In their first public interview following the Paris terror attacks, Eagles of Death Metal called upon other bands to cover their song “I Love You All the Time” in a show of solidarity. They’ve pledged to donate all of the publishing revenue to The Sweet Stuff Foundation in memory of the victims, and already bands are starting to heed their challenge. My Morning Jacket covered the song during their show at New York City’s Beacon Theatre last night, and The Dean Ween Group have now stepped up with their own studio version.
“I have been very close friends with [EODM’s] Josh Homme for over 20 years,” writes Dean Ween (who goes by Mickey Melchiondo when he’s not fronting his band or the newly reformed Ween) in a statement. “When Josh asked me to cover this tune, I dropped what I was doing on the most important (to me anyway) gig night of my life.” Ween had been debuting songs from the Dean Ween Group’s forthcoming album, but he raced into the studio with drummer Ray Kubian and quickly laid down the track. The final version features Kubian on lead vocals, along with “one sample of handclaps and 8 tracks of grunting in the rhythm of the song and scat singing.” Listen below.
Read more about The Sweet Stuff Foundation at the charity’s website.