In the 1988 US Presidential elections “Don’t Worry Be Happy” was used by the Republicans as a capaign tune only for the GOP to be rebuked by singer Bobby McFerrin for nicking the tune in spite of his opposition to them. Now the same has happened with the UK Tories and indie outfit Keane as reported here at the NME. The Tories borrowed their “Everybody’s Changing” track only to be met with opposition on drummer Richard’s twitter feed as seen here who declared himeslf “horrified” by it all.

The moral of the story? Well the Tories are clearly trying so hard to demonstrate how “hip and groovy” they are since the days Mike Batt composed a victory theme for them under Thatcher. But they should’ve asked. Their brand is so contamined that no-one hip wants to publicly be associated with them – the best they can muster so far this campaign is ageing thesp Michael Caine. The incident also illustrates how tweeting has brought backwoodsmen out in the open. The drummers were always usually the quiet ones but this one has proved himself to be quite a vociferous pounder of the skins…

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