Main Man Records this spring will release Hero: A Tribute to David Bowie, an ultra-limited white-vinyl LP — the label says just 300 copies are being pressed — that features The Alarm and members of Blondie, Sex Pistols, The Damned, Heaven 17 and more honoring the Thin White Duke.
The album, due out April 15, features The Alarm covering “The Jean Genie,” plus Slinky Vagabond — featuring former Bowie sideman Earl Slick, the Pistols’ Glen Matlock, Blondie’s Clem Burke and singer Keanan Duffty — performing “Boys Keep Swinging.”
Also on the set: Holy Holy, the Bowie tribute band featuring Spiders from Mars drummer Woody Woodmansey and producer Tony Visconti, covering “Running Gun Blues” with Heaven 17’s Glenn Gregory and Spandau Ballet’s Steve Norman. Plus, The Damned’s Rat Scabies and Josh Freese of The Vandals and Devo also appear on other tracks.
Pre-order the LP directly from Main Man Records — and check out the full tracklist below.
Hero: A Tribute to David Bowie
1. The Alarm, “The Jean Genie”
2. Tony Black & Russell Arcara (Replica Schmeplica), “Young Americans”
3. Acid, “Sorrow”
4. Earl Slick, Glen Matlock, Clem Burke, Keanan Duffty (Slinky Vagabond), “Boys Keep Swinging”
5. The Atomic Bitchwax, “I’m Afraid of Americans”
6. Bob (Derwood) Andrews, Rat Scabies (Der N Rat), “Lady Grinning Soul”
1. Tony Visconti and Woody Woodmansey’s Holy Holy with Glenn Gregory and Steve Norman,
“Running Gun Blues”
2. Frankenstein 3000, “Queen Bitch”
3. Stickfigure (Jack Mcdowell, Josh Freese, Michael Hamilton), “Fame”
4. Kingston & Greystarr, “Suffragette City”
5. The Rib Eye Brothers, “It Ain’t Easy”
6. Dennis Dunaway Project, “Moonage Daydream”