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Tyrannosaurus Rex (not T. Rex) - My People Were Fair and Had Sky in Their Hair.. But now they're Content to Wear Stars on Their Brows CD (album) cover

MY PEOPLE WERE FAIR AND HAD SKY IN THEIR HAIR.. BUT NOW THEY'RE CONTENT TO WEAR STARS ON THEIR BROWS

Tyrannosaurus Rex (not T. Rex)

 

Prog Folk

2.94 | 21 ratings

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Warthur
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3 stars The early Tyrannosaurus Rex material - from before the band dropped the "yrannosaurus" and repositioned itself at the forefront of the glam rock scene - is kind of an acquired taste. The closest comparison I can think of is to Syd Barrett's solo work (though this preceded it) - brief, folky songs set to Bolan's acoustic guitar with fantastic, fairytale lyrics. The other half of the equation is Steve Took's percussive skills, much imitated by future generations of hippies who could nonetheless never quite recapture the magic. It's an interesting little album, and occasionally a beautiful one - Scenesof is probably its highlight - but at the end of the day more of a curiosity than a classic. But as far as psych folk curiosities go, it's pretty good.
Warthur | 3/5 |

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