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Hogmanay Headliners Attack Use of "Rocks"


By edg - Posted on 05 October 2011

In a strongly worded statement, Primal Scream have attacked Home Secretary Theresa May's use of their 1994 hit Rocks (above) at the Conservative Party conference on Tuesday.

May walked off stage as the music played. The coalition minister created a flurry in the media after she earlier, erroneously suggested that somebody couldn't be deported because of a special relationship with a cat.

Primal Scream are headlining the Edinburgh's Hogmanay Concert in the Gardens this year, playing the full 1991 Screamadelica album.

In its statement, the band said:

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