Listen: Nick Cave covers ‘Cosmic Dancer’ for new T.Rex tribute album

'AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs Of Marc Bolan And T.Rex' drops on September 4

Saturday Night Live sketch music producer Hall Willner passed away from COVID-19 a few weeks ago, and he had been working on a star-studded T.Rex tribute album. Today, the compilation has been announced, and it will be called AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs Of Marc Bolan And T.Rex.

The compilation, which is set for release on September 4th, will feature T.Rex covers from U2 (featuring Elton John), Joan Jett, Father John Misty, Lucinda Williams, Kesha, Perry Farrell, Todd Rundgren, Metric’s Emily Haines, Devendra Banhart, King Khan, and more. Today, we’ve been gifted Nick Cave’s rendition of T.Rex’s 1971 Electric Warrior track “Cosmic Dancer.”

“Hal had a unique vision of Marc Bolan’s music, and working on AngelHeaded Hipster brought him great joy,” the album’s music supervisor Rachel Fox explains. “Speaking for those closest to him, we will forever be heartbroken at the untimely loss of our beloved friend and irreplaceable creative engine. Hal, who referred to AngelHeaded Hipster as his White Album, was eager for everyone to hear these beautiful songs and to start thinking about Bolan and T.Rex again.”

Listen to Cave’s cover and checkout the tracklist for the album below.

AngelHeaded Hipster Tracklist:

01 Kesha – “Children Of The Revolution”
02 Nick Cave – “Cosmic Dancer”
03 Joan Jett – “Jeepster”
04 Devendra Banhart – “Scenescof”
05 Lucinda Williams – “Life’s A Gas”
06 Peaches – “Solid Gold, Easy Action”
07 BØRNS – “Dawn Storm”
08 – Beth Orton – “Hippy Gumbo”
09 – King Khan – “I Love To Boogie”
10 – Gaby Moreno – “Beltane Walk”
11 – U2 – “Bang A Gong (Get It On)” (Feat. Elton John)
12 – John Cameron Mitchell – “Diamond Meadows”
13 – Emily Haines – “Ballrooms Of Mars”
14 – Father John Misty – “Main Man”
15 – Perry Farrell – “Rock On”
16 – Elysian Fields – “The Street And Babe Shadow”
17 – Gavin Friday – “The Leopards”
18 – Nena – “Metal Guru”
19 – Marc Almond – “Teenage Dream”
20 – Helga Davis – “Organ Blues”
21 – Todd Rundgren – “Planet Queen”
22 – Jessie Harris – “Great Horse”
23 – Sean Lennon & Charlotte Kemp Muhl – “Mambo Son”
24 – Victoria Willians & Julian Lennon – “Pilgrim’s Tail”
25 – David Johansen – “Bang A Gong (Get It On) – Reprise”
26 – Maria McKee – “She Was Born To Be My Unicorn / Ride A White Swan”