Bobby Gillespie and co say they're 'totally opposed to the coalition government'
Primal Scream have said they are “totally disgusted” after the Conservative Party played their 1994 hit single ‘Rocks’ during their party conference.
The band, who have spent the last year touring their classic ‘Screamadelica’ album, have reacted after Home Secretary Theresa May played the track at the end of her speech yesterday (October 4).
Primal Scream have issued a statement in response, which reads as follows: “Primal Scream are totally disgusted that the Home Secretary Theresa May ended her speech at the Tory party conference with our songs ‘Rocks’. How inappropriate.”
It continues: “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?”
The statement then goes on to criticise the current coalition government, saying: “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 OAPs by slashing education and social security budgets, in effect persecuting the poor for being poor.”
It ends with a declaration that the Conservatives are the band’s enemy, saying: “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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