Folk rocker IAN ANDERSON has recorded a song to mark the upcoming independence vote in his native Scotland, but his producer has refused to release it until after the ballot takes place.
Scots are due to go to the polls in September (14) to vote on whether the country should break away from the United Kingdom to form an independent nation.
Former Jethro Tull frontman Anderson has recorded a cover version of traditional Scottish song A Wee Deoch an' Doris to mark the occasion, but a studio producer is holding it back until after the election as he doesn't want to be accused of influencing the vote.
Proud Scot Anderson tells the Daily Record newspaper, "(In the song) I'm expressing sadness in a 'farewell drink at the door' kind of way. The producer won't release it until after the vote, as he doesn't want to get involved. I, on the other hand, feel that if it focuses on the enormity of what they are voting on, releasing it would be a good thing. I'm not telling people how to vote, I'm just asking people to think."
I think not, there is an active 'yes' and 'no' campiagn and several prominent figures have made theor views known without any signisficant signs of controvesy or influence.
The only thing might be a few Scots getting irate about being told what to do by a millionaire rock star, but in all truth it is something that would get limited exposure and would pass most people by other than a few Tull fans.
I can't see this in any other way but a very concerned producer trying to avoid contoversy at all costs, lthough I share you guys opinion that it wouldn't be such a big deal. If I was Ian, I would record it in video and upload in Youtube, regardless of the producers opinion.
Quizz Kid: Well, we tried to spread the love and the word, build bridges, but when you get booted and blocked by twats for no reason it's a bit like the trash taking itself out for collection, good riddance to bad rubbish.
Jul 12, 2017 23:36:42 GMT
Gerrald Bostock: 'well ....to "their" own pressing problems and the hate they must unwind.....Leaves me with "Nothing to Say"
Jul 14, 2017 11:55:58 GMT