Tony Visconti Talks T. Rex's 'Electric Warrior' on the Rhino Podcast

Marc Bolan in 1971
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The latest Rhino Podcast is going electric – Electric Warrior, that is!

This month marks the 50th anniversary of T. Rex's sixth studio album - their second since frontman Marc Bolan shortened the group's name from Tyrannosaurus Rex and a seismic sonic shift away from folk rock to a stomping, over-the-top style immortalized as "glam rock." Featuring songs like "Jeepster," "Cosmic Dancer" and the immortal U.K. chart-topper "Bang a Gong (Get It On)," Electric Warrior became England's biggest-selling album that year and established Bolan as a bold new presence in pop music - a position that lasted beyond his premature death in a car accident in 1977, weeks before he turned 30.

For this deep dive into Electric Warrior, the podcast comes to one of the people who can tell the story best: producer Tony Visconti. Well-known for his work alongside another cutting-edge, glam-adjacent Brit named David Bowie, Visconti helmed T. Rex's first eight albums and has never shied away from his appreciation for Bolan's talents. "What I saw in him was raw talent," he told The Guardian in 2015. "I saw genius...a potential rock star in Marc – right from the minute, the hour I met him."

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