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- Posted on Nov 4th 2008 2:00PM by Benjy Eisen
His wife, singer-songwriter Judith Owen, told him that if he was going to play "funny music," it would have to still hold its own musically. Shearer's latest release, 'Songs of the Bushmen,' is a collection of songs written from the perspective of various members of Bush's posse -- Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, Alberto Gonzalez, etc. "The poignancy comes from the fact that I'm not just standing there throwing rocks at these people," says Shearer, who advertised the album on 'The Drudge Report.' "I'm trying to write from inside their character about how I imagine they feel now. These are people who had a lot of pride, some would say hubris, and who are seeing the whole project end in shambles."
So, any chance we'll ever see Spinal Tap cover these songs? "No," says Shearer. "Too many chords."