This work from what many would describe as the pioneer of glam rock was released around the time I was born! It was Marc Bolan’s most successful release and, over forty years later, it’s easy to see why.
The sound quality is incredible (taking into account that it was recorded forty years ago with analogue equipment) and it is evident that Bolan’s friendship with David Bowie had an influence on his music. Four bonus tracks adorn the original album, while an additional disc of 21 (!) unreleased tracks are added.
Fans are encouraged to pick this one up, while youngsters are encouraged to listen to how rock ‘n roll has evolved. A wonderful blast from the past.
Nick van der Meulen
On Sunday 28 July 2019, David Randall celebrated his 600th show. “Assume The Position” started in June 2007 on UK City Radio before transferring a year later to Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. The show includes tracks played on the first show plus Upton Blues Festival highlights, new music and the regular features “Live Legends” and “Anniversary Rock” which this week celebrates the Island Records label 60th anniversary.
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Power Plays w/c 5 August (Mon-Fri)
COCO MONTOYA I Wouldn’t Wanna Be You (Alligator)
SKYFEVER Burning Hands (OTI Records)
HENRY’S FUNERAL SHOE High Shoulders Everywhere (indie)
MICHAEL J BOLTON Trans Lunar Injection (Market Square)
Featured Albums w/c 5 August (Mon-Fri)
09:00-12:00 STRANDED New Dawn (Escape Music)
12:00-13:00 HOLLOW HAZE Between Wild Landscapes And Deep Blue Sea (Frontiers)
14:00-16:00 SESSION AMERICANA North East (indie)
Albums That Time Forgot (Mon-Fri)
BRIAN ROBERTSON – Diamonds And Dirt (2011)
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