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With Electric Warrior, Marc Bolan morphed from whimsical folkie into rock god. “Bang a Gong (Get It On)” and “Jeepster” are two of history’s most ingratiating grooves, effortlessly combining the punch-drunk pleasures of early rock ’n’ roll with the hair-raising volume of heavy metal. On “Mambo Sun,” Tony Visconti’s ingenious production makes the song feel simultaneously wild and intimate. Bolan relishes his role as elusive trickster, a charmer in curls and platform heels, but the form-fitting strings of “Cosmic Dancer” and “Life’s a Gas” reveal poignancy beneath the frontman’s frolicking.

Customer Reviews

Awesome Album, takes a certain person to appreciate it.

I think this is an awesome album. Marc Bolan's voice is so mello and unique, and awesome. My favorites are: Mambo Sun, Jeepster, Lean Woman Blues, and Rip Off.

A glam-rock classic

It starts the party.

One of the Most Influential Rock Albums of All Time!

This album is one of the all time classics. Just wish iTunes (US) would/could have all of the T. Rex albums. The UK store has the complete T. Rex catalogue, but you can't purchase from there unless you live there!

Biography

Formed: 1967

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s

The most iconic band of the U.K. glam rock scene of the '70s, T. Rex were the creation of Marc Bolan, who started out as a cheerfully addled acolyte of psychedelia and folk-rock until he turned to swaggering rock & roll with boogie rhythm and a tricked-up fashion sense. For a couple years, T. Rex were the biggest band in England and a potent cult item in the United States. If their stardom didn't last, their influence did, and T. Rex's dirty but playful attitude and Bolan's sense of style and rock...
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