Smiths Records Played Backwards Urge Listeners To Vote Tory
CLASSIC Smiths albums like Meat is Murder contain hidden pro-Tory messages only audible when the vinyl is played backwards, it was claimed last night.
Despite their anti-Conservative stance, many songs contain hidden messages including ‘scrap the NHS’, ‘God speed Mr Tebbit’ and ‘meat is delicious, especially if you shoot it yourself’.
Musicologist Emma Bradford said: “It’s not that surprising that the Smiths had secret Tory leanings, given that Morrissey is a millionaire with strange hair and strong views on immigration.
“The Queen is Dead was originally titled The Queen Provides Continuity and Stability but EMI decided an anti-monarchist stance was more marketable to its key demographic.”
She added: “Many young Conservatives relate to the music of The Smiths. It captures that sense of alienation a young person feels when they’re sitting alone in their room and coming to terms with the fact that they’re incredibly gay while also opposing same sex marriage.
“There’s also that feeling of bittersweet ennui, tinged with a rich ironic humour, that comes with crushing trade unionism and making nurses dance for coins.”
Guitarist Johnny Marr has admitted his comment last week forbidding David Cameron from liking The Smiths was a ‘clumsy attempt at misdirection’ and then launched into a furious tirade about how the coalition with the Lib Dems is betraying core Tory values and demanding an immediate referendum on the EU constitution.
The revelation comes after Stone Roses front man Ian Brown confirmed he was fervent supporter of UKIP before dedicating She Bangs the Drum to party leader Nigel Farage.
Lifelong Smiths fan, Tom Logan, said: “I can now feel justified in selling my sealed limited edition deluxe singles box set on Ebay for a hefty profit without betraying any socialist principles.”