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Download Woodland Bop - Marc Bolan - The Words And Music Of Marc Bolan 1947-1977 (CD)
1998
Label: A&M Records - 541 008-2 • Format: CD Compilation, Reissue • Country: UK & Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: Glam, Classic Rock

Bolan and his producer Tony Visconti oversaw the session for "Ride a White Swan", the single that changed Bolan's career which was inspired in part by Mungo Jerry 's success with " In the Summertime ", moving Bolan away from predominantly acoustic numbers to a more electric sound.

Bolan took to wearing top hats and feather boas on stage as well as putting drops of glitter on each of his cheekbones. Stories are conflicting about his inspiration for this—some say it was introduced by his personal assistantChelita Secunda, although Bolan told John Pidgeon in a interview on Radio 1 that he noticed the glitter on his wife, June Child's dressing table prior to a photo session and casually daubed some on his face there and then.

Other performers—and their fans—soon took up variations on the idea. The era of glam and glitter rock was born. The glam era also saw the rise of Bolan's Woodland Bop - Marc Bolan - The Words And Music Of Marc Bolan 1947-1977 (CD) David Bowiewhom Bolan had come to know in the underground days Bolan had played guitar on Bowie's single "Prettiest Star"; Bolan and Bowie also shared the same manager, Les Conn, and producer, Tony Visconti but their friendship was also a rivalry, which would continue throughout his career.

Bolan followed "Ride a White Swan" and T. Rex by expanding the group to a quartet with bassist Steve Currie and drummer Bill Legendand cutting a five-minute single, " Hot Love ", with a rollicking rhythm, string accents and an extended sing-along chorus inspired somewhat by " Hey Jude ". It was number one for six weeks and was quickly followed by " Get It On ", a grittier, more adult tune that spent four weeks in the top spot. The song was re-titled "Bang a Gong Get It On " when released in the United States, to avoid confusion with another song with the same title by the American band Chase.

The song reached No. In Novemberthe band's record label, Flyreleased the Electric Warrior track " Jeepster " without Bolan's permission. Outraged, Bolan took advantage of the timely lapsing of his Fly Records contract and left for EMIwho gave him his own record label, the T.

Rex Wax Co. Its bag and label featured an iconic head-and-shoulders image of Bolan. Despite the lack of Bolan's endorsement, "Jeepster" peaked at number two in the UK.

Mixed in were surreal scenes shot at John Lennon 's mansion in Ascot and a session with T. Rex joined by Ringo Starr on a second drum kit and Elton John on piano. At this time T.

Rex record sales accounted for about six percent of total British domestic record sales. The band was reportedly sellingrecords a day; however, no T. Rex single ever became a million-seller in the UK, despite many gold discs and an average of four weeks at the top per number one hit. Rex record was certified untilas the record company has to pay for it, which Bolan's did not in the 70's.

InBolan played twin lead guitar alongside his friend Jeff Lynne on the Electric Light Orchestra songs " Ma-Ma-Ma Belle " and "Dreaming of " originally uncredited from On the Third Dayas well as on "Everyone's Born to Die", which was not released at the time but appears as a bonus track on the remaster.

By latehis pop star fame gradually began to wane, even though he achieved a number three hit, " 20th Century Boy ", in February and mid-year "The Groover" followed it to number four. However, " Teenage Dream " from the album Zinc Alloy and the Hidden Riders of Tomorrow showed that Bolan was attempting to create richer, more involved music than he had previously attempted with T.

He expanded the line up of the band to include a second guitarist, Jack Green, and other studio musicians, and began to take more control over the sound and production of his records, including by then girlfriend Gloria Jones on keyboards as well as backing vocals. Eventually, the vintage T. Rex line-up disintegrated. Legend left in and Woodland Bop - Marc Bolan - The Words And Music Of Marc Bolan 1947-1977 (CD) in and Bolan's marriage came to an end because of his affair with backing singer Gloria Jones.

He spent a good deal of his time in the US during this period, continuing to release singles and albums which, while not reaching major commercial success, were full of unusual lyrics and sometimes eccentric musical experiments. Bolan was not living healthily and began to gain weight, though he subsequently improved and continued working, producing at least one album every year. That same year, Bolan returned to the UK from tax exile in the US and Monaco and to the public eye with a low-key tour.

Bolan made regular appearances on the LWT pop show Supersonicdirected by his old friend Mike Mansfield and released a succession of singles, but he never regained the success of his glory days of the early s. The last remaining member of Bolan's halcyon era T. Rex, Currie, left the group in late In earlyBolan got a new band together, released a new album, Dandy in the Underworldand set out on a fresh UK tour, taking along punk band The Damned as support to entice a young audience who did not remember his heyday.

Later inGranada Television commissioned Bolan to front a six-part series called Marc in which he hosted a mix of new and established bands and performed his own songs. By this time Bolan had lost weight, appearing as trim as he had during T. Rex's earlier heyday. The show was broadcast during the post-school half-hour on ITV earmarked for children and teenagers and it was a big success.

Bolan's longtime friend and sometimes rival David Bowie was the final guest on the last episode of Marc. The two performed Bowie's song "Heroes" near the end of the show, and after Bolan's signoff, they began to play a bluesy song over the closing credits. Right as the vocals were about to begin, however, Bolan stumbled off the stage and out of the camera frame. Bowie's amusement was clearly visible, and the band stopped playing after a few seconds.

With no time for a retake, the occurrence was aired. After she crossed a small humpback bridge near Gipsy Lane on Queens Ride, Barnessouthwest London, the car struck a fence post [29] and then a tree. At Bolan's funeral, attended by David BowieRod StewartTony Viscontiand Steve Harley[32] a swan-shaped floral tribute was displayed outside the service in recognition of his breakthrough hit single " Ride a White Swan ".

His funeral service was held on 20 September at the Golders Green Crematorium in north London, where his ashes were later buried under a rose bush. The car crash site has subsequently become a shrine to his memory, where fans leave tributes beside the tree. Rex Action Group. Bolan never learned to drive, fearing a premature death. He also owned a number of vehicles, including a white s Rolls-Royce that was loaned by his management to the band Hawkwind on the night of his death. Bolan was the early guitar idol of Johnny Marrwho later found fame as the guitarist of the influential indie rock band the Smiths.

The band had played the song live for several months and on the first anniversary of Bolan's death in played the song as the encore when they performed at Aylesbury Friars. Woodland Bop - Marc Bolan - The Words And Music Of Marc Bolan 1947-1977 (CD) cover. InT-Bolan a Japanese rock band debuted. The name of this band was inspired by T. Rex and its vocalist Marc Bolan. Rock guitarist Slash has worn a t-shirt with an image of Bolan on the front.

InAdam Ant covered the track live on his Persuasion tour. The song was included on a private preview show on 21 February in Burbank, Los Angeles which was recorded and released, complete with the cover version, as a live bonus CD with pressings of his Antmusic: The Very Best of Adam Ant collection.

The Cameron Crowe-created movie Almost Famous features a scene where a Black Sabbath groupie is telling aspiring journalist William Miller said to be created in Crowe's own image about how, "Marc Bolan broke her heart, man. It's famous," regarding the character of Penny Lane, played by Kate Hudson.

The series is a multiple award-winner, and has also been released in North America. The story was adopted into three successful live-action movies from towhich were also released in the US, Canada and the UK.

It's not the first time that Def Leppard has sung a T. Rex song; there is a live version of Get It On. In every decade since his death, a Bolan greatest hits compilation has placed in the top 20 UK albums and periodic boosts in sales have come via cover versions from artists inspired by Bolan, including Morrissey and Siouxsie and the Banshees.

Similarly, "I Love to Boogie" was briefly used on an advert for Robinson's soft drink inbringing Bolan's music to a new generation. However, he always maintained he was a poet who put lyrics to music. The tunes were never as important as the words. Bolan had arranged a discretionary trust to safeguard his money. A small, separate Jersey -based trust fund has allowed his son to receive some income. As ofBolan's family is supposed to have a house paid for by the trust, and Rolan is supposed to receive an allowance.

Cosmic Dancer King Of The Rumbling Spires Beltane Walk Ride A White Swan Hot Love Get It On Jeepster Frowning Atchuallpa Condition :. This item is in Excellent condition or better unless it says otherwise in the above description. We buy items as close to Mint condition as possible and many will be unplayed and as close to new as you could hope to find.

Sold Out - 'Request Next' to get an email if it comes back into stock. Marc Bolan click here for complete listing. Regardless of country of origin all tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description. Additional info:. COM Ref No. Despite the lack of Bolan's endorsement, "Jeepster" peaked at number two in the UK. Bolan told Gloria Jones the track "Metal Guru" would be "the smoothest song in history". Mixed in were surreal scenes shot at John Lennon 's mansion in Ascot and a session with T.

Rex joined by Ringo Starr on a second drum kit and Elton John on piano. At Woodland Bop - Marc Bolan - The Words And Music Of Marc Bolan 1947-1977 (CD) time T. Rex record sales accounted for about six percent of total British domestic record sales. The band was reportedly sellingrecords a day; however, no T.

Rex single ever became a million-seller in the UK, despite many gold discs and an average of four weeks at the top per number one hit. InBolan played twin lead guitar alongside his friend Jeff Lynne on the Electric Light Orchestra songs " Ma-Ma-Ma Belle " and "Dreaming of " originally uncredited from On the Third Dayas well as on "Everyone's Born To Die", which was not released at the time but appears as a bonus track on the remaster.

By latehis pop star fame gradually began to wane, even though he achieved a number three hit, " 20th Century Boy ", in February and mid-year "The Groover" followed it to number four. However, " Teenage Dream " from the album Zinc Alloy and the Hidden Riders of Tomorrow showed that Bolan was attempting to create richer, more involved music than he had previously attempted with T.

He expanded the line up of the band to include a second guitarist, Jack Green, and other studio musicians, and began to take more control over the sound and production of his records, including by then girlfriend Gloria Jones on keyboards as well as backing vocals.

Eventually, the vintage T. Rex line-up disintegrated. Legend left in and Finn in and Bolan's marriage came to an end because of his affair with backing singer Gloria Jones who bore his son Rolan on 26 September He spent a good deal of his time in the US during this period, continuing to release singles and albums which, while less popular to the masses, were full of unusual lyrics and sometimes eccentric musical experiments.

Although Bolan's health began to fail as he put on weight, the former glam rock icon cleaned up and continued working, producing at least one album every year.

Gloria Jones gave birth to Bolan's son in Septemberwhom they named Rolan Bolan although his birth certificate lists him as 'Rolan Seymour Feld'. That same year, Bolan returned to the UK from tax exile in the US and Monaco and to the public eye with a low-key tour.

Bolan made regular appearances on the LWT pop show Supersonicdirected by his old friend Mike Mansfield and released a succession of singles, but he never regained the success of his glory days of the early s. The last remaining member of Bolan's halcyon era T. Rex, Currie, left the group in late In earlyBolan got a new band together, released a new album, Dandy in the Underworldand set out on a fresh UK tour, taking along punk band the Damned as support to entice a young audience who did not remember his heyday.

Granada Television commissioned Bolan to front a six-part series called Marcwhere he introduced new and established bands and performed his own songs. By Woodland Bop - Marc Bolan - The Words And Music Of Marc Bolan 1947-1977 (CD) time Bolan had lost weight, appearing as trim as he had during T. Rex's earlier heyday. The show was broadcast during the post-school half-hour on ITV earmarked for children and teenagers; it was a big success.

The last episode featured a unique Bolan "duet" with David Bowie during which Bolan, by accident, stepped off the stage just as the singing was commencing. Bolan died on 16 Septembertwo weeks before his 30th birthday. Jones lost control of the car: it struck a steel reinforced chain link fence post [17] and came to rest against a sycamore tree [18] after failing to negotiate a small humpback bridge near Gipsy Lane on Queens Ride, Barnessouthwest London.

Neither occupant was wearing a seat belt. Bolan's home, which was less than a mile away at Upper Richmond Road West in East Sheenwas looted shortly thereafter. His funeral service was at the Golders Green Crematorium which is a secular provision in North London. His ashes were buried at Golders Green Crematorium. His crash site has subsequently become a shrine to his memory, with fans travelling from all over the world to leave tributes beside the tree.

Rex Action Group. Bolan never learned to drive, fearing a premature death. Despite this fear, cars or automotive components are at least mentioned in, if not the subject of, many of his songs. He also owned a number of vehicles, including a white s Rolls-Royce that was loaned by his management to the band Hawkwind on the night of his death. His main guitar, a Les Paul Standard fitted with a Les Paul Custom replacement neck after the original neck was brokenwas refinished in a translucent orange to resemble Gretsch guitars played by one of his heroes Eddie Cochran.

One with both an eye and ear for the unusual, Bolan also played various models of visually striking guitars from smaller independent companies, among them a Veleno aluminium guitar, and the Burns Flyte. Acoustic: Bolan favoured the Epiphone and Gibson brands. InGibson Guitar Corporation issued a specification-correct model of his main Gibson Les Paul guitar as part of their Signature series. Amplification While Bolan was known to use makes as diverse as VoxOrangeHH Electronics and Marshallhe is perhaps most associated with the short-lived Vampower line of British amplifiers, used through — Rex tours and recordings of that period.

Bolan was the early guitar idol of Johnny Marrwho later found fame as the guitarist of the influential indie rock band the Smiths.

Rex cover. Inthe Violent Femmes performed "Children of the Revolution" on their third album The Blind Leading the Nakedfor which they also recorded a music video. InT-Bolan a Japanese rock band debuted. The name of this band was inspired by T. Rex and its vocalist Marc Bolan. InBilly Idol wore a T-shirt reproducing The Slider album cover in his popular video supporting the song "Speed".

That was a clear homage to Marc Bolan, who helped Generation X to rise at the very beginning of their career. Rex fans. Bungle, Dave Lombardo of Slayer recorded a cover of the T. Rex song Chariot Choogle. In Def Leppard released their album Yeah! It's not the first time that Def Leppard has sung a T.

Rex song; there is a live version of Get It On. The series is a multiple award-winner, and has also been released in North America. The story was adopted into three successful live-action movies from towhich were also released in the US, Woodland Bop - Marc Bolan - The Words And Music Of Marc Bolan 1947-1977 (CD), Canada and the UK. In every decade since his death, a Bolan greatest hits compilation has placed in the top 20 UK albums and periodic boosts in sales have come via cover versions from artists inspired by Bolan, including Morrissey and Siouxsie and the Banshees.

Similarly, "I Love to Boogie" was briefly used on an advert for Robinson's soft drink inbringing Bolan's music to a new generation. However, he always maintained he was a poet who put lyrics to music. The tunes were never as important as the words. An altogether less welcome legacy for his friends and family is the ongoing row about his fortune. Bolan had arranged a discretionary trust to safeguard his money. His death left the fortune beyond the reach of those closest to him and both his family and journalists have taken an active interest in investigating the situation, so far with little result other than bringing the story to wider attention.

A small, separate Jersey -based trust fund has allowed his son to receive some income.


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