I admit it: I have neither heard nor watched the video for the We Are the World remake.
I did come across another musical tribute that blew my mind. Shane MacGowan of the Pogues gathered a truly amazing bunch of artists for a remake of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ ‘I Put A Spell On You’. The song features Nick Cave, Mick Jones (The Clash), Bobby Gillespie (Primal Scream), Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Chrissie Hynde, Cait O’Riordon, Paloma Faith, Eliza Doolittle and Johnny Depp.
The result is a captivating, raw, soulful collaboration (how could it not be with those folks behind it?). I will absolutely buy this single to show my support.
ALL proceeds go to Concern, a charity who have provided assistance to some of the poorest countries in the world including Haiti, even before the earthquake struck.