Tuesday, May 01, 2007

All in all...

27 years ago today the South African government banned the Pink Floyd track "Another Brick In The Wall" after the country's black children adopted the song as their anthem in protest against the inferior education opportunities available to them under the apartheid regime.

What role does popular music play in the social dialogue today? What role should it play? Does it matter that Waters was writing this song for himself based on his own repressive experiences as a British schoolboy and had no other "political" intentions for the song?

Do you think today's download is a Pink Floyd track?