SPDBRNR – Eyes Wide Open
Sports, Politics, Financial Markets, Silver & More

Todd’s Tunes 8/12/09

Musical post from SPDBRNR favorites

‘Monolith’ – T. Rex…1971 – Off their album Electric Warrior, which featured their biggest commercial success single ‘Bang a Gong’, though I believe it’s barely in the top 5 on one of my favorite albums of all time. ‘Monolith’ is the best song on Electric Warrior, followed by ‘Cosmic Dancer’.

I remember sophmore year of college,1989, sending a cassette tape to my cousin at Berkely, the same one who got me into early 70’s rock, with my favorite 5 or 6 songs off the CD.  Music CDs were only about 4 years old in those days…me & the same cousin would count down the days until epic 70’s albums would finally come out during our junior & senior years of high school (usually on Fridays).  Ahhhh…the 80’s…a glorious decade indeed.

Anyway…my last music post stated that Cake’s ‘Frank Sinatra’ was one of the top 5 songs of the 90’s…I’d say ‘Monolith’ is in the top dozen of the 70’s. Sadly, T-Rex’s lead singer, the flamboyant Marc Bolin, died in a car crash in 1977, two weeks shy of 30 years old. Bolan & T Rex were credited with being pioneers in the ‘glam rock’ movement.

 P.S. Happy Birthday Muneca!!!!


No Responses to “Todd’s Tunes 8/12/09”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: