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20th Century Boy - EP

T. Rex

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Friends Say It's Fine, Friends Say It's Good

Many music critics dismissed 20th Century Boy as "just another Rex single" on it's release in 1973. Marc Bolan's massive success matched by his ego had turned off many critics by the time of its release. Time has proven them wrong and this song is one of the most enduring rock classics from the 70's. Recorded by a host of rock acts over the years, it has never been improved on. It's Bolan's best hard rock single ever!! The version of Solid Gold Easy Action is the rough mix from the Left Hand Luke album and not the single release. Like 20th Century Boy, it rocks....but this time at the speed of sound. Enjoy.

Biography

Formed: 1967

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s

Initially a British folk-rock combo called Tyrannosaurus Rex, T. Rex was the primary force in glam rock, thanks to the creative direction of guitarist/vocalist Marc Bolan (born Marc Feld). Bolan created a deliberately trashy form of rock & roll that was proud of its own disposability. T. Rex's music borrowed the underlying sexuality of early rock & roll, adding dirty, simple grooves and fat distorted guitars, as well as an overarching folky/hippie spirituality that always came through the...
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