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10 Aug 2005 09:14 PM
    THE ROLLING STONES accuse US President GEORGE W BUSH of being "full of sh*t" on their new album. The track ’Sweet Neo Con’, one of the tracks on the forthcoming ’A Bigger Bang’, was already known to be fiercely anti-Bush. However, frontman Mick Jagger's disdain for the American leader has now been confirmed, with Rolling Stones singer revealing some of the lyrics in an interview with Newsweek. But the singer has revealed that guitarist Keith Richards, who lives in the US, is a bit worried about the direct nature of the words. 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." Jagger said of the track: “It is direct. Keith said: ‘It's not really metaphorical.’ ”I think he’s a bit worried because he lives in the US. But I don’t.” ’A Bigger Bang’ is released on September 5 and is preceded by the single, ’Streets Of Love’ on August 22. The band begin their forthcoming world tour in Boston on August 21. uncut.co.uk has heard the album and has a full track by track guide to the album
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    11 Aug 2005 06:08 AM
    No offence Una but, Mutlimillionare rockstars say George bush is full of s**t, so what. Who doesnt. Is this their lame attempt of getting publicity.
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    11 Aug 2005 07:04 AM
    No offence whome but the stones are the biggest live music attraction in the world. They dont need to attempt to get publicity. As far as saying Bush is full of sh*t, it's a bit like saying dog sh*t stinks.
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    11 Aug 2005 07:19 AM
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    No offence whome but the stones are the biggest live music attraction in the world. They dont need to attempt to get publicity. As far as saying Bush is full of sh*t, it's a bit like saying dog sh*t stinks.
    Eh, everyone needs publicity, thats why they are doing the interview, to bring attention to their new album. "it's a bit like saying dog sh*t stinks.", thats my point, So whats the point!
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    11 Aug 2005 08:34 AM
    he is full of s**t though, and it is about time that bands started getting political again (this might not be great, but at least its a start). Oh and apparently his new enviromental bill is going to make America "more secure" and "help good Americans realize their dreams." f**king twit.
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    11 Aug 2005 08:57 AM
    Oh here we go...another bout of Bush bashing....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...it's a discussion forum for music not politics. As for the Stones, seeing as they have'nt brought out a decent record in decades I suppose they need something to detract from that fact. Bunch of old haggards.
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    11 Aug 2005 09:03 AM
    I personally am not the biggest fan of politics and bands - well not overtly like the manics or rage etc. I dunno - its always so overly simplified when in reality its such a complex area. Bringing awareness to something important is one thing but just being outrageous or controversial is more a blag for exposure - which any band needs regardless of who they are. Even that Make Poverty History thing - I reckon the record sales of most of the bands who played was the biggest achievement with that thing.... even if it was well meaning.
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    11 Aug 2005 09:09 AM
    To be honest the stones are a little like paul mcartney, neither have made more than one decent record in the last thirty years (although "some girls" is quality) but they wrote and produced some of the most influential and frankly brilliant albums in the last 60 years; so The Stones can be forgiven as can Paul "thumbs up!" Mcartney for being "old haggards" or whatever. The Stones had five albums that changed rock n roll between 67 and 75. Every time the stones go on tour,the same abuse is thrown at them. They are old, they are irrelevant etc etc......They are selfish and haven't had a decent record in thirty years etc etc....It doesn't matter, they still sell. Thats why they do it. Nobody will disagree that they are nothing more than an efficient company right now. But for the guts of twenty years they were the greatest rock n roll band in the world. T Regarding Bush, who f*ckin cares. This is a music forum. End of rant.
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    11 Aug 2005 09:19 AM
    My point is that if they are good enough they should'nt have to jump on to political bandwagons. Don't know about them changing rock and roll cause as I said in another board I personally think they are over rated. When it comes to changing the face of music, the Beatles pissed all over them. I still think they are bunch of old haggards though.
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    11 Aug 2005 09:39 AM
    It's a lyrical gem, no doubt. They may be old and haggard but Jagger's obviously got the lyrical ability of a young child. Why single out Bush as a hypocrite and full of s**t? Every US president (and most other presidents) is/are full of s**t. Attack Blair while you're at it lads. "I did not vote for Blair/I do not think that he cares." Something like that.
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    11 Aug 2005 09:41 AM
    but are they jumping on a political bandwagon, or just saying what they feel? Lyrics should be personal/meaningful, and most of the best lyrics go a bit beyond "she loves me, yay" I think the Stones have a lot of pretty crap tunes, but when they hit their stride they were unbelievable. Exile on Main Street is probably one of my favourite albums.
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    11 Aug 2005 09:46 AM
    I could just imagine the interviewer waking up that day, having a wash, eating breakfast and rushing across town in a taxi to be on time. Starting the interview and Hearing jagger saying, yeah man, that Bush is such a d**k, we wrote a song about him. The interviewer thinks to himself "What the f**k am i doing here"
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    11 Aug 2005 09:47 AM
    You cant really know if they are just saying what they feel until you know the rest of the lyrics. What's the song even about apart from the Bush bit? What does the title mean for that matter? Sweet Neo Con? It reads like an anagram. "Wee On T'Scone"? Urinal bakery sabotage!
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    11 Aug 2005 09:50 AM
    Yes, I do think they are jumping on a political bandwagon. They may not like Bush but so does half of the world's population. There is a time and a place for everything and having a go at Bush through songwrting seems to me to be a bit udated already. Its been done ad naseum in the last 4/5 years. Give it a rest..it's bad enough to have to listen to gobs**tes like Michael Moore and Gerge Galloway than have to put up with this crap as well. End of rant.
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    11 Aug 2005 10:03 AM
    I think Bush bashing is way too popular to be a mere bandwagon. If they came out with an album of Christian songs would they be jumping on the ol' Jesus bandwagon? I think they're just throwing their tuppence (it aint worth much more) into an ongoing global theme of "We Dont Like Bush Either". Anyone heard a pro-Bush song?
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    11 Aug 2005 10:10 AM
    I love bush, maybe a bit trimmed though, irritates me face
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    11 Aug 2005 10:18 AM
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    I love bush, maybe a bit trimmed though, irritates me face
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    11 Aug 2005 10:24 AM
    Gavin Rossdale must be pissed.
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    11 Aug 2005 10:26 AM
    instead of all this bush-bashing, people should be just as passionate about local politics. for instance, along the lines of the new stones song: "I don't like bertie, he is very dirty" I can hear the bandwagon revving up already!!! or being pulled by horses, because it's a wagon.
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    11 Aug 2005 10:28 AM
    gonna shut up about bush now, but there are some pro bush tunes. Can't remember them, but i heard them during the presedential campaign. Some kinda well known artists too, i think Britney Spears played a few support type gigs, though i'm pretty sure she didn't write any new tunes.
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