Conservative political parties using liberal musicians’ songs without their permission: not just an American phenomenon anymore. Earlier this week, Primal Scream made news for speaking out against the British Tories, who were said to have used their song “Rocks” as exit music for a speaker at a party conference. :Didn’t they research the political history of our band?” the anti-capitalist band asked in a statement. “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?” Hilariously, it turns out the song the Tory party played wasn’t “Rocks” at all — it was the Dandy Warhols’ “Bohemian Like You,” which strikes us as an odd choice indeed for conservatives.
Now, Dandy Warhols frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor has responded, and he’s even angrier than Primal Scream! “WTF? Where do I bitch about this? I’ll tear their fuggin heads off. Well maybe not but this happened to us in an Arkansas gubernatorial race and it makes me super angry. And then I wanna puke,” he writes in a message on the band’s website. And then, just for the record, he gets all non-partisan with his anger. “Jesus, I tend to really dislike ANY people who take sides in politics. It is the single greatest contributor to getting nothing done. Fuck ‘politics’. What a joke. I give my charitable donations to people who get on a plane themselves and go to Haiti or Africa and help other people.” Huh. So, does this mean we will be seeing Courtney at Occupy Wall Street, or not? Debate amongst yourselves. [via The Daily Swarm]