The musical tributes to Haiti may be heartfelt, and the proceeds are all going to a great cause, but the actual content has left a lot to be desired so far. Now comes news of a potentially interesting collaboration, which has been organized by an unlikely source. Pogues singer Shane MacGowan has brought together some of his famous friends to record a cover of the Screamin’ Jay Hawking song “I Put a Spell on You,” with all proceeds going to earthquake victims in Haiti.
MacGowan has called upon Nick Cave, Johnny Depp and Primal Scream singer Bobby Gillespie to help with the project, and Depp’s partner, French singer Vanessa Paradis, will also play a role. The song is apparently being recorded in a London studio after MacGowan flew into the city from Ireland.
Photographer Danny Clifford confirmed the project on his blog: “My mate is organising a charity single to help raise loads of money for Haiti and the people who need it most,” he said. “There are some very big names involved and one of them is my mate Shane MacGowan, bless him. He is a good sport.” Clifford will also take pictures at the recording sessions, which should include some neat beauty-and-the-beast-style shots of Depp and MacGowan.
[via The Guardian]