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Tanx

Tanx

16 Mar 1973

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  • Original Release Date: 16 Mar 1973
  • Label: Edsel
  • Copyright: 2007 Demon Music Group Ltd.
  • Total Length: 34:49
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  • ASIN: B0022SLEGW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,438 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By James Choma on 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 By P. Sanders VINE VOICE on 9 Aug 2005
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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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By James Choma on 15 May 2004
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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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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By DavyA TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 3 Oct 2007
Format: Audio CD
To me this record always seems to be the one that signalled the end of one phase of T.Rex before a new (& less commercially succesful but none the less,equally creative,if under appreciated) phase was ushered in.
This album has some notable high points - "Broken Hearted Blues","Born To Boogie","Rapids" & "Life Is Strange" are my personal favourites on an album, that for me,is sprinkled with what sounds, at times, like a more sombre Bolan than had been evident on the previous two or three albums - maybe that's just me though !!
This is a superb record & a must for all Bolan fans. I have heard some people refer to this as the last of the "great" T.Rex albums. Is it ? Depends on your point of view - to me, all of Marc's work is worth listening to & can be enjoyed & admired, for differing reasons - this album is no different.A fantastic album by a British pop genius (For the love of all that's holy,surely its time Marc got a Brit Award !!!)
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