rufus wainwright, t.v. on the radio, beck and more on newest war child compilation
  • THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009

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Nothing gets me more excited than music for a cause. On the latest War Child compilation, entitled Heroes, 16 of today's hottest artists have contributed covers of songs requested by the original artists in order to raise money for children affected by war. Now these aren't just any artists. We have Beck covering Bob Dylan's "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat". We have Hot Chip covering Joy Division's "Transmission" and we even have T.V. on the Radio covering David Bowie's "Heroes". These are some seriously talented artists covering legendary songs. Personally, my favorite cover is Rufus Wainwright's medley from Brian Wilson's Smile album. While staying true to the originals Rufus puts his own flavor into this medley, turning it into something truly special. These are just four of the songs on this incredible compilation. Some of the other featured artists are Lilly Allen, Duffy, Scissor Sisters, Franz Ferdinand covering songs by the Clash, Paul McCartney, Roxy Music and Blondie. Not bad at all. The album hits stores on February 24th, so be sure to pick yourself up a copy. If you are a fan of covers you won't want to miss this.

-Greg Lozoff

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