Skip to comments.Velvet Underground's Moe Tucker Plays For The Tea Party Now (libs consider her Judas now)
Posted on 10/06/2010 8:18:20 AM PDT by a fool in paradise
I'm still in shock from reading this news on Stereogum about primitivist drummer and doll-voiced Velvet, Moe Tucker being a Tea Party fanatic. Say it ain't so Moe.
It's like finding out that Henry Rollins has just been wearing a fake muscle suit all these years and he's really a skinny, mild-mannered pushover. Moe's strayed a long way off from being in a band at center of 1960's and 70's American counter culture. She's best known for her unrelenting, tribal drumming style of the time -- opting to take her bass drum, turn it upright and pound away on it with mallets like a maniac.
Now she's out at rally's with poorly dressed people who can't get their facts straight, yelling about socialism. This is one of the farthest falls from grace in music history.
“...Why arent I entitled to my own opinions? I wouldnt judge anyone according to his or her politics of all things!! Your honesty, your compassion, your generosity? yes. Your politics/religion or lack of/your skin color/your sexual preference? no. And why the hell anyone cares what I think is a mystery to me. I looooved Bo Diddley as you may know, but I couldnt care less who he might vote for!!!!”
For the record, I think that Bo Diddley was a Rush listener as was/is Clarence Frogman Henry.
“yeah, its true. I have the gall to NOT AGREE WITH PROGRESSIVES.” - MT