The original was produced by the legendary Giorgio Moroder, and the new cover taken from a tribute album in his honour, Countach (For Giorgio). Recorded for the 1982 horror film of the same name, 'Cat People' would become an instant classic, before being re-recorded for his smash 1983 album, Let's Dance.
Manson and Jennings' version however, is more in keeping with the more cinematic original - as Manson's menacing drawl plays on the darker elements of the track. It's marvellous.
Speaking of his collaboration with Manson, Jennings told Rolling Stone: “I invited him out to a party at this bar, and I said, ‘Hey, you know ‘Cat People’? You want to do that song on this record, ’cause you’d sound awesome doing it.'.And he was like, ‘I sing that song every night before I go onstage. That’s my song I warm up to.’ So one night I went over to his house at three in the morning and brought all my recording gear.”
Earlier this year, Manson wrote a lengthy and touching tribute to Bowie and the impact that he had on his life:
"My first introduction to David Bowie was watching "Ashes to Ashes" on MTV. I was confused and captivated.
"But it wasn't until my first real stay in Los Angeles, around 1997, that someone told me to take a moment to listen to something other than Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane and Hunky Dory. So I went for a dizzying car ride through the Hollywood Hills and listened to "Diamond Dogs."
"All of my nostalgia, instantly turned to awe. I was hearing him sing about fiction as a mask to show his naked soul. This changed my life forever.
"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.
"Let's NEVER let go of what he gave us.