Saturday, October 02, 2010

Velvet Underground's Moe Tucker "Goes TEA"

Maureen Tucker, former drummer for Andy Warhol's Velvet Underground, gets it, even if the other 99% of the music community does not. Rock and Roll is not about slavery to liberal politics, and helping to keep entrenched leftists in power - yes, I am talking to you, Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen - it's about fighting the establishment, whomever they might be.

Maureen pops up in the last segment in this video (via
Reason) - starting at around the 2:15 mark:

"I'm furious about the way we're being led towards socialism, I'm furious about the incredible waste of money, when things that we really need and are important get dropped because there's no money left."

The reaction is both predictable and hilarious. Britain's left-wing Guardian is running a poll asking "Would you be amused or horrified if the Velvets' Moe Tucker is a Tea Party supporter?"


Prefix: Well, here's a depressing news clip to bring you down on a Friday afternoon...

Mojo: Has marvellous Moe Tucker, the metronome behind The Velvet Underground's seminal cold-stare art-rock, lost her super-cool? An interview with one Maureen Tucker at a TEA Party rally in Tifton, Georgia suggests she may have joined the swelling grassroots legion of right-wing small-statists who complain they are Taxed Enough Already...And how much differently would we feel if she recorded a version of I'm Sticking With You with Sarah Palin?

YouTube comments on the video are confused, angry, and...a bit dim:

~if all 5 of us commentators on this page get our asses out and vote against the baggers, we will bury them.

~it breaks my heart about Moe. She like so many others are being misled by those T Party racists into voting against their best interest..

~I can't imagine her doing this going over well with the other members of the VU...

I disagree. Somewhere, Andy Warhol is laughing his ass off - not at Moe Tucker, but at the reaction to her, which was really what Andy was all about...

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