- 28 Feb 20
Glaswegian band December have covered ‘Miracle Drug’ by U2 in an effort to raise money for the Glasgow Children’s Hospital.
Miracle Drug is by U2 and was on their How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb album. December count the band as a major influence and got together after seeing the original Joshua Tree tour in 1987 in Scotland.
The band have followed U2 their whole lives and released ‘Alison Stewart’, a song about U2 in November 2015 with all proceeds going to benefit Irish charity Chernobyl Children International. The band played the official fan-led celebrations of U2’s 40th anniversary in Dublin in September 2016. “We played Miracle drug live in Tokyo for the first time just after we’d released The Refugee. We wanted to record it and for it to be useful somehow.” December released Sister and Brothers, a deeply personal album, in April 2018 and toured internationally.
The track is not for sale and December are asking if folk enjoy it, they donate the price of a song to the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow.
“Our nephew Caden passed away there at 6 years old after a hard fight against meningitis. Our bandmate Paul's son Tod had heart surgery there when he was just weeks old. The hospital is a precious place for the band and our families.”
Listen to their cover below.