December 12, 2006

The Tony and George Show

Mi2N is the "Music Industry News Network," a for-real music trades news site that apparently fell for a Stop the War/SWP gag:

Tony Blair, has re-formed his old university group "Ugly Rumours" and is putting a track out on the 1st of January 2007 in a bid to become the highest charting British Prime Minister of all time.

He's teamed up with his friends at Stop The War Coalition to record a pro-peace song which is a very credible re-recording of Edwin Starrs Classic "War-What is it good for?"

The track aims to be the first number one of the New Year and also the first track ever to go to number one on downloads alone.

George Galloway will also appear in the video with 20p from the sale of the download going directly to the Stop The War Coalition. Its is hoped that all the people who went on the peace marches over recent years will show their support once again and buy the track for 0.79p in what will is being billed as a musical referendum on the Governments policies abroad.

More here.

Kind of pathetic, which is the best kind of funny....

Posted by Dr. Frank at December 12, 2006 06:54 PM | TrackBack

rats. i had really been looking forward to throwing my panties at the british prime minister. there goes that life's dream!

Posted by: k. at December 12, 2006 08:17 PM

I don't think this precludes you from realizing that dream, K. I'm rooting for you, anyway.

Posted by: Dr. Frank at December 12, 2006 09:28 PM

I love that song. They ask what clearly seems to be a rhetorical question and then answer it, in a rediculous a way as possible.

Posted by: josh at December 13, 2006 02:48 PM