by / July 15th, 2011 /

Billy Bragg – ‘Never Buy The Sun’ video and free download

As the News International scandal spirals further out of control with the resignation of Rebekah Brooks, Billy Bragg has offered his own take on the affair. Written last Friday, first performed on Saturday, a video clip posted on Sunday, recorded on Monday, mixed on Tuesday and released on Wednesday, ‘Never Buy The Sun’ references Hillsborough as well as recent events. Commenting on the speed of the process, from creation to release, Bragg said ‘ During the Miner’s Strike in 1984, I wrote a song about the struggle called ‘Between the Wars’. By the time I got into the studio to record the song, the strike was eight months old and, when the record finally got into the shops in February, the strike was over.”

Watch a video for the track below and download the full band version here

BILLY BRAGG – NEVER BUY THE SUN from Billy Bragg on Vimeo.