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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!!!!

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