Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Marc Bolan, T-Rex|
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
This edition has been digitally re-mastered from the original analog master tapes. Included are non-album singles following the original record's order. There's also a newly produced bonus CD with a "work-in-progress versi... more »
This edition has been digitally re-mastered from the original analog master tapes. Included are non-album singles following the original record's order. There's also a newly produced bonus CD with a "work-in-progress version" of the album. These songs are rare versions (previously unreleased in the U.S.) arranged to mirror the original running order of the record.
The Slider by T-Rex
C. Frazier | Brooklyn, NY USA | 01/31/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
I used to think "Electric Warrior" was the best T-Rex album of them all,... until I really repeatedly listened to "The Slider".
What Marc Bolan & Company started to do musically on the Warrior disc, reached it's apex on The Slider album. That whole combination of great, choppy Chuck Berry-like guitar hook riffs, funny, loopy lyrics & just all around heavy metal thunder wall of sound bombastics shows the band at it's peak. Even the quieter tunes rock!
My personal favorites, "Metal Guru", "Chariot Choogle", "Mystic Lady", "Ballrooms of Mars", & "Rabbit Fighter", sound like a great mini space-travel rock opera soundtrack.
Ideally, to me, both this disc AND the Electric Warrior disc should both be enjoyed together. They make a potent case for T-Rex & Marc Bolan's place in rock & roll history that greatly deserves to be remembered and appreciated more than it presently seems to be.
Definatly both worth checking out if you have'nt done so already!"
William R. Nicholas | Mahwah, NJ USA | 01/30/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Even if you just play the first five or so seconds of T-Rex's Slider, you know you are really, really onto something speical.
"AWWWWWW Ohhhhhh Ohhhhh Yeahhhhhhhhh," belt out ex-Turtles Flo and Eddie the second you cue the first track, "Metel Guru." Before you can blink, you know you are in for one SERIOUS rock and roll party. Marc Boland does not have a voice like Kaylan or Volman, but he is smart enough not to compete. He simply lets his androgonoius chirp sail over the massvie sound of the backing track.
This may just sound like basic, good rock production--I can't help but stick the knife in, back when people really understood how to record rock albums-but there is a secret weapon on Slider, and his name his Tony Visconti
Visconti had produced a lot of early Bowie, Gentle Giant, and a lot of lesser known English bands. He has this way of taking a basic format rock band--maybe adding a few strings-and making the music siound really, really thick and yummy. This works particualarly well with a breathy voice like Boland's.
The song writting here is great--little rock and roll poems-but it is the production, towering like that big top hat on Marc's little head, that makes this album a classic