Mark Seymour performing at the MCG. His song ‘Holy Grail’ is a regular part of the AFL Grand Final. Photo: Pat ScalaPolice, protesters clash at Martin Place rallySun, song and aggro at a Sunday protest in Melton
Another Australian musician has strongly attacked anti-Islamist protesters using his song at anti-Muslim rallies around the country.
Hunters & Collectors frontman Mark Seymour is the fourth musician after John Farnham, Jimmy Barnes and John Schumann to condemn the use of his music by self-described patriot group Reclaim Australia.
After a wave of rallies across the country at the weekend, Seymour took to Facebook to distance himself and his music from what he described as a racist movement.
He said he had been informed that the Hunters & Collectors 1992 classic Holy Grail was played by the Reclaim Australia group at the weekend’s rallies.
“Let me be clear. ‘Reclaim Australia’ is a racist organisation,” Seymour wrote.
“We stand together with refugees and asylum seekers the world over. We are opposed to bigotry, race hate and fascism.
“Reclaim Australia has no place in Australian Society.”
Earlier this year, John Farnham and his manager Glenn Wheatley strongly attacked Reclaim Australia, calling the use of Farnham’s iconic tune You’re The Voice “disgusting”.
Jimmy Barnes also distanced himself from Reclaim Australia, after the group commandeered Cold Chisel’s iconic anthem Khe Sanh.
Like Khe Sanh and You’re the Voice, Holy Grail has become something of an Australian anthem and is played religiously at the AFL grand final.
I’ve just been informed that ‘Reclaim Australia’ are using ‘Holy Grail’ at their rallies. Let me be clear. ‘Reclaim…Posted by Mark Seymour on Sunday, November 22, 2015This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.