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Taj Weekes to feature on 'Occupy this Album'

Taken From Rolling Stone

 

Occupy Wall Street Album to Feature Tom Morello, Crosby & Nash, Yoko Ono

Proceeds from 'Occupy This Album' will benefit movement

By Rolling Stone
January 23, 2012 4:55 PM ET
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'Occupy This Album'
Artwork by Robert Grossman

Occupy Wall Street now has an A-list soundtrack: the compilation Occupy This Album, which was announced today and will be released sometime this spring. The record will feature music from Debbie Harry, Jackson Browne, Yoko Ono, Third Eye Blind, Crosby and Nash and many more. Several of the contributors, including Joan Baez and Crosby and Nash, performed at the New York OWS site while it was still active.

Proceeds from Occupy This Album will benefit the Occupy movement, which has flourished from an initial staging in New York into an international grassroots effort. According to the  press release, "all proceeds received from the sale of this work will go directly to the Occupy movement. . . The cause can now be found in 951 cities in 83 countries including Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Africa."

The full roster of artists on Occupy This Album:
•Crosby & Nash
•Yoko Ono
•Debbie Harry
•Devo
•Willie Nelson
•Jackson Browne
•Tom Morello
•Michael Moore
•Thievery Corporation
•Immortal Technique
•Joan Baez, James McMurtry and Steve Earle
•Mogwai
•Warren Haynes
•DJ Logic
•Ladytron
•Lucinda Williams
•The Guthrie Family
•Third Eye Blind
•Toots and the Maytals
•Yo La Tengo
•Rain Phoenix
•Our Lady Peace
•Aeroplane Pageant
•Chroma
•Cosmonaut
•Global Block
•Harry Hayward
•Jay Samel
•Jennie Arnau
•Joel Rafael
•Lloyd Cole
•Matt Pless
•Mike + Ruthy
•Mike Rimbaud
•My Pet Dragon
•Mystic Bowie
•Stephan Said
•Tao Seeger
Taj Weekes
•Thee Oh Sees
•Julie B. Bonnie
•Ace Reporter
•Black Dragon
•Joseph Arthur
•Loudon Wainwright III
•Danger Field
•Richard Barone
•Ronny Elliot
•Los Cintron
•The Middle Eight
•Dylan Chambers
•Alex Emanuel
•Junkyard Empire