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Tanx

16 Mar 1973

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  Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
Tenement Lady
2:55
2
Rapids
2:49
3
Mister Mister
3:29
4
Broken-Hearted Blues
2:02
5
Shock Rock
1:43
6
Country Honey
1:47
7
Electric Slim And The Factory Hen
3:06
8
Mad Donna
2:16
9
Born To Boogie
2:04
10
Life Is Strange
2:30
11
The Street And Babe Shadow
2:17
12
Highway Knees
2:34
13
Left Hand Luke & The Beggar Boys
5:17


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 16 Mar 1973
  • Label: Edsel
  • Copyright: 2007 Demon Music Group Ltd.
  • Total Length: 34:49
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B0022SLEGW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,923 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Favorite T. Rex Album 13 Jan 2008
Format:Audio CD
This album to me represents the last great T. Rex album. This was Marc Bolan's attempt at breaking big in America after having conquered the UK charts. It ranks as my favorite T. Rex album, (actually, my favorite album of all time) with some of Marc's most melodic songs.
After the phenomenal success of "Electric Warrior" and "The Slider," Marc's record company expected big things. What Marc gave them was "Tanx;" an album very different from its predecessors. Unfortunately, the critics and many of the fans didn't like the direction Marc took and the album was deemed a disappointment.

Why is this my favorite album of all time? When I first came upon this album several years ago, after all the bad critical press it got, I was expecting the worst. My thought was, Heck, I loved Electric Warrior and The Slider, how bad could this be? I put the needle down on the turntable and was captivated for the next 40 minutes or so.

"Oh, my darling there are many ways..." The album opens with the guitar boogie and spacey lyrics of "Tenement Lady," a combination of two songs. You'll note on disc 2, it's listed as "Tenement Lady/Darling". Two songs fused together into one great one. Lots of great production work on this one.

"Your mama said, clean out your head, boy..." Next is "Rapids," with lots of guitar slide overdubs. Again, lots of spacey lyrics in a Bolan boogie mind poem.

"I'm just lookin' for a change in my luck.." "Mister Mister" is great light acoustic song with a great sing-a-long at the end. Excellent orchestration by Tony Visconti.

"This is a song that I wrote when I was young..." "Broken Hearted Blues" is, to me, one of the most beautiful songs Marc Bolan ever wrote. Beautiful lyrics, beautiful orchestration, Marc in perfect voice...
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A box of delights 9 Aug 2005
By P. Sanders VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
"Tanx" was Bolan's follow-up to smash hit "The Slider", and has always lived in that album's shadow. Whereas "The Slider" had a very definite individual style, "Tanx" is often described as a 'mixed-bag' of different 'half-baked' musical ideas. I disagree, and instead think of "Tanx"'s variety as its strength - like a chocolate box of different centres.
Firstly it opens with the magical false-start of "Tenement Lady", and ends with the magnificent glam-blues epic of "Left Hand Luke and the Beggar Boys". In-between are short, bite-sized bursts of musical delight: the achingly beautiful "Broken-Hearted Blues"; the simple, catchy "Street and Babe Shadow"; the lovely "Electric Slim and the Factory Hen" (love those titles). And if there are any songs you don't like they're so short that another good one will be along soon.
The extra tracks on this album include the two iconic T.Rex singles, "20th Century Boy" and "Children of the Revolution", making this a truly experimental glam album utterly indispensible.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just buy it 11 Oct 2002
Format:Audio CD
I must have read at least twenty reviews of this album before I decided to buy it. I had Electric Warrior and Slider which both enjoy a pretty unanimous reputation as classics. Tanx on the other hand tended to be seen as the album where Marc ran out of ideas and good songs, his over-indulgence in the rock and roll lifestyle getting the better of him. All I can say is don't worry about any of that, just buy it. By the time Tenement Lady and Rapids have gone by you'll be glad you did, and you're only five minutes in. Shock Rock is c**p but the rest is just fine and Broken Hearted Blues is beautiful. The alternate bonus disc isn't as good as the alternate Slider but does have another fantastic Tenement Lady without all the glam rock extras, and Broken Hearted Blues without the sax overdubs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Marc Bolan's TANX 15 May 2004
Format:Audio CD
This album to me represents the last great T. Rex album. This was Marc Bolan's attempt at breaking big in America after having conquered the UK charts. It ranks as my favorite T. Rex album, (actually, my favorite album of all time) with some of Marc's most melodic songs.
After the phenomenal success of "Electric Warrior" and "The Slider," Marc's record company expected big things. What Marc gave them was "Tanx;" an album very different from its predecessors. Unfortunately, the critics and many of the fans didn't like the direction Marc took and the album was deemed a disappointment.
Why is this my favorite album of all time? When I first came upon this album several years ago, after all the bad critical press it got, I was expecting the worst. My thought was, Heck, I loved Electric Warrior and The Slider, how bad could this be? I put the needle down on the turntable and was captivated for the next 40 minutes or so.
"Oh, my darling there are many ways..." The album opens with the guitar boogie and spacey lyrics of "Tenement Lady," a combination of two songs. You'll note on disc 2, it's listed as "Tenement Lady/Darling". Two songs fused together into one great one. Lots of great production work on this one.
"Your mama said, clean out your head, boy..." Next is "Rapids," with lots of guitar slide overdubs. Again, lots of spacey lyrics in a Bolan boogie mind poem.
"I'm just lookin' for a change in my luck.." "Mister Mister" is great light acoustic song with a great sing-a-long at the end. Excellent orchestration by Tony Visconti.
"This is a song that I wrote when I was young..." "Broken Hearted Blues" is, to me, one of the most beautiful songs Marc Bolan ever wrote. Beautiful lyrics, beautiful orchestration, Marc in perfect voice... poetry set to music.
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4.0 out of 5 stars "Glam" classic.
Great album not so well known as Slider but as good. New pressing very good on "180 gram"- my hifi loved it too!
Published 5 months ago by Dave McReynolds
5.0 out of 5 stars tankx
what a great cd this is well worth the money some songs i never heard of but they are all good.
Published 8 months ago by david albiston
5.0 out of 5 stars Tanx
I purchased the record as a teenager and found it sonically amazing. In recent years I have come to realise the unwritten extra member of TREX was Tony Visconti. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Servoboy
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
typically Trex born to boogie on and on like a white swan it glides majestically through the years hot love
Published 10 months ago by MR G C GREEN
5.0 out of 5 stars Tanx for the memories.
Brilliant album and the alteernative collection of tracks, "Left Hand Luke", worth the purchase itself.
Hope they make a 40th anniversary box set of this. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Platinum
4.0 out of 5 stars Bolan's broken-hearted blues
I purchased this thinking I was getting the version with the extras; turns out it was the standard album, but bereft of the singles T. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Johnny M
5.0 out of 5 stars Forgot how good it was.
Overshadowed by Electric Warrior and Slider, Tanx displayed a growth in Bolans song writing that promised a career and influence that would outlast the screaming schoolgirls and... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Ray Atkinson
4.0 out of 5 stars strange, sad and magic final classic album from bolan
Tanx is a very strange album indeed. Firstly - the production. As with its three pre-decessors, visconti turns in a beautiful job here, and this fine re-master makes it even... Read more
Published 17 months ago by the lone voice of reason
5.0 out of 5 stars Tanx cd by T.rex
Tanx by T.Rex is up there among the classics, i have been a Marc Bolan & T.Rex fan for over 30 years & i must have most of there cd's & albums ect, this one is well recorded & all... Read more
Published 21 months ago by ozzys dad
5.0 out of 5 stars Marc Bolan & T Rex Tanx
This group quite famous, from 60 years. They are ancestors of rockmusic! Made a big contribution to development of this genre. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Kayas
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