Jeff’s Playlist: T. Rex


My old­er broth­er had this album lying around the house, so I was exposed to both the cov­er art and the music. The image on the cov­er is hard to for­get, but the music isn’t.

As I lis­ten to it now I real­ize this music is still not my cup of tea, but Marc Bolan made quite a stir with it back in 1972.

What do you think?

Album Information

All tracks are writ­ten by Marc Bolan

Side A

No.      Title    Length

1.         “Metal Guru”                          2:25
2.         “Mystic Lady”                        3:09
3.         “Rock On”                              3:26
4.         “The Slider”                           3:22
5.         “Baby Boomerang”              2:17
6.         “Spaceball Ricochet”           3:37
7.         “Buick Mackane”                  3:31

Total length:  21:57

Side B

No.      Title    Length

1.         “Telegram Sam”                   3:42
2.         “Rabbit Fighter”                    3:55
3.         “Baby Strange”                     3:03
4.         “Ballrooms of Mars”             4:09
5.         “Chariot Choogle”                2:45
6.         “Main Man”                            4:14

Total length:  21:08


Marc Bolan – vocals, gui­tar
Steve Currie – bass gui­tar
Mickey Finn – per­cus­sion, vocals
Bill Legend – drums
Mark Volman (“Flo”) – back­ground vocals
Howard Kaylan (“Eddie”) – back­ground vocals
Tony Visconti – string arrange­ments, back­ground vocals[23]


Tony Visconti – pro­duc­er
Ringo Starr – sleeve pho­tog­ra­phy
Dominique Freddy Hansson – engi­neer­ing
David Katz – orches­tra master[24]
Mick O’Halloran – Front of house Technician/ Lead road man­ag­er
Steve Little — Stage Manager/ PA to Marc/Roadie
Micky Marmalade-Roadie/Driver

Released   July 21, 1972
Recorded  March–April 1972
Studio    Rosenberg, Copenhagen Château d’Hérouville, Paris Elektra, Los Angeles
Length               43:05
Label     T. REX (UK), Reprise (US)
Producer           Tony Visconti

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