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Posted by Scott McLennan  May 23, 2013 10:10 PM

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You've heard "Dirty Water" a million times, but never quite like this. Boston's formidable grit rockers Girls, Guns and Glory this week released its revamped ode to the city on the banks of the river Charles and gave the song a whole new tempo and groove. It also added a chorus of voices from Boston's rock community.

Proceeds from the sale of the single will benefit the One Fund Boston set up to aid victims of the Marathon bombing.

G,G, and G's Ward Hayden reached out to producers Sean McLaughlin and David DeLuca to helm what became known as ONEsession. In addition to all the voices putting a distinctly Boston accent on the song, Girls, Guns and Glory roped in Swinging Steaks keyboard man Jim Gambino to play on the cut.

Click the link above to buy the single for a buck (or more, if you're feeling generous). DeLuca says a video from the ONEsession is also due out shortly.

In other One Fund music news, Godsmack dropped out of the Boston Strong concert happening Thursday at TD Garden, and the Dropkick Murphys were added to the mammoth fund-raiser. The Dropkicks recently released the "Rose Tattoo" E.P. to benefit the One Fund, including a remake of the title song with Bruce Springsteen. You can find that on iTunes. Alas, the Boss is still scheduled to be touring in Europe next week, so it's unlikely he'll be able to join the Dropkicks, Aerosmith, J.Geils Band and the many others performing at Boston Stronger. And even though this concert is sold out, word is that promoter Live Nation is releasing blocks of tickets as show day approaches. When tickets become available, they will be sold via www.ticketmaster.com and www.livenation.com. Buying from other sources means the money is likely not going to the One Fund and you may not get into the show as you'll need a picture ID and the credit card used to originally purchase the ducat for entry.

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Scott McLennan is a Boston Globe music correspondent and previously wrote a music and entertainment column for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette for 15 years. After seeing the band Boston in the Boston Garden as a teenager he never looked back and eventually figured out how to be a professional fan. Scott is very good at writing in the dark. This blog is an ongoing discussion about music happening in and around Boston. Scott will be leading the trek across genres looking for new releases and hot shows as well as just checking in with the people who make Boston such a great place to listen. More »
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