On July 21, 1972.


On July 21, 1972, “EMI” label released “The Slider”, the seventh T. Rex studio album. It was recorded March–April 1972, at “Rosenberg Studios” in Copenhagen; “Château d’Hérouville” in Paris, and “Elektra Sound Recorders Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Tony Visconti. The album cover photographs were by Ringo Starr.


  • Marc Bolan – vocals, guitar
  • Steve Currie – bass guitar
  • Mickey Finn – vocals, percussion
  • Bill Legend– drums
  • Howard Kaylan – backing vocals
  • Mark Volman – backing vocals
  • Tony Visconti – string arrangements
  • Dominique Blanc Francard – engineer
  • Freddy Hansson – engineer
  • Andy Scott – engineer assistant
  • David Katz– orchestra contractor
  • Ringo Starr – cover photography
  • Mark Paytress – liner notes
  • Chris Welch – liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Marc Bolan.

  1. Metal Guru
  2. Mystic Lady
  3. Rock On
  4. The Slider
  5. Baby Boomerang
  6. Spaceball Ricichet
  7. Buick machine
  8. Telegram Sam
  9. Rabbit Finger
  10. Baby Strange
  11. Ballrooms of Mars
  12. Chariot Choogle
  13. Main Man

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