Saturday, February 27, 2010

Nick Cave, Shane McGowan and ... yes ... Johnny Depp "Put A Spell on You"

Although there's certainly no way this will raise more money for Haiti than the new "We Are the World" confab, I'm just as sure the folks who turned out for that didn't have nearly as much fun as these guys (and gal) did.

Now, when you're talking about a party convened by drunkard's saint Shane MacGowan, things could have certainly gone South very quickly. As you'll see from the video below, his view-askew all-star gathering of sorts to croon Screamin' Jay Hawkins' "I Put a Spell on You" actually turned out something remarkably listenable - and even bordering on good.

As you'll see, the vocals are handled by sometime Pogue MacGowan, Nick Cave, Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders and Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream, and if you stick around to the end, you'll find none other Johnny Depp contributes a passable guitar solo too.

And all this madness is meant to benefit the Dublin-based charity World Concern as it works to help rebuild Haiti, so if you like the song, consider buying it when it goes on sale later this month.

1 comment:

Amy said...

Much better than We are the World Pt. 2!