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Joan Jett Covers T. Rex Classic ‘Jeepster’…Watch The New Video…



Joan Jett covers Marc Bolan’s classic T. Rex smash “Jeepster” on the imminent star-studded album, “Angel Headed Hipster: the Songs Of Marc Bolan and T. Rex”, due for release in September 2020.  The video for the track premiered a few minutes ago (15th July 2020) – watch it below.

A who’s who of stars contributed to the 26-track album, produced by the late Hal Willner and released by BMG on 4th September…

They are: Joan Jett, Kesha, Banhart and Cave plus Marc Almond, Børns, Helga Davis, Perry Farrell, Elysian Fields, Gavin Friday, Emily Haines, Jesse Harris, King Khan, Sean Lennon & Charlotte Kemp Muhl, Maria McKee, Father John Misty, John Cameron Mitchell, Gaby Moreno, Nena, Beth Orton, Peaches, Todd Rundgren, Lucinda Williams, Victoria Williams With Julian Lennon and U2 Feat. Elton John.

For her re-imagining of the standout track from the 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee’s chart-topping “Electric Warrior” album, Jett is joined by Marc Ribot on guitar, Jim White on drums (PJ Harvey, Cat Power), Thomas Bartlett arranging and on piano (The National, Sufjan Stevens) and production by the late Hal Willner.

“Jeepster” is the fourth song to be released from “Angelheaded Hipster”, following Kesha’s “Children of the Revolution,” Devendra Banhart’s “Scenescof” and Nick Cave’s wonderful version of “Cosmic Dancer.”

Each of the 26 tracks on “Angelheaded Hipster” was produced by the acclaimed Hal Willner, who passed away from COVID-19 in April 2020. Hal had previously served as the ‘Saturday Night Live’ sketch music producer for nearly 40 years, produced albums for Lou Reed, Marianne Faithfull and William S. Burroughs, and concept albums drawing upon the music of Thelonious Monk, Kurt Weill, vintage Disney films and others.

Hal Willner worked on “AngelHeaded Hipster” for several years, with sessions spanning continents, from New York, Los Angeles and New Orleans, to London, Paris and Berlin. The project was conceived and executive produced by Bill Curbishley and Ethan Silverman.

Glam rock star and T. Rex frontman Marc Bolan died in 1997 in a car accident near London.


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

  1. Children Of The Revolution – Kesha
  2. Cosmic Dancer – Nick Cave
  3. Jeepster – Joan Jett
  4. Scenescof – Devendra Banhart
  5. Life’s A Gas – Lucinda Williams
  6. Solid Gold, Easy Action – Peaches
  7. Dawn Storm – Børns
  8. Hippy Gumbo – Beth Orton
  9. 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
  14. Main Man – Father John Misty
  15. Rock On – Perry Farrell
  16. The Street and Babe Shadow – Elysian Fields
  17. The Leopards – Gavin Friday
  18. Metal Guru – Nena
  19. Teenage Dream – Marc Almond
  20. Organ Blues – Helga Davis
  21. Planet Queen – Todd Rundgren
  22. Great Horse – Jessie Harris
  23. Mambo Sun – Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl
  24. Pilgrim’s Tale – Victoria Williams with Julian Lennon
  25. Bang A Gong (Get It On) Reprise – David Johansen
  26. She Was Born To Be My Unicorn / Ride A White Swan – Maria McKee





Joan Jett photo: Jason Sheldon



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