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Scots band Primal Scream criticised the Conservatives in response to claims that one of their songs at the Tory party conference.

However, it has since come to light that their track Rocks was not played at the end of Home Secretary Theresa May's speech on Tuesday.

The track played at the conference was Bohemian Like You by American band The Dandy Warhols.

The Scottish alternative rock band, formed in Glasgow in 1982, issued a statement to music magazine Q saying they were "totally disgusted" over claims their song was used.

Lead singer and founding member Bobby Gillespie’s father Bob is a former union official and stood as a Labour Party candidate in Govan.

Throughout their career the band have also played benefit concerts for Palestine and for striking miners who were left without jobs in 1992.

The statement read: "Primal Scream are totally disgusted that the home secretary Theresa May ended her speech at the Tory party conference with our song Rocks. How inappropriate. Didn't they research the political history of our band?

"Hasn't she listened to the words? Does she even know what getting your rocks off means? No. She is a Tory; how could she?

"Primal Scream are totally opposed to the coalition government, Cameron, Osborne, Gove, Howard, Clegg, etc.

"They are legalised bullies passing new laws to ensure the wealthy stay wealthy, taking the side of big business while eradicating workers rights and continuing their attacks on young people, single parents and OAP's by slashing education and social security budgets, in effect persecuting the poor for being poor.

"We would like to distance ourselves from this sick association. The Tories are waging a war on the disenfranchised. They are the enemy."

'S theich na Frangaich gu luath
Nuair a chual' iad an druma
Theich iad a-mach ris a' ghleann
'S cha do sheall iad air gunna.

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