Goths come out to fight COVID-19 with an all-star remake of an anthem

One of the most majestic songs of the 80s was “Tower of Strength,” the John Paul Jones-produced track from The Mission. The band’s Wayne Hussey resurrected the song for a redux to support frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19.

The track, released under the name ReMission International, features members of The Cure, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Slowdive, Bauhaus / Love and Rockets, The Smiths, The Twilight Sad, Depeche Mode, The Cult, The Wonder Stuff, Gary Numan, Evi Vine, Midge Ure (Ultravox), Spear of Destiny / Theatre Of Hate, Beauty In Chaos, The Soft Cavalry, All About Eve, Guns N’ Roses, Nine Inch Nails and Gene Loves Jezebel.

Jeebus. Nice organizational work, Wayne. And it’s awesome.

There are other versions, too.

  1. Single mix
  2. Beholden to the Front Line Workers of the World mix
  3. Trentemøller remix
  4. Albie Mischenzingerzen remix

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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