Mike Aiken’s “Save The Whales” video offers compelling vintage film clips and photos interspersed with more modern images to drive home the deadly-serious issue of whale extinction. Aiken’s taunting, spirit-filled vocal is riveting on this classic Country Joe McDonald song which morphs into an 1880s sea chantey.
“This is an issue that’s really close to my heart,” says the Virginia-based singer/songwriter. “I’ve spent a good part of my life on the sea – sailing the waters from New Bedford to Halifax and the Azores and watching these gentle giants,” he recalls. “To see them so close to extinction because of man’s folly is just criminal to me.”