Sunday, February 28, 2010

Shane MacGowan & Friends Charity Single for Haiti

A whole bunch of my heroes have put together a charity single for Haiti. Vocals are done by a bunch of great singers, including Shane MacGowan, Nick Cave, Crissie Hynde, Glen Matlock (really, he can sing?), Bobby Gillespie, and guitar from Mick Jones and Johnny Depp. Yeah, it's that awesome. It's more than a little better than the God-awful "We Are The World" remake, which truly is garbage btw.

From Stereogum:

The opening shot of Shane wobbling into the studio here sorta says it all — MacGowan and Johnny Depp took their sweet time assembling and releasing this alternative-star jam — but considering the media’s gnat-like attention span, that’s for the best. Remember Haiti? At least you’ll remember a few of these names. The roll call: Shane, Depp, Chrissie Hynde, Nick Cave, Primal Screamer Bobby Gillespie, the Clash’s Mick Jones, Glen Matlock, and Eliza Doolittle. Their cover of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’s “I Put a Spell on You” benefits the Dublin based Concern Worldwide, who have been in Haiti for 16 years.