Todd Rundgren recently went on the Fox News show “Watters World” to premiere his video for his Donald Fagen collaboration “Tin Foil Hat.” The video makes fun of Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, Jeff Sessions, Kellyanne Conway, and former Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly.
“He hasn’t got the time for losers / Unless they do as he commands / He’s writing checks to his accusers / With his tiny little hands“)
On the show, Rundgren explained that songs visual were “pretty much only intended for the audience,” meant to screen during Rundgren’s costume change. However, the musician began to notice “episodes in the audience where shouting matches would break out,” because some of the members thought the jokes to be in bad taste.
Earlier this month, Rundgren spoke of working on “Tin Foil Hat” with Fagen:
“The song was primarily driven by our common frustration with what happened in the recent election. It was still pretty fresh, and we were still pretty mad about it, so it happened pretty organically.”
“If you’re a Trump supporter, don’t come to my show, because you won’t have a good time. And also, I don’t understand your frickin’ values. Because I’m not singing about that. If you don’t understand that basic thing, you’re just fooling yourself. I guarantee that in this show, if you’re a Trump supporter, you will likely be offended. Let the buyer beware! I mean, if you can’t take a joke, or you can’t admit that you’ve made a mistake, you don’t belong with the rest of us.”