Electric Warrior (Bonus Tracks) CD (2003)

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Label Rhin/mesa/bluemoon Records
SKU 60589462
UPC 081227611125
UPC 14 00081227611125
Format CD
Release Date 2/25/2003
Author T. Rex
Compilation Appearance Velvet Goldmine
Compilation Appearance Scott Pilgrim Vs The World (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Compilation Appearance Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof(Explicit Version)
Technical Info
Engineer Malcolm Cecil; Martin Rushent; Rik Pekkonen; Roy Thomas Baker
Producer Tony Visconti; Tony Visconti; Patrick Milligan (Reissue); Bill Inglot (Reissue)
CatalogID 76111
Lable Name Rhino (Label)
Released 02/25/2003
Original Release 1971
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 78m : 48s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00081227611125
Musical Guests
Flo & Eddie
Album Notes and Credits
Includes liner notes by Nikki Sudden, Cliff McLenehen & Bill Legend.
Includes liner notes by Nikki Sudden, Cliff McLenehan and Bill Legend.
T. Rex: Marc Bolan, Mickey Finn .
Personnel: Marc Bolan (vocals, guitar); Mickey Finn (vocals, percussion); Ian McDonald (saxophone); Burt Collins (flugelhorn); Will Legend (drums); Howard Kaylan, Mark Volman (background vocals).
Additional personnel: Steve Currie (bass instrument); Howard Kaylan, Ian McDonald , Mark Volman, Burt Collins, Will Legend.
Audio Remasterers: Daniel Hersch; Bill Inglot.
Liner Note Authors: S?amus Egan; Bill Inglot.
Photographers: Ed Caraeff; Kieron "Spud" Murphy.
Unknown Contributor Role: Dann Davis.
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.
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.
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) (p.101) - 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) (p.91) - "ELECTRIC WARRIOR captures the group at a time when there was still a trace of innocent pleasure left..."
Disc 1
1 Mambo Sun
2 Cosmic Dancer
3 Jeepster
4 Monolith
5 Lean Woman Blues
6 Get It On (Bang A Gong)
7 Planet Queen
8 Girl
9 Motivator, The
10 Life's A Gas
11 Rip Off
12 There Was A Time
13 Raw Ramp
14 Planet Queen - (previously unreleased, acoustic version)
15 Hot Love
16 Woodland Rock
17 King Of The Mountain Cometh
18 T. Rex Electric Warrior Interview, The

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