Sunday, February 15, 2009

A Brilliant Excuse To Give To Charity

And by give to charity, I mean buy something.

Some charity called War Child -- which, from what I gather, helps children in war-stricken areas -- has gotten together an album wherein legends of rock have chosen up-and-coming artists to cover a song of their choice.

Among the track listing are such choice pairings as:

Beck (Bob Dylan - “Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat”)
Lily Allen feat. Mick Jones (The Clash – “Straight To Hell”)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs (The Ramones – “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker”)
Franz Ferdinand (Blondie – “Call Me”)
Duffy (Paul McCartney – “Live And Let Die”)
Estelle (Stevie Wonder – “Superstition”)
Rufus Wainwright (Brian Wilson –“ Wonderful & Song For Children”)
Scissor Sisters (Roxy Music – “Do The Strand”)
Peaches (Iggy Pop – “Search And Destroy”)
TV On The Radio (David Bowie – “Heroes”)
I'm quite excited, especially considering that I've been jonesing for something new from the Scissor Sisters, and only recently discovered TV On The Radio.

You can hear the Lily Allen track by following the link above.

Oh, and, you know, it's for a good cause (here: my personal enjoyment).

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