Friday, August 17, 2012

DEVO's Anti-Romney Song - "Don't Roof Rack Me, Bro!"

Anyone remember the New Wave band DEVO, from the 70s? Well, apparently they are still alive and kicking and have just produced an anti-Romney song entitled "Don't Roof Rack Me, Bro!" Referencing the time the Romney's sick Irish setter Seamus was strapped to the roof of their car during a 1983 road trip, Jerry Casale claims it's not a partisan thing.

"This isn't a red-state thing or Devo stumping for Obama. But I think any animal lover that hears the story will learn so much about the character flaw of Romney. It's just a deal-breaker about the man. My God, the world is a scary place with seven billion people. What you want in a leader is a guy with some humanity at his core. I just don't feel that Mitt does."

Of course, he voted for Obama in 2008 and will vote for him again even though he says he's disappointed in Obama's job performance.

In 2008, Devo did a fundraising show for President Obama in their hometown of Akron, Ohio. Does Casale approve of his job performance over the past three-and-a-half years? "No!" he says. "Absolutely not. Devo are not naive people. If anyone still thinks that the President of the United States of America runs things, they really live in the Wizard of Oz-land. My God, we're a plutocracy. We're owned and leveraged by global corporations."

He still plans on voting for Obama, though. "That's the safer choice," he says. "Believe me. If we have real choice. There isn't freedom of choice anymore. The difference between the two parties is like the difference between Pepsi and Coke."

Okay, Jerry. If this truly isn't a partisan thing, how about a song about Obama's dog-eating days: "Don't Eat Rover, Bro."   At least Seamus is still alive.

Link to the audio.

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