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Primal Scream Disgusted With Tory Use Of Their Song

Primal Scream Disgusted With Tory Use Of Their Song

Primal Scream Disgusted With Tory Use Of Their Song

Political Party Conferences are closely watched by the nation as our main parties try to show us they are the right people to lead the country, they have the best policies and they are in touch with us, the public. The Young Academic Features Editor Robert Gant reports how Theresa May has hit the wrong note (or wrong song) during this year’s Conservative Party Conference. Look out for more education news and additions to the school of music to come over the next few days…

Primal Scream has accused the coalition government of being ‘legalised bullies’. The band was furious after Home Secretary Theresa May left the stage to Primal Screams 1994 hit ‘Rocks’ at the Conservative Party Conference on Tuesday.

Amid claims that the Conservatives are out of touch with ordinary people this incident is another embarrassment for the government, as the band who are enjoying a spectacular revival on the back of their Screamadelica anniversary tour, issued a damning statement about the government.

The statement in full reads;

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

The band have a long history of playing concerts in aid of political causes and were one of the most socially aware bands of the 90s. Bobby Gillespie has spoken in the past of his father’s role as a leftwing trade unionist and his own personal support for political causes including improving workers right, fairer tax systems and the plight of the Palestinian people.

Bobby Gant is a graduate of the University of Chester gaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. After work experience at Barnsley Football Club and posts with local newspapers including the Whitchurch Herald and the Barnsley Chronicle, Bobby gained a reputation freelancing for up and coming blogs. He is a keen political writer but also has experience in sport and music journalism. He is now Features Editor for Young Academic.

Follow all of Bobby's pieces on Young Academic and other publications : @Bobby_Gant.

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