Rough Trade announce Heroes Vol 1. compilation

The new compilation will feature a collection of songs about Prince, David Bowie, Debbie Harry and more

Rough Trade have announced a new compilation featuring songs that celebrate other musicians. The collection features songs such as Psychic TV’s Brian Jones worshipping Godstar, The Brian Jonestown Massacre’s (David Bowie I Love You) Since I Was Six and The Fall’s I Am Damo Suzuki.

The compilation also features tributes to Prince, Debby Harry, Morrissey, Wu Tang Clan, Frank Sinatra, R.E.M., Tammy Wynette, Stevie Nicks, Nick Drake, Will Oldham, Elvis Presley, Joey Ramone, Dennis Brown, G.G. Allin, Wham! and Johnny Cash by artists as diverse as Butthole Surfers, They Might Be Giants and Radiohead.

The 2CD, 40-track compilation will be available in Rough Trade stores from 2 September and can be preordered online here. Check out the album’s track list and artwork below.

Disc 1
01. Family Fodder – Debbie Harry
02. The Maggots – (Let’s Get, Let’s Get) Tammy Wynette
03. Peter and the Test Tube Babies – Elvis Is Dead
04. Daniel Johnston – The Beatles
05. Cabaret Voltaire – James Brown
06. Sexual Harrasment – We Want Prince
07. The Fall – I Am Damo Suzuki
08. Psychic TV – Godstar (Brian Jones)
09. Colourbox – Phillip Glass
10. Butthole Surfers – Julio Iglesias
11. Half Man Half Biscuit – Prag Vec at The Melkweg
12. They Might Be Giants – We’re The Replacements
13. Radiohead – Anyone Can Play Guitar (Jim Morrison)
14. Noise Addict – I Wish I Was Him (Evan Dando)
15. Wesley Willis – Jello Biafra
16. Brian Jonstown Massacre – (David Bowie I Love You) Since I Was Six
17. Cornershop – Brimful of Asha (Asha Bhosle)
18. Neil Hamburger – Snoop Doggy Dogg
19. Le Tigre – Hot Topic (The Slits, Joan Jett and more)
20. The Drive-by Truckers – The Night G.G. Allin Came To Town
21. Stereo Total – Ringo, I Love You
22. Robyn Hitchcock – I Saw Nick Drake
23. Miss Kittin and The Hacker – Frank Sinatra

Disc 2
01. Songas OHIA – Steve Albini’s Blues
02. Calexico – Not Even Stevie Nicks…
03. Sons and Daughters – Johnny Cash
04. Pavement – Unseen Power of The Picket Fence (R.E.M.)
05. Brakes – Heard About Your Band
06. The Mountaing Goats – Song for Dennis Brown
07. Jeffrey and Jack Lewis – Williamsburg Will Oldham Horror
08. Matmos – Solo Buttons for Joe Meek
09. Camera Obscura – Dory Previn
10. Joan as Police Woman – We Don’t Own It (Elliott Smith)
11. Helen Love – Debbie Loves Joey (Debbie Harry and Joey Ramone)
12. Sparks – Lighten Up, Morrissey
13. Mogwai – I’m Jim Morrison, I’m Dead
14. The Boy Least Likely To – George and Andrew (Wham!)
15. Allo, Darlin’ – Wu Tang Clan
16. 2014 Sun Kil Moon – Ben’s My Friend (Ben Gibbard)
17. 2014 Fat White Family – I Am Mark E. Smith