Schoolkids vs. disco Illuminati

In this performance from 1982, schoolchildren face off against the disco Illuminati of Pink Project, their dueling renditions of Pink Floyd's Another Brick in the Wall (part 2) and Alan Parsons Project's Mammagamma merging into a groovy mashup a fair few years ahead of its time. An extended mix is also available. If you like it, the next stop is Pink Project's mix of Jean Michele Jarre's Oxygene and APP's Hyper Gamma Spaces. The next stop after that is paying too much for a tatty vinyl at eBay Italy.


    1. Or possibly a band from Italy may also be aware of the costume of the Nazarenos in Holy Week in Spain, who predate the USA by several centuries, let alone a small subset of southern US racists (who were also, ironically, anti-Catholics)

  1. I believe the hood and robe combo is inspired by the cover art for Dark Side of the Moon:

    Personally I’d have preferred  flaming suits from Wish You Were Here

    1. Looks like : ) 

      If you check out the four sparkly points (two eyes and then base and top of the pointy bits) the spacing does a pretty good job of making a triangle with a mark in the center.

  2. Wow, those old-skool Doctor Who villains were dope, yo!

    Nothing is scarier than English schoolchildren chanting in unison.

  3. My first thought when seeing the children, then seeing the dildo-heads was, “Lucy, are you sure this is Narnia?”

  4. Weird, my rear channel speakers are playing some kind of strange garbled audio sig


    nal like it was picking up partial DTS encoding out of the old broadc


    ast audio track.

  5. It’s almost criminal that this was played during the credits rather than as a feature piece, with some development it could have been quite the trip

    1. During the 80s I spent a lot of time with no DVR waiting for shows to come to a close so that the band I was waiting to see would finally appear. Now I get a bit nostalgic whenever the credits roll during someone’s in-studio performance.

  6. I have this on a 7″ vinyl. I never thought that it would be rediscovered ever again. A minor club hit back at the time and a hidden gem.

  7. Roy: [singing] We don’t need no education.
    Moss: Yes you do. You’ve just used a double negative.

  8. Where is that crash cymbal sound coming from?  The drummer’s hands don’t seem to go anywhere near the crash.

    1. There are a number of sounds that don’t seem to have any relation to the video. Look at the keyboardist’s silent motions at about 2:30

  9. Bears strong resemblances to another subsequent performance by an odd dance group: the KLF featuring (then Grandmother-friendly) Gary Glitter:

  10. Curious as to why you would call this a mash-up rather than a cover song. They also aren’t “dueling renditions,” it’s just the kids doing the singing like they’re supposed to. Or is that not the instrumentation from Another Brick in the Wall?

  11. It’s a mashup because it blends more than one song.

    They are dueling renditions because the children, singing the lyrics of one song, are posed antagonistically to face the band, which is performing an instrumental blend anchored in another. 

    It is not merely the instrumentation from ABITW. Oh my god read the post.

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