18 Songs, 1 Hour 18 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

With Electric Warrior, Marc Bolan morphed from whimsical folkie into rock god. “Bang a Gong (Get It On)” and “Jeepster” are two of history’s most ingratiating grooves, effortlessly combining the punch-drunk pleasures of early rock ’n’ roll with the hair-raising volume of heavy metal. On “Mambo Sun,” Tony Visconti’s ingenious production makes the song feel simultaneously wild and intimate. Bolan relishes his role as elusive trickster, a charmer in curls and platform heels, but the form-fitting strings of “Cosmic Dancer” and “Life’s a Gas” reveal poignancy beneath the frontman’s frolicking.

EDITORS’ NOTES

With Electric Warrior, Marc Bolan morphed from whimsical folkie into rock god. “Bang a Gong (Get It On)” and “Jeepster” are two of history’s most ingratiating grooves, effortlessly combining the punch-drunk pleasures of early rock ’n’ roll with the hair-raising volume of heavy metal. On “Mambo Sun,” Tony Visconti’s ingenious production makes the song feel simultaneously wild and intimate. Bolan relishes his role as elusive trickster, a charmer in curls and platform heels, but the form-fitting strings of “Cosmic Dancer” and “Life’s a Gas” reveal poignancy beneath the frontman’s frolicking.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
133 Ratings

133 Ratings

hurricane smith ,

Five stars is NOT enough

this is one of the greatest albums of all time, and anyone with any remote interest in 70s rock, and in particular the glam and powerpop genres should own this album

SurfPunkSurfPunk ,

A New Generation of Punks...

For all of those young people out there who really are into punk rock music and who want to understand how punk even became a reality then you should listen to this album. This album is pure rock and roll and its raw, fun, and clever. Give it a chance because words can not really justify how enjoyable this record is to listen to. It's just a fun rock and roll record. Period.

Black&GreenScarecrow ,

T.Rextasy

Best glam rock album ever since the rise and fall of ziggy stardust
i love to boogie is from dandy in the underworld
20th century boy can be found on the remastered version of tanx

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