Electric Warrior (Bonus Tracks) (Rmst)

Electric Warrior (Bonus Tracks) (Rmst)

Artist: T-Rex

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Format: CD
Label: RHINO
Catalog: 76111
Genre: Rock/Pop
Rel. Date: 02/25/2003
UPC: 081227611125

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''Electric Warrior'' is the sixth album by British rock group T. Rex, and is widely considered to be one of the quintessential glam rock releases. ''Electric Warrior'' reached number thirty-two in the US; it went to number one for several weeks in the UK, becoming the biggest album of 1971. In 2003 it was ranked number 160 in ''Rolling Stone'' magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

One of the best-known songs on the record is "Get It On", whose title was changed in the United States to "Bang a Gong (Get It On)" (as there was another hit song at the time called "Get It On" by the group Chase). This was T.Rex's biggest single and their only U.S. hit (#10).

Bolan, in a 1971 interview contained on the Rhino Records reissue, said of the album "I think ''Electric Warrior'', for me, is the first album which is a statement of 1971 for us in England. I mean that's... If anyone ever wanted to know why we were big in the other part of the world, that album says it, for me."

The sleeve was designed by British art design group Hipgnosis. In the November 2001 issue of ''Vanity Fair'' American musician Beck chose it as one of his 50 favorite album sleeves. - Wikipedia