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"Don't Frack My Mother," sings Yoko Ono and a fairly large number of celebrities

Artists Against Fracking get musical -- and seriously weird -- in a new single against the controversial practice


Katie McDonough
March 13, 2013 4:52PM (UTC)

Sean Lennon, Yoko Ono, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Fred Armisen and other famous faces are doing their very best Bob Dylan in the latest YouTube offering from the Lennon-Yoko environmental outfit, Artists Against Fracking.

The tune -- a light riff on "The Times They Are a-Changin'" called "Don't Frack My Mother" -- is a direct appeal to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo while his administration continues to weigh whether to allow fracking in the state. The song is a little like the "We Are the World" of natural gas extraction, but catchier and less self-serious.

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The celebrity crooners implore Cuomo "don't frack my mother, 'cause I ain't got no other" while Ono, in her particular, wonderful brand of shout-song adds, "Don't frack me!" (Related: She is wearing sunglasses, signature fedora and scarf while singing in front of a random white door. Classic Yoko.)

Also look out for musician, comedian and Renaissance Man about town Reggie Watts as an evil-seeming pro-fracking maybe vampire businessman? There is a funny voice involved.

It's weird, it's earnest and it will probably be stuck in your head for the rest of the day.

Those Satan-worshiping hippies Louisiana is trying to warn you about would be proud.


Katie McDonough

Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at kmcdonough@salon.com.

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