Queens of the Stone Age‘s Josh Homme, members of The Strokes and Eddie Vedder have teamed up to contribute a Marvin Gaye classic to an amazingly star-studded compilation titled “Live From Nowhere Near You Volume II“. The album is to benefit homeless youth.
Dedicated Strokes fans may recall seeing Mercy, Mercy Me as a b-side to the single for You Only Live Once, but the song is now under a different context and the song is one among many incredible collaborations on this landmark benefit album. The track is available below as well as a list of contributors to From Nowhere Near You Volume II.
Partial Artist List:
Daniel Johnston • Modest Mouse • Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam • Stone Gossard and Mike McCready of Pearl Jam • Tango Alpha Tango • The Black Ryder • The Strokes • James Mercer of The Shins • Wilco • Kevin and Anita Robinson of Viva Voce • Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney • Chris Funk and John Moen of The Decemberists • Elliott Smith • The Helio Sequence • The Upsidedown • The Dandy Warhols • Spoon • Ryan Adams • The Presidents of the United States of America • Bright Eyes • Dan Reed • Danny Seim of Menomena • Dave Allen of Gang of Four • Evan Railton of Swords • Greg Oden of The Portland Trailblazers • Imani Coppola • The Ettes • Joe Purdy • John Doe of X • Joshua Homme of Queens of the Stone Age and Them Crooked Vultures • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club • The Robots • Keith Schreiner of Dahlia • Logan Lynn • Mic Crenshaw of Hungry Mob • Mike Watt of The Minutemen • Nathan Jr of Duover • Neil Gust of No. 2 and Heatmiser • Pete Droge • Pete Miser of the Five Fingers of Funk • Third Eye Blind • Seth Lorinczi of the Golden Bears • Shawn Smith of Brad and Satchel • Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree • Stic.man of Dead Prez • Thomas Lauderdale of Pink Martini • …AND MANY MORE