Cat Power and Iggy Pop Cover ‘Working Class Hero’ for Marianne Faithfull Benefit Album

    Cat Power and Iggy Pop have teamed up for a cover of ‘Working Class Hero’, which appears on the upcoming compilation The Faithful: A Tribute to Marianne Faithfull. Marianne Faithfull recorded her version of the John Lennon classic for her 1979 album Broken English. Listen to Chan Marshall and Pop’s rendition below.

    “Marianne has lived a life!!” Marshall said in a press release. “She is a queen to all who know her and all who adore her! Her framework of contributions to the world of music is unmistakable! Every time I hear her gorgeous vocal sway, I am moved, I am closer to permanence. In a world of dizzying new fizzling arrows of song and voices, Marianne has always struck the bullseye of my heart and soul. I adore her like no other. A true Dame, beyond words. Royalty forever.”

    Out December 8, The Faithful: A Tribute to Marianne Faithfull also features Shirley Manson, Peaches, Lydia Lunch, Bush Tetras, Donita Sparks, and more. The album’s proceeds will go directly to Faithfull as she recovers from long COVID.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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