The Velvet Underground’s Moe Tucker Endorses The Tea Party (Video)



    Well, here’s a depressing news clip to bring you down on a Friday afternoon. At first this seems like a standard piece of news coverage on the Tax Day protests undertaken by the Tea Party. But then, around the 2:45 mark, a familiar figure emerges. “I’m furious about the way we’re being led towards socialism,” says Maureen Tucker, erstwhile drummer of the Velvet Underground, and now a member of an exclusive club of unlikely right-leaning artists that includes Johnny Ramone and Vincent Gallo

    “I’m furious about the incredible waste of money when things that we really need and are important get dropped because there’s no money left,” she continues. It’s possible that this isn’t Tucker, as it’s yet to be officially verified, but it looks so much like her that it seems like a nailed-on certainty. Get ready for plenty of “All Tomorrow’s Tea Parties” headlines in the next few days.


    [via The Guardian]