These are my views on the death of Margaret Thatcher, specifically the reaction of the music community. I shall begine with one of the fake hipsters favourites, Mr. Frank Turner. When you think about it Frank Turner is just an over opinionated prick. His fans are the kind of people striving to be different while being exactly the same, genuinely not his fault but doesn’t help my opinion of him. Honestly, I should give his music more of a listen, for that reason I won’t attack him musically as it wouldn’t be fair and any thoughts I air would be merely speculation. My main problem has been his complaints about people protesting Margaret Thatchers funeral, when you’re a singer who penned a song titled ‘Thatcher Fucked The Kids’ you should show no sympathy for a person who made dreadful decisions and ruined a lot of people’s lives. Preach about it but clearly have no dedication or support for what they’ve said. This, however is not an isolated incident from what I have seen through hypocritical singers following the death of Margaret Thatcher, case in point The King Blues. The King Blues, one of the most politically motivated bands of the last 10 years, went through a couple of incarnations during their four album run however ending on a line up including Jonny ‘Itch’ Fox, Jamie Jazz, Josie Dobson and Kat Marsh. Of these four members only two showed genuine interest in the death of this tyrant. The first and most vocal being Itch, his reaction was one of joy and celebration, clearly this is something that was deep rooted in his past and choices made by Thatcher had caused his life to go in the certain path it has. He, along with Paul Barnes, or Barney Boom of Sonic Boom Six spent the day joking through tweets and seeing it as a reason to celebrate, their political music has always shown that they will enjoy a day when the little guy is victorious, a sense of closure to what Thatcher had done to the country. Jamie had no interest in it at all, he’s purely in the business of selling tickets to Bleach Bloods gigs and promoting himself to new levels, also nothing from Josie. Kat however seemed to sympathise with a tory leading, are you fucking kidding me, a member of the most political modern band saying ‘meh, Thatcher ruined lives by she’s alright’. Incredible.
There has been so much said, this is what I’ve read. It just goes to show what people are really like when something like this happens, you can see who would practice what that preach and who is full of shit. I’m no expert, clearly, I’d say quite the opposite, but just look at these musicians Twitter accounts, Facebook pages or news articles from outlets such as NME, you’ll see the sheer amounts of hypocrisy, yet in all that there is a glimmer of hope, for now at least.