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Pink Floyd Releasing New Song to Support Ukraine
Posted by: btfc
Date: April 07, 2022 12:15PM
“ A couple of weeks ago, Pink Floyd’s guitarist and singer David Gilmour was asked if he’d seen the Instagram feed of Andriy Khlyvnyuk, frontman of Ukrainian rock band BoomBox. Gilmour had performed live with BoomBox in 2015, at a London benefit gig for the Belarus Free Theatre – they played a brief, endearingly raw set of Pink Floyd songs and Gilmour solo tracks – but events had moved on dramatically since then: at the end of Feburary, Khlyvnyuk had abandoned BoomBox’s US tour in order to fight against the Russian invasion.

On his Instagram, Gilmour found a video of the singer in military fatigues, a rifle slung over his shoulder, standing outside Kyiv’s St Sofia Cathedral, belting out an unaccompanied version of Oh, the Red Viburnum in the Meadow, a 1914 protest song written in honour of the Sich Riflemen who fought both in the first world war and the Ukrainian war of independence. “I thought: that is pretty magical and maybe I can do something with this,” says Gilmour. “I’ve got a big platform that [Pink Floyd] have worked on for all these years. It’s a really difficult and frustrating thing to see this extraordinarily crazy, unjust attack by a major power on an independent, peaceful, democratic nation. The frustration of seeing that and thinking ‘what the @#$%& can I do?’ is sort of unbearable.”
The result is Hey Hey, Rise Up!, a new single by Pink Floyd that samples Khlyvnyuk’s performance, to be released at midnight on Friday with proceeds going to Ukrainian humanitarian relief. “


[amp.theguardian.com]
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Re: Pink Floyd Releasing New Song to Support Ukraine
Posted by: Fritz
Date: April 07, 2022 12:37PM
Good on you David and Nick.

Waters=disappointment.



!#$@@$#!

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Re: Pink Floyd Releasing New Song to Support Ukraine
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: April 07, 2022 12:46PM
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Fritz
Good on you David and Nick.

Waters=disappointment.

Yep.
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Re: Pink Floyd Releasing New Song to Support Ukraine
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: April 07, 2022 04:49PM
Prior to the band’s unexpected reconvening, Pink Floyd’s post-1987 output – and the solo work of their late founder, Syd Barrett – was removed from streaming services in Russia and Belarus as part of a cultural boycott. Their most famous work, from the 1960s and 70s, was not removed, leading to rumours that moves to do so had been blocked by former Pink Floyd member Roger Waters, whose relations with his former bandmates are legendarily strained. A week before Russia invaded Ukraine, Waters told an interviewer on Russia Today that talk of a Russian invasion was “bullsh!t ... anybody with an IQ above room temperature knows [an invasion] is nonsense”; he has subsequently condemned the invasion calling it “the act of a gangster”, while also condemning “propaganda to demonise Russia”. It’s a subject on which Gilmour won’t be drawn. “Let’s just say I was disappointed and let’s move on. Read into that what you will.”
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Re: Pink Floyd Releasing New Song to Support Ukraine
Posted by: JoeM
Date: April 07, 2022 07:15PM
I watched it today. Kudos to them for putting it together.



JoeM
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Re: Pink Floyd Releasing New Song to Support Ukraine
Posted by: Janit
Date: April 08, 2022 05:21PM
The complete video with lyrics:

[www.youtube.com]

A retweet of Andriy Khlyvnyuk's original post:
[twitter.com]
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Re: Pink Floyd Releasing New Song to Support Ukraine
Posted by: fauch
Date: April 10, 2022 03:26PM
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Fritz
Waters=disappointment.

He's too busy trying to bully artists into not performing in Israel to actually do anything productive to help people...
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