Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Know Your Enemy

"Off the record: starts with a Euro Tech Pop thing and transition into a more peppy tune that's easier to dance to and has a sound track that on YouTube is impossible to heard. Suspect it won't make Casey Kasem's Top 40."

Karl Rove on the song 'Walk It Back' from The National's new LP Sleep Well Beast.

The fact that the Republican and former Deputy Chief of Staff in the George W. Bush administration has written a barely literate review of a National song would seem bizarre if it wasn't for the fact that the track in question features a quote that appeared in a 2004 New York Times article and that has been attributed to him - a quote that he's claimed is entirely fictitious.

The National's response to Rove's denial and review was nicely succinct: "Fuck you, Karl."

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