Devo vs. Romney
Legendary band releases song about Romney’s dog.
Web2Carz Senior Writer
Published: August 17th, 2012
The song, “Don’t Roof Rack Me, Bro! (Remember Seamus) will be released as a digital single.
emember the story about Mitt Romney’s dog? About how in 1983 the Romney family set off for a vacation in Ontraio, Canada and put their Irish Setter, Seamus, in a dog carrier on the roof of their Chevrolet Caprice station wagon? And how the Romneys tried to downplay the incident, with Ann Romney saying that riding in a carrier on top of a car was no worse than riding on a motorcycle or in the bed of a pickup truck (both of which are illegal for dogs to do, by the way)? Well, veteran new wave band Devo remembers, and they’ve written a song about it.
The song, “Don’t Roof Rack Me, Bro! (Remember Seamus)” will be released as a digital single on August 25, as part of the “Remember Seamus” campaign being launched by Devo founding member Gerald V. Cassale. The purpose of the campaign, according to Cassale, is to “make 2012 the year where animals like Seamus are valued and honesty is praised.”
Also being released as part of the “Remember Seamus” campaign is a mobile app, The Crate Escape: Seamus Unleashed, in which Seamus “gets revenge against his archenemy Mitt Romney,” Cassale says. The app will be released on National Dog Day, August 26.
Devo is also supporting the organization Dogs Against Romney. The Dogs Against Romney website is even selling limited-edition “Don’t Roof Rack Me, Bro!” dog shirts.
You can listen to the song here: