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Thursday, 9 July 2009

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Halifax, NS - An obscure Canadian band who had their guitar broken by United Airline Baggage handlers have scored a viral Youtube hit with the song 'United Breaks Guitars'.

The band, Sons of Maxwell, received no satisfaction when trying to come to an agreement with the airline after their guitar was damaged during a flight from Halifax to Omaha in 2008.

The video has also inspired other unsatisfied customers to come forward and collaborate with the band on an album.

One customer, Penny Sangiun of Milwaukee, decided to pen a tune entitled:

    'Why Did You Ship My Dear Old Dead Grandma To Oshkosh When The Tag On Her Foot Said Tampa'


Another song, written by Orville Prawnly is called:

    'My Golf Clubs Don't Fold You Stupid Moron'


Headley Smith wrote a catchy up tempo number called:

    'I Think You Can Presume That I Don't Fly Your Plane With An Empty Suitcase, So Give Me Back My Stuff Before I Start Knocking Some Heads Together Down At Your Head Office, You Pathetic Airline Executive Ingrate'


Another customer, Niles Beckman, had a particularly frustrating time on a long distant flight from Boston to Tokyo. Of his experience, he wrote:

    'I Don't Know Why But That Guy On The Tarmac Just Ran Over My Samsonite Black Label Opto Garment Bag With His 747'


Already the band has made plans for a second album about with songs written by people who have had difficulty with the Canadian Health Care System. That album is to be called:

    'I've Got Flesh-Eating Disease And The Only Specialist In Town Is Off Deep-Sea Fishing In Florida For A Month'

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