It has been three years since Madness released their latest studio album, Can’t Touch Us Now, which featured singles Another Version of Me and Herbert. Suggs and The Nutty Boys have now released a snap single which has Eton and the elite firmly in its sights. The Bullingdon Boys is a self explanatory, barbed swipe at the charlatans, rotters and chancers at the top of the tree who have done their best to take the shine off 2019. The lads were puzzling over the fact of how was it possible that in Great Britain with 24,000 Schools 19 of the 54 Prime Ministers all came from Eton… How Remarkable! Apparently a famous statistician from Bern in Switzerland crunched the numbers..
He concluded that the chances of 19 Prime Ministers coming from one and the same class were very close to…. ZERO! And yet here we are with 19 of 54)Prime Ministers coming from Eton. Not even to mention other cabinet ministers. David Cameron for example had 13 classmates in his front bench team! The Bern professor said he had difficulty collating this phenomena within the definition of ‘fair play’. …and so the boys felt a need to write a song about it. The sleeve features the famous picture of the Bullingdon Club, with David Cameron donning a Michael Myers Mask, and Boris Johnson wearing a Pig mask.
The video opens with scenes from A Clockwork Orange and the lyrics are straight and to the point. “The Eton boys are undefiled, The Bullingdon Boys, running wild,“And England slides into the mist, No hope they’ll cease nor desist.”.
In another part of the song the lyrics are “They’re making England Great Again/ But make way for the bagmen/ When everything’s been sold and bought/ We’ll soon be off the life support.” The video ends with a heart monitor flat lining!
The Nutty Boys are playing 3 dates at London’s Roundhouse just after the election on the 15th, 16th and 17th of December.