NICK CAVE – ” Cosmic Dancer “

Posted: May 13, 2020 in Classic Albums, MUSIC
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Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex

A new Marc Bolan tribute album will be released by BMG Records on September 4th, featuring T.Rex (and Tyrannosaurus Rex) songs covered by the likes of Nick Cave, Lucinda Williams, U2 with Elton John, Devendra Banhart, Father John Misty, Beth Orton, Marc Almond, Joan Jett, Todd Rundgren, Peaches and many more. Marc Bolan and T. Rex are remembered with AngelHeaded Hipster a new compilation album which features interpretations of his songs.

AngelHeaded Hipster also acts as a tribute to American music producer Hal Willner who died earlier this month from COVID19. He worked on this project and before his death he discussed his thoughts on Bolan and this album:

I became immersed in this artist by listening to everything, talking to Bolan experts & fans, researching his reviews and interviews. And I found that Bolan was hardly ever talked about as a “composer”. 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 term is from a line in Allen Ginsberg’s poem ‘Howl’) It’s available as a two-CD set and on double vinyl. A limited white vinyl edition is also available. A special AngelHeaded Hipster online store has also been set up. Watch Nick Cave play his version of “Cosmic Dancer” below:

The Official Video for Cosmic Dancer, interpreted by Nick Cave. From the forthcoming album ‘Angel Headed Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T.Rex’ out September 4th

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