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Format: CD
Sku: 60589462
UPC: 081227611125
UPC 14: 00081227611125
Release Date: 2/25/2003
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Mambo Sun ~ Marc Bolan & T. Rex
2. Cosmic Dancer ~ Marc Bolan & T. Rex
3. Jeepster ~ Marc Bolan & T. Rex
4. Monolith ~ Marc Bolan & T. Rex
5. Lean Woman Blues ~ Marc Bolan & T. Rex
6. Get It On (Bang A Gong) ~ Marc Bolan & T. Rex
7. Planet Queen ~ Marc Bolan & T. Rex
8. Girl ~ Marc Bolan & T. Rex
9. Motivator, The ~ Marc Bolan & T. Rex
10. Life's A Gas ~ Marc Bolan & T. Rex
11. Rip Off ~ Marc Bolan & T. Rex
12. There Was A Time ~ Marc Bolan & T. Rex
13. Raw Ramp ~ Marc Bolan & T. Rex
14. Planet Queen - (previously unreleased, acoustic version) ~ Marc Bolan & T. Rex
15. Hot Love ~ Marc Bolan & T. Rex
16. Woodland Rock ~ Marc Bolan & T. Rex
17. King Of The Mountain Cometh ~ Marc Bolan & T. Rex
18. T. Rex Electric Warrior Interview, The ~ Marc Bolan & T. Rex

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Includes liner notes by Nikki Sudden, Cliff McLenehen & Bill Legend.
Muze PNote Includes liner notes by Nikki Sudden, Cliff McLenehan and Bill Legend.
Muze PNote T. Rex: Marc Bolan, Mickey Finn .
Muze PNote Personnel: Marc Bolan (vocals, guitar); Mickey Finn (vocals, percussion); Ian McDonald (saxophone); Burt Collins (flugelhorn); Will Legend (drums); Howard Kaylan, Mark Volman (background vocals).
Muze PNote Additional personnel: Steve Currie (bass instrument); Howard Kaylan, Ian McDonald, Mark Volman, Burt Collins, Will Legend.
Muze PNote Audio Remasterers: Dan Hersch; Bill Inglot.
Muze PNote Liner Note Authors: S?amus Egan; Bill Inglot.
Muze PNote Photographers: Ed Caraeff; Kieron "Spud" Murphy.
Muze PNote Unknown Contributor Role: Dann Davis.
Muze PNote Prior to ELECTRIC WARRIOR's release, T. Rex (or, as it had mostly been known, Tyrannosaurus Rex) was a folk-rock duo that played acoustic guitar and bongos augmented by the occasional electric and full drum kit. While some of the hippie-prophet philosophy that dominated Tyrannosaurus Rex's music can still be heard here (especially on the dreamy geneology of "Cosmic Dancer"), ELECTRIC WARRIOR, for the most part, represents a revolution in attitude and approach. Singer/songwriter/guitarist Marc Bolan expanded the band here for a full rock sound, and focused on lean, hook-heavy pop songs that relied on slinky grooves and the riveting energy of early rock & roll. Married to Bolan's cheeky sexuality and theatrical flair, the results were undeniable.
Muze PNote From the mid-tempo thump of "Mambo Sun" to the crashing yowl of "Rip Off," ELECTRIC WARRIOR is fuzzy, nasty, and immediately appealing. Songs like "Jeepster" and "Bang A Gong" pump straight from the elemental heart of rock & roll, yet the songs are fleshed out beautifully with strings, handclaps, backup vocals, and Tony Visconti's expansive production. Bolan's glitzy, sexy aesthetic directly sparked the glam movement (he was a huge influence on David Bowie and the creation of his Ziggy Stardust persona), while his punchy, back-to-basics approach also presaged the stripped-down, three-minute song attack of the Ramones and the punk movement in the later '70s. As a result, ELECTRIC WARRIOR can be seen as one of the most enduring and quietly influential records in the rock canon.

Producer: Tony Visconti; Tony Visconti; Patrick Milligan (Reissue); Bill Inglot (Reissue)

Engineer: Malcolm Cecil; Martin Rushent; Rik Pekkonen; Roy Thomas Baker

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Flo & Eddie

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Velvet Goldmine
Muze Music Compilations Casey Kasem: 70s Rocks Greatest Hits / Variou
Muze Music Compilations Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Scott Pilgrim Vs The World (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Muze Music Compilations Party Rock(w/ Book)
Muze Music Compilations Billy Elliot

Associated Artists and Works

Bolan, Marc
Zinc Alloy and the Hidden Riders of Tomorrow [Digi ~ Bolan, Marc
Finn, Mickey (Drums~T Rex)
Hot Love
Mickey Finn's T-Rex

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 02/25/2003
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1971
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 76111
Music Label Name Label : Rhino (Label)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00081227611125

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (1/6/72, pp.64-66)
- "...he plays to the post-J.F.K. set, yet with enough decadence and sarcasm for any war baby to hum along....Marc is one of the eternally precocious, fated to live outside the world of adults forever..."

Q (9/01, pp.137-8)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "...Glistening, seemingly extra-terrestrial prettiness....bewitching stuff..."

Mojo (Publisher)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "Bolan suited the careerist '70s, and rarely sounded better than he did on the second T.Rex album....The album's fey charm and power is undeniable."

Mojo (Publisher)
(10/01, p.133)
- "...This music may even sound better than it did at the time: stripped of baggage, it's the kind of pop-rock deluxe which is, these days, in short supply..."

Uncut (magazine)
- "ELECTRIC WARRIOR captures the group at a time when there was still a trace of innocent pleasure left..."

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