Videos about Iran’s rock underground
Yesterday’s post led me to look around for some good videos about Iran’s rock underground, and some research about the Yellow Dogs led to these excellent segments. The first one, above, is a look at Iran’s young people and how they express themselves through music – with help from supportive parents and corrupt police – focusing on the Yellow Dogs band.
Below is a CNN report on rock in the Middle East. About 1:42 into the video is the section on the Iranian rock underground, with an inside look at Yellow Dogs and the rock scene in Tehran. Following the CNN report is a music video of the Iranian band Hypernova, that just released its debut album, in English, this spring. Hypernova began as an underground band in Iran but is now based in the West and has a more polished look and sound.