Alcopop! Releases Blank Song Filled With 'Wit and Wisdom' of UK Politician Nigel Farage
The B-side is comprised of "dripping taps, ambient noise, and seagulls."
Indie label Alcopop! Records is taking a cue from Stiff Records' 1980 ode to Ronald Reagan and releasing a completely blank 7" single ahead of the May 7 general election in the UK. Titled The Wit and Wisdom of Nigel Farage, the single targets the UK Independence Party leader and includes a B-side that features "more musings the Alcopop! crew imagine Mr. Farage has in his head... Dripping taps, ambient noise, and seagulls. A hot ambient mess!"
Farage co-founded the UKIP after leaving the Conservative Party in 1992. The right-wing/libertarian party currently has only two members in the British Parliament, but has a large presence in the European Parliament, the elected arm of the European Union, with 24 members including Farage. As part of its populist platform, the UKIP opposes current laws addressing human rights and climate change, and advocates Britain's withdrawal from -- you guessed it -- the EU.
"We've always thought that Stiff Records Reagan 7" was about the best thing that's ever happened, and it felt like it was the right time to take a leaf out of their book," the label says. "We're not a massively political label, and we're not trying to tell people who to vote for. We're just genuinely terrified at what could happen to this country if people listen to the slick, media savvy cult of Farage rather than actually looking at his policies... So anything we can do in our small way to make people question his political motives is something we're delighted to be involved in."
Due to be released on May 4, Wit and Wisdom is not Alcopop!'s first tweak of the UKIP -- in January they attempted to buy back the domain dame of the UKIP's website. The label plans on donating a portion of proceeds to The Migrants Rights Network. Check out both "songs" in all their glory below: