We’ve already ruffled some feathers with our views of bands who seemed to have used the disaster relief efforts in Haiti as promotional fodder so we’ll just let this video speak for itself.
Shane MacGowan, Johnny Depp, Mick Jones, Nick Cave, Primal Scream‘s Bobby Gillespie, Chrissie Hynde and Paloma Faith team up for a cover of Screaming Jay Hawkins‘ 1956 hit, “I Put a Spell On You.”
Video: Shane MacGowan & Friends – “I Put A Spell On You”
Via The NME.
Quick heads up to bands and PR teams out there. We think it’s great that people, including yourselves, have come together to support relief efforts in Haiti. The devastation down there is unbelievable and the outpouring of donations and other support should make all of us feel proud (fuck Rush Limbaugh).
But stop using it as a promotional message. It’s selfish and tactless. We get a lot of press releases and promotional emails here at GLONO and if I see one more touting some dopey, no-name band “donating” their record sale profits (profits??? You must be new to the game) or some nominal amount of “tour proceeds” I will publicly shame you out of the music business. Donate because you’re a decent human being, not because you want ink.
For the rest of you, please consider donating to relief efforts.
Hope for Haiti Now
Doctors Without Borders