Mick Jagger has made his own inimitable contribution to the ongoing debate over Twenty First Century foreign policy with a song on the Rolling Stones first studio album for nearly a decade:
According to the New Musical Express an extract from ’Sweet Neo Con’ features the following lines:
“You call yourself a Christian, I call you u a hypocrite/You call yourself a patriot, well I think you’re full of sh*t.”
Sir Mick brushed aside fellow Stone Keith Richards’ concerns about the subject matter of the song:
”I think he’s a bit worried because he lives in the US. But I don’t.”
Meanwhile in Germany Christian Democrat leader Angela Merkel thought she’d use the Stones song “Angie” as part of her election campaign. A spokesman for the band, which likes to maintain its reputation for rock ‘n’ roll rebellion, was sniffy the idea:
“We are surprised that permission was not requested,” he told Time Magazine in an article to be published today. “If it had been, we would have said ‘no’.”
Personally I think the rot started after the release of Sticky Fingers in 1971.