Stegzy's Music Project

A commentary on Stegzy's album collection

Electric Warrior – T Rex [#421]

on October 14, 2015

220px-Electric_warrior_albumAnother tragedy, another electric album.

I was surprised to see Electric Warrior appear into the view of my iTunes. I’ve never really been a big fan of T Rex or, for that matter, Hendrix but it seems that this week we have had two goliaths of twentieth century popular music with more to follow over the next few weeks.

Electric Warrior is T Rex’s 6th studio album on which, Bolan and chums experiment with a new style of folky rock which seemed quite a glamorous thing to do at the time. Of course, this spawned a whole raft of imitative music and gave life to the Glam Rock movement of the seventies to which bands like Sweet and Kiss owe a great deal.

I can take or leave T Rex. I certainly wouldn’t have gone out of my way to obtain this album so I can only assume that it is in the music collection because someone “harvested” it for me or Previous-Mrs-Gnomepants (probably Gay Jamie). Still, there are a couple of songs on the album which seem to feature on TV whenever the producer is trying to send the viewer back to the nineteen seventies. Which isn’t a bad thing if you think about it.

Apart from the pollution and political incorrectness.

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