Tuesday, July 23, 2013

A&M Records Spotlight: Tyrannosaurus Rex - Debora/Child Star

Child Star
Back for more on our A&M spotlight series. Today we feature a quite rare US release from April, 1968 by a UK duo calling themselves Tyrannosaurus Rex. The band was formed out of the ashes of John's Children and featured as their frontman, John's Children guitarist, Marc Bolan. The only other member was percussionist, Steve Peregrin Took. The band would soon figure out that no record buyers, aside from rock-n-roll loving paleontologists, could spell their name. Bolan shortened the name to T. Rex, kicked Took out of the band, added a few more members and struck gold in 1971 with the unique Get It On. But here they are, in their infancy, with a very different sound and a different name from what would become their trademark. 

The A-Side is our hero today. It's the repetitive but infectious, Debora. I'm also showcasing for you the Flip-Side, Child Star. Enjoy.
Until next time, we'll see you On The Flip-Side.

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