FATHER JOHN MISTY Covers T. REX With Ardent Passion – Listen To ‘MAIN MAN’

4 September 2020

The Marc Bolan tribute LP called ‘AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan
is out today. Several famous artists such as Joan Jett, Kesha, Devendra Banhart, Nick Cave, and Father John Misty honor the glam hero with a cover of one of his timeless songs. The tribute was put together by the legendary producer Hal Willner who sadly passed away
on 7 April from coronavirus.

Marc Bolan will be inducted into the
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame soon.

Father John Misty is also present.
He chose the soulful ballad MAIN MAN.
His cover is ardent and passionate.

Listen here…

The original

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FATHER JOHN MISTY: Facebook

PEACHES Covers T.REX – Put On Your Glam Disco Shoes For ‘SOLID GOLD, EASY ACTION’

10 August 2020

Gloriously controversial fatherfucker PEACHES is also part of the Marc Bolan tribute LP called ‘AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan’. Other artists such as Joan Jett, Kesha, Devendra Banhart, Nick Cave, and Father John Misty feature on the longplayer. The tribute was put together by the legendary producer Hal Wilnerr who sadly passed away
on 7 April from coronavirus.

Marc Bolan will be inducted into the
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame soon.

Peaches picked groover Solid Gold, Easy Action
and turned it into a funky bang-bang disco stomper.

Time to get out of your lazy quarantine couch and dance, dance, dance…

The original

PEACHES: Facebook

(photo on top: cover ‘Rub’ album)

JOAN JETT Loves Glam And Glitter Rock ‘N’ Roll – Here’s Her Cover Of Classic Cracker ‘JEEPSTER’ By T.REX

16 July 2020

AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs Of Marc Bolan And T. Rex is a tribute compilation project realized by the late Saturday Night Live music producer Hal Willner who spent years working on it with several big names covering T.REX songs, the immensely popular and influential (then and now) 60s glam act led by the great, late rock icon Marc Bolan.

The compilation features Nick Cave, Devendra Banhart, Father John Misty, Perry Farrell, Lucinda Williams, and U2 with Elton John and several other stars. The release was announced in April, a few weeks after,  Willner died, unfortunately, of coronavirus.

JOAN JETT also picked a T.Rex classic, 1971 hit JEEPSTER. Her version is faithful to the original. Pretty cool, but I wished she had injected the jangly glam and glitter jingle with some ‘I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll’ energy, black leather swagger, and tons of guitar decibels. But
she didn’t phone me for advice, so here’s what she wanted to do…

Here’s the original

JOAN JETT: Facebook / T.REX: Discography
 

NICK CAVE Covers T.REX For New Tribute Album – Here’s ‘COSMIC DANCER’…

New sonic impulses

29 April 2020

Living legend NICK CAVE has recorded a song by seventies glam icons T.REX.
The Australian singer/songwriter star picked ‘COSMIC DANCER‘ to feature on
a tribute album dedicated to the band’s brilliant mastermind and charismatic
leader MARC BOLAN. His version is vintage Cave, a heartfelt crooning ballad,
a moony reverie with goosebumps piano and warm clarinet fragments.

The new record, entitled ‘ANGELHEADED HIPSTER’ is planned for a
4 September release, with other contributing artists such as Elton John,
U2, Joan Jett
and Marc Almond. .

The reimagined selection of T.Rex classics was headed up by producer
Hall Willner, who passed away from coronavirus earlier this month,
only 64. Rest in peace.

Here’s Nick Cave‘s amazing cover…

And below the original version, a gripping live version…

T.REX: Facebook