Free Shipping on Order Over $90
AfterPay Available
Marc Bolan: Tyrannosaurus Rex and T.Rex

Marc Bolan: Tyrannosaurus Rex and T.Rex

Every Album, Every Song

by Peter Gallagher
Publication Date: 28/06/2021
For many, T. Rex founder Marc Bolan remains forever frozen in time as the poster boy of glam, the pop-rock genre he effectively launched with his March 1971 Top of the Pops appearance to promote 'Hot Love', the band's first number one single. To see Bolan only in this light is to view him through too narrow a focus. In John's Children he flirted with modernist art-rock. He sang folk songs of an otherworldly England in Tyrannosaurus Rex and became a teen idol while straddling the singles and album charts like a rock colossus and he also experimented with his unique brand of interstellar soul. Finally, he proclaimed himself 'the Godfather of Punk' and became its patron, touring with The Damned and giving several major new wave acts their first television exposure. This book examines all aspects of Bolan's career, from the genre-defying My People Were Fair and Had Sky in Their Hair... through the transitional A Beard of Stars and T. Rex albums, the misunderstood Zinc Alloy and the Hidden Riders of Tomorrow and the should-have-been comeback Futuristic Dragon. Along the way, it discusses Unicorn, the defining document of the Tyrannosaurus Rex years, and the essential T. Rex trilogy of Electric Warrior, The Slider and Tanx, arguing why they should be regarded as such. AUTHOR: During the day Peter Gallagher is a lecturer in Events Management, but at night can be found scribbling away in his man-cave. Having talked about writing for decades it is only recently he decided to do something about it, with 2020 seeing the publication of his first short story and the commissioning of his first book. His favourite bands include T. Rex, The Ramones, and The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, none of whom he has seen in concert. He Lives in Glasgow, Scotland.
Rock & Pop music
Publication Date:
Sonicbond Publishing
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):

This title is not yet published. It is available for purchase now and will arrive at our Sydney warehouse from our UK supplier within 10-15 working days of the release date listed above.

Once received into our warehouse we will despatch it to you with a Shipping Notification which includes online tracking.

Please check the estimated delivery times below for your region, for after your order is despatched from our warehouse:

ACT Metro  2 working days

NSW Metro  2 working days

NSW Rural  2 - 3 working days

NSW Remote  2 - 5 working days

NT Metro  3 - 6 working days

NT Remote  4 - 10 working days

QLD Metro  2 - 4 working days

QLD Rural  2 - 5 working days

QLD Remote  2 - 7 working days

SA Metro  2 - 5 working days

SA Rural  3 - 6 working days

SA Remote  3 - 7 working days

TAS Metro  3 - 6 working days

TAS Rural  3 - 6 working days

VIC Metro  2 - 3 working days

VIC Rural  2 - 4 working days

VIC Remote  2 - 5 working days

WA Metro  3 - 6 working days

WA Rural  4 - 8 working days

WA Remote  4 - 12 working days

You can find this item in:

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review Marc Bolan: Tyrannosaurus Rex and T.Rex.