Tucked somewhere in the back of most of our minds is a discomforting cognizance of our country’s ugly history of mistreating Native Americans. But come Thanksgiving Day—and the corollary consumerism circus that is Black Friday—we tend not to dwell on that reality.
So for Record Store Day this year, artist-advocates John Densmore, drummer of The Doors, and Shepard Fairey, the iconoclastic artist, teamed up for a creative effort to rouse the country’s collective conscience—and shine light on a movement to uplift the indigenous community. The result of their collaborative vision is Ghost Song, a limited edition 12″ vinyl featuring The Doors 1978 hit and cover art by Fairey, hitting indie record stores on Friday, Nov. 28—”the day after the first peoples of this land taught us how to give, as in Thanksgiving,” Densmore explains. The proceeds will go toward Honor the Treaties, an organization dedicated to elevating indigenous communities via art and activism.
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