V/A: ANGELHEADED HIPSTER: The Songs of Marc Bolan & T.Rex 2LP SET ***JUST LANDED

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A tribute compilation, Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex which was produced by the late Hal Willner,  boasts renditions of 26 songs Bolan recorded between 1968 and 1977. Some big names on the comp include U2 and Elton John doing “Bang a Gong (Get It On),” Joan Jett doing “Jeepster,” Lucinda Williams doing “Life’s a Gas”, Nick Cave contributed  an incredibly tender interpretation of T. Rex’s “Cosmic Dancer, and Kesha doing “Children of the Revolution.”

Devendra Banhart, Gaby Moreno, Emily Haines, John Cameron Mitchell, Father John Misty, Perry Farrell, Todd Rundgren and Sean Lennon also contributed to the LP, while Donald Fagen, Van Dyke Parks, Bill Frisell and Wayne Kramer will appear as special guests.

Marc 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, movie star and the electric spark behind Glam Rock. He died in 1977 aged just 29, after a car crash in Barnes, London but his reputation has only grown.