Listen to Marilyn Manson’s cover of David Bowie’s ‘Cat People’

Shock-rocker takes on the Giorgio Moroder collaboration with help from country star Shooter Jennings

Marilyn Manson has recorded a cover of David Bowie and Giorgio Moroder’s 1982 single ‘Cat People’. Listen below.

The track is set to feature as part of a tribute compilation to seminal Italian disco pioneer Moroder entitled ‘Countach (For Giorgio)’ – due for release on February 26.

Manson’s take on the track – originally penned by Moroder as the theme song for the 1982 movie of the same name – is a collaboration with country rocker Shooter Jennings, who has helmed the project. Listen below, via Pitchfork.


Marilyn Manson penned a tribute to David Bowie last month following the singer’s death, describing how Bowie’s music changed his life, talking in particular about how Bowie helped him communicate his own feelings to others.

Manson wrote: “Every song of his was a way for me to communicate to others. It was a sedative. An arousal. A love letter I could never have written. It has become and remains a soundtrack to a movie he painted with his voice and guitar. He sang, ‘Hope, it’s a cheap thing.’ I don’t need hope to know that he has found his way to the place that equals his untouchable, chameleon-genius beauty. The black star in space, that only HE belongs. This crushing moment of fear and loss can only be treated the way his music has affected everyone who was fortunate enough to hear and love it.”

Bowie passed away last month (January 10) following an 18 month battle with cancer. He released his final album ‘Blackstar’ on January 8, his 69th birthday.

Meanwhile, Marilyn Manson is set to embark on a co-headline tour with Slipknot in North America this summer.