On this, the fifth of November, why not celebrate by purchasing the latest music creation of comic scribe Alan Moore. He and British musician Joe Brown have recorded a new tune entitled “The Decline of English Murder,” which UK-based label Occupation Records, the official label of the worldwide Occupy movement, released today in digital form.
The label’s website describes the story behind the song as being about “’English murder’ imposed on the people by the greed of the banks and incompetence of the state.” Its lyrics were penned and sung by Moore; Brown provided their musical accompaniment.
In a promotion that seems decidedly un-Moore like, those that purchase the tune today will be entered to win one of five Guy Fawkes (you know, the one favored by V in V for Vendetta and “hacktivisit” group Anonymous) autographed by the author. All profits brought in by the single (like everything else released by Occupy) will be donated to the worldwide Occupy movement. Even though the label’s online store uses UK pricing exclusively, you may purchase it regardless of where you live.
This isn’t the first musical oddity from Moore and it likely won’t be the last. Will you be purchasing it?