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April 14, 2009

Check out War Child

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Midnight Sun commenter Allan sent me this e-mail:

This Web site is devoted to sending aid to children affected by war, in various parts of the world. It provides education, food, shelter, and other basic living needs.

As if that wasn't cool enough, they put out an album of covers of some of the biggest acts in the music biz. Now, the neat part is the original artists got to choose who they wanted to cover their songs.

The results are actually pretty cool, and worth a good listen to on youtube. Case in point: The Hold Steady (pictured) covering Bruce Springsteen's "Atlantic City."

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 7:41 AM | | Comments (2)
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I bought that album a while ago when it was first released and it's fantastic! Beck's cover of Dylan's "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat" hooked me in, but the rest of the album is awesome as well. I think Duffy's version of "Live and Let Die" was the most disappointing, unfortunately, to me anyway.

from what i heard, i disliked the version of Iggy and the Stooges, "Search and Destroy", as covered by Peaches. I realize there's only so many ways you can play that song without sounding like Iggy, but it was just a weird sound for it.

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