As if home secretary Theresa May hasn't been criticised enough for her Tory party conference speech, now rock group Primal Scream have hit out at the use of their song Rocks as she exited the stage.
But it seems it wasn't their song at all.
Primal Scream issued a statement saying:
"Primal Scream are totally disgusted that the Home Secretary Theresa May ended her speech at the Tory party conference with our song Rocks. How inappropriate... Hasn't she listened to the words?"
The last point is a good one. Why would a home secretary, with responsibility for policing in the UK, choose to walk off to a song whose lyrics include:
"Dealers keep dealing
Thieves keep thieving
Whores keep whoring
Junkies keep scoring...
...Ain't no use in praying
That's the way it's staying, baby"
But sadly it seems she didn't. The Independent reports the mix-up is due to similarities with a different song altogether - Bohemian Like You by the Dandy Wharhols - and a number of misleading Tweets which lead the Scottish rockers to react so angrily.
The Independent reports:
"The confusion appears to have begun when Labour MP Kerry McCarthy, tipped off by someone in the hall, wrote on Twitter that the Primal Scream song was used... Tipped off by journalists at the conference who had received confirmation that the offending track was played, the band's management issued the strongly-worded statement from the musicians."
Modern music eh! All sounds the same... even to the people who wrote it, it would seem.
(Update: This blog post initially referenced only Primal Scream's angry statement and not the reports that the wrong song had been played.)