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Old 03-13-2009, 07:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I think so.
Are you a T. Rex fan?
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Old 03-13-2009, 11:25 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Never heard it! Is it worth my time?
And you call yourself a Brit!

Dunno about over there, but in America Marc Bolan & T.Rex are dangerously underrated. Probably a combination of reasons behind it but even the indie press don't make much noise about 'em. Love the album to death meself.
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Old 03-13-2009, 11:28 PM   #13 (permalink)
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T. Rex is one of my favorite bands and since I AM American I highly pride myself over it because yes, Marc Bolan and T. Rex ARE EXTREMELY underrated.
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Old 03-14-2009, 10:18 AM   #14 (permalink)
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And you call yourself a Brit!

Dunno about over there, but in America Marc Bolan & T.Rex are dangerously underrated. Probably a combination of reasons behind it but even the indie press don't make much noise about 'em. Love the album to death meself.
No i'm English I cannot hear EVERY single album that we have ever produced although I would love to!
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Old 03-14-2009, 11:14 AM   #15 (permalink)
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When I was a youngster Metal Guru was a massive song. I always misunderstood the lyric though. "Metal Guru is a Jew" A little while later I realised that I had got it wrong

It is funny reading gushing revues of the likes of T Rex. Not wanting to harp on about when I was young, but when I was young, (sorry) T Rex were unmercifully trashed by Led Zeppelin fans etc as being a teeny bopper band and not worthy. I actually preferred Slade,(cum on feel the noize girls grab the boyz) but still copped it from my older peers. "They cant play their instruments" was the pathetic rant. Yes of course! Can't play like Jimmy therefore irrelevant.
These 2 bands named, and various others, were the equivalent if the Jonas Brothers etc BELIEVE IT OR NOT. Now there is this nostalgia that states that T Rex were in fact a rather useful psychedelia band, that Slade were a rather good rock and roll band.
BUT...... the reality was that, at the time, they were reviled by the more "serious" music "lovers'. Arghh those doyens of my past, those protectors of my teenage taste. God bless them for putting me on the straight and narrow.

Those memories!



Scuse my sarcasm. I guess I find it strange, laughable, odd, ironic, whatever!......that decades on that what was once the epitome of band taste is now the epitome of impressive nostalgia.
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Old 07-24-2009, 11:28 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Bought this album when it came out (I was 16) - still listen to it occasionally.
It has a definite mood to it. Kinda "hot and sweet". Brings back some great memories.
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Old 01-30-2011, 02:14 PM   #17 (permalink)
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In my opinion this is the most underrated album, and T. Rex is general is very underrated. There just isn't a weak spot on it, and I found that the most popular song from it (Bang a Gong (Get it On)) isn't even one of the stronger tracks. I think I might put it top 5 all-time, with my favourite track being Monolith.
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Old 01-31-2011, 06:09 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Electric Warrior and Slider are 2 very good albums, anyone interested in either Rock or pop should have a good listen.
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Old 02-02-2011, 02:43 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Thumbs up 20th Century Boy (Song and Video)

T. Rex (Marc Bolan)'s single, 20th Century Boy, in my opinion is very underrated as being one of most influential video/song from the 70s era. Bang a Gong did well here in the states, although I preferred Powerstations version of Bang A gong (more so) than Bolans original, and all the other versions by other bands.
When I watch the video and song of T. Rex's 20th Century Boy, I can see the obvious Glam Rock influence, but I also see how Marc Bolan also influenced so many other bands in the decades to come after and other genres of music with this one single 20th Century Boy.
There is no way I would compare Bolan to David Bowie, for Bowie's record speaks for itself, But I see Marc Bolan's 20th Century Boy as innovative, and ahead of its time, (Or in my world anyway). But I am talking about one song by T. Rex, where Bowie has thousands, as to say. In no way am I comparing Bolan to Bowie.
I guess in my conclusion, 20th Century Boy an Video, are one of the great rock songs that has influenced artist through the years & decades, and I believe 20th Century Boy deserves more/better recognition, as for what an important and influential song it is, Thank You.
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:50 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I listened to this album for the first yesterday and thought it was great. You can tell where the Smith Westerns aped a lot of their style from.
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