There's also a decent version of "Do You Want to Dance. Rex album, I'd give this two-and-a-half, maybe three stars. On its own, I'd only give it one star. Again, probably my least favorite T. If you're curious about T. Rex -- this would definitely not be the place to start. Sort by. Top Token Of My Love - T. Rex - Bolans Zip Gun (CD Most recent Top reviews. Filter by. All reviewers Verified purchase only All reviewers.
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I read numerous reviews on this album. Most are unfavorable. Some even say this is Marc Bolans worst album. I will never again take a critics word for anything again. I have all the popular T. Rex albums and decided to branch out. Even with all the negativity thrown at this album, the samples I heard made me decide to purchase it and give it a try. Zip Gun is one of the greatest risks I've taken. As far as I'm concerned, this album rivals The Slider.
Even though Bolans popularity was waning and he was questioning his place in the music world at the time, he was able to create a masterpiece-even though he denounced it after it's release. It has a slightly more simplified sound and even has a 50's feel to it in some places. The album rocks where it needs to, but has some of the most beautiful harmonies and compositions he ever put to vinyl. I guarantee that if you are a T.
Rex fan, you will love this album. It hasn't left my stereo for 3 days-and counting. Sounds great! I love this album. It is fun and the lyrics are kind of silly at times. It's upbeat and soulful and I can't get enough of it.
I grew up in a house where my family was convinced that the Slider is the ultimate T. Rex album. In fact, the Slider according to my dad is considered the best album ever, or at least, in the top 3. I can't quite tell what kind of sound T. Rex is going for here. Many of these songs feel like throwbacks to the early Album) period of rock but morphed to fit into T.
Rex's glam rock style. One thing I know for a fact is that "Light of Love" is clearly my favorite song. I love this song quite a bit. I agree with the other reviews that there's something very unique about this album that puts it in a league of its own, and for that, the album deserves a high rating. Something about the clear and vibrant production that I like.
The only complaint is that the majority of these songs are dominated with female vocals that are quite loud and sometimes overbearing to the point of obnoxiousness. Oh well, Bolan's Zip Gun is a good album either way, baby. This is Album) of my favourite TRex albums. I hesitated to by it at first because of the poor reviews it had picked up over the years.
Its interesting how rock history is written. It seems people didn't want to attribute too much accolade to Bolan so they gave it to Visconti instead ergo Visconti leaves and Bolan falls. This idea continued to such an extent that the production of the comeback Dandy in the Underworld album was ascribed to Visconti who in fact had no dealings with Bolan after Zinc Alloy.
Bolan was supposed to be short of ideas when he made this album. This album is Bolan's most varied and at the same time most commercial. Bolan resisted the path to heavy rock which was the commercial music of the early 70's.
He parted company with Steve Took over Token Of My Love - T. Rex - Bolans Zip Gun (CD and after he parted company with Visconti he put out what could be termed an anti heavy rock album.
I'll just run through the styles to wet your appetite. Looking back it seems that it was Visconti who was in fact stuck for ideas, he went on to produce Thin Lizzy, not a bad band but not in Bolan's class. Bolan got married, cleaned up his life and broadened his musical horizons. Disc 1 is essentially the original release of Bolan's Zip Gun with a couple of extra single tracks added on. How can you NOT call this the "classic" T.
Rex sound?? It's like a peek through the studio window, Token Of My Love - T. Rex - Bolans Zip Gun (CD in on our star-hero's coke-fuelled allegedly attempts to get ideas down in rapid succession, chasing the muse and indeed his own relevance while he still had a band and a producer well, not for long.
Noteworthy songs include more than one nearly- 5-minute jam of Till Dawn; a space age version of Space Boss complete with string machine embellishments that give it a spooky, ethereal quality; and a version of Golden Belt on which I always hit 'skip' on the original CD where the drummer just takes the lid off and UNLEASHES, really driving the track along with fury.
Rex completist's collection. Or you could just long for the days of "Ride a White Swan," and there you go I've read many reviews for this album, though only one other is posted here.
It seems to be consistently judged very harshly, possibly due to the fact that it totally negates most expectations of what a T. Rex album should be. In fact, this might be my favourite T. Rex album, and I have all the official releases. It has a very unique sound and production value, and an overall sort of surreal romanticism which permeates most of the material. The simplicity of some of the songs is disarming at first, and this may also be what triggers bad reviews, Token Of My Love - T.
Rex - Bolans Zip Gun (CD. Simple in this case is not necessarily a bad thing however, and all the tunes are quite catchy and memorable. This album has a characteristic sound and feel all its own within the T. Lyrics Forum Tablatures Links Feedback.
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