Label: Divucsa - CD-5630/ T-C- 16 • Format: CD Album, Reissue • Country: Spain • Genre: Rock • Style: Folk Rock, Classic Rock
Until he joined John's Childrenin March,Marc Bolan had never even owned an electric guitar. And once he quit the band, it is said, he abandoned it as quickly as everything else which that band represented -- freakbeat pop, adrenalined psych, electric soup.
In fact, Bolan never lost sight of his electric destiny, even as Tyrannosaurus Rex sawed away on their acoustic toys, a point which producer Tony Visconti cottoned onto the first time Scenescof - Tyrannosaurus Rex - My People Were Fair And Had Sky In Their Hair. But Now Theyre Con ever saw the duo play, "Marc sitting crosslegged on stage playing his strange little songs in a wobbly voice, while Steve Took was banging on his bongos.
I thought Marc was perhaps that. My People Were Fair approaches the listener from a totally unique angle. The Bolan voice, hardened from the slight warble which carried through his early solo material still noticeable on the backups he performed for John's Childrenremains uncompromising, but it blends so perfectly with the bizarre, almost Eastern-sounding instrumentation that the most lasting impression is of a medieval caravansary whose demented Bedouin cast has suddenly been let loose in a recording studio.
It is an irresistible affair, if absolutely a child of its psychedelically-inclined time -- "Frowning Atahuallpa" even recruits DJ John Peel to read a Tolkien -esque fairy tale. But one of Bolan 's loveliest compositions is here -- the gentle and deceptively melodic "Child Star," layered by harmonies which hit you sideways and are all the more mighty for it; one of his weirdest, Dino Lenny - I Feel Stereo, is included, the mutant fairy dance of "Strange Orchestras," which sounds like it was recorded by one.
They are, however, the only sour notes sounded on an album whose magic is discernible from so many different angles that it is hard to say which is its most astonishing factor.
Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Resolution - Rocket Scientists - Brutal Architecture. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes.
Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Track Listing. Hot Rod Mama. Marc Bolan. Tyrannosaurus Rex. Child Star. Strange Orchestras. Chateau in Virginia Waters. Dwarfish Trumpet Blues. Mustang Ford. Afhgan Woman. Graceful Fat Sheba. Weilder of Words. Frowning Atahuallpa My Inca Love. Hot Rod Mama Marc Bolan. Scenescof Marc Bolan. Child Star Marc Bolan. Strange Orchestras Marc Bolan. Chateau in Virginia Waters Marc Bolan.
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