Friday, July 09, 2004

Pete Townshend, Michael Moore & Neil Young


The Who's Pete Townshend has posted a comment on his website about the use of his song "Won't Get Fooled Again" in the film Fahrenheit 9/11. Pete provides some background on why he declined to let his song "Won't Get Fooled Again" be used in the Moore's film. Pete writes:

    "I suggested ... that they might use something by Neil Young, who I knew had written several songs of a more precise political nature, and is as accessible as I am. Moore himself takes credit for this idea, and I have no idea whether my suggestion reached him, but it was the right thing to do."

Apparently the song "Won't Get Fooled Again" was intended for a sequence where President Bush in a speech says:

    'There's an old saying in Tennessee. I know it's in Texas, probably Tennessee, that says 'Fool me once [pause], shame on, shame on you. [Long pause] Fool me. [Pause] You can't get fooled again.' "

Another rumor is that Moore contacted Elvis Costello about using "What's so Funny About Peace, Love & Understanding?".

More on the Fahrenheit 9/11 soundtrack.


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