Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Rockers Eric Clapton, Van Morrison Fail in Anti-Lockdown Effort, Song “Stand and Deliver” Sells Just 1,100 Copies


Eric Clapton made a big mistake recording Van Morrison’s “Stand and Deliver” song.

The anti-lockdown anthem was met with apathy, if not disgust, upon its Friday release. Over the weekend the song sold a mere 1,100 copies.

For the creators of “Layla” and “Moondance,” the total snub by the music community is a sharp rebuke to their short-sighted, nearly racist take on what governments must do to protect everyone from COVID.

The song is so nit-witty that it compares the lockdown to slavery.

Do you wanna be a free man
Or do you wanna be a slave?
Do you wanna be a free man
Or do you wanna be a slave?
Do you wanna wear these chains
Until you’re lying in the grave

Clearly, their cultural appropriation of black music all these years has turned their heads into empty gourdes. What a shame.

Most people would rather hear Adam Ant’s long ago hit, “Stand and Deliver.”

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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