The News of the World scandal currently rocking England has led brash folkie Billy Bragg to pick up his guitar and quickly pen a scathing new tune that he’s now giving away for free: “Never Buy the Sun,” which he labels “an outspoken attack on press, police and politicians.” You can watch a live performance of the song (sample lyrics: “Tabloids make their money betting bullshit baffles brains”) above, or download the just-recorded studio version at Bragg’s site or via the player below.
Stream or download Billy Bragg’s ‘Never Buy the Sun’ after the jump…
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- Photo: Billy Bragg and Morrissey — in shorts and a Hawaiian shirt — circa 1985
- Billy Bragg touring U.S. in September
- Video: R.E.M.’s Mike Mills covers Billy Bragg’s ‘Sing Their Souls Back Home’
- Video: Billy Bragg, Florence and Machine perform Pogues’ ‘Fairytale of New York’
- Billy Bragg reunites The Clash’s Mick Jones, Topper Headon for ‘Jail Guitar Doors’