See Shane Macgowan, Nick Cave and … yes … Johnny Depp ‘Put a Spell on You” to Help Haiti

     February 27, 2010

johnny_depp_01.jpgAlthough there’s certainly no way this will raise more money for Haiti than the new “We Are the World” confab, I’m just as sure the folks who turned out for that didn’t have nearly as much fun as these guys and gals did.

Now, when you’re talking about a party convened by drunkard’s saint Shane Macgowan, things could have certainly gone South very quickly. But as you’ll see from the video, his view-askew all-star gathering of sorts to croon Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ “I Put a Spell on You” actually turned out something remarkably listenable – and even bordering on good.

As you’ll see, the vocals are handled by sometime Pogue MacGowan, Nick Cave, Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders, Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream and Paloma Faith, and if you stick around to the end, you’ll find none other Johnny Depp contributes a passable guitar solo too.  Hit the jump to see the video:

And all this madness is meant to benefit the Dublin-based charity World Concern as it works to help rebuild Haiti, so if you like the song, consider buying it when it goes on sale later this month.


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