T Rex - Zinc Allyoy - 1974 [EAC - FLAC] (oan)

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T.Rex - Zinc Alloy and the Hidden Riders of Tomorrow - A Creamed Cage in August 1974 [EAC - FLAC] (oan) image Zinc Alloy and the Hidden Riders of Tomorrow - A Creamed Cage in August is a studio album released by Marc Bolan & T.Rex in February 1974. At the time, Marc Bolan's success in the UK was beginning to slip, as a result of two factors: his constant desire to "crack" the US market (which resulted in a lessened effort on the UK charts), and his desire to expand T.Rex's sound. This can be seen on 1973's Tanx, which included new guitar effects, chord changes, string arrangements and other studio "tricks" Bolan had not employed before. He had been listening to a sizable amount of US soul and R&B, no doubt influenced by his new affair with a backup singer and clavinet player he had hired for his 1973 US tour - Gloria Jones. These new sounds, in retrospect, were a year and a half before David Bowie's pioneering "Young Americans" album, often credited with making the most successful transition from UK glam rock (which was losing popularity) to radio-friendly, soul-influenced pop/rock. However, as successful as Bolan was in combining his new influences with his old, the boogie/rockabilly sound at the core of the classic T.Rex sound can still be heard in the guitar work and the harmonies,in particular on the track "Nameless Wildness". The songs reflect a darker mood than on Bolan's earlier releases, with lead track "Venus Loon" having quite grotesque subject matter. This was surely refective of Bolan's inner uncertainty about his status in the rock world now that he was no longer a teen idol. Other songs such as "Galaxy" and "Change" contain similar forebodings and dark imagery. The music, too, is ambitious and complex, containing some of Marc's most inventive extended guitar solos. The album divided fans and critics into the two camps that would remain with him until his death - those that derided him as a washed-up teen idol, and those who believed he would eventually make a resurgence in popularity. At that moment, however, Zinc Alloy marked a downturn in his fortunes - the contemporaneous album single, "Teenage Dream", made it only to #13 in the UK charts. While that would be a success for most groups, Bolan had spent all of 1971-1973 enjoying constant Top Ten and Top Five UK hits, including four #1's. T.Rex would not enjoy another Top 20 UK hit until "New York City", in the summer of 1975.. All tracks composed by Marc Bolan. 1. "Venus Loon" ~ 3:01 2. "Sound Pit" ~ 2:50 3. "Explosive Mouth" ~ 2:26 4. "Galaxy" ~ 1:48 5. "Change" ~ 2:47 6. "Nameless Wildness" ~ 3:06 7. "Teenage Dream" ~ 5:45 8. "Liquid Gang" ~ 3:17 9. "Carlisle Smith & the Old One" ~ 3:16 10. "You've Got to Jive to Stay Alive - Spanish Midnight" ~ 2:35 11. "Interstellar Soul" ~ 3:26 12. "Painless Persuasion v. the Meathawk Immaculate" ~ 3:26 13. "The Avengers (Superbad)" ~ 4:28 14. "The Leopards Featuring Gardenia and the Mighty Slug" ~ 3:36 Playing Time.........: 00:46:19 Total Size...........: 308.14 MB image image image image All tracks accurately ripped No errors occurred End of status report
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