Classless Act is turning back the clock to 1972 with covers of “Starman” and “All the Young Dudes.”
The young rock outfit was inspired to put their spin on the David Bowie classics — “All the Young Dudes” was popularized by Mott the Hoople, but was originally written by Bowie — by the new documentary Moonage Daydream.
“When we learned there was a documentary about the creative, spiritual and musical journey of the great David Bowie, we wanted to pay our tribute, acknowledge his genius, his artistry, his influence and our gratitude to him,” says frontman Derek Day.
“We’ve always had a few cover songs in our set; in the beginning, it was out of necessity as we didn’t have enough of our own songs,” Day continues. “Now it’s our choice. Whether it was Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Guns N’ Roses, Queen, or many others, they represent a road map of our influences, our roots … and how we’ve gotten ‘here’ musically. David Bowie played a major role.”
You can listen to the covers now via digital outlets.
Classless Act released their self-titled debut album last June. It includes the single “Classless Act,” which features guest vocals by Mötley Crüe‘s Vince Neil.
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