Monday, October 22, 2007

Track Four:-->"Monolith" - T.Rex - Electric Warrior

"The throne of time
is a kingly...a kingly thing
from whence you know
We all do begin."
T.Rex
Track 4:
The fourth track on T Rex's 1971 album "Electric Warrior" is the gorgeous "Monolith".

Rolling Stone Magazine has this album ranked #160 in their list of the "500 greatest albums of all time."

One of Marc Bolan's best vocals is on the beautiful and rather cryptic poem-song... "Monolith". It's set to a simple melody...with Bolan adding some gorgeous psychedelic wah-wah guitar.

Bending and holding notes...Bolan snakes in and out with the perfect dosage of reverb.

Bolan seems to be singing about how time is happening...and before we know it...it's gone.

A great 4th track...with a cocky guitar bite on intro to get our attention.

Good stuff!

AND ANOTHER THING:
I enjoy picking up a vintage comic book every once in awhile at my favorite shop...Prairie Dog Comics ...and this is the one I stumbled upon last week.
The Avengers #18 July 1965

The Avengers
(a superhero team from the MARVEL canon known as "Earth’s Mightiest Heroes") in this particular issue consists of Captain America, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, and The Scarlet Witch.

The nemesis in this complete story is known as The Commissar, a communist leader with incredible size and strength. His goal is to destroy The Avengers in an attempt to prove to his citizens that the communists are stronger than the Americans.

Terrific vintage dialog throughout. Good stuff!

AND ANOTHER THING:
Check out bad-ass Bolan performing "Jeepster" from Electric Warrior.

Good stuff!

Casey

T.Rex:-->"Monolith" (Electric Warrior) (1971)
(Must Own)

1 comment:

whiteray said...

Great track! Nothing more can be said!