Album of the Day
As Tyrannosaurus Rex, Marc Bolan and company had released several collections of wispy hippie-folk before shortening their name and turning up their amps on ELECTRIC WARRIOR. The 1971 album's audacious mix of campy philosophizing, propulsive guitar riffs, lascivious teenybopper boogie - and all the punch that producer Tony Visconti could deliver – set the standard for glam rock. With distinctive singles “Get It On” and “Jeepster” among its 11 tracks, the album became T. Rex's first U.K. No.1 and has since been cited by the likes of Rolling Stone and Pitchfork as one of the greatest of the 1970s. Marc Bolan was born on this day in 1947, and the singer-songwriter truly was an ELECTRIC WARRIOR.