Always got a Line for the Ladies…

Theresa May may be getting confused again. George Osbourne’s ‘We’re all, in this Together is’ not the same as Bobby Gillespie’s ‘Come Together’. This is more Mad Cow than Madchester.

The Tory minister left the stage to the strains of the band’s 1994 single Rocks after giving her speech in Manchester. This morning the band issued the following statement after learning of the track’s use:

“Primal Scream are totally disgusted that the Home Secretary Theresa May ended her speech at the Tory party conference with our song Rocks. How inappropriate. Didn’t they research the political history of our band?

Hasn’t she listened to the words? Does she even know what getting your rocks off means? Primal Scream are totally opposed to the coalition government, Cameron, Osborne, Gove, Howard, Clegg, etc.

They are legalised bullies passing new laws to ensure the wealthy stay wealthy, taking the side of big business while eradicating workers rights and continuing their attacks on young people, single parents and OAP’s by slashing education and social security budgets, in effect persecuting the poor for being poor.

We would like to distance ourselves from this sick association. The Tories are waging a war on the disenfranchised. They are the enemy.”

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  1. James Morton says:

    I remember the hullabaloo when William Hague used “The Man next door” by Massive Attack – or Big Gordo claiming he liked the Artic Monkeys – politicians should just stay from popular music and culture and their media advisors should know better. These people are so hopelessly out of touch with ordinary every day life in Britain, even Cameron was clearly floundering when he shared a sofa with PJ Harvey. Just makes you cringe – or maybe thats just me.

  2. NCADC-North says:

    Keen to trump the Home Sec getting her rocks off, David Cameron will end his speech to the sounds of G.H.E.T.T.O by Dizzee Rascal

  3. Michael Gardiner says:

    This goes beyond offensive and all the way to darkly hilarious. It’s-a-screamadelica. It also struck me that in the wake of all three recent conference speeches for a moment I couldn’t remember which team Theresa May played for. At least Tony Blair chose a popular music combo who really were retro-Ukanian numpties. The acceleration of pish is disorienting, but in an exhilarating way. Surely even the Brits can’t keep this up? Especially if they’re at the stage of pinching from this bunch of funsters:

  4. The politicians try to stay away from the public as much as possible these days but they occasionally try to co-opt stars that the public like. That is what Blair’s downing st parties were all about.

    Something like this where it all blows up in their face is very amusing.

  5. David MacGille-Mhuire says:

    Pretendy trendies en route on the tumbrils of – at least Scottish opinion – to a guillotine of their own making. At least Marie-Antoinette did not, reportedly, over-egg the cake in that the disenfranchised were simply to eat it (albeit in a disconnected, theoretical sense later echoed by the capitalist buccaneers of the early 20th century and their contemporary 21st century finance oligarchs and their rapacious mercenaries).

    However, this latter lot and their place-men and women of their political shamen auxilliary arm do seem intent on the strutting of their collective and joint stuff in a disco version of Nero’s fiddling whilst the whole imperial shebang burns.

    Will they undulate that anthemed, self-same shimmy and shoulder banging strut when the whole global house of cards – including Scotland – comes collapsing around their troughing skulls and snouts?

    Or, will they seek to leg it in the fashion of their countless other placemen tyrants deposed over the generations? And in a kind of geeky, gangly manner denying all despite the evidence?

    I suspect the latter.

  6. clom says:

    I spoke to someone (quite strange) who subjects themselves to the masochistic thrill of watching the front bench speeches from the Tory Conference and they swear blind that May actually left the stage to the Dandy Warhol’s “Bohemian Like You”. Still, never let the facts get in the way of the Primals getting a bit of press for themselves and keeping the red flag flying over Notting Hill eh.

    Also, not only is Michael Howard not in the cabinet, he is no longer even an MP. I hate the prick but you’d think the Primals PR people could at least have identified one of the noxious little climbers in the Tory ranks. I’d have gone for Dominic Raab, an odious little twerp, like Niall Ferguson’s wee brother.

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