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    I'm probably the only one who gives a shit on here, but today is Marc Bolan's birthday. He would have been 71






     "He has a swaggering retro machismo that will give hives to the Steinem cabal" -Camille Paglia on Donald Trump

    "But, fucking with Brook is like fucking with hot shit on and ax handle. You just don't get a grip"-track5

    "Make way for the bad guy"- Tony Montana

    'This hamburger don't need no helper"- David Lee Roth

    "I wish Bon Jovi would've given me a call before he recorded all of his hits, because the lyrics would've been smarter, the melodies would've been much more smashing, and they would've sold a lot fewer records." -David Lee Roth

    "My beef is people thinking Bon Jovi is good cuz they sold lots of records to housewives." -tango

    "But being number one doesn’t really mean jack fuck all. We sold twice as many records as other records that year (1984) that landed in the Number One position." ~Eddie Van Halen

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    “Cadilac” is my favorite T-Rex track bar none.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T.B. View Post
    “Cadilac” is my favorite T-Rex track bar none.
     "He has a swaggering retro machismo that will give hives to the Steinem cabal" -Camille Paglia on Donald Trump

    "But, fucking with Brook is like fucking with hot shit on and ax handle. You just don't get a grip"-track5

    "Make way for the bad guy"- Tony Montana

    'This hamburger don't need no helper"- David Lee Roth

    "I wish Bon Jovi would've given me a call before he recorded all of his hits, because the lyrics would've been smarter, the melodies would've been much more smashing, and they would've sold a lot fewer records." -David Lee Roth

    "My beef is people thinking Bon Jovi is good cuz they sold lots of records to housewives." -tango

    "But being number one doesn’t really mean jack fuck all. We sold twice as many records as other records that year (1984) that landed in the Number One position." ~Eddie Van Halen

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    Live version is my favorite.

     "He has a swaggering retro machismo that will give hives to the Steinem cabal" -Camille Paglia on Donald Trump

    "But, fucking with Brook is like fucking with hot shit on and ax handle. You just don't get a grip"-track5

    "Make way for the bad guy"- Tony Montana

    'This hamburger don't need no helper"- David Lee Roth

    "I wish Bon Jovi would've given me a call before he recorded all of his hits, because the lyrics would've been smarter, the melodies would've been much more smashing, and they would've sold a lot fewer records." -David Lee Roth

    "My beef is people thinking Bon Jovi is good cuz they sold lots of records to housewives." -tango

    "But being number one doesn’t really mean jack fuck all. We sold twice as many records as other records that year (1984) that landed in the Number One position." ~Eddie Van Halen

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    I love to hear you say my name especially when you say yes
    I got your body right now on my mind and I drunk myself b-lind to the
    sound of old T-Rex
    To the sound of old T-Rex - who's next?
    10-6-2020 RIP King of sixstrings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edwardv View Post
    I love to hear you say my name especially when you say yes
    I got your body right now on my mind and I drunk myself b-lind to the
    sound of old T-Rex
    To the sound of old T-Rex - who's next?
    My very first 45. I love that song so much!

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    This is one of my essential jams for windows down and scaring the cows


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    You may think I`m being mean but I`m really just being sarcastic

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    Quote Originally Posted by bklynboy68 View Post
    I'm probably the only one who gives a shit on here, but today is Marc Bolan's birthday. He would have been 71
    Your not the only one but probably just a few of us. Some of the bands I`ve seen get ragged on around here I doubt T Rex would go over very well LOL
    You may think I`m being mean but I`m really just being sarcastic

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    This is one of my essential jams for windows down and scaring the cows


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     "He has a swaggering retro machismo that will give hives to the Steinem cabal" -Camille Paglia on Donald Trump

    "But, fucking with Brook is like fucking with hot shit on and ax handle. You just don't get a grip"-track5

    "Make way for the bad guy"- Tony Montana

    'This hamburger don't need no helper"- David Lee Roth

    "I wish Bon Jovi would've given me a call before he recorded all of his hits, because the lyrics would've been smarter, the melodies would've been much more smashing, and they would've sold a lot fewer records." -David Lee Roth

    "My beef is people thinking Bon Jovi is good cuz they sold lots of records to housewives." -tango

    "But being number one doesn’t really mean jack fuck all. We sold twice as many records as other records that year (1984) that landed in the Number One position." ~Eddie Van Halen

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    Gold exhibits musical legacy of Marc Bolan

    September 24 2018

    By Geoffrey Rowlands





    It was in the early hours of September 16, 1977, when Marc Bolan died. He was a passenger in the car driven by his girlfriend, American singer/songwriter Gloria Jones, when she lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree on Queen’s Ride, Barnes, London.

    Flowers, written messages and mementos left by grieving fans quickly transformed the accident site into a shrine. It remains a place of pilgrimage to this day and is now adorned with a superb sculpture of Marc created by the Canadian artist Jean Robillard.

    Marc has been credited as the founding father of British glam-rock. It came about quite conservatively with just two spots of glitter beneath his eyes during a March, 1971, appearance on BBC Television’s Top of the Pops. The singer, guitarist, songwriter and founder member of T. Rex, Marc and his band were performing Hot Love, their second smash hit single and first UK chart-topper.

    Their debut single, Ride a White Swan, is often wrongly thought to have marked the birth of glam-rock. After being released in October, 1970, the song eventually reached number two on the UK chart in January, 1971.These were the first two of eight successive T. Rex singles, which peaked at number one or number two in Britain. Their next two singles reached numbers three and four respectively.

    All ten songs are included among the 24 tracks on Gold, the newly released T. Rex compilation album which has entered the UK chart at number eight.
    The album also includes a pair of tracks from Marc’s earlier incarnation as Tyrannosaurus Rex. A duo with percussionist Steve Peregrine Took, their songs were basically acoustic folk with an eastern influence. Debora and One Inch Rock, their two singles from 1968 which feature on Gold, reached numbers 34 and 28 on the UK chart. They were re-released as a double A-side single in 1972 to cash in on the popularity of T. Rex and peaked at number seven.

    Fans of Tyrannosaurus Rex accused Marc of selling out when his acoustic folk output developed into electric glam-rock. But while 1971’s Electric Warrior is acknowledged as the first glam-rock album, there had already been a change of musical emphasis on 1970’s T. Rex, the album which marked their new name. By this time, Mickey Finn had replaced Steve Peregrine Took on percussion. Freed from Peregrine Took’s reluctance to move away from acoustic folk, Marc created an album of songs which were far more rock influenced.

    The T. Rex album even included two electronic re-workings of old Tyrannosaurus Rex songs. It was effectively a transitional bridge between the acoustic folk of the four Tyrannosaurus Rex albums and the glam-rock sounds of Electric Warrior. Marc was unapologetic about his change of style. He fully appreciated that some Tyrannosaurus Rex fans would feel disappointed or even let down. But he regarded the creation of glam-rock as nothing more than a musical progression.

    While T. Rex remained popular until Marc’s death, they never recaptured the remarkable run of smash hit singles and albums which the band had enjoyed during their first two and a half years. The classic Electric Warrior line-up of Marc, Mickey Finn, Steve Currie and Bill Legend gradually fell apart. The band’s final concert tour saw Marc backed by a group of session musicians.
    Marc was also branching out into other areas of the entertainment business. He was writing a weekly column for the British music magazine, Record Mirror, and hosted a series of late-afternoon television shows called Marc.

    These programmes featured new and established bands with Marc also performing some of his own songs. Perhaps the most memorable guest was David Bowie. He performed Heroes, which had not been released at that time. It was issued one week after Marc died.

    Had Gloria Jones retained control of the car, September 30 would have seen Marc celebrate his 71st birthday. We can only speculate as to what might have become of him. He could have disappeared from the world of entertainment as so many other hugely popular artistes have done. But perhaps he would have kept reinventing himself as a performer in the manner of someone such as Sir Rod Stewart.

    Whatever may have happened, the chart success of Gold clearly shows that Marc has not been forgotten. His musical legacy remains intact with the songs ready and waiting to be enjoyed by a new generation of T. Rex fans.

    https://www.gulf-times.com/story/607...-of-Marc-Bolan
     "He has a swaggering retro machismo that will give hives to the Steinem cabal" -Camille Paglia on Donald Trump

    "But, fucking with Brook is like fucking with hot shit on and ax handle. You just don't get a grip"-track5

    "Make way for the bad guy"- Tony Montana

    'This hamburger don't need no helper"- David Lee Roth

    "I wish Bon Jovi would've given me a call before he recorded all of his hits, because the lyrics would've been smarter, the melodies would've been much more smashing, and they would've sold a lot fewer records." -David Lee Roth

    "My beef is people thinking Bon Jovi is good cuz they sold lots of records to housewives." -tango

    "But being number one doesn’t really mean jack fuck all. We sold twice as many records as other records that year (1984) that landed in the Number One position." ~Eddie Van Halen

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     "He has a swaggering retro machismo that will give hives to the Steinem cabal" -Camille Paglia on Donald Trump

    "But, fucking with Brook is like fucking with hot shit on and ax handle. You just don't get a grip"-track5

    "Make way for the bad guy"- Tony Montana

    'This hamburger don't need no helper"- David Lee Roth

    "I wish Bon Jovi would've given me a call before he recorded all of his hits, because the lyrics would've been smarter, the melodies would've been much more smashing, and they would've sold a lot fewer records." -David Lee Roth

    "My beef is people thinking Bon Jovi is good cuz they sold lots of records to housewives." -tango

    "But being number one doesn’t really mean jack fuck all. We sold twice as many records as other records that year (1984) that landed in the Number One position." ~Eddie Van Halen

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    Apparently this is a hit in the UK. Wonder if Blofleld or anyone else has seen it?


     "He has a swaggering retro machismo that will give hives to the Steinem cabal" -Camille Paglia on Donald Trump

    "But, fucking with Brook is like fucking with hot shit on and ax handle. You just don't get a grip"-track5

    "Make way for the bad guy"- Tony Montana

    'This hamburger don't need no helper"- David Lee Roth

    "I wish Bon Jovi would've given me a call before he recorded all of his hits, because the lyrics would've been smarter, the melodies would've been much more smashing, and they would've sold a lot fewer records." -David Lee Roth

    "My beef is people thinking Bon Jovi is good cuz they sold lots of records to housewives." -tango

    "But being number one doesn’t really mean jack fuck all. We sold twice as many records as other records that year (1984) that landed in the Number One position." ~Eddie Van Halen

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    April 29, 2020 by Paul Sinclair

    New compilation produced by the late Hal Willner

    Marc Bolan and T. Rex are remembered with AngelHeaded Hipster, a new compilation album which features interpretations of his songs by Nick Cave, U2, Elton John, Marc Almond, Todd Rundgren, Joan Jett and more.

    There’s certainly and interesting mix of styles and artists evident. U2 celebrate Marc with a version of ‘Bang A Gong (Get It On)’ (with Elton John on piano), Nena tackles ‘Metal Guru’, Joan Jett jumps on ‘Jeepster’, while Nick Cave puts his stamp on ‘Cosmic Dancer’, which you can hear below.



    AngelHeaded Hipster also acts as a tribute to American music producer Hal Willner who died earlier this month from COVID19. He worked on this project and before his death he discussed his thoughts on Bolan and this album:

    “I became immersed in this artist by listening to everything, talking to Bolan experts & fans, researching his reviews and interviews. And I found that Bolan was hardly ever talked about as a “composer”. It was all about what a great rocker he was, how innovative he was, how David Bowie took his essence and Bolan was in his shadow… But I put him in the same pantheon as other composers that I’ve explored before. So, the concept for the album became to show Bolan as a composer with our typical cast of artists from different worlds that one rarely sees in the same place.”

    AngelHeaded Hipster (the term is from a line in Allen Ginsberg’s poem ‘Howl’) will be released on 4 September 2020, via BMG. It’s available as a two-CD set and on double vinyl. A limited white vinyl edition is also available. A special AngelHeaded Hipster online store has also been set up.

    Track Listings

    Children Of The Revolution – Kesha
    Cosmic Dancer – Nick Cave
    Jeepster – Joan Jett
    Scenescof – Devendra Banhart
    Life’s A Gas – Lucinda Williams
    Solid Gold, Easy Action – Peaches
    Dawn Storm – Børns
    Hippy Gumbo – Beth Orton
    I Love To Boogie – King Khan
    Beltane Walk – Gaby Moreno
    Bang A Gong (Get It On) – U2 feat. Elton John
    Diamond Meadows – John Cameron Mitchell
    Ballrooms Of Mars – Emily Haines
    Main Man – Father John Misty
    Rock On – Perry Farrell
    The Street and Babe Shadow – Elysian Fields
    The Leopards – Gavin Friday
    Metal Guru – Nena
    Teenage Dream – Marc Almond
    Organ Blues – Helga Davis
    Planet Queen – Todd Rundgren
    Great Horse – Jessie Harris
    Mambo Sun – Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl
    Pilgrim’s Tale – Victoria Williams with Julian Lennon
    Bang A Gong (Get It On) Reprise – David Johansen
    She Was Born To Be My Unicorn / Ride A White Swan – Maria McKee
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