“You’re King of The Tits” goes Queen’s Roger Taylor’s re-released song about Rupert Murdoch. Blaming him for “screwing up The Times,” buying up the airwaves and his “bare-assed cheek,” Taylor plainly isn’t a fan.
In this updated version of the 1994 song Dear Mr Murdoch, Taylor suggests the Australian media tycoon doesn’t know if “he’s a Yank, Oz or a Pom” before accusing him of “sharpen[ing] our hatred” and “blunt[ing] our minds.” He blames him for “twist[ing] and ly[ing]” and leaving us “drowning in nipples and bingo and sex crimes.”
Taylor’s dislike for the tycoon first came to light when he funded Manchester United fans in 1998 in their battle to stop Murdoch buying the club. Now, in a statement he explains his “original lyrics speak for themselves” and that this is why he has chosen to re-release a song about a man who he thinks is “really the pits.”
The most relevant line in the song in today’s context is: “Dear Murdoch you’re a powerful man, you control half the media whose lifeblood is scam.”
Like Jim Morrison before him, Taylor plainly believes: “Whoever controls the media, controls the mind.” Dear Mr Murdoch probably won’t choose to listen to this tune himself though.
Read Roger Taylor’s statement at http://www.queenonline.com/en/news-archive/dear-mr-murdoch-a-personal-note-from-queens-roger-taylor
Watch the video of Dear Mr Murdoch at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pecFVzIfCNA&feature=player_embedded