Electric Warrior (Bonus Tracks) CD (2003)

Artist: T. Rex

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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)
Compilation Appearance Casey Kasem: 70s Rocks Greatest Hits / Variou
Associated Artist/Work Bolan, Marc
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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