Devo Records New Song About Seamus, the Famous Center of the Mitt Romney Dog on Roof IncidentPublished August 16, 2012
There are some things in life that you simply cannot make up. There are also some things in life that just will not go away, no matter how hard you would like them too. For Mitt Romney, the marriage of these two principles may have officially reached its pinnacle: in a new song, the 80s band best known for the song "Whip It", Devo, chronicles the now infamous Mitt Romney dog on roof incident, seeking to cement Seamus' (the Romneys' Irish Setter) legacy in music.
The band's new single, eloquently named "Don't Roof Rack Me Bro", takes a firm stand and supports Seamus by publicly denouncing the Romney's apparent mistreatment of the dog. In a gem of a song far too preposterous to have been made up, Devo expresses their feelings on Seamus and the freedom he was denied. The song's main refrain "Don't roof rack me bro, gotta let me go", possibly echoes the sentiments of many who feel Seamus was done a grave injustice.
"This isn't a red-state or Devo stumping for Obama," front man Jerry Casale told Rolling Stone.
Political or not, the song does leave a lasting impression on its listeners. Additionally, the release of the song marks the pop culture pinnacle of the Mitt Romney dog on roof story, which will simply not fade. After the press found out about a car trip in which the Romneys allowed their Irish Setter to ride on the roof for 12 hours, the public has not seemed to be able to let it go. It has become a major point of contention in the general election, and has continued to snowball into a never-ending issue.
The incident has gone on to become the target of many, not just political opponents. Earlier this year, the incident was satirized in a Simon and Schuster book titled "Dog on the Roof" which claimed to give the real account of Seamus' travels. It was also mocked in an SNL skit and was even the focal point of a cover of The New Yorker.
Regardless of your political feelings or sentiments towards Mitt Romney, this song is definitely worth a listen. Check out Devo's song below:
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