ROGER WATERS has applauded a Canadian band for reworking the PINK FLOYD classic ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL to use as a political anthem for Iranian youth.
Rockers Blurred Vision, founded by two exiled Iranian brothers, changed Waters’ lyrics to protest against the strict Islamic laws in Iran, where rock music is outlawed. In a reference to high-ranking religious clerics, the refrain was adapted to “Hey, Ayatollah, leave those kids alone!”
And Waters insists he is pleased with their efforts, insisting the band has been crucial in “the resistance to a regime that is both repressive and brutal”.
Roger couldn’t leave well alone and conflated Iran with Gaza:
He says, “I applaud and support the resistance of Palestinian children in Gaza and the West Bank to the repressive and brutal occupation they endure.”
I wonder if Roger will be doing any CD signings at the Mall in Gaza
Here’s the original Pink Floyd version of Another Brick In the Wall,
Here’s the stirring Blurred Vision version,
Also visit Blurred Vision’s Facebook page.