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Old 20-11-2013, 21:53
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Have just come across this true gem from T Rex.

Something about the orchestral sound makes it really easy listening - anyone else appreciate this song?
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Old 20-11-2013, 22:14
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Have just come across this true gem from T Rex.

Something about the orchestral sound makes it really easy listening - anyone else appreciate this song?
THis? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj5V16c6pRM

I love T-Rex, I like this but not one of my faves.

Marc was a terrible mimer! The lighting on this vid makes him look a little ethereal!
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Old 20-11-2013, 23:18
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I used to be a fan of Marc Bolan and T.Rex. I Still am, I guess.
I was really disappointed at the time because the record didn't even make the top 10 and it got a lot of half decent reviews as the lyrics were much stronger than a lot of Marc's stuff.

For me Marc was the inventor of glam rock (or glitter rock anyway) and a much better musician than he has ever received credit for. Marc plays the guitar solos on 'Teenage Dream' and he had quite a distinctive style. Marc was also enigmatic in his whole approach to music and the style of his guitar playing, his lyricism and his music.

The record was a bit egotistical as it was the first credited to Marc Bolan and T.Rex. I bought the single and the album, the wonderfully named 'Zinc Alloy and the Hidden Riders of Tomorrow'. The album is worth a listen although not really in the same class as 'Electric Warrior' or 'The Slider'. It's actually quite weird to see the song referenced all these years later.
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Old 21-11-2013, 02:07
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I saw that song performed live by "T-Rextasy" a few weeks ago!
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Old 21-11-2013, 11:10
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I think this was the beginning of the end for T Rex. They did far better stuff before that.
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Old 21-11-2013, 13:29
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I like it but prefer his other stuff, just reading about T.Rex and I didn't realise that they were formed way back in 1967/8 - Marc Bolan was so unique.
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Old 21-11-2013, 13:33
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i never liked t rex and all that glittery glam crap...

although i dont mind hearing '20th centuary boy' now
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Old 21-11-2013, 15:52
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I saw that song performed live by "T-Rextasy" a few weeks ago!
Yes, me too, although likely at a different venue. A superb night out, and hope to be back next year with more friends.

For anyone only now discovering Bolan/ T-Rex, buy a ticket for your nearest T-Rextacy gig. Daniels, the Main Man, looks and sounds as close to the real thing as anyone is ever going to get.

http://trextasy.com/index-1.html
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Old 21-11-2013, 19:08
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I like it but prefer his other stuff, just reading about T.Rex and I didn't realise that they were formed way back in 1967/8 - Marc Bolan was so unique.
I remember the early incarnation before they went 'pop'........

They were a folk-rock band much beloved by John Peel.

and they were then 'Tyrannosaurus Rex'
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Old 21-11-2013, 19:32
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I like it but prefer his other stuff, just reading about T.Rex and I didn't realise that they were formed way back in 1967/8 - Marc Bolan was so unique.
I remember the early incarnation before they went 'pop'........

They were a folk-rock band much beloved by John Peel.

and they were then 'Tyrannosaurus Rex'
Before Marc Bolan formed Tyrannosaurus Rex in 1967 he had a short stint with a controversial and outrageous band named John's Children, who were kicked off a tour supporting The Who for upstaging the headliners.

Penned by Marc Bolan, this is John's Children best track (imo):-

John's Children - Desdemona (1967)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGtgacHMIec
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Old 21-11-2013, 22:49
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T-Rextasy are brilliant, especially their cover of Cadillac. I'd love to see the acoustic set, but I don't think they've done it for years.

My favourite album is actually a Tyrannosaurus Rex one - Beard of Stars.
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Old 22-11-2013, 13:16
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Before Marc Bolan formed Tyrannosaurus Rex in 1967 he had a short stint with a controversial and outrageous band named John's Children, who were kicked off a tour supporting The Who for upstaging the headliners.

Penned by Marc Bolan, this is John's Children best track (imo):-

John's Children - Desdemona (1967)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGtgacHMIec
I can remember my mates brother, who got many of the latest singles in 1967 buying Desdemona when it was released. Along with See Emily Play by Pink Floyd it was our most played of that time.
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