Megadeth, Blur, Moby, G. Love & Special Sauce, and Stereophonics have all contributed exclusive tracks to a limited edition album, "Music 4 Food," being passed out to students on campuses in San Francisco, Seattle, and Chicago as part of a food drive being organized by Food.com and America's Second Harvest.Students can receive the 16-track disc by bringing in and donating canned goods at drop-off locations that Food.com has set up at several schools in the three cities between now and December 6. In addition to previously released songs from Eve 6, Guster, and Manic Street Preachers, the "Music 4 Food" album also features five songs exclusive to the collection. Blur has offered up "All We Want," an import b-side, while Moby has donated "Flying Foxes," a previously unreleased song. G. Love and Megadeth have both contributed remixes of "Rude Clown" and "Insomnia," respectively, and Stereophonics have supplied a live version of "The Bartender And The Thief." The
foodstuffs are being gathered for America's Second Harvest, a national network of regional food banks that have banded together for the holiday season. All contributions made as part of this particular drive will be split among the Greater Chicago Food Depository, the Food Lifeline of Seattle, and the San Francisco Food Bank.Schools participating in the music for food swap include the University of Illinois, Loyola University, the University of Chicago, the University of Washington, Washington State University, Seattle University, Seattle Pacific University, the University of Puget Sound, the University of California at Berkeley, San Francisco State University, San Jose State University, Stanford University, and Santa Clara University. For more information about the Music 4 Food Drive, check out Food.com's Web site at www.food.com/music.
-- David Basham