Jeepster (song)

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"Jeepster"
Single by T. Rex
from the album Electric Warrior
B-side "Life's a Gas"
Released 1 November 1971
Format 7" single
Genre Hard rock, glam rock
Length 4:12
Label Fly (UK)
Writer(s) Marc Bolan
Producer(s) Tony Visconti
T. Rex singles chronology
"Get It On"
(1971)
"Jeepster"
(1971)
"Telegram Sam"
(1972)

"Jeepster" is a 1971 single by the British glam rock band T. Rex. The track and its B-side, "Life's a Gas", are taken from the group's second album Electric Warrior.

The song peaked at No. 2 in the UK charts,[1] and was controversial in that Fly Records released the song without singer Marc Bolan's prior permission, Bolan having just left Fly for EMI, which had given him control of his own label, T. Rex Wax Co. Records.[2]

The music and rhythm are similar to that of the Howlin' Wolf song "You'll Be Mine", written by Willie Dixon. In interviews, Marc Bolan has acknowledged that he "lifted it from a Howlin' Wolf song". "Jeepster" has also similarities with Roy Orbison's song "You're My Baby".

The song is featured in Martin Scorsese's 1974 film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore and Quentin Tarantino's 2007 film Death Proof. The song also features in the BBC series, Life on Mars (Series 1 Episode 5).

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