Saturday, February 14, 2009

Saturday Glam Blogging, Valentine's Day Edition...

Since it is Valentine's Day, I thought I'd go with a romantic tune, so here is Marc Bolan and T-Rex with Light of Love, a song that appeared on the Bolan's Zip Gun LP. Light of Love reached #22 on the UK charts in 1974, his least successful single up to that point and that has always been kinda inexplicable to me. I really dig the funky sound that Bolan gets on this track and it's cool to see Bolan's flame at the time Gloria Jones (who recorded the original version of Tainted Love back in 1964 that was ultimately destroyed by synth-poppers Soft Cell who had a big hit with it in 1981).

Cheers! Happy Valentine's Day!


steve simels said...

My favorite description of Bolan -- from, I think, Lester Bangs.

A leather bar Keebler Elf.

Kid Charlemagne said...

Ha. That's funny cos it's true!

megisi said...

1974, eh?


Couldn't find any romantic vids from David Gates and Bread?

I think that was my Larry Coryell-Weather Report-John McLaughlin period. Not much romance, but damn those guys could play.

Kid Charlemagne said...

Weather Report and Mahavishnu Orchestra were a bit high brow for me back in '74, but I really enjoy them now.

megisi said...

I was pretty stoned then, Kid, and I had nice earphones. That's what passed for musical sophistication at that time.