The Iain Duncan Smiths' first album came out via soundcloud recently, and it's already what I'd describe as one of the great instances in which comedy and music have crossed over. The most of the songs on the album are reworking a of singles and well known classics, with a couple of odder album tracks, written from the perspective of Iain Duncan Smith - the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions - tackling a range of political and social issues that the Tory politician has (or would theoretically) face in the role that so many people have signed a petition to get him removed from. With song titles including Still Ill (No Sick Pay), Priti Patel Makes Graves and This Balanced Plan, it's obvious that this album is a wonderfully eloquent, politically astute comedy record.
Throughout the album, lyrical gems like "you can't go out tonight because you haven't got a pound to spare" and "Girlfriend in a coma I know, I know, she's really fit for work" wittily mock both Duncan Smith's work and more widely the Tory government in a way that's really creative and really brilliant. During my first listen to this album I found myself grinning for the entire duration, and whilst it does lose its novelty quite quickly, I'm just generally glad it exists. Overall Devil's Tunes is as good as any comedy album could ever be, and like I say, although the novelty wears off, for 45 minutes it's just the best anti-Tory-scum satire in the business.