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Electric Warrior [Deluxe Edition] [Digipak]

  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Mambo Sun
    2. Cosmic Dancer
    3. Jeepster
    4. Monolith
    5. Lean Woman Blues
    6. Get It On
    7. Planet Queen
    8. Girl
    9. Motivator, The
    10. Life's a Gas
    11. Rip Off
    12. There Was a Time/Raw Ramp [B-Side]
    13. Hot Love [A-Side]
    14. Woodland Rock [B-Side]
    15. King of the Mountain Cometh [B-Side], The
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Electric Warrior Poem [US Radio Promo]
    2. Mambo Sun [Instrumental Edit]
    3. Cosmic Dancer [Vocal Mix] - (mix)
    4. Jeepster [Vocal Mix] - (mix)
    5. Monolith [Working Version]
    6. Lean Woman Blues [Working Version]
    7. Get It On [Full Length Version]
    8. Planet Queen [Working Version]
    9. Girl [Alternative Master] - (alternate take)
    10. Motivator [Working Version], The
    11. Life's a Gas [Working Version]
    12. Rip Off [Instrumental]
    13. Raw Ramp [Working Version]
    14. Electric Boogie [Working Version]
    15. Untitled [Instumental] [Studio Outtake]
    16. Honey Don't [Studio Outtake]
    17. Planet Queen [Home Demo]
    18. Girl [Acoustic Home Demo]
    19. Jeepster [Home Demo]
    20. Get It On [Acoustic Home Demo]
    21. Electric Warrior Poem/Radio Advert [US Radio Promo]
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 5337800

  • Credits

    Includes liner notes by Nikki Sudden, Cliff McLenehen & Bill Legend.
    Includes liner notes by Nikki Sudden, Cliff McLenehan and Bill Legend.
    Prior to ELECTRIC WARRIOR's release, T. Rex (or, as it had mostly been known, Tyrannosaurus Rex) was a folk-rock duo that played acoustic guitar and bongos augmented by the occasional electric and full drum kit. While some of the hippie-prophet philosophy that dominated Tyrannosaurus Rex's music can still be heard here (especially on the dreamy geneology of "Cosmic Dancer"), ELECTRIC WARRIOR, for the most part, represents a revolution in attitude and approach. Singer/songwriter/guitarist Marc Bolan expanded the band here for a full rock sound, and focused on lean, hook-heavy pop songs that relied on slinky grooves and the riveting energy of early rock & roll. Married to Bolan's cheeky sexuality and theatrical flair, the results were undeniable.
    From the mid-tempo thump of "Mambo Sun" to the crashing yowl of "Rip Off," ELECTRIC WARRIOR is fuzzy, nasty, and immediately appealing. Songs like "Jeepster" and "Bang A Gong" pump straight from the elemental heart of rock & roll, yet the songs are fleshed out beautifully with strings, handclaps, backup vocals, and Tony Visconti's expansive production. Bolan's glitzy, sexy aesthetic directly sparked the glam movement (he was a huge influence on David Bowie and the creation of his Ziggy Stardust persona), while his punchy, back-to-basics approach also presaged the stripped-down, three-minute song attack of the Ramones and the punk movement in the later '70s. As a result, ELECTRIC WARRIOR can be seen as one of the most enduring and quietly influential records in the rock canon.

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (1/6/72, pp.64-66) - "...he plays to the post-J.F.K. set, yet with enough decadence and sarcasm for any war baby to hum along....Marc is one of the eternally precocious, fated to live outside the world of adults forever..."
    Q (9/01, pp.137-8) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Glistening, seemingly extra-terrestrial prettiness....bewitching stuff..."
    Mojo (Publisher) (p.101) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Bolan suited the careerist '70s, and rarely sounded better than he did on the second T.Rex album....The album's fey charm and power is undeniable."
    Mojo (Publisher) (10/01, p.133) - "...This music may even sound better than it did at the time: stripped of baggage, it's the kind of pop-rock deluxe which is, these days, in short supply..."
    Uncut (magazine) (p.91) - "ELECTRIC WARRIOR captures the group at a time when there was still a trace of innocent pleasure left..."
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