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Primal Scream Blast Theresa May In Tory Oops!
The Quietus , October 5th, 2011 09:49

Primal Scream think they were used by Theresa May, issue statement, was actually Dandy Warhols

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This afternoon the internet has been afire with Primal Scream's righteous blasting of Theresa May for apparently using their track 'Rocks' at the Tory Conference. We actually reported this as fact, until helpful Quietus twitter follower @alcxxk sent us the footage which shows she was actually using the Dandy Warhol's 'Bohemian Like You'. Go to the end of this BBC stream to hear the proof. Still, one suspects that her party would not sit tightly with the sentiments expressed within the drug guzzler's slacker pop anthem and anyway, even if Primal Scream are barking up the wrong tree, their statement is still about the most righteous thing they've done since 'Swastika Eyes':

"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? No. She is a Tory; how could she? 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, and 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. Primal Scream"

Ben
Oct 5, 2011 2:17pm

you sure that not some quick re-editing after the retraction?

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karen d tregaskin
Oct 5, 2011 2:43pm

Oh god this is hilarious - the irony being that the Dandy Warhols actually hired a musicologist to make sure the "Bohemian Like You" was melodically far away enough from the Rolling Stones to not make them liable to a lawsuit, but instead it is mistaken for ~Primal Scream~!?!? Hilarious!

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