Album News, Tracklist — February 29, 2020 at 2:17 pm

The Alarm, members of The Damned, Blondie, Sex Pistols set for new David Bowie tribute LP

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

Side White
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”

Side Black
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”




  1. Aaron Poehler

    Tribute, or cynical cash grab? I’d argue maybe 30% the former, 70% the latter.

  2. David C Thompson

    Well, who or whatever this iteration of Main Man Records is, the website is not secure.
    Stay away. Looks like a scam.

  3. Not complete without Bauhaus. And since Bauhaus has reunited, no excuse.

  4. If it was such a cash grab I think it would be limited to more than 300 copies

  5. Christopher The Minister

    Thank You G Cole-I CO produced and A&R for this 2 years in the making labour of Love and from the heart -Bauhaus would have been cool Eugene but there busy -David C not a scam again from the heart only 300 on White Vinyl Made for the Thin White Duke-Matt is a dear friend and would never share anything not legit -Cheers
    Christopher The Minister

  6. Hugh Vallance

    The Thin white genius,, really was such a humble man he maybe gone but tributes such as this will never let his music die, a true rock god nobody will ever come close, luv on ya.


    How much does it cost and how do i get my hands on one….

  8. Is it going to then be 300 blue vinyl then 300 red vinyl and so on ???

  9. Joe Jackson

    Wtf? Is Tony Defries back? MainMan really? Sneakers..dolls, kiddie books…puke. Is Gene Simmons running this ..does he work for Perryscope now? What next a flipping lightning bolt casket?! Puke

  10. Scam. No one mentioned knows anything about this. Bowie told me his back recordings were his family’s cash cow. They wouldn’t waste it on this.

  11. I love David but I am not going to buy this album. Why would I? I can just play the original ones, David Bowie singing. No other vocals come close to David’s.

  12. Totally agree
    No-one comes close to the late great man

  13. Sophia Susan Aldridge

    Not a scam. Main Man records in New York say they have NO connection with MainMan records.

  14. Sophia Susan Aldridge

    Not a scam

  15. “Main Man records in New York say they have NO connection with MainMan records.”

    Except for conveniently adding a space between the two words, thus making it more of a public domain-ish ‘trademark’, and not running afoul of the actual trademark of Defries’ company. I can go with ‘not a scam’, prefer to replace the term with ‘cheap cash grab’. Not really interested.

    Now, if you were putting out a couple of more albums of Bowie’s unreleased takes, songs that never made an album, etc., I’m going to be near the head of the line to buy. If I’m going to buy more Bowie, I want the real stuff, not tributes.

  16. There was and always will
    Be.1 person who can sing these songs.
    We dont need any money
    Making schemes.for his work.

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