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Kathleen Edwards & The Atlanta Thrashers

Posted :: January 20, 2008 | 2:26 pm ::

Isn’t she gorgeous?

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, Zoë/Rounder). Continuing her affinity for detailing human frailty, the witty wordsmith sings,

You’re cool and cred like Fogerty, I’m Elvis Presley in the 70′s
You’re Chateauneuf, I’m Yellow Label
You’re the buffet, I’m just the table
I’m a Ford Tempo, you’re a Maserati
You’re the Great One, I’m Marty McSorley
You’re the Concorde, I’m economy
I make the dough, but you get the glory

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.

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On a similar note, the Atlanta Thrashers have a game today against the Edmonton Oilers at 2pm.

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4 Responses to “Kathleen Edwards & The Atlanta Thrashers”

  1. Grayson Says:

    Thanks for the backstory about that song, Tess. It sounds just even more wonderful now! I’m a huge Kathleen fan.

    Your blog is a fine wine; it just gets better and better each day.

  2. Tessa Says:

    Thanks Grayson :)

    Too bad she doesn’t have a US tour scheduled yet! Just a one off date with Big Head Todd in Colorado.

  3. Lance Weatherby Says:

    Thanks for goading me into subscribing to DaFC. I was quickly rewarded by this update. Kathleen had fallen off my radar since Failer. Looking forward to her new disc and keeping up with the music scene here.

  4. Tessa Says:

    Ahhhh…. Failer! Such a fantastic album.

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