Solid Gold Easy Action (UK, 1987, 2 cassette pack in picture card box from ultra budget label Ditto)
Little more than a quick run through of some minor T.Rex hits (only four are top twenty), B-sides and album cuts.
It runs together easily enough but this is not a soul shaking sequence. A good supply of 7” only tracks (marked *) made this a bit better than ordinary at the time, although there is a familiar domination by the ‘Slider’ and ‘Dandy’ albums.
There’s a certain curiosity value in that ‘Solid Gold Easy Action’ dates from before CDs really took off in the UK, so it could have been mastered, possibly, from analogue tapes – not the ‘Demonised’ digital versions that prevail nowadays.
Fifty-word blurb on the outer box is all you get for notes, but at least the tracks are P dated.
Never meant for the serious fan, more like the ‘play and put away’ long distance driver.
For the KraZy Kollecta only.
Solid Gold Easy Action * Zip Gun Boogie
Jitterbug Love * Chariot Choogle
(Sittin’ on the) Dock of the Bay * Sunken Rags *
Solid Baby * Tame My Tiger *
Free Angel * Main Man
Truck On (Tyke) * Laser Love *
Born to Boogie I Love to Boogie
Shock Rock Groove a Little
Life’s an Elevator * Crimson Moon
Venus Loon Baby Strange
Jason B. Sad Chrome Sitar
The Groover * Dandy in the Underworld (single version) *