Tag Archives: Tyrannosaurus Rex

On January 11, 2003.

On January 11, 2003, Michael Norman Finn aka Mickey Finn died aged 55. He was musician (vocals, bongos, congas, drums, bass), performed with Hapshash and the Coloured Coat, The Blow Monkeys and The Soup Dragon, best known as the percussionist and sideman to Marc Bolan in Tyrannosaurus Rex.

 

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On July 5, 1968.

TRex_1st_album

On July 5, 1968, “Regal Zonophone” label released “My People Were Fair and Had Sky in Their Hair… But Now They’re Content to Wear Stars on Their Brows”, the Tyrannosaurus Rex debut album. It was recorded 1967 – 1968 at “Advision Studios” in London, and was produced by Tony Visconti.

Personnel:

  • Marc Bolan – vocals, guitars
  • Steve Peregrin Took- backing vocals, drums, pixiphone, percussion
  • John Peel – read a children’s story written by Marc Bolan

Track listing:

All tracks by Marc Bolan.

  1. Hot Rod Mama
  2. Scenescof
  3. Child Star
  4. Strange Orchestras
  5. Chateau in Virginia Waters
  6. Dwarfish Trumpet Blues
  7. Mustang Ford
  8. Afghan Woman
  9. Knight
  10. Graceful Fat Sheba
  11. Wielder of Words
  12. Frowning Atahuallpa (My Inca Love)

On May 16, 1969.

Unicorn

On May 16, 1969, “Regal Zonophone” label released “Unicorn”, the third  Tyrannosaurus Rex studio album. It was recorded November 1968 – February 1969, at “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by Tony Visconti. It was band’s last album to feature Steve Peregrin Took.

Personnel:

  • Marc Bolan- acoustic guitar, lead vocals, harmonium, lip organ, phonofiddle
  • Steve Peregrin Took- bongos, backing vocals, African talking drum, bass, piano
  • Tony Visconti- production, piano
  • John Peel- narration

Track listing:

All tracks by Marc Bolan.

  1. Chariots of Silk
  2. Pon a Hil
  3. The Seal of Seasons
  4. The Throat of Winter
  5. Cat Black (The Wizard’s Hat)
  6. Stones for Avalon
  7. She Was Born to Be My Unicorn
  8. Like a White Star, Tangled and Far, Tulip That’s What You Are
  9. Warlord of the Royal Crocodiles
  10. Evenings of Damask
  11. The Sea Beasts
  12. Iscariot
  13. Nijinsky Hind
  14. The Pilgrim’s Tale
  15. The Misty Coast of Albany
  16. Romany Soup

 

On March 13, 1970.

Tyrannosaurus Rex - A Beard Of Stars

On March 13, 1970, “Regal Zonophone” label released “A Beard of Stars”, the fourth Tyrannosaurus Rex studio album. It was recorded April – November 1969, at “Trident Studios” in London and was produced by Tony Visconti.

Personnel:

  • Marc Bolan- acoustic and electric guitars, lead vocals, organ, bass
  • Mickey Finn- Moroccan clay drums, backing vocals, tabla, finger cymbals, bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Marc Bolan.

  1. Prelude
  2. A Day Laye
  3. Woodland Bop
  4. Fist Heart Mighty Dawn Dart
  5. Pavilions of Sun
  6. Organ Blues
  7. By the Light of a Magical Moon
  8. Wind Cheetah
  9. A Beard of Stars
  10. Great Horse
  11. Dragon’s Ear
  12. Lotty Skies
  13. Dove
  14. Elemental Child

 

 

 

On December 18, 1970.

T. Rex - Same

On December 18, 1970, “Fly” label released  the self-titled, fifth T.Rex studio album.  It was recorded July – August 1970, at the “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by Toni Visconti. This was the first album released under this name since the band changed their name from Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Personnel:

  • Marc Bolan– vocals, guitar, bass, organ
  • Mickey Finn– bass, drums, Pixiphone, vocals
  • Tony Visconti– piano, string arrangements
  • Howard Kaylan– background vocals
  • Mark Volman– background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Marc Bolan.

  1. The Children of Rarn
  2. Jewel
  3. The Visit
  4. Childe
  5. The Time of Love is Now
  6. Diamond Meadows
  7. Root of Star
  8. Beltane Walk
  9. Is it Love
  10. One Inch Rock
  11. Summer Deep
  12. Seagull Woman
  13. Suneye
  14. The Wizard
  15. The Children of Rarn (reprise)

 

On October 14, 1968.

Prophets Seers And Sages

On October 14, 1968, “Regal Zonophone” label released “Prophets, Seers & Sages: The Angels of the Ages”, the second Tyrannosaurus Rex (later T. Rex) studio album. It was recorded April – August 1968, at the “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by Tony Visconti.

Personnel:

  • Marc Bolan– vocals, guitar
  • Steve Peregrin Took- bongos, African drums, kazoo,pixiephone, Chinese gong

Track listing:

All tracks by Marc Bolan

  1. Deboraarobed
  2. Stacey Grove
  3. Wind Quartets
  4. Conesuela
  5. Trelawny Lawn
  6. Aznageel the Mage
  7. The Friends
  8. Salamanda Palaganda
  9. Our Wonderful Brownskin Man
  10. O Harley
  11. Eastern Spell
  12. The Travelling Tragition
  13. Juniper Suction
  14. Scenescot Dynasty