‘Pirate Punk Politician’ is a protest against “autocracy”
Jane’s Addiction’s Perry Farrell has released a new “protest” single called ‘Pirate Punk Politician.’
In a new interview with Z93 radio station, Farell said the new single, which he previously described as a “good old fashioned protest song”, will appear on his new album, ‘Kind Heaven’ due out on June 7.
The upcoming album release will be his first solo outing since 2001. You can listen to the new song here:
Speaking about the single with Z93, Farell said it’s about “protesting autocracy.” He continued: “We’re protesting strongmen that have come up around the world that are fascists and bigots and racists and ignorant of the state of the world and, in particular, the environment and the health of Mother Earth.
“We want to raise the consciousness of the voters around the world, just so that they understand that there is a way out of this tangled mess that we’ve gotten ourselves into.
“The world is getting so polluted and taken over by people that just think that they are above the law and can do whatever they want and they are just ripping off the people — they are ripping off the people that are the working class. That’s what we’re protesting against.” You can hear more of the interview here:
Playing Pittsburgh’s PPG Paints Arena, Chaney took Mendel’s place for a single evening as he headed back home to be with his wife.
Although it’s the first time that Chaney had played with the band, he’s enjoyed an enduring relationship with the Foos over the years. During the 1990s, he played in Alanis Morissette’s band with Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.
Chaney and Hawkins have also played together in Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders.