's website and was not pleased with the results. Why would the two non-vocalists put out an album of themselves singing? Maybe it sounds better in the context of the whole album but as a somewhat devoted Dixie Chicks fan, so far I cast my vote as "Do Not Want".
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Re: What happened to the Dixie Chicks?

Most reviews I've seen of the duo's album have been positive.
Old 07-23-10, 08:47 AM
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Re: What happened to the Dixie Chicks?

I was never a huge Dixie Chick fan, but I did like some of their songs. When I first saw Court Yard Hounds on a couple of talk shows, I wasn't impressed with them. But since then, I've been listening to their CD continuously, and really enjoy it. It's definitely more towards the mellow side, but definitely worth the listen.
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Re: What happened to the Dixie Chicks?

I like it as well. For those who don't check the Amazon Deal of the Day thread, it's today's deal.

7/23 (Friday) s/t by Court Yard Hounds - $3.99
Old 04-17-13, 01:06 PM
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Re: What happened to the Dixie Chicks?

It's taken nearly 3 years, but I have an answer to the other 33.33% of that question:

Natalie Maines has her solo debut, called Mother release May 7. It's light-rock more than country.

Here is the first single "Without You" (not a cover of the old Badfinger song)
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I like the track and am looking forward to the album now, despite the awful album title.

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Re: What happened to the Dixie Chicks?

I'm glad Maines is back in the biz but am still wondering when we'll answer 100% of the question. Court Yard Hounds were just not the same.

And I figured this was a bump of an old thread, but wasn't prepared for what a cluster that 2008 conversation was.
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Re: What happened to the Dixie Chicks?

the Steve Hoffman folks are going to be flipping out at that waveform.
Old 04-17-13, 02:27 PM
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Re: What happened to the Dixie Chicks?

Originally Posted by davidh777 View Post
I'm glad Maines is back in the biz but am still wondering when we'll answer 100% of the question. Court Yard Hounds were just not the same.

And I figured this was a bump of an old thread, but wasn't prepared for what a cluster that 2008 conversation was.
Here is an story/interview with Maines I read last month.

She chopped her hair off and went with the Beiber look. Doesn't look like they are getting back together any time soon.
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Re: What happened to the Dixie Chicks?

The song doesn't really do anything for me.

At first I thought she copped out and covered her own Dixie Chicks hit "Without You". Definitely a different song.

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