Back in 2006, the producer Hal Willner put together the compilation Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys, which involved an impressive cast of musical luminaries pretending to be age-old sea dogs, taking on the nautical drinking songs of another era. And next week, we get the massive double-disc sequel Song Of Rogues Gallery. We’ve already posted the Tom Waits/Keith Richards team-up “Shenandoah” and Iggy Pop’s a Hawk And A Hacksaw collab “Asshole Rules The Navy,” but the comp also has contributions from Johnny Depp, Shane MacGowan, Michael Gira, Patti Smith, Michael Stipe, Nick Cave, Courtney Love, and a host of others. And now, if you like, you can spend hours listening to both discs of the collection at NPR.
Son Of Rogues Gallery is out 2/19 on Anti-.