Cover of the original 7" single
|Single by T. Rex|
|from the album Electric Warrior|
|B-side||"Life's a Gas"|
|Released||5 November 1971|
|Genre||Glam rock, rockabilly|
|T. Rex singles chronology|
"Jeepster" is a song by English glam rock act T. Rex. It was released on 5 November 1971 by record label Fly as a single from the group's sixth studio album (and second as T. Rex) Electric Warrior. The B-side, "Life's a Gas", is taken from the same album. Several artists have recorded cover versions of it. Both of the single's tracks were written by Marc Bolan and produced by Tony Visconti.
"Jeepster" was released as a single on 5 November 1971 by record label Fly. The single peaked at No. 2 in the UK Singles Chart, 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.
- Scottish band Altered Images covered the song and it appears on their Happy Birthday Plus album.
- English band The Polecats covered the song in 1981 on a 7" single.
- Former Marillion singer Fish covered the song as one of his personal favourites for his album Songs from the Mirror, released in 1993.
- American rock supergroup Hollywood Vampires, formed in 2015 by Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry to honor the music of the rock stars who died from excess in the 1970s, included the song on their 2015 debut album Hollywood Vampires, to commemorate Marc Bolan's death on 16 September 1977.
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- "Hollywood Vampires - Hollywood Vampires - Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
- "Life's A Gas - Cilla Black & Marc Bolan Song - BBC Music". BBC. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
- Hann, Michael (15 September 2014). "Cilla Black: five unlikely musical moments". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
- Dave Milton. "Marc Bolan & Cilla Black - Life's A Gas". YouTube. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
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