|T. Rex - Electric Warrior (1971)|
Like 1972's The Slider which I got a couple of weeks before, it was produced by Tony Visconti. It was Bolan's first foray into glam rock, and undoubtedly his best, with its hook-heavy bubblegum boogie and tongue-in-cheek sleazy stomp. It's biggest hits were 'Get It On' and 'Jeepster' but other top tracks include the unsettling-yet-dreamy 'Cosmic Dancer' (one of five T. Rex songs used in the Billy Elliot soundtrack), 'The Motivator' and 'Planet Queen', with a special mention for the chewy guitar of 'Monolith'.
|Bolan in '71|
Here are some Spotify links:
T. Rex – Planet Queen
T. Rex – Cosmic Dancer
T. Rex – Jeepster
T. Rex – Get It On
And the original Rolling Stone review:
The 40th anniversary Deluxe Edition is out on the 23rd of April, remastered by Visconti and in a variety of formats including a lavish Super-Deluxe box set.