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True Rebel: Tea Partier & Velvet Underground Legend Moe Tucker


So Moe Tucker is a tea partier.

If you don’t know her, she was the drummer for the hippest band of all time, the Velvet Underground – managed by Andy Warhol and home to Lou Reed, Nico and John Cale. An inspiration to disaffected slackers, no band was cooler, and just about every group you hear these days ripped them off.

But now, blogs have found out that Moe hit a Tea Party rally last April, where she railed against the direction of this country. Check it out, check it outers…


So what happens when the coolest cucumber rejects those precious values held by the vintage tee-shirt wearing, status quo left?

Let the whining commence.

Here are some choice laments from bloggers after discovering Moe ain’t like them:

I was really really heartbroken cause i love her solo albums and had always interpreted the lyrics to be fairly liberal.I am spending the day in mourning for Moe.

I wouldn’t put it past Wal-Mart to put an additive in the employee’s water fountains that turns them into tea-partiers

Lots of working stiffs are Tea Party members, more fools they, so if indeed it’s Tucker she’s just getting shafted by a new boss now.

I still love Moe… I can only hope that she, like so many others, are being misled into voting against their own interests. Love you Moe; don’t be fooled.

Poor things.

Apparently these bozos can’t be happy unless every single pop legend shares their oh-so-predictable worldview. If you don’t, you’re obviously misguided.

This ostracism is driven not by coolness, but by a sheep mentality – something real rebels would openly mock.

But there’s a bigger message here: what does it mean when a member of the most naturally subversive band of the last forty years, shows up at the most naturally subversive movement in recent memory? By witnessing the shocked reaction, you see where true rebellion lurks.

It’s wherever Moe’s at.

And if you disagree with me, you’re a racist, homophobic melophobe.


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