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14. T. Rex

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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


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Should T. Rex be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 87.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 5.4%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 1.1%
No opinion. - 0.4%
No way! - 5.7%

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! - 87.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 5.4%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 1.1%
No opinion. - 0.4%
No way! - 5.7%

SESSION AMERICANA AT THE DOUBLE E: T REX THEATER IN ESSEX JUNCTION, VT

Jul 14, 2019

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Session Americana

MARK SHELTON AND THE JAILHOUSE ROCKERS AT THE DOUBLE E: T REX THEATER IN ESSEX JUNCTION, VT

Aug 10, 2019

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Mark Shelton and the Jailhouse Rockers

MANNEQUIN PUSSY WITH T-REXTASY AND EMPATH AT THE MOTHLIGHT IN ASHEVILLE, NC

Aug 19, 2019

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T-Rextasy
Mannequin Pussy

T-REXTASY AT BEACHLAND BALLROOM IN CLEVELAND, OH

Sep 08, 2019

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T-Rextasy
 
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