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Banksy shop-drops 500 remixed Paris Hilton CDs

UK graffiti virtuoso Banksy has smuggled 500 doctored versions of Paris Hilton's new CD into stores across the country. The CD contain Banksy's remixes and have titles like "Why am I Famous?," "What Have I Done?" and "What Am I For?"

His spokeswoman said he had tampered with the CDs in branches of HMV and Virgin as well as independent record stores.

He visited cities including Bristol, Brighton, Birmingham, Newcastle, Glasgow and London, she added.

A spokesman for HMV said the chain had recovered seven CDs from two Brighton shops but was unaware that other locations were affected...

A spokesman for Virgin Megastores said staff were searching for affected CDs but it was proving hard to find them all.

"I have to take my hat off - it's a very good stunt," he added.

Link (Thanks, Jason!)

Update: Here's the pix! (Thanks, Robert, Scott, Xeni and others!)

Update 2: Here's the remix tracks from the disc, and here's the video that accompanies the prank -- thanks, Rene and Nick!

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On September 5th, 2006 06:55 pm (UTC), vietnamwar commented:
I've been a fan of his for a long time, after reading this I don't think I'm a fan anymore. Now I'm a member of his church.

I'm going to post this in my journal too. Thanks.
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