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Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 08/15/2012

Devo pens song for Seamus Romney

Good news for those who think the presidential campaign couldn’t get weirder — or drearier.


(Photo by Joshua Dalsimer.)
Devo, the 70s punk rock/new wave band — whose biggest hit was ”Whip It” — is coming out with a new song to accompany a mobile game called: “The Crate Escape: Seamus Unleashed.”

It is, as you may have guessed, a satire of presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s legendary car trip to Canada with the family dog in a crate strapped on the roof.

The new single, written by founding member Gerald Casale, is called ”Don’t Roof Rack Me, Bro! (Remember Seamus).” Click the link to hear a snippet of the song.

Launch date for the song and the game is Aug. 26, according to a publicity blurb, which is National Dog Day and the day before the Republican National Convention. The game is being launched as an app on iTunes.

Goofy as all this is, it could be electorally of note. Devo, fans may recall, is from the epicenter of the “battleground” — Kent and Akron, Ohio. Not as important as Canton, but still significant.

Note to file: send e-mail alert to Gail Collins at The New York Times.

By  |  01:19 PM ET, 08/15/2012

Tags:  Devo, Whip It, Seamus, Romney, Gerald Casale, Gail Collins, Republican National Convention, National Dog Day, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

 
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