Covers are so hit and miss. But every once in a while, something really makes you smile. This is from Consequence of Sound.
Countach (For Giorgio) is the new of a new Giorgio Moroder tribute album in which outlaw country rocker Shooter Jennings and a variety of other musicians cover disco legend’s classic tracks. Today, Jennings has shared perhaps the most illogically amazing song on the album, a cover of David Bowie and Moroder’s “Cat People” sung by none other than shock rocker Marilyn Manson.
“Cat People” is the Golden Globe-nominated theme song to Paul Schrader’s 1982 horror-fantasy film of the same name. Bowie would later re-record the track for 1983’s Let’s Dance, but Jennings and Manson stay truer to the cinematic version for their rendition. They’ve added some eerie, country fiddle and a stomping piano part, and Manson actually does a pretty incredible impression of what Bowie would’ve sounded like if he’d had a psycho-killer phase.
Check out the track and read more on the story at Consequence of Sound.
Lest we forget, there were two versions of “Cat People,” the first from the 1982 movie…
…and then from Let’s Dance a year later.