Alcopop! Records are releasing a parody 7” single, The Wit And Wisdom Of Nigel Farage.
Based on the Stiff Records parody of 1980, vs. Ronald Reagan, the single is blank, although the B-Side is said to contain more musings the Alcopop! crew imagine the UKIP leader has in his head. Put together by Rou of Shikari Sound System (and Enter Shikari), sounds used include dripping taps, ambient noise, and seagulls.
A proportion of the profits of sales will go to The Migrants Rights Network.
Jack Clothier, of Alcopop! Records said: “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. 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.”
The vinyl will be fully stickered so customers are aware what they’re buying, but Alcopop! hope the political point will resonate. This is not a vinyl affiliated with any other political parties, but is more of a message to showcase what the label think of the UKIP leader.
Alcopop! Records also recently attempted to purchase the UKIP website after the domain went up for sale.