[ BMG / ADA / 2 CD ]
Release Date: Friday 4 September 2020
Marc Bolan has been famously cited as a major influence by some of the biggest names in music from David Bowie to Johnny Marr.
Bolan's golden era was in the late sixties and seventies when he was the biggest selling singles artist since the Beatles and the electric spark behind Glam Rock. He died in 1977 aged just 29 after a car crash in Barnes, London.
For 'AngelHeaded Hipster', a collection of major stars including Nick Cave, U2 featuring Elton John, Joan Jett, Peaches and Marc Almond have reinterpreted and reimagined some of his greatest tracks including Jeepster, Bang A Gong (Get It On) and Ride A White Swan.
The album was made under the direction of Hal Willner, a veteran of tribute records with a reputation for creating alchemy with diverse artists. His touch points are great composers - Nina Rota, Thelonious Monk, Kurt Weill, Charles Mingus.
Children Of The Revolution - Kesha
Cosmic Dancer - Nick Cave
Jeepster - Joan Jett
Scenescof - Devendra Banhart
Life's A Gas - 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 - Jessie Harris
Mambo Sun - Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl
Pilgrim's Tale - Victoria Williams with Julian Lennon
Bang A Gong (Get It On) Reprise - David Johansen
She Was Born To Be My Unicorn / Ride A White Swan - Maria McKee