Category Archives: T.Rex

Sound & Vision | Bowie’s Album Covers Ranked

From the 1967 self-titled debut to his final masterpiece Blackstar, The Press puts their spin on the album artwork of every David Bowie album, including some honourable (and dishonourable) mentions. Bowie’s albums were never just about the music. They concurrently … Continue reading

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David Bowie | Thank you for the cigs!!

This charming two-page note written by a 30-year old David Bowie to his friend and confidant Tony McGrogan in September ’77 with his shopping list of records, shows he was keeping his finger on the pulse of rock. Bowie made … Continue reading

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T.Rex | The Slider

Released on this day 50 years ago, the timeless photograph of Marc Bolan on the cover of The Slider was credited to have been taken by Ringo Starr. But was it? The iconic photograph of Marc Bolan with his “corkscrew … Continue reading

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Rick Wakeman – Get It On

Keyboardist icon Rick Wakeman demonstrated a breathtaking versatility playing with rock force or graceful beauty with Yes, and as a prolific solo artist, but few knew he was also the missing link between glam and the progressive rock era, to … Continue reading

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Ziggy Played Guitar

This newly unearthed photograph of David Bowie with a red Zemaitis Stratocaster was taken by legendary producer Tony Visconti in the old Haddon Hall wine cellar in early 1970, pointing the way to the electric glam-rock that would make Bowie … Continue reading

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David Bowie – The Man Who Sold the World

Hard rocking, heavy metal hybrid The Man Who Sold the World was released 50 years ago by Mercury Records in the US, Bowie’s third studio album, although considered the second of his ‘classic’ period. It’s release in the UK was … Continue reading

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Album Cover Outtakes

T.Rex – Electric Warrior (1971) One of the best album covers in rock and roll history: Electric Warrior was released in 1971 and was the first of a trio of brilliant albums Marc Bolan and T.Rex released, along with The … Continue reading

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T. Rex – Solid Gold B-Sides

Marc Bolan wrote an astonishing amount of superb non-album singles and in many cases their b-sides were just as good. Here at Pierce’s Press we collect the particularly outstanding tracks from the T.Rex glory years – this is almost like … Continue reading

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#14: T.Rex – Tanx (1973)

With his band’s popularity dwindling and drug intake rampant, it seemed by 1973 at the age of 26, oversexed and iconic, Marc Bolan’s watch was ticking. Ostensibly the last great T.Rex album, the undervalued Tanx receives high marks for explosive rockers … Continue reading

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