Samstag, 5. Juni 2010

Giant Robot NTT - Original vs Fake

Giant Robot is the only album by the band of the same name, led by guitarist Buckethead. It was released in a run of reportedly 1,000 copies on band member Pete Scaturro's small label NTT Records in 1996. A re-release of the album is very unlikely because it contains numerous unauthorised samples from classic movies in its songs. This, plus the popularity of some of the songs led to sometimes sky high prices for the CD on eBay. Since some time the Buckethead fan community is aware of fake copies from Asia. Quality of those bootlegs is alarming good, with only few significant differences between both versions.

Freitag, 4. Juni 2010

Roger Waters - We Shall Overcome

Over the new year 2009-2010, an international group of 1500 men and women from 42 nations went to Egypt to join a Freedom March to Gaza. They did this to protest the current blockade of Gaza. To protest the fact that the people of Gaza live in a virtual prison. To protest the fact that a year after the terror attack by Israeli armed forces destroyed most of their homes, hospitals, schools, and other public buildings, they have no possibility to rebuild because their borders are closed. The would be Freedom Marchers wanted to peacefully draw attention to the predicament of the Palestinian population of Gaza. The Egyptian government, (funded to the tune of $2.1 billion a year, by us, the US tax payers), would not allow the marchers to approach Gaza. How lame is that? And how predictable! I live in the USA and during this time Dec 25th 2009-Jan3rd 2010 I saw no reference to Gaza or the Freedom March or the multi national protesters gathered there. Anyway I was moved, in the circumstances, to record a new version of "We shall overcome". It seems appropriate.

Roger Waters

Many thanks to G.E Smith: lead guitar and Thor Jonsson, drum programming and whatever. Thanks guys!!!

PS. 3rd June 2010

And now piracy!!!!!!!

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