Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Steve Peregrine Took|
Missing Link to Tyrannosaurus Rex
Genres: Pop, Rock
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Steve Peregrine Took-'The Missing Link To Tyrannosaurus'
Mike Reed | USA | 11/24/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I give this Cleopatra label release a 3 1/2 star rating.For those of you that may not know,Steve Peregrine Took(R.I.P.)was Marc Bolan's right hand man when he first formed Tyrranosaurus Rex BEFORE the duo had split and Bolan had shortened the name to T.Rex.The two released three lp's from 1967-69.Took was said to be somewhat legendary with his drug use and the pranks that he pulled.'The Missing...' is a decent display of his solo recording effort.Took(played drums&bass)is said by some to have been like UK's reply to Iggy Pop.What drew me to this CD was Took's incredible cut of "Scorpius"(Deep Space mix)on the 3-CD box 'Space Box 1970 And Beyond'(see my review).The tracks I liked best were the original mix of "Scorpius","Luck Charm" and "Seventh Sign".Second rate UK psych,but still a decent find."
Syd, Jim, Jimi, Roky, Brian W, Skip, Nico?, Holy Modals
ge | NY, NY United States | 07/18/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"& Took (RIP since 1980)
share an era and an ear and a rare craving for druggy (in general) entheogenic (especially) boundary-transgressing, which is a good enough reason to b[an] them... except then you'd be missing such incredible essential bodies of work in a mode of walls moving~ minds drifting~~ essence-tapping/taping~~~ hearty atom mothered slightly slurred perfection, magical accidents a-poppin', unevenness a given, but the glimmers of excellence of haunting deepfelt radiance occur, are here even where Syd Barrett knocks over a bottle or something ('Syd's Wine', aka 'Beautiful Deceiver', a cut worth the asking price)Took recorded tons but finished few, a legendary tripper and prankster, whose legacy is secure as Bolan's other half during the glorious Tyrannosaurus Visconti days... this may be the way to work, out of the spotlight, out of the mold/mind, one's very blood sings, frayed nerves bold and captured for posterity on the basement machine~
Maybe the 100th listen just now it hit me: Most songs have words but 95-98% of them are indecipherable!!--a great some'd say revolutionary way to work, but "Hits!? Do I smell a Hit!?" -Nah! One man's demos are another's goldmine! be our rallying cry
'the Industry' is a dirty word once one susses how poisonous-useless overproduced overconsidered music is..."
The Reason why Took was not allowed to sing lead Vocals
Dieter Huf | Germany | 08/13/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I love every Tyrannosaurus Rex Album, but when you listen to this CD, everybody will understand why Marc Bolan didn't allow Steve Took to sing lead vocals on any Tyrannosaurus Rex LP."