Rock the Casbah!

by The Good Reverend on August 26, 2004 · 18 comments

in Announcements,Entertainment

It’s official.  The government of Iran has just sanctioned the first rock band from a Western infidel country, giving them full rights to release their albums to the Iranian public.  And what band, you might ask, was conservative enough, bland enough… Los Lonely Boys -enough, to merit the blessing of such a Islamic fundamentalist theocracy?…Conservative soft rock/pop band, Queen

Queen.  Yep.  Kick-ass, flamboyently gay Queen.

Now, at first I’m sure Queen is thinking this is some great honor to be so adored amongst the Iranian populace – 70% of which is under 30.  However, here is a list of other Western artists who have had particular songs or song lyrics given official blessing in the country:  Elton John, Julio Iglesias, Gypsy Kings, Celine Dion, and Eminem.  I know I speak for the members of Queen when I say they are very honored to be included in such a talented, prestigious group.

So, what does all this mean?  It means:

1.  Record stores across Iran will now have to have “Rock” sections, which will look kinda funny in that they’ll consist of only one band.

2.  It is entirely probable that the Ayatollah of Iran knows more lyrics to Eminem songs than I do.

3.  70% under the age of 30 and being denied sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll?  I think I know where the next revolution’s taking place. 

4.  The Ayatollah of an Islamic theocracy is now officially more tolerant of homosexuality than our own president and “leader of the Free World”.

5.  It is entirely possible that the Iranian government is using the music of Eminem, Celine, and Julio to construct some sort of musical weapon of mass destruction.  If Iran starts importing Manilow or Third Eye Blind, we had best lobby the U.N. to send in the inspectors.

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  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    Oh, Freddie.  How the world needs you now.

  • Bohemian_girl

    this is the world i(freddie mercury) created and we (QUEEN) are the champions of the world

    Queen foreversmile

  • http://www.livejournal.com/users/shadwstalkr Shadow Stalker

    Freddie?  Is that you?  Did Beelzebub really put a devil aside for you?

  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    For youuuuuu? For YouuuuuUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!?

  • http://www.myspace.com/dragonlews elkciN

    BAH DA DA DA DA-DA-DA, BAH DA DA DADADA

    It’s like air guitar, only stupider.

  • Gaby

    LOL  I LOVE QUEEN I DREAM WITH SUCH FRIENDS THAT CAN LOVE THEM TO AS I DO, NOT WHO LOVE REGGETON WITCH SUCKS AND IS THE WORST ABOBINATION TO MUSIC! LOVE YOU FREDDIE !

    PD: qUEEN´S FANS ROCK!

  • SadWalkers

    Queen?… mmm… i dont know which band is…. is from europe? They sing reaggeton or something like that?

    Sorry, but im very young, Born on the twenty first of May… Queen… sorry… i think im going slightly mad… who are Queen… Too much reaggeton will kill me! It sucks my mind, it blows my head…

    tongue wink

  • http://www.myspace.com/dragonlews elkciN

    The twenty first of May this year? Cause I wouldn’t be ashamed of not knowing who Queen was if I could type after a month of life.

    To answer your question, think ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘Bohemian Rapsody’, We are the Champions’, etc.

  • SadWalkers

    Hey Friend! I was joking!

    “Born on the twenty first of May” is a paragraph from the song Great King Rat. The same as im going slightly mad, It sucks my mind, it blows my head… all paragraphs… im a little Queen Freak! LOL  LOL  LOL forget it! tongue wink

  • http://www.myspace.com/dragonlews elkciN

    Figures. That’s the last time I’m nice to anyone. I tried, everyone saw that I tried, right?

    I was hoping that you were joking, but I’ve never heard that song.

  • SadWalkers

    smirk

  • QueenFan(DADDY)

    Queen is my dads favorite…
    And i love them to

  • Anne

    Freddie being the first mega rock star of Persian (now Iran) ancestry, it makes perfect sense… and long past time.

    Re the politics… Iran, like all of the Mid-East, will find freedom on its own terms and in its own time… not the West’s.

  • no niggers

    QUEEN 4 LIFE!!!! I HATE NIGGERS SO MUCH THEY CAN DIE IN A SEA OF SHIT FOR ALL I CARE!!!!!

  • BAD

    I see we are going to get this kind of riff raff here too.

    How quaint.

  • Alex

    Freddie’s father was Iranian, that’s why he is popular in Iran.

  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    The world needs far more Persian rock stars.

  • http://www.razorfine.com RazorFine

    A musical weapon of mass destruction from the combined nuclear material of Celine Dion, Julio Iglesias, and Eminem?

    *Shudder*

    Since no one else said it – Who wants to live forever?

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