the20000 asked: Tyrannosaurus/T. Rex?
Now there was a man who knew the Elvish for cock.
Dubdobdee knows a lot more than I do about the hobbit boogie era of T Rex - my picks are almost all imperial phase singles. Special mention for the best T Rex TITLE though which is “Teen Riot Structure”!
“Metal Guru”: Brutally straightforward, like a rollercoaster with only one drop which you go round 10 times.
“Cosmic Dancer”: One reason I need to explore the Bolan catalogue more is that I think it’s probably full of things as spooky as this, one of the really successful translations of the hippie style into the rock-n-roll reviving glam one.
“Children Of The Revolution”: Did Oasis ever cover this? “I drive a Rolls-Royce / Cos it’s good for my voice” is such a great dumb rock star line.
“Hot Love”: Gave it a 10 on Popular, no regrets whatsoever, the best na-na-na outro in pop (bollocks to Hey Jude), I love how quickly it runs out of song too and just goes fuck it, time for the big hook.