Tom Waits and Keith Richards – Shenandoah

Son of Rogue’s Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys

Two of the grizzliest most talented iconic men in rock and roll have got together to collaborate and the result is a cover of the old ballad Shenandoah. It is to be included on the compilation Son of Rogue’s Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys which is being put together by everyone’s favourite pirate Johnny Depp. The thing about this song is it actually sounds like it was recorded by a band of drunken pirates on the high seas (albeit pirates with access to a state of the art mobile recording studio). You can have a listen to the track on NPR here.

Other contributors to the double-album include Shane McGowan (of course), Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Marianne Faithful and Broken Social Scene and it will be released on 18th February 2013.

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