Primal Scream have reacted furiously to the news their song Rocks has been purloined by the Conservative Party during their annual conference. The statement they issued reveals they haven’t abandoned one of the raw ingredients at the core of rock n’ roll, even chemically-enhanced dance/space rock propelled by Mani’s thunderous bass: anger at injustice.
"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. 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, in effect 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."