8/26/14

Marc Bolan - Blues (1972-77)





















Another re-up. Don't have too much to add to the text below. Hope to post some new stuff soon. Catch it here.

Another weird idea: select demos in which Marc Bolan played (the) blues. Difficult sometimes to be sure I'm not calling blues what some specialists would proof it's not, but I take the risk to be criticized and I think these 15 songs all belong to the genre we call blues. It's for me important since I always thought Bolan bottom song structures layed on blues. But he disguised them under a medieval folky approach during the Tyranosaurus Rex era, a glam rock approach during the T Rextasy era and a soul approach after 1975. It would have been a great idea if he took the audacious move to release a blues album and surely would have enhanced the respect that the press and a large part of music lovers had for him. But he had not the time (honestly, that he died at 30 was one of the greatest waste for music I ever can think of). So here is only a sketch of what could have been, taken from the more than 160 demos that Edsel released on their Unchained series (some of them being quite expensive to get now). Bolan was not stucked to one style of blues specifically, and he sails from Mississipi John Hurt to John Lee Hooker according to his mood. And there's a handful of gems in it (such as "Did You Ever", "Shadow Babe" or "Get Down"). And some unexpected things such as this talling blues called "Unicorn Horn". Sorry, on the back cover sleeve, I wrote there was a band on songs 13 & 15 but "Get Down" (15) is acoustic. Of course I created the cover sleeve and I think it's quite a good one. Very pleasant to hear all these songs in a row rather than spread among heterogeneous styles.




15 comments:

jorge isaza said...

Hi, Would you tell me how to download this jewel?

dkelvin said...
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dkelvin said...

Just click on the link on the "here" of "Enjoy it here". It works.
dk

Rúni said...

Thanks for this, cool stuff.

edison61 said...

Thanks so much!

rough mix said...

Ce sont des merveilles..
Did you ever & Get down en autre..

Timmy said...

Great stuff, thanx

Greg said...

Could you please re-upload it?
Best, Greg

dkelvin said...

The link works
dk

Greg said...

File not found - rapidshare says!
So... Where is the working link?

dkelvin said...

Apparently, you don't comee often here. Or you would have read that in July, rs deleted all my files. So the link was working between the 06/26 and July, but if you come late August, it's too late. So, even if you don't ask kindly, I re-uped it on M. But if you come back in 2 months, things may have changed
dk

dkelvin said...

Apparently, you don't comee often here. Or you would have read that in July, rs deleted all my files. So the link was working between the 06/26 and July, but if you come late August, it's too late. So, even if you don't ask kindly, I re-uped it on M. But if you come back in 2 months, things may have changed
dk

dkelvin said...

Strange your comp doesn't approve Mega. I don't send files through mail. Too much work if I do this for everyone. If you don't want your mail to appear, don't put it in comments since it is in it.
dk

Greg said...

Marvelous!
Finally I've got it via my wife's comp with Windows 8. Mine with Home XP and Microsoft Security Essentials blocks mega saying that mega wants to store on my comp lots of local data. And I cannot do anything with that.
Thanks,
Greg

dkelvin said...

Good news. Enjoy
dk