Skip to comments.Pink Floyd anthem retooled as Iranian rallying cry (Ayatollah, Leave Those Kids Alone)
Posted on 08/04/2010 12:20:16 PM PDT by nuconvert
A new take on the old Pink Floyd anti-authoritarian anthem "Another Brick in the Wall" blends the power of social media with political activism to raise awareness about human rights in Iran.
A pair of Iranian exile brothers have produced a distinctly contemporary remake of the 1979 Pink Floyd anti-authoritarian anthem Another Brick in the Wall. With the official blessing of Pink Floyd, the Canadian-based band Blurred Vision have released the updated version of the track that is rapidly becoming a social media phenomenon. Ayatollah, Leave Those Kids Alone intersperses news footage from the June 2009 Green Revolution with the bands performance in what is depicted as a mosque.
The video has been viewed over a hundred thousand times on the popular video site You Tube and word is spreading rapidly across the micro-blogging service Twitter where thousands of users have posted links to the video.
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wow..I knew we could count on you for the viual effects.
good work. i don’t know how to do that : /
Great video. Well done.
Considering Roger Waters’ recent leftist moonbattery, it’s kind of surprising that he agreed to this.
well, 1/2 the money from ITunes sales is going to Amnesty Int’l - unfortunately - but that fits
Have another bowl of jello, gramps, and calm down. The thread’s about the Iranian people seeking their freedom, not music history.
He always seemed like a leftist moonbat, even with Amused to Death. I don’t know which one wrote The Wall, but I think its acceptance as an anthem for those wanting freedom in Iron Curtain countries was completely unintentional. Waters did his concert on the Berlin Wall only afterwards as a way of going along, but my take is that The Wall was only against western authoritarianism, and that Pink Floyd only stopped being fellow-travelers long enough to pretend to say “me too” to the cry for freedom from Soviet oppression.
Good on them.
I saw “The Wall” and it is brilliant. I bet this sparks something too.
I just spend my time waiting for the worms, personally.
Waters’ dad, was a Communist, who opposed Britain’s involvement in WWII, until the Nazis attacked the Soviet Union.
Very powerful - thanks for sharing nuconvert...