Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tyrannosaurus Rex - Great Horse

Tyrannosaurus Rex - Great Horse.

I love this song from Tyrannosaurus Rex's "Beard of Stars" album (1970). There would be one more transitional album from Marc Bolan & co. (1970's T.Rex) before they would fully realize their electric, glam-rock approach and score a breakout success with 1971's Electric Warrior.

Here's an excerpt from Richie Unterberger's review at AllMusic.com:

"There was a big and obvious change to
Tyrannosaurus Rex on their fourth album, A Beard of Stars, as Steve Took was replaced by Mickey Finn, with Marc Bolan remaining the true captain of the duo act as singer and songwriter.

Of more significance was the change in the band's sound, moving into far more electric rock territory with much greater use of electric guitar, though
Bolan's songs were still often grounded in the fairytale-like musings of his earlier work. It was still a ways off from his glam rock approach, but it was definitely more accessible than the relatively homespun elflike folk-rock of the earliest Tyrannosaurus Rex albums..."

Enjoy the song & check out the post labels for more Bolan and T.Rex.

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