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#781 Tribute Albums

Episode Summary

A tribute album is a way for musicians to pay homage to an artist they love. While not all of them are good, the great ones let the music shine through. This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk all things tribute and review the last release from late producer Hal Willner, a tribute to Marc Bolan.

Episode Notes

A tribute album is a way for musicians to pay homage to an artist they love. While not all of them are good, the great ones let the music shine through. This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk all things tribute and review the last release from late producer Hal Willner, a tribute to Marc Bolan.

 

Featured Songs:

John Cale, "Hallelujah," I'm Your Fan: The Songs of Leonard Cohen, Atlantic, 1991

R.E.M, "First We Take Manhattan," I'm Your Fan: The Songs of Leonard Cohen, Atlantic, 1991

Nino Rota, "8 e 1/2," Fellini e Rota, C.A.M., 1963

The Carla Bley Band, "8 1/2," Amarcord Nino Rota, Hannibal, 1981

Leonard Cohen, "Hallelujah," Various Positions, Columbia, 1984

Jeff Buckley, "Hallelujah," Grace, Columbia, 1994

The House of Love, "Who By Fire," I'm Your Fan: The Songs of Leonard Cohen, Atlantic, 1991

Leonard Cohen, "Who By Fire," New Skin for the Old Ceremony, Columbia, 1974

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, "Tower of Song," I'm Your Fan: The Songs of Leonard Cohen, Atlantic, 1991

Bob Dylan & Mavis Staples, "Gonna Change My Way of Thinking," Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Music of Bob Dylan, Sony/Columbia, 2003

ZZ Top, "Reverberation (Doubt)," Where The Pyramid Meets The Eye: A Tribute To Roky Erickson, Sire, 1990

John Wesley Harding, "If You Have Ghosts," Where The Pyramid Meets The Eye: A Tribute To Roky Erickson, Sire, 1990

Bongwater, "You Don't Love Me Yet," Where The Pyramid Meets The Eye: A Tribute To Roky Erickson, Sire, 1990

Primal Scream, "Slip Inside This House," Where The Pyramid Meets The Eye: A Tribute To Roky Erickson, Sire, 1990

Doug Sahm & Sons, "You're Gonna Miss Me," Where The Pyramid Meets The Eye: A Tribute To Roky Erickson, Sire, 1990

Butthole Surfers, "Earthquake," Where The Pyramid Meets The Eye: A Tribute To Roky Erickson, Sire, 1990

Julian Cope, "I Have Always Been Here Before," Where The Pyramid Meets The Eye: A Tribute To Roky Erickson, Sire, 1990

R.E.M., "I Walked With A Zombie," Where The Pyramid Meets The Eye: A Tribute To Roky Erickson, Sire, 1990

Bobby Darin, "Mack the Knife," That's All, Atco, 1959

John Zorn, "Der Kleine Leutnant Des Lieben Gottes (The Little Lieutenant of the Loving God)," Lost In The Stars: The Music Of Kurt Weill, A&M, 1985

Marianne Faithful & Chris Spedding, "The Ballad Of The Soldier's Wife," Lost In The Stars: The Music Of Kurt Weill, A&M, 1985

Frank Sinatra, "September Song," Point of No Return, Capitol, 1962

Lou Reed, "September Song," Lost In The Stars: The Music Of Kurt Weill, A&M, 1985

T. Rex, "Bang a Gong (Get It On)," Electric Warrior, Fly, 1971

Kesha, "Children of the Revolution," Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan & T. Rex, BMG, 2020

Nick Cave, "Cosmic Dancer," Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan & T. Rex, BMG, 2020

T. Rex, "Cosmic Dancer," Electric Warrior, Fly, 1971

T. Rex, "Life's a Gas," Electric Warrior, Fly, 1971

Lucinda Williams, "Life's a Gas," Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan & T. Rex, BMG, 2020

Elton John & U2, "Bang a Gong (Get It On)," Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan & T. Rex, BMG, 2020

T. Rex, "Rock On," The Slider, EMI, 1972

Perry Farrell, "Rock On," Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan & T. Rex, BMG, 2020

Peaches, "Solid Gold, Easy Action," Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan & T. Rex, BMG, 2020

Bob Mould, "Siberian Butterfly," Blue Hearts, Merge, 2020