Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Kesha rocks Children Of The Revolution on new T. Rex tribute

Kesha’s cover of the 1972 classic, “Children Of The Revolution”, is the latest preview of a forthcoming album tribute to UK rockers T. Rex.

Due September 4, “AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex” features new versions of 26 tracks by the pioneering glam rock group from their runs as Tyrannosaurus Rex and T. Rex between 1968-77.

The collection was created by the late Hal Willner, the acclaimed music producer who passed away on April 7 from COVID-19; Willner worked on the project for several years, with sessions spanning continents, from New York, Los Angeles and New Orleans, to London, Paris and Berlin.

“Through a stroke of luck, I met the incredibly talented and kind Hal Willner,” says Kesha. “We were in the same studio and he said he liked my red nudie suit, and then when he mentioned that he was working on a project that involved honoring Marc Bolan, I excitedly started rambling about how much T. Rex has influenced my music and my style. Right there we decided to record our own incarnation of ‘Children of the Revolution,’ a mother****** of a song!

“I’m excited for the world to finally hear it! This project was so exciting and important to the late great Hal, and I’m humbled to be a part of this project honoring one of the most magical artists of the 20th century.”

The tribute record features contributions from U2 with Elton John, Joan Jett, Todd Rundgren, Perry Farrell, David Johansen, Sean Lennon and Victoria Williams, among others.

Bolan released a dozen studio albums with the band before his fall 1977 death from a car accident near his UK home.

T. Rex will be among the artists inducted into the 2020 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in November.

Various Artists
“AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs Of Marc Bolan and T. Rex”

Release date: September 4

Disc 1

01. Children Of The Revolution - Kesha
02. Cosmic Dancer - Nick Cave
03. Jeepster - Joan Jett
04. Scenescof - Devendra Banhart
05. Life’s A Gas - Lucinda Williams
06. Solid Gold, Easy Action - Peaches
07. Dawn Storm - BØRNS
08. Hippy Gumbo - Beth Orton
09. I Love To Boogie - King Khan
10. Beltane Walk - Gaby Moreno
11. Bang A Gong (Get It On) - U2 feat. Elton John
12. Diamond Meadows - John Cameron Mitchell
13. Ballrooms Of Mars - Emily Haines

Disc 2

01. Main Man - Father John Misty
02. Rock On - Perry Farrell
03. The Street and Babe Shadow - Elysian Fields
04. The Leopards - Gavin Friday
05. Metal Guru - Nena
06. Teenage Dream - Marc Almond
07. Organ Blues - Helga Davis
08. Planet Queen - Todd Rundgren
09. Great Horse - Jessie Harris
10. Mambo Sun - Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl
11. Pilgrim’s Tale - Victoria Williams with Julian Lennon
12. Bang A Gong (Get It On) Reprise - David Johansen

See also:

U2 and Joan Jett featured on new T. Rex tribute album
2020 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony rescheduled
2020 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony postponed
The Doobie Brothers and T. Rex among 2020 Rock Hall inductees
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