T. Rex: Electric Warrior

T. Rex: Electric Warrior

Album #148 - September 1971

Episode date - August 5, 2020

The Top 500 of The Top 40
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    Right here is ground zero for the ‘Glam’ movement. It would be a year or two before David Bowie picked up the torch, so Marc Bolan gets (and deserves) the credit for kicking off an entirely new music fashion.

    The album was wildly popular in England, but not nearly so much here. “Bang a Gong (Get It On)” did well enough to propel the album into the top 40, though. The combination of deliberate dumbness, attitude and awesome riffs somehow fit perfectly at the dawn of the seventies.

    Featured tracks include:

    Mambo Sun

    Cosmic Dancer

    Jeepster

    Monolith

    Lean Woman Blues

    Bang a Gong (Get It On)

    Planet Queen

    Girl

    The Motivator

    Life’s a Gas

    Rip Off

    September 1971 - Billboard Charted #32

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