Monday, July 22, 2013

T. Rex - Metal Guru

Another monotonous Monday is upon us and so it is truly time to look back in anger. For today's installment I'd like to feature the Glam Queen himself, Mark Bolan aka T. Rex. Massive 70s rock icons, T. Rex erupted around the same time as Ziggy Stardust, and helped transform the UK's fixation from mod-culture to one more based around Glam. Metal Guru is one of those infectious jams, with an unrelenting chord progression that drills into your brain. The song has minimal changes and is carried by Bolan's effeminate, mumble-whine, vocal delivery. Truly a perfect rock anthem - and one that influenced countless other acts, including one group of super fans in particular, who were quick to borrow the melody and production style ;)

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