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T. Rex


Demon Records

LP + download

Released: 12th Apr 2013


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buoyed by 2 uk number one singles in ‘telegram sam’ & ‘metal guru’, ‘the slider’ became t rex's most popular record on both sides of the atlantic.

crammed with effortless hooks & trashy fun, all of bolan's signatures are here - mystical folk-tinged ballads, overt sexual come-ons crooned over sleazy, bopping boogies, loopy nonsense poetry, & a mastery of the 3-minute pop song form. the main difference is that the trippy mix of 'electric warrior’ is replaced by a fuller, more immediate-sounding production. bolan's guitar has a harder bite, the backing choruses are more up-front, & the arrangements are thicker-sounding, even introducing a string section on some cuts (both ballads & rockers). this audiophile reissue on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl was remastered specially for the 40th anniversary boxset by tony visconti. includes free download card.



  1. Metal Guru
  2. Mystic Lady
  3. Rock On
  4. The Slider
  5. Baby Boomerang
  6. SpaceballRicochet
  7. Buick Mackane
  8. Telegram Sam
  9. Rabbit Fighter
  10. Baby Strange
  11. Ballrooms Of Mars
  12. Chariot Choogle
  13. Main Man