T.Rex Electric Warrior 180g LP
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 160/500!
David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust and this cosmic 1971 classic are the twin totems of
glam-rock. Expanded, remastered release! With Marc Bolan’s T. Rex, the blues got
its first pair of platforms since Little Richard. Uniting lust, fantasy, and the
12-bar shuffle within the slickest of production packages, Electric Warrior
forged a teen-friendly sound that would long prosper as “glam.” Seeing U.S.
chart action courtesy of the timeless “Get It On (Bang A Gong),” the album would
serve more as an oracle from which rockers far and wide would glean chops and
style. Bowie would make use of the sonic sheen; punk rockers would employ its
musical primitivism; and ’80s hair bands would take Bolan’s glitzy persona as a
model for performance excess.
As with most imitation, there’s nothing like the real thing. Electric Warrior
sounds fresh today thanks to the stripped-down showing of its strongest suits.
The riffs couldn’t be any fatter, or Bolan’s swagger any sexier. Pump it all
through the shimmering production of virtual band member Tony Vistconti, and
you’ve got primal rock ’n’ roll in one of its most satisfying forms.
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"A successful hit rock & roll record is a spell," T. Rex leader Marc Bolan told Rolling Stone. Muttering eye of Bowie, toe of Slade, Bolan cast a spell over all of England. He took his Tolkienesque hippie music and gave it a glammed-out Chuck Berry update on sexy singles such as "Bang a Gong (Get It On)"; this was rock that thrusted, quivered and recklessly employed metaphors equating cars with sex ("You got a hubcap diamond star halo"). He outdid himself with "Jeepster," an entire song on the topic, vibrating with lust, a shuffling beat, lots of guitar and the sound of Bolan stomping on the studio floor." - www.rollingstone.com
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