Location: Montreal

Monday, August 22, 2005

feed them!

a benefit song that spits in the faces of all other benefit songs while still raising money for a good cause.
(and being hilarious.)

the song is a fun, satirical, Halloween-style rip on that gaudy old benefit classic "Do They Know It's Christmas?", and i must say, they pull it off brilliantly.
it's quite possibly the best benefit song since Springfeild's brightest and best teamed up to sing "Throwin' Our Love Down The Well."

and it's definently the best Halloween-oriented song since Ray Parker Jr.'s "Ghostbusters" took our breath away all those years ago.
(DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince's "Nightmare On My Street" pales in comparison.)

basically, this is a great fucking idea.
here's some hype 'n' stats from the press release:
This song’s inspiration stems from a frustration with other benefit songs’ misguided, somewhat patronizing attitude, and Western-centric worldview.

The song itself is an epic journey into the pulsating heart of fear. It is a rallying cry to stamp out this most scary of holidays. The North American Halloween Prevention Initiative features a who’s-who of current alternative music:
Sum 41
The Arcade Fire
Sonic Youth
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Devendra Banhart
Wolf Parade
Postal Service
Buck 65
Comedian David Cross
Sex Pistols’ founder Malcolm McLaren
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
60s soul legend Gino Washington
Psychedelic singer Roky Erickson
Los Angeles 70s group Sparks
Inuit throat singer, Tagaq (a frequent collaborator with Björk)
check the link on the left to give it a listen.


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