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Would you let your ds sing Another Brick in the Wall at the school talent show?

(65 Posts)
Spider Tue 19-Jun-07 11:34:57

You know the one ...

We don't need no education.
We don't need no thought control.
No dark sarcasm in the classroom.
Hey! Teacher, leave those kids alone.

I think the school will take it with good humour, but maybe I'm naive. What do you think?

He's 7 btw with a passion for rock music.

Ladymuck Tue 19-Jun-07 11:36:14

Well ds1's Yr 2 teachers are all aged 27 and under, so it would probably be lost on them...

pooka Tue 19-Jun-07 11:36:23

yes would.

pooka Tue 19-Jun-07 11:36:23

yes would.

nickytwotimes Tue 19-Jun-07 11:36:28

YES! would be fantastic. most of the teachers will agree with the lyrics anyway!

colditz Tue 19-Jun-07 11:36:48

Absolutely would.

I am 27 and I know it.

Lilymaid Tue 19-Jun-07 11:38:52

If the teachers are about 40+ they should love it! My generation preferred Alice Cooper - School's Out:
Well we got no choice
All the girls and boys
Makin all that noise
'Cause they found new toys
Well we can't salute ya
Can't find a flag
If that don't suit ya
That's a drag

School's out for summer
School's out forever
School's been blown to pieces
No more pencils
No more books
No more teacher's dirty looks

Well we got no class
And we got no principles
And we got no innocence
We can't even think of a word that rhymes

School's out for summer
School's out forever
School's been blown to pieces

No more pencils
No more books
No more teacher's dirty looks

Out for summer
Out till fall
We might not go back at all

School's out forever
School's out for summer
School's out with fever
School's out completely

Spider Tue 19-Jun-07 11:39:20

My ds is 7 and he knows it. I'm not a big rock chick muself (more jazzy housey type stuff) but Pink Floyd are monsters of rock, much like Queen and Led Zepp and as such crop up throughout the generations. I'm fully familiar with Led Zep and Black Sabbath etc despite being way, way, way too young.

NoodleStroodle Tue 19-Jun-07 11:39:27

Yes - would positively encourage it

mcnoodle Tue 19-Jun-07 11:42:01

When 13 my tutor group had to organise school assembly. Most groups acted out nice little homily's, or sang rousing songs. We played this, then gave a talk about our views on education.

We were utterly pretentious at that age and only just got away with it. 7 years old is perfect.

Rock on mini-Spider

GameGirly Tue 19-Jun-07 11:42:53

We did at school (20 years ago <<groan>>) in an inter-house talent competition and were disqualified. Spoil sports, those nuns ...

Actually, I'm not sure it would be lost on the "younger" generation ... wasn't there recently a re-mix of it?

GameGirly Tue 19-Jun-07 11:44:37

Might have been DJ Rad (whoever he may be ...)??

Enid Tue 19-Jun-07 11:45:47

If I heard it from a 7 year old I would think it was a tad pretentious personally

Spider Tue 19-Jun-07 11:47:00

I don't think 7 year olds are capable of being pretentious enid personally.

Lilly I had forgotton about School's Out.

Hallgerda Tue 19-Jun-07 11:48:54

I wouldn't. I gather the school children on the record weren't properly paid for their contribution - a clear case for more education if ever there was one!

Enid Tue 19-Jun-07 11:49:04

soprry pretentious wrong word

just a bit...contrived maybe?

francagoestohollywood Tue 19-Jun-07 11:49:25


Enid Tue 19-Jun-07 11:49:56

well i'd do what ever my child wanted to sing

so if that is his first choice then go for it.

paulaplumpbottom Tue 19-Jun-07 11:50:15

I am so happy to know that there are some young ones out there with good taste in music

edam Tue 19-Jun-07 11:50:19

Yes, I'd think it was funny (as in amusing, not weird).

paulaplumpbottom Tue 19-Jun-07 11:50:50

Schools Out would be a good choice to

DominiConnor Tue 19-Jun-07 11:51:42

Frankly it's probably a lot more on message than most rock & pop, which littered with sex & drugs references.
Even Cliff Richard songs contain things that you can take offence at if you try.

That being said, it's a technically difficult song, is DS up for it ?

Spider Tue 19-Jun-07 11:51:59

It is completely his idea. He has been listening to rock music and I've been buying him rock stuff from ebay. It started with Grease Lightening then moved through Uncle Spider's Clash album, to McFly which followed onto Queen and now Pink Floyd. When he heard The Wall he had a Eureka moment.

They do the talent show at the end of their stay at the infants. The school has served him well and is a great school. Maybe I'll run it by his teacher as I wouldn't want to even slightly offend any of them.

easywriter Tue 19-Jun-07 11:52:08

But it's his job to ry to sing it and it's your job to say no.

Just like it was your job to try to take shandy on all school trips or whatever you knew was 'too naughty' in your day.

I'm getting the impression your son is at junior school. IS he?
If he's not it might change my answer.

easywriter Tue 19-Jun-07 11:53:15

Um should have remembered original posting,
sice he's into rock music genuinely, then yes.

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