Nick Cave, Kesha, U2 contribute to Hal Willner’s Marc Bolan tribute album AngelHeaded Hipster

By Live4ever - Posted on 30 Apr 2020 at 8:16am



Nick Cave, Joan Jett, Kesha, Father John Misty and U2 are just some of the artists who have contributed to a new album celebrating the music of Marc Bolan and T.Rex which was initiated by Hal Willner before his untimely death earlier this month.

AngelHeaded Hipster was conceived by Willner after he, ‘became immersed in this artist by listening to everything, talking to Bolan experts and fans, researching his reviews and interviews’.

“And I found that Bolan was hardly ever talked about as a ‘composer’,” Willner had said. “It was all about what a great rocker he was, how innovative he was, how David Bowie took his essence and Bolan was in his shadow.”

“But I put him in the same pantheon as other composers that I’ve explored before. So, the concept for the album became to show Bolan as a composer with our typical cast of artists from different worlds that one rarely sees in the same place.”

AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs Of Marc Bolan and T.Rex tracklist:

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



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