- 27 Apr 20
AngelHeaded Hipster also includes Nick Cave, Father John Misty, Kesha, Joan Jett and Peaches among its celebrity line-up
The much delayed AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs Of Marc Bolan And T.Rex tribute album will finally be out on September 4.
Pulled together by U2's old pal Hal Willner who sadly passed away this month due to complications arising from COVID-19, the 2CD collection was meant to be released in 2017 as a 70th birthday tribute to the T.Rex leader but for a variety of reasons kept on being pushed back.
It includes a version of 'Bang A Gong (Get It On)' that U2 recorded in New Orleans on September 14, 2017 while in town for the Joshua Tree Tour and which Elton John added piano to. As T.Rex devotees will be aware, the title on this side of the Atlantic was 'Get It On' but somebody in the US record company decided to change it.
Another of their pals, Gavin Friday, teams up with honorary Irish woman Maria McKee for a romp through 'She Was Born To Be My Unicorn'/'Ride A White Swan'.
With Kesha, Nick Cave, Lucinda Williams and Father John Misty also on boaard, it promises to be quite the Bolanfest! Here's the track-listing in full:
'Children Of The Revolution' – Kesha
'Cosmic Dancer' – Nick Cave
'Jeepster' – Joan Jett
'Scenescof' – Lucinda Williams
'Solid Gold, Easy Action' – Peaches
'Dawn Storm' – BØRNS
'Hippy Gumbo' – Beth Orton
'I Love To Boogie' – King Khan
'Beltane Walk” – Gaby Moreno
'Bang A Gong (Get It On)' – U2 feat. Elton John
'Diamond Meadows' – John Cameron Mitchell
'Ballrooms Of Mars' – Emily Haines
'Main Man' – Father John Misty
'Rock On' – Perry Farrell
'The Street and Babe Shadow' – Elysian Fields
'The Leopards' – Gavin Friday
'Metal Guru' – Nena
'Teenage Dream' – Marc Almond
'Organ Blues' – Helga Davis
'Planet Queen' – Todd Rundgren
'Great Horse' – Jesse Harris
'Mambo Sun' – Sean Lennon & Charlotte Kemp Muhl
'Pilgrim’s Tale' – Victoria Williams & Julian Lennon
'Bang A Gong (Get It On)' (Reprise) – David Johansen
'She Was Born To Be My Unicorn'/'Ride A White Swan' – Maria McKee & Gavin Friday
Take a look at Nick Cave's cover of 'Cosmic Dancer' below: