These days, the words music and charity have been synonymous with another, and of course for good reason. The latest example comes in the form of a brand new download series launched by TargetCancer, a non-profit organization devoted to helping fund research into rare and lesser known cancers.
“The Right Track: Tunes To TargetCancer” features exclusive downloads of new and rare music from acts like Weezer, Ween, The Donnas, The Cowboy Junkies, and Drug Rug, with more artists to be added in the coming months. The series will utilize the Radiohead pay-what-you-wish method, so, say for example you, you want Weezer’s previously unreleased cut, “The Rat Race” (The song was recorded in the summer of 2003 at Rod Cervera’s studio in L.A., in sessions originally planned for an acoustic release. However, it was never released.) Well, then head on over to therighttrack.com and click buy and then select your price ($.99 minimum).
In addition to the songs, The Right Track will sponsor a series of concerts and events, with 100% of proceeds from all its initiatives going directly to research funding. A list of songs currently available through the series can be found below.
The Right Track: Tunes To Target Cancer songs:
Weezer – “The Rat Race”
Ween – “DC Won’t Do You No Good”
The Donnas – “Can’t Keep It a Secret”
Cowboy Junkies – “In My Time of Need” (Ryan Adams cover)
Dean and Britta – “International Velvet Theme” (Caledonia Mix)
Buffalo Tom – “Thrown” (Live From Somerville Theater)
Linda Thompson – “Never the Bride”
Mike Viola – “This is Love, This is Life”
Drug Rug – “Coffee In the Morning” (Alternate Version)
The Gravel Pit – “Yellow Light Purple”
Happy Ending – “Through Your Eyes”