Tuesday, September 19, 2006


The details of the charity single that features both Pete Doherty and Carl Barat have been confirmed.

As reported on NME.COM, Carl and Pete have teamed up with 21 other artists, including The Rakes , We Are Scientists, The Kooks and The Holloways, for a cover of The Clash song'Janie Jones'. The proceeds will go to Strummerville - the Joe Strummer Foundation For New Music and will be released October 30.

The idea to do the track was suggested by Strummer's daughter Lola, and was put together by Babyshambles's Drew McConnell and Statik.

The full list of artists contributing to the song are: BabyshamblesCarl BarĂ¢t The Rakes Mystery Jets The Holloways We Are Scientists The Paddingtons Larrikin Love Cazals The Noisettes Good Books Lady Fuzz The Kooks Jack Penate Laura MarlingThe Maccabees Lisa Moorish Light Speed Champ (Test Icicles) Jamie T Jeremy Warmsley StatikGuillemots

The B-side will feature a solo version of the track by Pete Doherty.


Down in Albjorn said...

Barat told NME.COM that both have contributed vocals to the track, a cover of The Clash's 'Janie Jones', though did not record together.

"Am I recording for Strummerville? Yeah, I've done that already," he explained. "This fella just popped round with his computer and said 'Sing onto this' and then he was gone. Pete's on it, The Paddingtons are on it, loads of bands are on it."

The Dirty Pretty Things frontman added that he hasn't yet heard the track, and was unsure when it's being released.

"I haven't heard it yet," he said. "It's one of those things in passing."

I'd hardly call that a "reunion."

ladylibertine said...

They did it separately.
They did meet up at a gig about a month ago, I think.