NEW YORK The Pink Floyd rock music classic Another Brick in the Wall has been transformed by a Canadian band to reflect contempt young Iranians have for their government.
The song replaces the teacher reference with Hey, Ayatollah, leave those kids alone! Its performed by a Toronto-based rock band fronted by two Iranian brothers called Blurred Vision. Its been seen by more than 160,000 viewers on YouTube.
Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters gave Blurred Vision permission to use the song. Proceeds will go to Amnesty International.
The Blurred Vision version of the song expresses discord between young people and the government of Iran, where its illegal to play rock music.
Waters will begin his tour of The Wall on Sept. 15 in Toronto. Another Brick in the Wall is from that classic 1979 album.