Album of the Day
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As Tyrannosaurus Rex, Marc Bolan and company had released several collections of hippie-folk before the title (and giant amp on the cover) of ELECTRIC WARRIOR announced that things were about to get loud. Packed with propulsive guitar riffs and all the punch that producer Tony Visconti could deliver, the album was one of the opening salvos of glam rock, and England quickly surrendered to its audacious mix of campy philosophizing and lascivious teenybopper boogie. The collection became T. Rex's most successful on the strength of such irresistible songs as “Jeepster” and “Get It On,” which topped the U.K. singles chart on this day in 1971. Hailed by outlets including Rolling Stone and Pitchfork, ELECTRIC WARRIOR would stand tall as one of the decade's greatest even if it didn't wear platform shoes.
Past Album of the Days
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