/EINPresswire.com/ Los Angeles – Grace Slick sings back up on “The Edge of Madness,” proceeds of which will benefit fishermen andmusicians who are victims of the recent BP oil disaster. Los Angeles musician Michelle Mangione wrote the music and sang the lyrics which were written by Slick.
I always thought government was supposed to take care of its people – what’s going on?” said Slick.
“Grace was so pissed off by Louisiana being hit from every angle, between Katrina and now BP, that she sent me theselyrics and asked me to write music that would pay tribute to Louisiana,” said Mangione. “When I was ready to record, I started putting out the word to other musicians and singers who also felt helpless and wondered what they could do. Then the parts just started coming in.”
Among those who joined Slick and Mangione were Bill Medley (Righteous Brothers), Tom Dumont (No Doubt), BillyZoom (X), Martha Davis (The Motels), Kid Ramos (The Fabulous Thunderbirds), Larry Hanson (Alabama), Terri Nunn(Berlin), and Steven Hodges (Tom Waits, Smashing Pumpkins) and a number of other artists – from many different musical genres.
The song had it’s debut at The GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles July 24 at an art exhibit and reception, featuring theartwork of Slick and an interview with KLOS DJ Jim Ladd. Now the track, which will soon be released on an independentlabel, is available for a download purchase from The GRAMMY Museum’s website http://www.grammymuseum.org.Proceeds from sales will be donated directly to the The Greater New Orleans Foundation’s Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fund that
offers aid to fishermen, and to the MusicCares Foundation(R),to offer support to music people and their families in Louisiana.
Slick and Mangione last worked together as co-writers on the highly regarded What is a Saint, the title track on Mangione’smost recent CD, released in 2009.
The Edge of Madness can be downloaded from The GRAMMY Museum’s website link: http://www.grammymuseum.org.
A sample of the track and more information, including a full list of artist contributors, can be found at: http://www.michellemangione.com.
Further information about Slick’s artwork and The Edge of Madness can also be found at: http://www.areaarts.com.