TYRANNOSAURUS REX - "MY PEOPLE WERE FAIR AND HAD SKY IN THEIR HAIR...BUT NOW THEY'RE CONTENT TO WEAR STARS ON THEIR BROWS" 1968

 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 WORDSA 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.

 



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