- 06 Feb 18
"This lot stand for a diminished, fearful, xenophobic state," reads a band communiqué.
Irish trad rock legends Horslips are distinctly unimpressed that one of their best-known recordings, 'Dearg Doom', was used last week at the Irexit rally in the RDS attended by Nigel Farage, and which found him sharing a platform with John Waters.
This is what the band have to say:
"Some of you may have spotted that the saddos in the Irexit conference had the feckin' temerity to use 'Dearg Doom' as a soundtrack and to show the image of the album cover on the big screen. Needless to say, they didn't ask us.
"If they had, we'd have pointed out that we wouldn't piss on them if they were on fire - which they're unlikely to be, anytime soon. Five hundred damp, self regarding eejits being patronised by the Crazy Frog lookalike Nigel Farage isn't going to set the heather blazing in the near future.
"Horslips stood for a hopeful, outward looking, inclusive vision of Ireland with plenty of drink and a Blue Range Rover.
"This lot stand for a diminished, fearful, xenophobic state. Little Irelanders.
Checking out whether we can do them for copyright infringement.
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