Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Electric Warrior - T-Rex

For this weeks Critical Junction we are getting dressed up!

Glam rock never sounded or looked so cool as it did in 1971 when T-Rex released their sixth studio album, Electric Warrior.

Glam Rock is often seen as disposable, bubble gum pop with a few guitars thrown in, not so here. Electric Warrior has stood the test of time, partly due to Toni Visconti's careful production and the back to basics song writing of Mark Bloand.

There are a couple of big hitter on the album, Get It On, Jeepster and Cosmic Dancer however it holds little gems inside too such as Rip Off, Monolth and Girl.

The album sleeve was designed by British art design group Hipgnosis is pure cool, and years ahead of itself.

Electric Warrior is the beginning of the dark party of the seventies distilled in an album, Get it On? Don't mind if I do!

Track List
  1. "Mambo Sun" – 3:40
  2. "Cosmic Dancer" – 4:30
  3. "Jeepster" – 4:12
  4. "Monolith" – 3:49
  5. "Lean Woman Blues" – 3:02
  6. "Get It On" – 4:27
  7. "Planet Queen" – 3:13
  8. "Girl" – 2:32
  9. "The Motivator" – 4:00
  10. "Life's a Gas" – 2:24
  11. "Rip Off" – 3:40

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