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.