September 8, 2011

T. Rex - "Baby Boomerang"

Is there a better label than Oxford, Mississippi's Fat Possum right now? I'm not so sure. Aside from their string of 2011 homeruns—Tennis, Yuck, Youth Lagoon, Sonny & The Sunsets, Unknown Mortal Orchestra—the one-time blues-centric label has also been excelling in the reissue game, putting much of T. Rex's catalogue back out on vinyl. As a bonafide Marc Bolan junkie, I've been diving into these reissues headfirst, though none is more satisfying than Bolan's 1972 romp The Slider. Though The Slider followed the more iconic Electric Warrior, the former was T. Rex's most successful record State-side and featured a more consistent arsenal of Bolan's signature groove-heavy, hip-shaking, and electric guitar-drenched glam rock. It's been a great year for Bolan fans, thanks to Fat Possum and Ty Segall's long sold-out raucous and ramshackle lo-fi covers album, Ty Rex.

If you're in the vinyl game, head over to Fat Possum for the goods.

T. Rex - "Baby Boomerang" (from The Slider)
Ty Segall - "The Slider" (from Ty Rex)

T. Rex

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