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T Rex: Electric Warrior (RTI audiophile pressing) 12"

T Rex: Electric Warrior (RTI audiophile pressing) 12"


Tags: · 70s · glam · reissues · spo-default · spo-disabled · UK
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$39.00
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At once sardonic, flamboyant, and trashy, T. Rex's 1971 masterpiece Electric Warrior catapulted leader Marc Bolan to stardom, triggered an ongoing fascination with glam rock, and launched a movement that soon involved David Bowie, Roxy Music, Mott the Hoople, and more. Yet none of those namesake artists ever released a record that out-glammed, out-innuendoed, out-thrusted, or out-camped Electric Warrior. Bursting with excessive fun and unchecked libido, T. Rex's catchy boogies, shuffles, and vamps scoot by on a seemingly impossible blend of concise hooks, non-sequitur fantasies, and theatrical swagger. From the chart-topping "Bang a Gong (Get It On)" to the beautiful "Life's a Gas," the R&B-stoked hit "Jeepster" to the pout of "Motivator" and galactic soul of "Planet Queen," Bolan, percussionist Mickey Finn, and boards manipulator Tony Visconti craft a rewardingly strange, parallel universe of sound, style, and sex that still has no equal.