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Outside Lands ’08 Video: Stars

An Obama shout-out punctuates performances of "Elevator Love Letter" and "Soft Revolution."

Peter Gaston // August 25, 2008

On “He Lied About Death,” from his band’s 2005 opus Set Yourself on Fire, Stars co-frontman Torquil Campbell rants about our current president, calling him “an ape in a cage” and hoping his “drunken daughters are gay.” So, on the weekend the Democrats picked their V.P. candidate, it wasn’t surprising to hear Campbell chime in on this year’s election. In a self-described “conditional dedication” of the song “Soft Revolution,” Campbell said, “Dear Barack Obama, I dedicate this song to you, but only if you don’t become a cocksucking motherfucker like all of the rest.”

Click to pages two and three to watch Torq’s dedication of “Soft Revolution” and set-opener “Elevator Love Letter.”

>> Watch “Soft Revolution”
>> Watch “Elevator Love Letter”

“Soft Revolution” / Video by Jason Jurgens

>> Watch “Elevator Love Letter”

“Elevator Love Letter” / Video by Jason Jurgens

>> Watch “Soft Revolution”