Thursday, August 05, 2010
AP reports that Roger Waters, founder of Pink Floyd, granted permission to a Canadian band called Blurred Vision to cover "Another Brick in the Wall," with the lyrics changed to have specific reference to the Iranian regime. The key members of the band are two Iranian brothers who undoubtedly have good reason to sing, "Hey, Ayatollah, leave those kids alone!"
A very respectable cover of a rock classic, in my opinion.
Better in my view. Finally an apt use of the song.
The original lyrics are disgusting. Education being the "bricks in the wall" prventing children from being free ... i.e., being the dirtbags they increasingly became in England over the next 50 years contemptuous of the blood sweat and tears of taxpayers who financed their life-long debauchery.
I really like rock music, but it's a sad aspect of it, still today, that it encourages kids to engage in promiscuous sex, drugs, and partying in lieu of an education. Why bother, right? Drop out. Let those foolish nerds and grinds work while they have fun ... then tax them so we can keep at it until they die. I mean partying after work and on weekends is great, but the counter-culture wrecked the best part of the USA which was a presumption that play required work, especially educated high skilled work.
I hate those parasites and it's about time.