Devo announced today that the band is releasing a song devoted to Mitt Romney’s dog, Seamus. Romney famously strapped the dog’s kennel to the roof of his car during a family road trip in 1983 — three years after Devo last had a hit.
Devo’s official Twitter account announced the song as “The Crate Escape.” Follow-up reports in Rolling Stone and other outlets, though, refer to a track called “Don’t Roof Rack Me Bro.” “The Crate Escape” is set to be a smartphone app “that lets Seamus get revenge against his arch enemy, Mitt Romney.”
Devo Establishes PAC "Dogs Against Romney," To Release Song, "Don't Roof Rack Me, Bro!" Ryan Still Handfishing: http://t.co/8qkth3eo
— WFMU (@WFMU) August 14, 2012
Devo off the leash: 'Don't Roof Rack Me, Bro' – http://t.co/aiwdnziO
— CNN Political Ticker (@PoliticalTicker) August 14, 2012
Devo aren’t the only ones trying to squeeze relevance from the Seamus story; President Obama himself took a swipe today at a stop in Oskaloosa, Iowa, quoting Romney as saying you can’t drive a car with a windmill on it. “I don’t know if he’s actually tried that,” Obama joked. “I know he’s had other things on his car.”
Romney campaign talking coal, energy independence and Medicare. Obama campaign defending "chains" and citing Seamus the dog.
— Joe Pounder (@PounderFile) August 14, 2012
If songs about Presidential candidates are a path to relevance for 80s bands, this is gonna be the worst campaign ever. http://t.co/8aY8zgd7
— Druce Vertes (@druce) August 14, 2012
Only one question remains: which band is going to step up and set #ObamaEatsDogsHaiku to music?
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