Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

T. Rex: Bolan Coming Up From The Bottom

Lenny Kaye, Disc and Music Echo, 19 October 1974

AH, YES, the garden state of New Jersey. MARC BOLAN is being raised on a five-pointed star, framed in light bulbs, crucified to the wings with his guitar strapped loose and draping around his neck. Eyes closed, head thrown back, the apparition jerks to a standing halt, music opening around him, a nod of consciousness, ready to step off onto the stage and... there are actual screams coming from the audience; at the very least, appreciative applause.

Total word count of piece: 650


Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.


Login via your library

If your local library has signed up with Rock's Backpages, please enter your card number below: