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Shane MacGowan Debuts Haitian Relief Video

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.

Nick Cave and Warren Ellis – White Lunar

Nick Cave and Warren Ellis - White LunarNick Cave & Warren EllisWhite Lunar (Mute)

I have to confess, unless it’s a movie soundtrack with a hefty blend of songs that fit nicely in the mix of the film, I rarely pay much attention to the music featured in movies. If it’s a movie score, forget about it. I appreciate how a score can bring emotional stock to a film and understand that modern day scoring is the closest thing that we may have in terms of classical composition, but it’s not anything that I feel the need to examine further.

There are a few exceptions to this, but I’d be hard pressed to name a soundtrack that spoke to me on any real meaningful level.

Or so I thought.

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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!Nick Cave and the Bad SeedsDig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! (Anti)

Coming off the wonderful return to dirtyass rock of Grinderman, Nick Cave resumes his work with the Bad Seeds with an album more akin to the raucous nature of that aforementioned project. The difference is that Ginderman sounded like a man kicking out some guttural mid-life crisis, Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! sounds like a man baptized again on the alter of seedy six strings.

Marginally more restrained than Grinderman, Cave has instead focused on placing the negative energy in his words instead of merely turning up the amps. Placed against other performer’s mid-career work, one is hard pressed to find a reference point as consistently great as Lazarus.

And when you’re able to, you suddenly discover the kind of company that Nick Cave is in with. By now, it’s time to start realizing that he’s rubbing shoulders with people like Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, and there’s no better moment to start diving into his wide body of work than with this, an impeccably written and perfectly arranged statement from a man who’s delivering some of the best material of an already remarkable career.

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