A Singer’s Anti-Love Song to Her Record Label

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Here's an obscene but enjoyable ditty called "Drop Me" by Amanda Palmer, best known as the lead singer of the Dresden Dolls. "I'm pretty committed to getting dropped from my current label," Palmer writes on her blog, where she posted the clip from her March 28 solo performance in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. It's not hard to see why someone as quirky and sharp as Palmer would feel like a strange fit with Roadrunner Records, which proudly bills itself as the "home of Slipknot, Nickelback, Trivium, Opeth, Megadeth, Dream Theater and all the best in metal and hard rock." And this isn't her first tussle with the label, either. Late last year, she inspired a "ReBellyon" by fans when she said Roadrunner wanted to cut scenes from her new video because her bare midriff looked fat. Of course, for someone who doesn't mind writing upbeat songs about rape and abortion, taking on her own record label is probably pretty low on the controversy meter. Hat tip to Hillary for sharing this clip with me.

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@griner david.griner@adweek.com David Griner is creative and innovation editor at Adweek and host of Adweek's podcast, "Yeah, That's Probably an Ad."