For those who fall easy under the spell of rock and roll’s wild-haired cosmic prancer, Marc Bolan’s Demos From the Underworld is streaming on the the glam man’s legacy Bandcamp. This digital album collects a sampling of musical sketches from T. Rex’s final three LPs, Bolan’s Zip Gun, Futuristic Dragon, and Dandy In the Underworld, and [...]
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We’re not sure who the mysterious folks behind the Bolan Boogie Bandcamp are, and even less sure how we missed the 4-track T.Rexmas! EP they uploaded last December, but here it is. T.Rexmas! is mainly built around the stomping woulda-been hit “Christmas Bop,” recorded in 1975 for an aborted single that would have been paired with “Telegram [...]
Born Marc Feld in 1947, this hour long BBC documentary traces Marc Bolan’s life and career from his London mod beginnings to his death in 1977, two weeks shy of his 30th birthday. Have a watch, then go listen to Unicorn.
I have long held Devendra Banhart, and his music, at arm’s length. While historically not a huge devotee, there are a handful of his songs I come back to time and again, largely thanks to Arthur Magazine’s excellent ‘freak-folk’ comp, Golden Apples of The Sun, that Banhart curated in 2004. (Semi-related side note – Arthur [...]