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14.  T. Rex

The discussion of our next band generated a few embarrassing admissions. A couple of us acknowledged that they first discovered T.Rex with the Power Station’s somewhat capable cover “Get it On” in the mid 80’s and accordingly worked our way backward. Regardless, of how we discovered them, we are all glad we did.


Originally a Folk group, Marc Bolan and T. Rex moved away from that and embraced Rock and Roll but did so in a way that was a little different than their contemporaries.While others were creating the ten minute Rock epic that was popular for its time, T. Rex went back to the three minute pop songs that sounded dirtier, sexier and trashier than anyone else.They were among the leaders of the Glam Rock movement of the early 70’s and the imitators they spawned during that period are countless.Their chances of induction really depends on whether or not the Hall views the Glam period as part of Rock’s evolution or just a blip on a radar.

 

  
T.Rex


www.marcbolan.net

 (Tribute Site)

 




Should T. Rex be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 87.9%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 5.2%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 1.4%
No opinion. - 0.3%
No way! - 5.2%

The Bullet Points

  • Previous Rank: 2012: #26
    2013: #22
    2014: #18
    2015: #18
    2016: #18
  • Eligible Since: Friday, 01 January 1993
  • Country of Origin: United Kingdom (London, England)
  • Why they will get in: The revival of the glam period may give them a second look.
  • Why they won't get in: Glam Rock is still despised in some circles.
  • Nominated in: Never
  • Essential Albums: T. Rex (1970)
    Electric Warrior (1971)
    The Slider (1972)
    Tanx (1972)
  • Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: Get it On (From Electric Warrior, 1971)
    Jeepster (From Electric Warrior, 1971)
    Children of the Revolution (Single, 1972)
    Telegram Sam (From The Slider, 1972)
    20th Century Boy (Single, 1973)

Should T. Rex be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 87.9%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 5.2%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 1.4%
No opinion. - 0.3%
No way! - 5.2%

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Oct 31, 2019

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0 #14 KJ Harp 2019-10-15 21:14
TRex inspired Queen and David Bowie and was instrumental in the creation of punk. Not just glam. By 1976 TRex was a punk band with songs like Laser Love and Celebrate Summer.This band belongs in the RR Hall of Fame more than Queen or Bowie.
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0 #13 Billy K. 2019-10-14 03:09
Quoting Lochie:
Quoting Knuckles:
.....with a piano player who looks like Elton John.

It was Elton John

On the studio version, Rick Wakeman played the piano.....Bo lan certainly has good taste!
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0 #12 Billy K. 2019-10-14 03:08
Quoting Lochie:
Quoting Knuckles:
.....with a piano player who looks like Elton John.

It was Elton John

But on the studio version, they had Rick Wakeman playing. Bolan certainly has good taste in keyboard players.
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+3 #11 John Hunt BobbysBrother 2017-08-19 01:13
I defy anyone to listen to this T.Rex song 'Country Honey,' and compare it with 'Paradise City' by Guns N Roses, and still try and argue, that Marc Bolan was not an important influence
on subsequent American rock music?

[censored]s://youtu.be/lSU5sNxbzsU
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+7 #10 Steve kennedy 2015-04-23 19:20
Can't believe that they are being ignored, some morons that know sweet f a and think that they are supreme to the rest of us.....
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+8 #9 Steve kennedy 2015-04-23 19:15
Marc Bolan and T.rex...perh aps the most progressive band in history with the exception of the Rolling Stones. The music has lasted and it is still in the mainstream, just how many TV adverts have their songs?..loud , groovy and still current, come on 'hall of fame' cut the bullshit and induct!!!!!
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+7 #8 Lochie 2014-10-17 20:17
Quoting Knuckles:
.....with a piano player who looks like Elton John.

It was Elton John
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+7 #7 biograph 2013-05-12 08:49
Yeah, T. Rex is overdue. I mean, they put Queen in, for chissakes! The Hall needs some T-Rextasy!!
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+14 #6 Wolfgang Potthoff 2012-08-15 08:44
Marc Bolan was the innovator of GlamRock with his band T.Rex...but he was so much more than only Glam...he was a poet,an underground act and the Godfather of Punk...a genius ,who is so much underrated.. .give him the respect he deserves....
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+13 #5 Karin Markgraf 2012-08-14 18:53
Definitely put them in! They deserve it because they were very successful and made good music which is timeless.
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