Whales Are Dying

by The Red Paintings

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The Red Paintings hit the studio with the Sea Shepherd crew members the night before the crew left for Antarctic waters to tackle Japanese whaling ships. The recording is an important statement for the Sea Shepherd's Operation Musashi campaign made through song and it is a statement that they want the whole world to hear.

Local artists Maaike Johnson, Moogie Blyth and Adele Walker were in the studio when the band recorded this song, painting the experience on canvas.

The song and the paintings will be released in January 2009 on a limited edition 7" white vinyl with a remix of the band's latest single, "We Belong in the Sea". Only 150 copies will be pressed. Order direct to store@theredpaintings.com


released January 1, 2009
Originally titled "Beds Are Burning" and written/performed by Midnight Oil.
Lyrics Rewritten by Trash McSweeney (The Red Paintings) and Captain Paul Watson, founder of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

Performed by The Red Paintings.
Recorded by Trash Mcsweeney & Tidy Kid.
Additional vocals by the international crew from the boat, including Australian director Jeff Hansen, UK director Steve Roest & Chinese photographer Adam Lau.



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THE RED PAINTINGS are a progressive rock / theatrical performance group who incorporate themed stage shows, live art, visual projections & human canvases. The band's sound & live show is described by fans & press as orchestral art rock. In 2013, releasing the long awaited debut album 'The Revolution Is Never Coming' and touring worldwide with an all new stage show. ... more


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