Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Tyrannosaurus Rex- "Sara Crazy Child" (1967) Live at King Street Covent Garden

Here's some amazing early live footage of Tyrannosaurus Rex, Marc Bolan's acid-folk duo with Steve Peregrin Took, which would eventually metamorphose into T. Rex (minus Took) and play a major role in ushering in the U.K. glam scene of the early seventies. Oh yes, and decades later, a young man calling himself Devendra would learn "Salamanda Palaganda" by heart. The story of Tyrannosaurus Rex coming soon...

6 comments:

  1. That looked like a video yet back then there were no "portable" TV cameras so it must have been film but if so it was a very high resolution...it's a puzzle. Thanks for posting this. I had a good laugh over the Standel 1000 watt amp.

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    1. scurfie, I got a good laugh over the amp too. I was surprised there was any early footage of these two, much less something this high quality.

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  2. really looking forward to this one, voix! you do good work. :)

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    1. sparkler, thank you. The Tyrannosaurus Rex post will feature their first four albums in the remastered an d expanded editions. I'm planning to write this post early next week :)

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  3. I don't known why I love Bolan stuff, but I do. Sometimes the lyrics are so inane and totally ridululous. Other times they're exquisite. Big fan from the days when we used to select "Raw Ramp" on the jukebox in the school cafeteria and watch everyone go WTF?. (Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skinner were the norm those days).

    bv

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    1. bv, very good to hear from you. I feel the same way about Bolan. The are many things about his music that make it seem as though it shouldn't be as enduring as it is, but it has something about it, something that gets to the heart of what rock n roll is all about. it just gets better with age

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