Regime Change Via Music Video?

by William Carl Ferleman

9 August 2010

 

Recently, Canadian band Blurred Vision covered (or, re-released) Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall” in order to protest the brutal, autocratic and clerical regime in Iran; the indie group released a video and changed a key lyric to “Hey Ayatollah, leave those kids alone.” 

From Blurred Vision’s Facebook page: “The video and single was released in support of the youth in Iran and their fight for freedom against the oppressive regime of the Islamic Republic.” Roger Waters supported the curious move alongside the overall endeavor. Does Gilmour approve? 

Could this video spur the much-needed Iranian revolution against the clerical bullies? Would Roger Waters consider playing this song on his current tour?

 

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