Roger Waters approves of Toronto band’s take on Pink Floyd anthem

Roger Waters approves of Toronto band’s take on Pink Floyd anthem

Pink Floyd’s classic anthem “Another Brick in the Wall” has been the call to arms for everyone from English schoolchildren in the ’70s to anti-Apartheid activists in South Africa to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. Now, because of the Toronto band Blurred Vision, protestors hoping to strike a musical blow to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s oppressive regime can chant their own version of the song. Brothers Sepp and Sohl have been living in Toronto in exile from their native Iran. Their cover of “Another Brick in the Wall” (“Hey, Ayatollah, leave those kids alone”) has over 242,000 hits on YouTube. Roger Waters likes the new version, saying the band is playing a vital part in “the resistance to a regime that is both repressive and brutal.” Check out Blurred Vision’s version at left or the real thing September 15 when Waters brings his The Wall tour to Toronto.

β€’ Waters: Toronto band can rewrite Pink Floyd song [CTV]