MIKE STIPE AND REM
In my opinion they deserve a special mention
on any Bolan list. Mike Stipe In particular has said time & time
again ( in interviews) what an influence Marc Bolan was for him. He did the ultimate show
of respect on their 1996 Cd "New Adventures in Hi-Fi" with a track called
"Wake Up Bomb" by adding the Lyric-as chorus:
Below is an excerpt from a recent interview with the band:
STIPE WAS NOT ALONE IN HIS ENTHUSIASM FOR GLAM.
On early tapes of R.E.M. live shows in Athens, you can hear them covering a variety of
glitter-laden classics, including T. Rex's "20th Century Boy" (a version by
Placebo leads off the Velvet Goldmine soundtrack). "We always did maybe 10
percent covers because we enjoyed it," says Buck, recalling how covers were frowned
upon in local music circles. "People were acting like we're up there playing 'Smoke
on the Water,' when instead we were doing obscure Troggs and Velvet Underground songs.
|p||After 23 odd
years, the much sort after Hullabaloo recordings have finally seen the
light of day. They are on 2 separate CD releases and well worth the money. |
For more information on these releases and any info regarding the Bolan Society and the Rumblings fanzine vistit our T.O.M.B. site for links:
|NOW MEDIA COMPANY|
|p||At the following site you
will find aprox. 10 early Marc Bolan & Tyrannasaurous Rex original
Photographs for sale. They are all done by the Photographer Graham Lowe
They are not inexpensive but with original Bolan items becoming more scarce it might be a nice investment. They are all Limited Edition Black & Whites.
The price ranges from £50.00 Pounds -
£150.00 depending on the size & framing
14 x 20 mounted and framed.
|p|| Most of you should
already know that the final release in the Edsel releases of all of T-Rex
Cd's in the Alternative version (all releases from Slider onwards) is out. It is the Alt.
Cd of Dandy in the Underworld and the title is Prince of Players. That CD
and the 2 most recent releases The BBC Showsand Pilots Lables Budget releases Incl."Spaceball" are available at:
Click the link to search the Marc Bolan
one of the largest online Bolan listing/ items at **VINYL RECORDS** (I know I have to cange the logo);-)... http://www.vtmusic.co.uk/artlist.aspx?&artist=Marc%20Bolan%20And%20T%20Rex
|THE PAINTING SEPTEMBRE 16TH|
|p||Granted this isn't
particularly new NEWS, yet it is a subject that is talked about a lot, and
I think it is worthy of a mention here. Every year around the time of Marcs anniversary
this story circulates, I have heard it go from the below excerpt (Mark Paytress's
wonderful book) to Marc sat staring at
the picture for hours. Marc inquired into purchasing the painting. I doubt any of this
is true, what is true is that yes indeed Marc was at the Louvre at the same time this
painting was on display and take from that what you want . Is it in keeping the mystical
side of Marc , yes.
Before the British tour (1977), he had taken T.Rex over to France for a few warm-up dates, which included an appearance at Le Nashville in Paris. While there, he reacquainted himself with the statues and paintings in the Louvre which had fired his imagination during the Riggs O'Hara expedition in 1965. After seeking out the statue of Hercules, he wrote in his tour diary that it was 'just the artistic inspiration to key the Bolan brain for boogie'. (Left is the Magritte painting of the tree titled "16th Septembre" in the Louvre.)
|GREAT JEWISH COMPOSERS SERIES|
|p||The controversial release Tribute
to Marc Bolan part of the Tzadik's Great Jewish Composers series.
is now available at many online shops. Including - Soundstone - I will try
me a C-Major chord and I'll give you a thousand melodies." - Marc Bolan
Track Listing for the "Jewish Tribute"
Most of the cuts are amazing if challenging listening the first time through. Do not expect the usual rock n roll-style covers though, or you will be sorely disappointed.
|MARC STOMPS INTO THE 90'S & 21st Century Boy|
There are THREE new cover versions of 20th Century Boy out there.
All are from soundtrack Cd's.
The first has been out for over a year from the Jim Carrey
film The Trumen Show.
Another release is by Placebo from the "Velvet Goldmine" film Which was also performed LIVE with Bowie at the "Brit's" awards show Also included on the soundtrack are two other Marc Bolan songs in their original T-Rex release.The third was just released on the soundtrack to the KISS insppired movie "Detroit Rock City" this version is by a band called Drain STH
More info coming soon -check the front page,Bits & pieces & The News section for other related info ...Rickster