Talk:T.Rex (band)

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Ridiculous content?[edit]

A paragraph from the current article: In The summer of 1976, T.Rex released two more singles, "I Love To Boogie" (which charted At No.13 and would appear on the Dandy In The Underworld album) And "Laser Love" which only scraped to No. 42. In early 1977. His final album "Dandy in The Underworld" was released to great critical acclaim. Bolan had now slimmed down and regained his elfin beauty. Two main things amongst a few minor things: one issue is the reference to a release of T. Rex as a release of "him," as in one person. The second problem is the last sentence here. Is that just me or is it completely ridiculous. If you agree, I say change the article.

Yes, it does. 22:20, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

I've read through both Marc Bolan's and T.Rex's discography, and it seems a few things have been left out (also, the discography on Marc Bolan's page should include albums, not just singles). For example, "You Scare Me To Death!", Bolan's solo LP, is not included on his discography (though it does exist--I have bought it and am holding it in my hand now) and another album "Work In Progress" has been left off of T.Rex's discography, among others. I would make these changes myself but cannot find much information on exactly when/where these albums were conceived and released. Even so, they must be included, as they are most certainly parts of the band's history. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:20, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

Band Members[edit]

Am I the only one offended that the T. Rex page has a section called "Member History" where there are groups listed that are NOT T.Rex (Mickey Finn's T. Rex, etc.)? These entries do NOT belong! If I started up a band called T.Rex I would not add the band info as a T.Rex line up. -Brian


Is it T Rex, T.Rex or T-Rex? At the very least, the article ought to be consistent within itself. --Auximines 11:49, 6 May 2004 (UTC)

AMG lists them as "T. Rex". Hyacinth 22:07, 6 May 2004 (UTC)

Ah... I believe from the album covers, it's simply "T Rex" after the band shortened it's name. No ".", No "-" Amazon wisely lists them as "Marc Bolan & T Rex". I prefer the older stuff myself, which made me learn to spell "Tyrannosaurus Rex" correctly when I put the lyrics of those 1st 4 albums up on my 1st web site back in late '94 --Catblack 06:23, 7 May 2004 (UTC)

Electric Warrier shows "T. Rex" as does The Slider, Tanx, Zinc Alloy and the Hidden Riders of Tomorrow and, of course, T. Rex Wax Co. Singles. These are all from AMG, so its possible other releases than those pictured were packaged differently...Hyacinth 08:04, 7 May 2004 (UTC)

I wouldn't put too much store by what AMG says- their entries on Crass are complete garbage.
BTW this article could do with some cleaning up, I came here looking for a simple T Rex discography and found myself wading through a not too well put together articel I can't be arsed to either read or proof read/edit quercus robur 19:08, 28 Dec 2004 (UTC)
To clarify, I looked at the album covers pictured on AMG and thus your over the top complaint is also misplaced. Hyacinth 20:13, 28 Dec 2004 (UTC)

It's T. Rex. The '.' being in place of 'yrannosaurus'. It was used from 1970 onwards, when Bolan became more commercial. Raymi


In the section "What Comes After Up," someone has appended "i smell of cheese." I will delete this, but perhaps keep an eye open for other defacements. --Llamatron 20:14, 18 Dec 2004 (UTC)

keep your nose open too —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:00, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

Elton John's involvement with the band[edit]

What about it? Hyacinth 08:10, 11 February 2006 (UTC)


Of all the descriptors I've heard of this band, and the genre they've reputedly started, "Pixie Rock" is NOT one of them. As far as I know, it's Glam Rock; as in David Bowie and Roxy Music. Anyone have a source for that classification? --Addama 16:57, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

Aha! In the documentary provided with the one disc edition of Born to Boogie, Tony Visconti says the sound they created wasn't glam rock. And on the audio commentary to the film, Tim van Rellim says something like "It's ludicrous that people associate Bolan with glam rock...". On the List of hard rock performers, T. Rex are listed (as well as Bowie). I tend to class them as just "rock and roll".

It's all well and good that you've proven me wrong, but my question is still there :) Good work, though. --Addama 20:40, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

On the page for the band on the Japanese Wikipedia, I think their described as "visual kei". Haveaguess 20:37 16 June 2006

VK is a special brand of musician I like a lot :), and while I don't consider Bolan or T.Rex within the scope of Visual Kei, I can see that as being a very close classification. *shrug* Especially from a Japanese pop music point-of-view --Addama 20:40, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

"My People Were Fair and Had Sky in Their Hair... But Now They're Content to Wear Stars on Their Brows" Release Date[edit]

Article says that this album was released on 7 July 1968. However, the copyright on the CD is 1967. How can the CD have a copyright of 1967 if it wasn't released until the middle on 1968? James Richardson 11:06, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

I have no idea what the correct release date was, but the copyright could well be dated to when the recording was made, since that's when it was created. —Whouk (talk) 12:50, 26 March 2006 (UTC)
According to Cliff McLenehan's book "Marc Bolan 1947-1977: A Chronology", My People album was released July 1968 and if you check out the 2004 edition of the CD, it says the original release date was 1968. —Ericp 16:45, 26 March 2006 (UTC)
The first CD is wrong; they often are. 1967 is way too early for this.BTLizard 15:32, 10 May 2006 (UTC)

I think we need articles on the individual singles, especially the well known ones like "Get It On" "Children of the Revolution" etc. I am so sick of one of the most influential bands of all time not getting enough exposure on Wikipedia. After all, they we're tipped to be bigger than the Beatles...

Just outta interest[edit]

Howcumzit Electric Warrior, The Slider and Tanx all have 13 tracks apiece? And why is the B to "Celebrate Summer" (Bolan's last release) called "Ride My Wheels"? Creepy...

  • Answer: Electric Warrior has only 11 tracks. Marc was a prolific writer, so it doesn't surprise me that he had 13 tracks on "The Slider" and "Tanx."


Somebody's proposed a WikiProject on Bolan and the band. Interested?

Wikipedia: WikiProject list of proposed projects#WikiProject Marc Bolan & T. Rex

Please fix this link.



--Yeahx3 (talk) 17:27, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

Were any songs banned?[edit]

I was wondering. Were any of T. Rex's more sexually explicit songs banned by the BBC? I know "Desdemona" by John's Children (a Bolan composition) was banned, but there were a lot of strong songs on The Slider that I think were too explicit for the BBC's tastes. Haveaguess

Not that i know, but a working version of Telegram Sam had a line "Me I f#ck I don't care, I ain't no square with my corkscrew hair." Needless to say, he changed the line into "Me I funk...". Check out the 'Bumb 'N' Grind' CD. Ericp

Trivia Section?[edit]

Maybe we should add a little trivia section about the band. I just realized for the first time that the T. Rex is mentioned in The Who song You Better You Bet (kind of funny), which would be something mentioned in the trivia section. RENTASTRAWBERRY FOR LET? röck 00:18, 22 October 2006 (UTC)


I'd like to say that The Incredible String Band appeared before T-Rex.

i bet the t rex was surprised, to have the incredible string band just appear in front of him


Is T.Rex hard rock? I'm not sure...

What about this ACDC reference? is there any proof? ACDC was half a world away and played Chuck Berry and Blues covers getting big in the early 70's so unless there is some proof that this claim is fact please remove it


T.Rex IS NOT hard rock!!! "Buick Mackane" or "Slider" includes the "hardest" sound of T.Rex. And those aren´t hard rock at all!!!!! and that´s a fact! - AleX

External links[edit]

Could you add: ? It's a great fan page with pics & info plus discography and lyrics. Thanks

Also, the videos on the last link are not working, remove them? Topperray 14:33, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

Born to Boogie[edit]

There's no mention of albums in T. Rex's name (or Marc Bolan's) after 1977. I was looking to see Born to Boogie listed, the 1991 release on Marc CD 514. -- Mickraus 13:56, 2 December 2007 (UTC)


Ringo Starr was in T. Rex? There is no mention of this in te ringo article. Ringo in T. Rex?? --RockRNC (talk) 02:52, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

Well, the band is mentioned in the article, but e is not shown as a member.--RockRNC (talk) 02:54, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

Objectionable content?[edit]

According to the article, "Baby Strange" includes the lyrics: "don't lay me, Baby Strange".Actually, it's "don't lame me,"

RodneyPWelch (talk) 05:22, 2 February 2008 (UTC)RodneyPWelch

Headline text[edit]

Solid gold easy Action[edit]

The urban myth that the phrase "foxes from a tree" was Marc foretelling his own demise should not be perpetuated here. for reference here are the words

Solid gold easy Action[edit]

Life is the same

And it always will be

Easy as picking foxes from a tree

But I can't get no satisfaction

All I want is easy action

A stud is a lamb

With the thoughts of a tiger

Who moves like a cat

And knows how to ride her

But I can't get no satisfaction

All I want is easy action, baby

Stroll on

I can't get no satisfaction

All I want is easy action

A woman from the east with her headlights shining

Eased my pain and stopped my crying

But I can't get no satisfaction

All I want is easy action, baby

And all my hair will keep her smiling

With my wondrous walk and my telephone dialling

But I can't get no satisfaction

All I want is easy action, baby

I know you're shrewd and she's a dude

But all I want is easy action

I know you're shrewd and she's a dude

But all I want is easy action

I know you're shrewd and she's a dude

But all I want is easy action, baby

Stroll on

No reference to the 'fear of dying in a car crash' - sorry, the FOXES reference is just a cool line, it's coincidental that the car index number contained FOX. Splodgeness (talk) 14:51, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

Mickey Finn's T-Rex[edit]

If I started my own band, using the name T-Rex, would I get my own section in this article? This has nothing to do with T.Rex the band, which ended in 1977... the history of T.Rex stops there.

They are a tribute band at best. Wouldn't there need to be sections on T.Rextasy, Too Rex, Hot Love (etc.) ?

Who's in charge of what content is appropriate to this article?? Who's in charge of Marc Bolan's legacy? It can be EASILY distorted to the next generation via this misinformation online!

Automaticshoes (talk) 00:07, 23 August 2008 (UTC)

I'm guessing that if you were once a member of T.Rex and started a band with another former T.Rex band member and used T-Rex as part of your band name, then you would indeed get a mention on the page. Otherwise, I doubt it. Inclusion does not equal support or anything else. The band is mentioned due to the genealogy of the group. In fact, I would think given your feelings on the subject, you would appreciate the fact that the band's origins are detailed so that people can be informed that Mickey Finn's T-Rex is not T.Rex, but related only due to a couple of members. Note that the Discography and Member History does not include this group, as it shouldn't. KieferFL (talk) 03:12, 23 August 2008 (UTC)

External Link Suggestion: Reprinted 1971 Interview with Marc Bolan[edit]

As an editor at Crawdaddy!, and to comply with COI guidelines, I am not posting the link to this 1971 interview with Marc Bolan that we just reprinted. However, I would like to recommend it on its merits, and hope that an editor will find the time to examine the interview and—if he or she sees fit—post it to the external links section on this page. I appreciate your time. Crawdaddy! [1]
Mike harkin (talk) 23:57, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

2009 love trex.[edit]

2009 trex still rocks love metal guru.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx NEW ZEALAND. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:28, 6 March 2009 (UTC)


How on earth could T Rex get credit for writing this song when Webb Pierce recorded "Teenage Boogie" on Decca in 1956. The T Rex version is almost an exact copy of this original and far better work, just listen to it on uTube. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:36, 22 August 2009 (UTC)