Saturday, 5 May 2018

Lucy Museum of Musicians - T-Rex

Qualification to The Lucy Museum of Musicians who deserve entry to Lucy's Museum of Musicians is they must have a minimum of three songs which would make me turn up the radio if they came on.

Qualifying Songs: 20th Century Boy, Children Of The Revolution, Hot Love

When i was a kid in Portsmouth a rumour went around that one of the drivers on the local bus was Marc Bolan's brother but it was the very early 80s and i was more concerned with getting to see ET and dreaming about what George Michael was doing.
It wasn't until much later and after i discovered that i was very much barking up the wrong tree with George Michael that i came across T-Rex and realised i may have been grumpily showing my bus pass every morning to someones famous brother.
As a latecomer to the joys of T-Rex and the whole glam rock thing altogether, having earlier dismissed anything 70s that wasn't punk as a spangly flare wearing DISCO tinged hell, i found a whole bunch of bands that i had previously ignored, one of which was T-Rex.
'Hot Love' is a simple song with repetitive lyrics and is about 2 minutes too long but wow it's effective, a guaranteed ear worm.
'20th Century Boy' has a much rougher edge to it with fat riffs as does 'Children of the Revolution' but it seems that when it came to writing lyrics Bolan hardly came to it at all. 
If only his brother had worn a pink feather boa and sparkly make up on his face when he drove the number 18 around Portsmouth then i may have taken a bit more notice at the time.

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