DEVO - "Don't Roof Rack Me, Bro! (Seamus Unleashed)"

DEVO hasn’t been particularly active lately, but now, as we close on the 2012 election, they took some time out to pen an ode about Seamus, Mitt Romney’s Irish Setter who was legendarily roof-racked on the family’s station wagon during a vacation in the ’80s. “Don’t roof rack me, bro! / Let me go!” it goes. Here’s DEVO’s Jerry Casale with some more context:

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.

(via Rolling Stone)

Stream it below. RIP Seamus.

If there were ever a time to revisit those “Don’t Tase Me, Bro!” remixes, it’s probably now.

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Comments (5)
  1. I just discovered on Facebook that there are apparently a decent number of conservatives who visit this site. I find that weird since most underground music tends to be pretty liberal-minded and that often is obvious in the lyrics.

  2. The opening guitar-line reminds me of Led Zeppelin’s “In My Time of Dying” quite a bit.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1yUvdQnERk&feature=player_detailpage#t=200s

    In fact, I’m pretty sure that it’s a direct rip-off.

    Oh well. It’s a cute, silly song.

    • …and that Led Zep guitar riff is ripped off from countless classic blues tunes… so the cycle repeats. Kinda like a primitive form of remixing, don’t ya think?
      Just enjoy the song for what it is! It’s a good fun song!

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