Happy Hero

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"Happy Hero" is a single by the experimental band Negativland, appearing on their 1997 album, Dispepsi. The song talks about how a man would get publicity by putting himself in danger so he would promote Pepsi on the stage. The song is sung to a crowd of people, who start booing at him at how he would do such things, like rape with teenage boys and get into a gang fight so he can get into a wheelchair and sing songs to dying children. The song criticizes Michael Jackson's Pepsi promotion, even though he was accused of raping a 14-year-old boy ten years later. It's also a foreshadow on "The Greatest Taste Around" as it talks about "dying children", with the lyric in "The Greatest..." saying "children dying of disease/Pepsi". The vocals are by Richard Lyons.