Similar to her breakthrough single “Hockey Skates,” Kathleen Edwards references Canada’s national pastime on “I Make the Dough, You Get The Glory” from her third album Asking For Flowers (March 4, ZoÃƒÂ«/Rounder). Continuing her affinity for detailing human frailty, the witty wordsmith sings,
At a recent Texas show, Edwards stopped midway through playing the song to explain the legend of Marty McSorley. A professional hockey player whose job was to protect the great Wayne Gretzky on the rink, McSorley is best know for being charged with assault and suspended from the league after he hit another player over the head with his stick.
Edwards says it’s one of her favorite tracks on the album and adds, “Most of the vocal is live off the floor, as is all of Greg Liesz’s amazing pedal steel part. My mother is featured on the ‘oohs’ in the choruses.”
Edwards fans have noted her affection for hockey, and one of them Doug Gorrie created this mock cover (originally designed by Daniel Lohnes) rechristening her album Asking for Bauers, in reference to the brand of hockey skates.
Check out tracks from the new album on Kathleen’s MySpace page.
On a similar note, the Atlanta Thrashers have a game today against the Edmonton Oilers at 2pm.
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