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T.Rex
« on: May 03, 2011, 12:50:06 PM »

Well,  I just wanted to know what you think about Marc Bolan and T.Rex? And if you think The Beatles influenced them in anyway...if so how  ;D whats your favorite song(s), albums etc... I have nothing else to do at the moment so here ya have it! ;yes

T. Rex - Baby Strange


One of my favorite songs :)
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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2011, 10:37:06 PM »

I actually much preferred them when they were Tyranosaurus Rex, just Marc & Steve Peregrine Took

Tyrannosaurus Rex "Debora"
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2011, 12:33:31 AM »

Oooh, yeah, I love the early stuff! But my favorite period has to be around Electric Warrior - Tanx ^_^ and Dandy In The Underworld is great too imo  ;yes
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2011, 05:46:16 PM »

I used to think they were silly but as I got older I came to love them. Marc Bolan is such a great performer.
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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2011, 10:24:31 PM »

I used to think they were silly but as I got older I came to love them. Marc Bolan is such a great performer.

I remember seeing a video of them on a VH1 show years ago called "Closet Classics" (That's all we 60's buffs had to look at in the days before YouTube). I knew "Bang a Gong" but this was a song called "Jeepster" and I thought it was pretty cool. Turns out, there is a Beatles connection:

"On 18 March 1972, T. Rex played two shows at the Empire Pool, Wembley which were filmed by Ringo Starr and his crew for Apple Films. A large part of the second show was included on Bolan's own rock film Born to Boogie, while bits and pieces of the first show can be seen throughout the film's end-credits. Along with T. Rex and Starr, Born to Boogie also features Elton John, who jammed with the friends to create rocking studio versions of "Children of the Revolution" and "Tutti Frutti"; Elton John had appeared on TV with Bolan before, miming the piano part of "Get it On" on the 1971 Christmas edition of Top of the Pops." This is from Wikipedia...I'm assuming it's true.  ;)

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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2011, 10:02:44 AM »

Lol, you can always trust Wikipedia  ;) Born to Boogie is awesome...and Jeepster is one of my all time favorites!!!
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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2011, 03:37:02 PM »

ever listen to marcs kid?

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« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2013, 11:04:03 AM »

Found a Marc thread - great!

Remember when CDs used to cost £15 in the appalling 1980s?
Well, I bought such an example from my local Scope Charity Shop on Saturday for £1.
T. Rex (actually 75% of it is Tyrannosaurus Rex) - 'The Collection' on Castle Communications from 1986.
Dire artwork (the 1980s, remember) aside, the first 18 tracks are virtually a sampler for Tyrannosaurus Rex's four LPs, and I've now rescued all of them from the back room!

I'm with John Peel on this. Tyrannosaurus Rex - wonderful. T. Rex - ho hum.

Now if only someone (Universal, Sony, EMI???) would put out all of Marc's 60s 45s on one CD.

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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2013, 08:02:23 AM »

The first song I was introduced to was Cosmic Dancer. But shameful to say, that is the only song I know of T. Rex!

So is T. Rex actually stands for Tyrannosaurus Rex?
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« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2013, 04:26:55 PM »

The first song I was introduced to was Cosmic Dancer. But shameful to say, that is the only song I know of T. Rex!




Very Shameful

Cosmic Dancer was the only album been with us in the GDR



1.
The Wizard 1:46 

2.
Desdemona 2:24 

3.
Child Star 2:49 

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Oh Baby 2:39 

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Ride A White Swan 2:13 

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Hot Love 4:52 

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Get It On 4:24 

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Jeepster 4:08 

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Life's A Gas 2:23 

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Cosmic Dancer 4:21 

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The Slider 3:20 

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Telegram Sam 3:43 

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Metal Guru 2:25 

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Children Of The Revolution 2:26 

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Truck On (Tyke) 1:38 

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I Love To Boogie 2:11




 
     
 

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« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2013, 05:32:45 AM »

So is T. Rex actually stands for Tyrannosaurus Rex?


Yes, KE.  The group formed as Tyrannosaurus Rex in 1967.  They shortened it to T. Rex in 1970.


The first song I was introduced to was Cosmic Dancer. But shameful to say, that is the only song I know of T. Rex!


I'm surprised you've never heard this...

T Rex - Get It On [totp]


And meanwhile, I'm still thinking
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« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2013, 06:05:43 AM »

While Marc definitely had his own vocal style (probably not to everyone's taste), the 4 Tyrannosaurus Rex LPs/CDs should find favour with fans of the White Album or even Paul's debut LP.
I suspect that he must have met one or more of The Beatles in the late 60s somewhere in London as both 'Debora' and 'One Inch Rock' were hits.....small hits, but hits.....and they must have had mutual acquaintances/friends. 
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« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2013, 09:06:30 AM »


Ringo was well connected with them. Directed a documentary film about them. I never saw it ('Born To Boogie'), but I'd like to.

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« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2013, 09:41:56 AM »

Ringo was well connected with them. Directed a documentary film about them. I never saw it ('Born To Boogie'), but I'd like to.

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Gibt es doch zu kaufen(You can buy the DVD?
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« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2013, 09:42:55 AM »

i bet you has never heard from the Band The Wings ;D??
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« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2013, 11:53:01 AM »

i bet you has never heard from the Band The Wings ;D??

Relax Dirk. T-Rex was not such a big name in certain parts of the world and let's be fair, there's not many hit singles by this band. It's not that strange that some people discover bands in a later period.
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« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2013, 02:33:31 PM »

I wouldn't recommend 'Born To Boogie' particularly, even with the Ringo connection.
A more interesting link is that Marc recorded most of his late 60s stuff at Trident, the same studio where The Beatles recorded 'Hey Jude', so it seems unlikely that he wouldn't have rubbed shoulders with them at least once. 
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« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2013, 07:29:55 PM »

Gibt es doch zu kaufen(You can buy the DVD?


Yes.  It's on sale at Amazon.

You can watch it on YouTube...

Marc Bolan T Rex Born to Boogie Ringo Starr Documentary ORIGINAL AND UNCUT (Part 1)



It's in 7 parts.
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« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2013, 07:02:43 AM »

That is a fabulous compilation.

With only a little bit of tweaking (e.g. the inclusion of the b-sides to 'One Inch Rock' and 'Pewter Suitor', and 'Oh Baby' - and its b-side - put on the first disc), those first 26 or 27 or so tracks are EXACTLY what Marc's record company should be putting out as a single CD!

You'd need literally thousands of pounds to get a complete original vinyl run of all those 45s.....the early ones go for a fortune, 3 of the Tyrannosaurus Rex 45s came in promo sleeves, and John's Children's 'Midsummer Night's Scene' was only dished out at gigs in Leatherhead (apparently), and is one of the rarest, and most valuable, 45s ever made in the UK.

Get onto it (or should that be Get It On) Marc's record company!!!!
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