Digital Music, Video — February 26, 2010 at 1:16 am

Video: Shane MacGowan & Friends (Johnny Depp, Nick Cave, Mick Jones, etc.) sing ‘I Put a Spell on You’ to benefit Haiti

The Pogues’ Shane MacGowan premiered the video of his all-star cover of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ swampy 1956 classic “I Put a Spell on You” — proceeds from which will benefit the victims of Haiti’s devastating earthquake — at the Shockwaves NME Awards in London on Wednesday night.

The video, shown above, finds MacGowan joined in the studio by the likes of Nick Cave, Mick Jones of The Clash (on both guitar and fire hydrant), the Sex Pistols’ Glen Matlock, Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders and Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie — not to mention Johnny Depp, who turns in a bluesy guitar solo near the end of the clip.

Proceeds from the sale of the “I Put a Spell On You” single — recorded last month and due out digitally on March 8 — will benefit Concern Worldwide, an Irish charity that long has done work in Haiti. For those in the UK, the song can be pre-ordered now via 7digital; it eventually will be available on the U.S. version of the site, too.

See cover art and track credits after the jump…

Shane MacGowan & Friends, 'I Put a Spell On You'

Shane MacGowan & Friends, “I Put a Spell On You”

Shane MacGowan
Nick Cave
Bobby Gillespie
Glen Matlock
Chrissie Hynde
Paloma Faith
Eliza Doolittle

James Walbourne
Mick Jones
Johnny Depp

Cait O’Riordan

Hammond organ/piano:
Carwyn Ellis

Rob Walbourne

Fire hydrant:
Mick Jones


One Comment

  1. This is a million times better than any “We Are The World” bullcrap. I’m an american, and our music scene sucks balls.

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