The Iain Duncan Smiths reimagine Smiths songs with a political angle
A Smiths tribute band have recorded a new version of ‘Bigmouth Strikes Again’, titled ‘Pig’s Mouth Strikes Again’, in the wake of allegations made about PM David Cameron today.
Allegations that Cameron put a private part of his anatomy in the mouth of a dead pig while at university are part of a new book written by the Conservative donor, Lord Ashcroft.
Ashcroft’s unofficial biography of Cameron is titled Call Me Dave and involves claims that an MP has seen photographic evidence of the PM putting a private part of his body into a dead pig’s head as part of a Bullingdon Club initiation ritual at Oxford University.
The Iain Duncan Smiths, an Iain Duncan Smith-themed tribute band to The Smiths, have capitalised on the global news story with a new version of Morrissey and Johnny Marr’s 1986 single. Lyrics in the new version of the song include: “Sweetness, sweetness by now I guess you probably will have read/That I put my Percy in a pig’s head.”
Stream the track below:
The Iain Duncan Smiths repurpose songs by The Smiths into satirical, political songs with titles including ‘How Soon Is NWO?’, ‘This Balanced Plan’, ‘Big South Strikes Again’ and ‘Heaven Knows You’re Miserable Now’. They released their debut album, ‘Devil’s Tunes: The Very Worst Of The Iain Duncan Smiths’, last week.
The album is named after Iain Duncan Smith’s 2003 novel The Devil’s Tune, which received uniformly negative critical reception.
A Downing Street spokesperson has declined to comment on the Cameron speculation although a party source says that the alleged incident was “utter nonsense”.
The book is being serialised this week by the Daily Mail. It is also claimed that Cameron was part of a “dope-smoking group” called the Flam Club who would smoke marijuana and listen to Supertramp together.