Gerry Adams To Release Republican Ballads Cover Album
IN the clearest indication yet that Sinn Féin are gearing up for an imminent general election, the party’s leader Gerry Adams has been distracted by senior Sinn Féin officials with the release of an album of cover versions of some of his favourite republican ballads.
Retailing at a very reasonable €7 and available in the Sinn Féin gift shop along with the Provisional IRA mug in a two-for-one deal, the album is sure to sell well with the profits going directly to the Sinn Féin campaign fund.
The album titled ‘Gerry’s Gritty Ditties’, was produced by frequent Radiohead collaborator Nigel Godrich and features popular songs, including The Fields Of Athenry, The Bold Fenian Men and Come Out Ye Black and Tans.
Hipster bible Pitchfork have given the album a 6.7 out of 10 but pepper some of the album with praise: “Gerry’s sonic palette exudes confidence, which is befitting of a man who had the bravery to grow a beard long before it was deemed cool”.
Sinn Féin insiders have cited that apart from being an artistic masterpiece with an unrivalled majesty, the album’s production also kept Adams out of trouble and away from social media.
“Gerry rocks the harmonica pretty hard, but I mean we can also push Mary Lou front and centre in the public’s mind so there’s less focus on Gerry’s disturbing odes to his rubber ducky on Twitter,” the insider told WWN.
The album features one Adams-penned original “That Bearded Man Is Loved By All”.