Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Music Video: 9/11 Conspiracy Song Borrows Bee Gees' 'Stayin' Alive'

By John Scott Lewinski
June 10, 2008

A YouTube-based political cover/parody act calling itself The Free Bees rewrote the lyrics of the 1970s disco anthem and Saturday Night Fever theme "Stayin' Alive" to promote the theory that the tragedy of 9/11 was a home-grown conspiracy.

The song and video (embedded), called "9/11's a Lie," kicks off with the lyrics, "Well you can tell by the way the buildings fell/ There was something wrong, Now it's time to tell." The refrain includes: "Whether you're a brother or whether you're a mother, 9/11's a lie, 9/11's a lie / Neo-cons are shaking, the world has started waking / 9/11's a lie, 9/11's a lie."

There's no official statement yet on how the surviving members of the Bee Gees feel about having their iconic hit rewritten.

The video originates from the opposite side of the political spectrum from the predominantly country-western 9/11 songs commemorating the thousands of dead victims of the terror attacks. In either case, it's safe to say none of the artists involved stopped to ask the husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, sons and daughters -- the thousands of shattered, grieving families -- how any of them felt about having the day they lost their loved one set to music to promote a political viewpoint.


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