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February 18, 2015 10:52 AM   Subscribe

Pussy Riot's new song 'I Can't Breathe', their first in English, is an ‘Industrial ballad’ inspired by Eric Garner. Q&A. Behind the scenes of the video shoot.
posted by fearfulsymmetry (4 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
Powerful stuff.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 11:36 AM on February 18, 2015

The behind the scenes photos were taken by a Russian photographer who was arrested while covering a story about Greenpeace.
posted by msbrauer at 3:43 PM on February 18, 2015

I think it's an curious choice to have Richard Hell reading Garner’s last words; I wonder how that came about. I feel like a black voice would have been more fitting (though I can certainly see the appeal of cutting a track with Richard Hell).
posted by The Hamms Bear at 5:58 PM on February 18, 2015

Wow, that's really affecting. Reminds me a bit of New York is Killing Me (which I've also been listening to inordinately much since Garner's death — kinda wish I could mash them up).
posted by klangklangston at 9:58 AM on February 19, 2015

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