May's bohemian rhapsody

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The Independent Online

Further to this column's exploration of inappropriate political theme music, Primal Scream, according to a statement, "are totally disgusted that the Home Secretary Theresa May ended her speech at the Tory party conference with our song 'Rocks'... Didn't they research the political history of our band? ... Does she even know what getting your rocks off means? No. She is a Tory; how could she? Primal Scream, led by Bobby Gillespie, right, 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 so on and so forth]. The Tories are waging a war on the disenfranchised, They are the enemy."

All well and good, but just FYI: Michael Howard is no longer a minister nor, indeed, an MP. Moreover, would the band include Kellogg's or Talk Talk – to whom they have lent their music for use in television advertisements – in their definition of "big business" (not to mention, er, Warner Music Group)? Finally, the song played after Ms May's speech was, in fact, "Bohemian Like You", by the Dandy Warhols. An easy mistake to make – since both songs sound exactly like the Rolling Stones.

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