Last Thursday I stayed home sick. And while I was laying in bed hoping for my cold to go away, I was chilling out listening to some music I hadn’t turned on in a while. One of those bands was T-Rex. In North America, we mainly know them for their “one hit wonder” Bang A Gong and their song Buick McKane, which was covered by Guns & Roses on their “The Spaghetti Incident?!” album.
Marc Bolan and T-rex were an extremely influential band from the glam rock era, really only second to David Bowie. They were catchy, just slightly aggressive enough to be dangerous and totally weird, especially lyrically. T-Rex had a massive influence on the first have of punk bands out of the UK, post-punk, new wave and the hair metal bands of the 80′s. They had hits on several of their records, but for my money, their best album was The Slider, which is chock full of bizarre lyrics, insanely catchy hooks all backed up by a massive string section. If you want to kick your Monday up a notch, throw on this little gem called Chariot Choogle.