Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Lost Gem: "Mambo Sun" - T. Rex



"On a mountain range
I'm Dr. Strange for you."
~ T. Rex ~


"Electric Warrior" (1971) is arguably T. Rex's best release...though "The Slider" could easily hold that title as well.

This is premium ground-cracking stuff with high marks from start to finish.

Lost gem..."Mambo Sun"...is one of the best opening tracks of all time. It's a sleazy horn-dog beggar...with a wicked groove.
Listen for the tasty T. Rex string bends.

Have you heard this one?


Beneath the bebop moon
I want to croon with you.
Beneath the Mambo Sun
I got to be the one with you.

My life's a shadowless horse
If I can't get across to you.
In the alligator rain
My hearts all pain for you.

Girl you're good
And I've got wild knees for you.
On a mountain range
I'm Dr. Strange for you.

Upon a savage lake
Make no mistake I love you
I got a powder keg leg
And my wig's all pooped for you.

With my hat in my hand
I'm a hungry man for you.
I got stars in my beard
And I feel real weird for you.

Beneath the bebop moon
I'm howling like a loon for you.
Beneath the Mambo Sun
I've got to be the one for you.


Good stuff.

Casey Chambers
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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The groove on this beauty can move mountains. Undoubtedly Bolan and T-Rex at their very best... you sir have impeccable taste.

Casey said...

Deep...your comment made me go back and listen to Electric Warrior again.

A solid, solid offering.

Thanks for dropping by!

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