Song Of The Day: T. Rex – “Jeepster” (1971)

T. Rex founder and lead singer Marc Bolan would have turned 70 years old today, so happy birthday to a Rock pioneer who died so tragically young at age 27. Bolan was considered to be one of the fathers of Glam Rock along with David Bowie, and the two were friends and friendly rivals. But where Bowie aimed at high concept art full of space travel and elaborate production techniques, Bolan’s Glam was more earthy, more bluesy, more street, more of an off-the-floor sound. Bowie was the Starman, Bolan was the Jeepster for your love – consistent, rock-solid, and capable of carrying a big load. An amazing song and an amazing artist.


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