- Audio CD (29 Aug. 2011)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Relativity Entertainment
- ASIN: B005CA4E1Y
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | Vinyl | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 329,420 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Top Customer Reviews
Bolan's penultimate album reflects his new fame at the time as a TV star and punk godfather. As always, the tunes themselves don't stray too far from the T-Rex formula, but they're packaged with such energy and verve that you feel Bolan's fresh excitement.
"Casual Agent" and "Chrome Sitar" are full of life, while "Calling all Destroyers" with its whooping sirens and thundering gallop is as fun as it is overblown. The strings and general production on the album are very good too. Despite its simple 12-bar blues structure and lyrics, "New York City" is a fun glam-stomper - especially when the gospel backing singers cluck like muppets (this is a good thing).
Also great are the extra tracks: "London Boys" is another stomper with Bolan looking back at his youthful days. "Laser Love" is a fantastic anthemic single, while "Life's an Elevator" is surprisingly tender.
Underrated. Lots of fun.
"Futuristic Dragon" however, for me, is a real return to form. This has some cracking tracks (I absolutley love "Calling All Destroyers", what a belting song that is !)& paved the way for the excellent "Dandy" album.
In my humble opinion, this album was the first step in Marc's revival, which continued with "Dandy" & was sadly curtailed by his death.
This record is sadly, often overlooked but really is a Bolan gem - tracks like "Casual Agent" & "Sensation Boulevard" , "Ride My Wheels" & "My Little Baby" are uplifting, often saucy fun - this is a tremendous record. Don't let anyone tell you different !!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
its not a bad album but its far away from the best of Marc music but u still get here good songs like
- Jupiter Liar
- Dreamy Lady
- Calling All Destroyers
-... Read more
Fantastic album will buy other items from this sellerPublished 14 months ago by christopher james moore
Bought for my T Rex mad boyfriend, it is a very good album with more songs to learn and love from Marc Bolan. Read morePublished on 11 Jan. 2015 by jpawba
This is an album I had years ago so wanted to get it again
It just as I remembered it
Marcs decline in the mid 70's is understandable considering how bad by his standards this record was. Read morePublished on 14 Nov. 2012 by The voice of reason