TYRANNOSAURUS REX - "MY PEOPLE WERE FAIR AND HAD SKY IN THEIR HAIR...BUT NOW THEY'RE CONTENT TO WEAR STARS ON THEIR BROWS" 1968
HOT ROD MAMA - The debut album by the band (later to be named just T-Rex) was performed by Marc Bolan and Steve Peregrine Took. This opening track is a smooth, uptempo Blues Rock Folk with a blistering pace. A great opening number.
SCENESCOF - This is a really nice Eastern sounding ballad with its slow drawn out vocals backed by a suprisingly quicker music. Chilled.
CHILD STAR - An eerie sounding mix of 60s Psychedelic Rock and mystical Folk. Experimentally cool.
STRANGE ORCHESTRA - A quirky, fun Folk Pop track reminding me a little of The Monkees. Lots od "doo doo" vocals and it rocks along merrily. It sounds like Marc and Steve had a little merriment here.
CHATEAU IN VIRGINIA WATERS - A light Blues Rock track which is similar to certain tracks by The Kinks. Typical 60s casual Rock Pop.
DAWRFISH TRUMPET BLUES - Cool experimental track which ironically reminds me of Prince, Marc surely loved to try new things at any time. Its a bit 60s and bit medieval sounding. Strangely containing no trumpet in cas anyone was wondering!
MUSTANG FORD - An unusual, slightly off key musical backing and it chugs along nicely in a Pop Folk fashion. All these debut songs sound "as live" so seem like demos but stil a good listen.
AFGHAN WOMAN - A very soulful vocal from Marc this time in an Acoustic straight up Pop song.
KNIGHT - This track is almost Middle Eastern in composition. Vocals a little too far in the background but its an easy going track.
GRACEFUL FAT SHEBA - More experimental Folk with a hint of Asian influence.
WEILDER OF WORDS - A little more irony from Marc as this contains barely any lyrics to speak of. Its almost got a Punk feel towards to the end, but I guess you could call it a Folk ditty.
FROWNING ATAHUALLPA (MY INCA LOVE) -The longest song on the album finishes the set off. At nearly six minutes long it has a "clippety clop" beat rhoughout with various Hare Kirishna chants and even John Peel (yes the famous DJ) reading a little poem at the end! Mad but fun.