#1
Couldn't find a thread, so I'm makin one for one of my all-time favorites. After The Who and The Kinks, their the band I listen to the most. Amazing music, Raw Ramp and I Love To Boogie are my favorites. Gather round T. Rex fans.
#2
Weren't they one hit wonders with "Bang a Gong"?
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#3
No, man, they were really big in England, but not so much in America.

They're one of the few glam rock bands I've listened to and have enjoyed.

Marc Bolan was a very talented, but underrated, guitarist.

My favorite album of theirs is Electric Warrior.
#4
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Weren't they one hit wonders with "Bang a Gong"?


It wasn't called 'Bang A Gong', and they weren't exactly one hit wonders.

I quite like them; pretty good pyschedelic pop really, and really, one of the first 'glam rock' bands artists, along with Bowie.

Marc Bolan's a pretty good guitarist, although he doesn't show it very often.

Favourite song of mine would have to be 'Life's An Elevator'; some great acoustic work on that song, and it's pretty damn catchy too. Really unappreciated band I think.
#5
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Weren't they one hit wonders with "Bang a Gong"?

It wasn't called "Bang a Gong" and T. Rex was one person.

He was considered by Paul McCartney to be the biggest thing since the Beatles. He was pretty big in England, but not so much in America.
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#6
Well, actually Marc Bolan had a drummer and bassist with him after a while (though he did have a time where he was alone), but the line-up changed a few times (besides Bolan of course).

He was the frontman of the group and "main attraction", but there were other members.

Also, for those of you who have been complaining about "the name", the song "Get It On" was entitled "Get It On" in England, but was changed to "Bang a Gong (Get It On)" when it became a hit it the U.S.
#7
I've never really heard a lot of their stuff, but from what I've heard I really dig. I like Get it On, Cosmic Dancer and Ballrooms of Mars(heard that from the School of Rock soundtrack).

I need to buy an album.
#9
i got the Tanx album LP, one of the favourites of my collection
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#10
I absolutley love T-Rex to bits.

Such a great, under-appreceated band. All the songs Bolan writes are so catchy and unique, and his voice is so damn hot. Probably one of my favourite sinngers ever.

I also equally love Tyrannosaurus Rex, the folky-psychadelic band before he formed T-Rex.
#11
T.REX > YOU

my favorite songs are planet queen, ballroom of mars, and the long version of raw ramp

haha, i gotta thank the school of rock soundtrack for introducing me to them.
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#12
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Well, actually Marc Bolan had a drummer and bassist with him after a while (though he did have a time where he was alone), but the line-up changed a few times (besides Bolan of course).

He was the frontman of the group and "main attraction", but there were other members.


Yeah, Bolan and Mickey Finn (as a percussionist) Started out in the sixties. Then, around 1971, they got a bass player and a drummer.

I think with out Mickey Finns unique percussion the music would be less appealing.

i liked theyre ealier stuff, when it was just the two of them, better for a while, but now i like the newer stuff.

Does anyone have the Electric Warrior CD with all the Bonus Tracks?
I actually like the bonus tracks more than alot of the songs that were originally on the record.
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#14
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It wasn't called "Bang a Gong" and T. Rex was one person.

He was considered by Paul McCartney to be the biggest thing since the Beatles. He was pretty big in England, but not so much in America.

It was called Bang a Gong and T. Rex had two founding members: Marc Bolan and John Took. Corrections aside it's about time one of the most underrated bands of the 70's gets its recognition. AMEN!
#16
Marc Bolan was a great musician making some funky boogie riffs. Love Children of the Revolution and Get it On.
#17
Quote by paintITblack39
It wasn't called "Bang a Gong" and T. Rex was one person.

He was considered by Paul McCartney to be the biggest thing since the Beatles. He was pretty big in England, but not so much in America.


shows how ignorant you are. T. Rex was the whole band, amazing rock and roll. Most bands from that era have something to owe to T. Rex.
#18
I love T. Rex, Marc Bolan was an amzing song writer and in the early days the band had a grate dynamic. However, I think Marc was a crappy gituar player.

BTW. Some time a go a DVD came out with most of his TV appearances. Is this any good?
#20
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However, I think Marc was a crappy gituar player.


Really?

My opinion on Marc's ability to as a guitar player is that he was definitely good at playing guitar, but sometimes it seemed as though he could have done a lot more than he did.

I've listened to songs where it sounds like he's about to rip out an awesome solo, and instead he doesn't even solo at all.
#21
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I'd recommend Electric Warrior and/or The Slider. Both are great.


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#22
it sucks that Slider hasn't been given the remastered treatment yet, only Electric Warrior.

oh and by the way, I tabbed I Love To Boogie so look for it. Tell me what you think.
#24
Listen to 20th Century Boy^^^
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#27
Weren't several songs from the Ziggy Stardust album at least partially about by Marc Bolan? Particularly Lady Stardust?
#28
I tabbed "I Love To Boogie" so check it out.

EDIT-My I Love To Boogie tab is version 2, not the other one. check it out.
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#32
i got tanx and the slider
my favorite is 20th century boy I guess
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#36
Just finished my T. Rex collection, finally have every album, (check out my recordnerd).

Top 3 Bands Ever:
1)The Who
2)Queen
3)T. Rex

Who here has seen Born To Boogie?
#37
I just listened to Prophets, Seers & Sages - The Angels Of The Ages, which is my first Tyrannosaurus Rex experience. That was an interesting 14 tracks of wiggly air, but it exceeded my (actually low) expectations.
#38
Notably absent from great T-Rex songs mentioned:
Jeepster -my personal favorite
Metal Guru
Children of the Revolution -Covered on the Moulin Rouge soundtrack
Mambo Sun -another personal favorite
Ride a White Swan
20th Century Boy -on some TV commercial, recently.
Soul of my Suit
Hot Love
Light of Love

I know I'm forgetting a couple of other great ones...
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#39
I've been bumping the eponymous track from The Slider a lot. That and "Jeepster" are my faves that I've heard.