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Thread started 09/05/16 7:11am

1Sasha

Prince and Marc Bolan/T. Rex

While I was listening to T. Rex today, I went back to old org threads on Bolan's influence on Prince. Did Prince ever cover anything from Bolan? "Bang A Gong" has Prince written all over it. Same with "Jeepster."
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Reply #1 posted 09/05/16 8:12am

Dazza

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Cream sounds very Bolan-esque
Green virgin teenager, or filthy rich yuppy. Pussy cat pussy cat, where for out thou puppy
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Reply #2 posted 09/05/16 3:37pm

ShoeSize522

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Peach also sounds T-Rex inspired. I wouldn't be surprised if Prince was a fan.

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Reply #3 posted 09/05/16 3:52pm

LovePaisley

Early in Prince's career, a music critic remarked that he was, "A beautiful little mover," like Bolan. He was so right.
And the MUSIC continues...forever...
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Reply #4 posted 09/05/16 8:06pm

Germanegro

Prince probably heard T. Rex's "Get it on" on the radio a few times and dug it, exibited bythe song "Cream." I think those 2 songs are cool.

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One more example of how people get a kick out of copying sounds and styles that they admire to make something new and exciting that's rooted in the tasteful (or maybe not-so-tasteful) past. While digging around for a Marc Bolan quote I came across the following article in The Quietus by Neil Kulkarni, "Pop Fragility & Dissolution: A Marc Bolan Reappraisal" (http://thequietus.com/art...ues-review). It's pretty interesting. This writer's description of Bolan's pop muisician career sounds similar to that of Prince.

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Reply #5 posted 09/06/16 1:06am

Moonbeam

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It would make sense: the mystique and the star power are all there.

Love T. Rex's stuff from 1971-1973 a lot.
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