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GubGub (Al)
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« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2020, 09:20:15 PM »


Somebody gave me a CD of Electric Warrior about 10 years ago.  Still haven't got around to playing it yet.   Undecided

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I was in a similar boat but I listened fairly recently. It didn't really do much for me beyond the singles. It is a controversial view but I always feel that there was not much depth to Bolan and way too much ego. TRex were agreat singles band though and a greatest hits comp suffices for me.
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« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2020, 09:32:53 PM »


It is a controversial view but I always feel that there was not much depth to Bolan and way too much ego. TRex were a great singles band though and a greatest hits comp sufficees for me.


See, I didn't think that was a controversial view.  I thought it was gospel.  It's certainly my view.  But recently I've noticed Bolan fandom getting very widespread, particularly on Twitter.

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« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2020, 09:36:51 PM »



It is a controversial view but I always feel that there was not much depth to Bolan and way too much ego. TRex were a great singles band though and a greatest hits comp sufficees for me.


See, I didn't think that was a controversial view.  I thought it was gospel.  It's certainly my view.  But recently I've noticed Bolan fandom getting very widespread, particularly on Twitter.

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I do think the recent Hal Willner produced tribute album is really splendid though. Thoroughly recommended.
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« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2020, 11:52:23 PM »



Somebody gave me a CD of Electric Warrior about 10 years ago.  Still haven't got around to playing it yet.   Undecided

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TRex were agreat singles band though and a greatest hits comp suffices for me.


That's what I think, 8 or 10 great singles but nothing else. I did listen way back in the day. Even the Best Of I have has a lot of filler. The B sides were dull as well, no hidden gems there.
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« Reply #24 on: October 21, 2020, 03:27:25 PM »

Not a lot of love for Electric Warrior then. Maybe it should have made it into my top 20 for '71, it still means a great deal to me as it was amongst the first albums I bought, not the first but in the first three or four anyway. Bolan's ego was just about in check at that point, but as things turned out the album proved to be the cut off point for me, after that he started to repeat the formula with increasingly diminishing returns, but the four Tyrannosaurus Rex and first two T. Rex albums are still excellent, if very much of their time.
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« Reply #25 on: October 21, 2020, 03:37:20 PM »


Not a lot of love for Electric Warrior then. Maybe it should have made it into my top 20 for '71, it still means a great deal to me as it was amongst the first albums I bought, not the first but in the first three or four anyway. Bolan's ego was just about in check at that point, but as things turned out the album proved to be the cut off point for me, after that he started to repeat the formula with increasingly diminishing returns, but the four Tyrannosaurus Rex and first two T. Rex albums are still excellent, if very much of their time.
It's very possible the last 50 years have clouded my judgement on it....  Shocked
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