Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Hey Ayatollah!

Yesterday I read this interesting blog about the banning of music in Iran. By coincidence yesterday evening, I heard an interview from last friday's Today programme with Blurred Vision. They have produced a version of Pink Floyd's Another Brick in the Wall featuring the line "Hey Ayatollah, leave those kids alone."

The band is fronted by two Iranian Canadians and they have produced the song, with the blessing of Roger Waters, to raise awareness of the oppression of democracy in Iran. Known only by their first names - to avoid reprisals to relatives - they have harnessed the power of You Tube to achieve worldwide media attention.

Here's the song:

You can find out more about them on their facebook page, and the Radio 4 interview with them can be found here (probably only available in the UK and I'm not sure how long for).



Stephen Chapman... said...

How do you spell Fatwa?!

I'manutjob said...

The song Hey Ayatollah ROCKS!!!

I can play it all day long!