Monday, March 29, 2010
Mostly known as the front man for T-Rex, Marc Bolan is considered one of the originators of glam/boogie rock. Besides his sometimes overlooked great work with T-Rex, Bolan also made some solo albums and was a member of John's Children and then the folk duo Tyrannosaurus Rex before evolving into T-Rex. I recently had Justyn and Kevin drop me some Bolan, Kevin recommended his solo album from '74 The Beginning of Doves and Justyn gave me the track "The Lilac Hand of Menthol Dan" during Bolan's brief stint with John's Children in '67. The Beginning of Doves was a departure for Bolan at the time he created it, it's a bluesy-folk album with South American influences. I suggest picking up the album if possible, especially after hearing the track "Beyond the Rising Sun" which can be downloaded below. Thanks for these tracks furls.