Joan Jett Releases New Video For T. Rex Classic


This year, T. Rex finally gets inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Why did it take so long? Who knows why anything happens in the Hall of Fame but it’s happening and at the same time there’s a documentary coming out, Children Of The Revolution.

As well as that, to be released on the 4th of September is a Marc Bolan and T. Rex tribute album called AngelHeaded Hipster.

This promises to be amazing given the people appearing on it: for example, Nick Cave does Cosmic Dancer, U2 and Elton John team up to cover Bolan’s signature classic “Bang A Gong (Get It On),” and Maria McKee and Gavin Friday take an extended Ride on A White Swan.

The list of names includes Sean Lennon, Beth Orton, Todd Rundgren and loads of others over the twenty-six tracks on the album. Among those names is Joan Jett doing this one. Jeepster, a glam rock favourite from 1971.

The tracklisting to AngelHeaded Hipster is:

Disc One:

“Children Of The Revolution” – Kesha
“Cosmic Dancer” – Nick Cave
“Jeepster” – Joan Jett
“Scenescof” – Devendra Banhart
“Life’s A Gas” – Lucinda Williams
“Solid Gold, Easy Action” – Peaches
“Dawn Storm” – BORNS
“Hippy Gumbo” – Beth Orton
“I Love To Boogie” – King Khan
“Beltane Walk” – Gaby Moreno
“Bang A Gong (Get It On)” – U2 featuring Elton John
“Diamond Meadows” – John Cameron Mitchell

Disc Two:
“Main Man” – Father John Misty
“Rock On” – Perry Farrell
“The Street And Babe Shadow” –  Elysian Fields
“The Leopards” – Gavin Friday
“Metal Guru” – Nena
“Teenage Dream” – Marc Almond
“Organ Blues” – Helga Davis
“Planet Queen” – Todd Rundgren
“Great Horse” – Jesse Harris
“Mambo Sun” –  Sean Lennon & Charlotte Kemp Muhl
“Pilgrim’s Tale” – Victoria Williams & Julian Lennon
“Bang A Gong (Get It On) (Reprise)” – David Johansen
“She Was Born To Be My Unicorn / Ride A White Swan” –  Maria McKee & Gavin Friday