EQC hassles inspire charitable song

Quake hassles inspire charitable song

SHAHRA WALSH
Last updated 12:50 31/05/2014
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A song inspired by Cantabrians' frustrations with the Earthquake Commission has turned into a fundraising venture for charity for people in need.

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A song inspired by Cantabrians' frustrations with the Earthquake Commission has turned into a fundraising venture for people in need. 

The music video for the song EQC Blues was posted on YouTube by Brotherhood Music this week.

The lyrics mock the Commission's response to residents struggling to remediate damage caused by the series of Canterbury earthquakes. 

The artist said the song was "based on the experiences of dealing with New Zealand's Earthquake Commission, which has become something of both a joke and a frustration for many residents of Canterbury."

The video features actors posing as EQC assessors who dismiss damage as "all pre-existing" and call centre operators who are unable to answer questions relating to "insurance, houses or the earthquake ...". 

It also satirises contractors completing unsatisfactory repairs under Fletcher's EQR home repair programme. 

"We're never ever gonna agree ... EQC ..." the lead vocalist sings. 

Makers of the track said the song was "an opportunity to help those who are still in need" and would be available for purchase on iTunes

Proceeds would go to charities "that actually benefit people in need, rather than going towards say, sports grounds or convention centres."

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