HateSong: Cage The Elephant’s Brad Shultz on the tactless misogyny of Deadeye Dick’s “New Age Girl”
In HateSong, we ask our favorite musicians, writers, comedians, actors, and so forth to expound on the one song they hate most in the world.
The hater: As one-fifth of Cage The Elephant, Brad Shultz makes his living playing rhythm guitar on songs like “Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked,” “Shake Me Down,” and “Mess Around.” The latter is the single from the group’s new record, Tell Me I’m Pretty, which hit stores earlier this month. Produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, the record is grimy, gritty, and thick rock ‘n’ roll—a sound that stays true to the group’s Kentucky roots.
The hated: Deadeye Dick, “New Age Girl” (1994)
The A.V. Club: Why did you pick this song?
Brad Shultz: Well, besides just stating the obvious—
AVC: Feel free to state the obvious.
BS: It’s a shitty song. Also, it’s a …