Thursday, August 11, 2005

a bigger bang

Although Mick Jagger now claims that one of the cuts off their new album, "Sweet Neo-Con" isn't about George Bush, the lyrics definitely betray that thought. Although they have yet to be released in their entirety, the snippets floating about are covered with suspicion. The song boasts the line, "You call yourself a Christian, I call you a hypocrite/You call yourself a patriot, well I think you're full of s---." The Stones have set their politics to music before, with the release of the anti-oil, anti-war tune "Highwire," in 1991 during the Gulf War era. So certainly, a song in response to Bush's war on terror, or war against hostile agression, or struggle against radical extremists - or whatever they are calling it this week - was most definitely in order.
posted by Christie