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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

2.84 | 14 ratings

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DrömmarenAdrian
2 stars Tyrannosaurus Rex first record "My people were fair and had sky in their hair... But now they're content to wear stars on their brows" from 1968 was an interesting release but unfortunately two listenings of this gave me a feeling of disgust.

What surprises listeners, even familiar with T-rex, is Marc Bolans trembling voice which of course is very rare. He does a good job here but the songs are silly and have a feeling of unseriousity. It feels like the music was high on drugs and it didn't affect the music positively. This two man project by Marc Bolan (vocals, guitars) and Steve Peregrine Took(backing vocals, drums, pixie phone, percussion) is acoustic and seems to be inspired by blues and folk musik(but not so much) but mostly it feels like a negative side of the hippie movement. I use to like T-Rex but this felt so uninspired and annoying. Sure It was original, perhaps I'm just unused to it but it screams out low ambitions. The wonderful long album title and the great cover do not alone make this a good album. I like Bolans voice but here It was immoderate.

This 33 minutes was actually a long time because there were many short and similar songs, and the majority wasn't pleasant. If you just want a sample of this I recommend you the tracks "Knight", "Dwarfish Trumpet Blues" or "Grateful Fat Sheba" which have more feelings and sharpeness. They're less dopey too. Odd and peculiar but I won't listen again, I don't have to.

DrömmarenAdrian | 2/5 |

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