Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Mick's Signals

Much to my disappointment, the upcoming Rolling Stones album A Bigger Bang does include the track "Sweet Neo Con." And despite earlier reports that it wasn't specifically targeted towards Bush, the Austrian newspaper Die Presse makes clear that it's hard to miss the message:

You call yourself a Christian / I call you a hypocrite / You call yourself a patriot / I think you're full of shit... / It's liberty for all / democracy's our style / unless you are against us / then it's prison without a trial.

But who knows, maybe the rest of the album is nice.


Chap said...

See, I have heard that part of the song. France national news (TV2) broadcast pictures of Bush and Blair while playing that part of the song with a helpful subtitle on the bottom for non-English speakers...and then cut to a live interview with Mick Jagger.


Anonymous said...

I like the Stones, especially their early 1970's stuff; however, I really don't give a crap about Mick Jagger's political views. I don't think I am not alone in saying that there are very few people who really take him seriously.

You have to admit, they sound like shit in concert. It is all about the money for the Stones; not that there is anything wrong with that, but it is what it is.

miklos rosza said...

i guess it's good publicity insofar as any publicity at this point is i guess good publicity for an oldies band.