Brian May helps create a new version of Weebl’s original YouTube sensation – Badger Badger Badger song (over 17 million hits) in support of his TeamBadger anti-cull campaign. This new version, produced with Brian May, and a cry for the public to “Save the Badgers”, was inspired by May-penned Queen’s classic track ‘Flash’. The cry to ‘Stop the Cull’ comes in the unmistakeable and thunderous timbre of one Brian Blessed, he, indelibly cast in our minds as Prince Vultan in the original Flash Gordon film, generously making a ‘cameo’ appearance.
The Anti-cull petition has already gathered over 200,00 signatures and heads for 250,000. Petition runs until September this year and can be signed here.
Brian May explains:
“Coincidence seems to play a big part in my life … or perhaps not coincidence, but synchronicity borne of endeavors. Only a few days after my baptism into Badger Badger Badger, we heard that its author was outraged about the Government’s awful plan to destroy thousands of mostly healthy badgers families, in a mad scheme which, though supported fanatically by some farmers, is unlikely to help them in any way. He sent me over a rough demo of a new Badger track which, to me, had the unmistakable stamp of brilliance.
Jonti agreed to come down and collaborate – and on Sunday night we both cleared the decks to meet Monday lunchtime in the studio. About 8 hours later… we had thrown everything we had at his brilliant new idea, enough material to do a mix, though I suspect there will be many mixes, if this makes people smile as much as I think it will.”