Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Blurred Vision @b_v_music authorized (authorised) by Roger Waters

When a new artist chooses to appropriate and modify the work of an existing artist, sometimes the relationship goes smoothly, while sometimes it doesn't.

The band Blurred Vision has released a video which adapts the Pink Floyd song "Another Brick in the Wall (Pt. 2)" to the specific situation in Iran. The new title is "Another Brick In The Wall (Hey Ayatollah, Leave Those Kids Alone!)," and the lyrics have also been modified.

So how did Pink react? According to the Telegraph:

Roger Waters, a founding member of Pink Floyd, gave the rights to Blurred Vision, a duo living in Canada, to remake the classic under the title Another Brick in the Wall (Hey Ayatollah, Leave Those Kids Alone).

Here is the video.

Some time ago, Brain Damage posted a quote from Jeffrey Morgan about the song:

"Rarely in the history of rock 'n' roll does a cover version come along that actually dares to exist at the right reactionary time. By cleverly updating Pink Floyd's 1979 iconic protest anthem "Another Brick In The Wall" exactly thirty years to the month that it was originally released, Blurred Vision are wielding their activist music as an irresistible force irrevocably set in motion to shake up the staid conventions of repressive regimes and show solidarity with common street soldiers everywhere. Thanks to Blurred Vision, the revolution will be downloaded."

Blurred Vision's website is here, which lists all the usual social media accounts, including the Twitter account @b_v_music.
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