T. Rex - 20th century boy

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  1. Brad Pittiful

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    not glam...not punk...i guess its hard rock...one thing is for sure...its a great tune!

     
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    Fun! And who else can wear a t-shirt of themselves and get away with it?

     
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    Marc Bolin was a force unto himself, for the time

     
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    Always like Bolan. I found a video of him playing a festival once with John and Bowie backing him. Couldn't seem to dig it up. But these work:)

    That is Ringo back there.
     
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    I always viewed it as glam. Amazing song. Love Bolan. Can’t believe 20th century boy was only a single, most people would’ve loved to kick off an LP with that good of a song.
     
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    Not only that, he's playing next to a cardboard cut-out of himself. It's too good to be true.

    The 8:30 Wembley concert is a stormer, one of my favorite live performances ever. The boogie was in him, and it got to come out.
     
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    :lol: awesome!
     
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    Its glam rock, simple as that. Bolan was one of the pioneers, 70s stuff was just so brilliant imo.
     
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    It never came any more glam. :D Glam was made just for Marc Bolan. Marc Bolan was made just for glam.
     
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    i was noticing that most people were dressed in street clothes...marc was wearing a gold shirt of some kind and a boa...other than that the glam wasnt very flashy in this video...he was labeled glam and in other videos he was dressed more like it...thats all i meant by not glam
     
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    I have a vague recollection of his TV show ( one series, 6 episodes - series two cancelled following his death). Weird mixture of outgoing glam and prog rock and incoming punk. I wonder what would have happened had he lived longer as his glam career would have nose dived.


    When I was a student one of our housemates did a runner on the rent and we divided up the belongings she left behind. I got a copy of T Rex Greatest Hits and a sex toy. So, the sound of Marc Bolan evokes a slightly odd set of memories.
     
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    Than again, there is this lyrical masterpiece from Mr. Bolan...

     
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    i think marc was headed toward punk...as maybe not a player but in some way connected

     
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    Most, probably all, of the TV series is on YouTube. Im part way through watching this episode, slightly random stuff. Robin Askwith famous for the Confessions movies singing, bizarre.

     
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