Lily Allen Is Going To Hell In Her Godfather’s Handbasket

noah | January 21, 2009 2:00 am
Lily Allen’s cover of the Clash track “Straight To Hell” appears on the latest charity comp for the outfit War Child, Heroes, and gets part of its pedigree from Mick Jones’ appearance on backing vocals, as well as the factoid that Allen is actually the godchild of the late Joe Strummer. (Something tells me that these notes won’t stop purist-types from turning their noses up at this somewhat frothy take on the track, although I like it.) Other tracks on the comp include Scissor Sisters’ version of Roxy Music’s “Do The Strand” (there’s a slightly worrisome snippet at Popjustice), Estelle’s take on “Superstitious,” and a Franz Ferdinand cover of “Call Me” by Blondie, a cover that I’m sort of surprised hasn’t happened already. [YouTube]