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3 May 07, 10:17 AM - New Wheels on the Block
Remember, the Ouch blog is always looking for priceless disability-related gems you've spotted on the ever popular video-sharing site YouTube and Suzy Byrne from Dublin has sent us a superb example.
Boys on Wheels, from Norway, are a singing trio like no other. They are all wheelchair users, their singing is not especially at home to Mr Harmony, their taste in humour is, um, a little dubious, and their adaptation of lyrics to well-known pop songs has to be heard to be believed.
In the clip below they can be heard covering Bryan Adams' power ballad Heaven - "Baby you're all that I want / But you're living on the fifth floor / I'm finding it hard to get there / In my wheelchair" - and Bon Jovi's Living on a Prayer - "Oh oh, the hunk is here / Oh oh, he's living in a wheelchair". Only A-ha's classic '80s hit Take On Me - "I'm rolling away / Because my legs are ... not okay / I think every day / There are guys with bigger problems" - strikes a completely wrong tone, as it degenerates into some frankly horrible homophobia that they could really do without. Cut that out, guys, and you could be a hit. You have been warned ...
Note: If you can't see the above video, you can also watch it here on the YouTube website. But be warned! Comments left by other YouTube users can sometimes be offensive and contain strong language.