Classic Rock Bottom

Disclaimer: All info that does not reside in my brain is gathered from (mostly because Jon can't stand it) unless otherwise noted.

Album: Electric Warrior

Artists: T. Rex

Released: 1971

Label: Fly (UK)/Reprise (US)

Producer: Tony Visconti

Chart Performance: #32 US/ #1 UK

RIAA Certification: None?

Singles: Bang A Gong (Get It On) (#10 US/#1 UK)/Jeepster (Did Not Chart In US/#2 UK)

Notes: Electric Warrior is the sixth overall album by the band, but only the second album released under T. Rex.  The first four albums were released under the name Tyrannosaurus Rex.  The band was formed in 1967 by British singer/songwriter and guitarist Marc Bolan and ended after Bolan's death (from a car crash) in 1977.  The album became a pivotal release in the glam rock movement and contains the bands only US hit in Bang A Gong (Get It On).  The song was a hit once again when The Power Station covered it 1985.  The cover art was designed by Hipgnosis. 

Out of print, but you can get it for around five dollars plus shipping from Amazon.

Side One:

1. Mambo Sun

2. Cosmic Dancer

3. Jeepster

4. Monolith

5. Lean Woman Blues

Side Two:

6. Get It On (Bang A Gong)

7. Planet Queen

8. Girl

9. The Motivator

10. Life's A Gas

11. Rip Off

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This is a good album. Shame that more didn't hit the charts or that this album wasn't a big seller. But, it is considered a "classic" now so what did they know back then? Really surprised that this is OOP as well. 


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