Saturday, April 05, 2008

Creating The Electric Warrior

Marc Bolan and T Rex are among my favorites and was I first introduced to them by a friend of my high school girlfriend who worshipped Bolan. This girl honestly believed that Marc would appear in another form at one time. Kind of weird but she was pretty cool. Anyway, the first album that I was given to listen to was Electric Warrior. This should be standard listening for everyone and should adorn the collection of all audiophiles. It contains the biggest hit Bolan had in the states, "Get It On (Bang A Gong)" as well as classic radio cuts such as "Jeepster" and "Cosmic Dancer". Quite simply, it's the best T. Rex album, period. This could only get better when I discovered "The Electric Warrior Sessions" one day. This was a limited edition release with just 500 copies that were officially put out. The "sessions" include 12 outtakes and previously unreleased versions of tracks such as 'Get It On', 'Monolith', 'Cosmic Dancer', 'Life's A Gas', 'Honey Don't', 'Woodland Rock', 'Summertime Blues', 'Jeepster', 'Baby Strange' and 'Jewel'. It is extremely cool even if you're not a big T. Rex/Marc Bolan fan. I present it here for you now. Enjoy!

T. Rex-Electric Warrior Sessions
T. Rex-Electric Warrior Sessions Part 2

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