If Tom Waits was a pirate, his pirate name would be "Scurvy of the Throat," and he'd defeat foes by simply performing Real Gone in its entirety. But alas, he's not a pirate, and neither is Keith Richards (though he did play one on TV); so we'll have to make do with the two of them staging their best whiskey-soaked, hygiene-deficient, sex-starved buccaneer impressions for the Johnny Depp-curated compilation, Son of Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys.
Conceived by Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski, and producer Hal Willner, Son of Rogue's Gallery (a follow-up to 2006's Rogue's Gallery) features the talents of Patti Smith, Michael Stipe, Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, Broken Social Scene, and many, many more. The two-disc album is due out Feb. 19 on Anti- records.
Listen to Waits and Richards cover the classic 19th century sailor song, "Shenandoah" below.
Son of Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys
01 Shane MacGowan: "Leaving of Liverpool" [ft. Johnny Depp and Gore Verbinski]
02 Robyn Hitchcock: "Sam's Gone Away"
03 Beth Orton: "River Come Down"
04 Sean Lennon: "Row Bullies Row" [ft. Jack Shit]
05 Tom Waits: "Shenandoah" [ft.Keith Richards]
06 Ivan Neville: "Mr Stormalong"
07 Iggy Pop: "Asshole Rules the Navy" [ft. A Hawk and a Hacksaw]
08 Macy Gray: "Off to Sea Once More"
09 Ed Harcourt: "The Ol' OG"
10 Shilpa Ray: "Pirate Jenny" [ft. Nick Cave and Warren Ellis]
11 Patti Smith and Johnny Depp: "The Mermaid"
12 Chuck E Weiss: "Anthem for Old Souls"
13 Ed Pastorini: "Orange Claw Hammer"
14 The Americans: "Sweet and Low"
15 Robin Holcomb and Jessica Kenny: "Ye Mariners All"
16 Gavin Friday and Shannon McNally: "Tom's Gone to Hilo"
17 Kenny Wollesen and The Himalayas Marching Band: "Bear Away"
01 Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention: "Handsome Cabin Boy"
02 Michael Stipe and Courtney Love: "Rio Grande"
03 Marc Almond: "Ship in Distress"
04 Dr John: "In Lure of the Tropics"
05 Todd Rundgren: "Rolling Down to Old Maui"
06 Dan Zanes: "Jack Tar on Shore" [ft. Broken Social Scene]
07 Sissy Bounce (Katey Red and Big Freedia): "Sally Racket" [ft. Akron/Family]
08 Broken Social Scene: "Wild Goose"
09 Marianne Faithfull: "Flandyke Shore" [ft. Kate and Anna McGarrigle]
10 Ricky Jay: "The Chantey of Noah and his Ark (Old School Song)"
11 Michael Gira: "Whiskey Johnny"
12 Petra Haden: "Sunshine Life for Me" [ft. Lenny Pickett]
13 Jenni Muldaur: "Row the Boat Child"
14 Richard Thompson: "General Taylor" [ft. Jack Shit]
15 Tim Robbins: "Marianne" [ft. Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs]
16 Kembra Phaler: "Barnacle Bill the Sailor [ft. Antony, Joseph Arthur, and Foetus]
17 Angelica Huston: "Missus McGraw" [ft. The Weisberg Strings]
18 Iggy Pop and Elegant Too: "The Dreadnought"
19 Mary Margaret O'Hara: "Then Said the Captain to Me (Two Poems of the Sea)"
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