Live Earth’s Greatest Bits

By Stereogum / July 9, 2007

Rather than stay in and watch Al’s big day out, we decided to bounce around outside to enjoy the fresh air (or what’s left of it). And Gore’s right, it was totally hot outside! If you took it in, these wacky collabs won’t be news for ya, but maybe they’re worth another watch. Like this one, bringing lady Madonna together with Eugene and Serge of Gogol Bordello for “La Isla Bonita.” Diggi-diggi-diggi-dhye.

Take the jump for a bunch more, including the mainstream wet dream of the Police/John Mayer/Kanye West on “Message In A Bottle” and a bassed up Spinal Tap jam.

The Police and Mayer’s “Message In A Bottle” gets pretty great with Mr. Cain-yay West’s appearance at about 2:20 (not that we can freestyle, but is that the worst Kanye rap ever or what?). It’s cute that Kanye and John are BFF. And for bonus fun: check out the idiot at 01:22.

Here’s Keith Urban and Alicia Keys doing some “Gimme Shelter” from the New York leg…

And most awesomely, Spinal Tap and every bass player in the known universe doing sentimental and tearjerking eco-ballad “Big Bottom.”

If that’s not enough Earthen awareness for ya, here’s a bonus slate of links to keep you busy not doing work all day:

The Smashing Pumpkins – “Today”
Genesis – “Land Of Confusion”
Roger Waters And A Bunch Of Kids – “Another Brick In The Wall”
Foo Fighters – “Everlong”
Crowded House – “Something So Strong” (now with less bottles!)
Metalica – “Enter Sandman”
Bloc Party – “Banquet”
Kelly Clarkson – “Since U Been Gone”
Beastie Boys – “Sabotage”
Rihanna – “Umbrella”
Duran Duran – “Notorious”
Cat Stevens – “Wild World”
We Are Scientists Nunatak – “How Many People”

Don’t think you get any more indie rock than playing to a bunch of penguins in Antarctica.