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Download links and information about Tanx by T. Rex. This album was released in 1973 and it belongs to Rock, Glam Rock, Hard Rock, Rock & Roll, Punk, Heavy Metal, Alternative genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 34:49 minutes.

Artist: T. Rex
Release date: 1973
Genre: Rock, Glam Rock, Hard Rock, Rock & Roll, Punk, Heavy Metal, Alternative
Tracks: 13
Duration: 34:49
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Tenement Lady 2:54
2. Rapids 2:49
3. Mister Mister 3:30
4. Broken Hearted Blues 2:02
5. Shock Rock 1:43
6. Country Honey 1:47
7. Electric Slim & the Factory Hen 3:06
8. Mad Donna 2:16
9. Born to Boogie 2:04
10. Life Is Strange 2:30
11. The Street & Babe Shadow 2:17
12. Highway Knees 2:34
13. Left Hand Luke 5:17

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By 1973's Tanx, the T. Rex hit-making machine was beginning to show some wear and tear, but Marc Bolan still had more than a few winners up his sleeve. It was also admirable that Bolan was attempting to broaden the T. Rex sound — soulful backup singers and horns are heard throughout, a full two years before David Bowie used the same formula for his mega-seller Young Americans. However, Tanx did not contain any instantly recognizable hits, as their past couple of releases had, and the performances were not quite as vibrant, due to non-stop touring and drug use. Despite an era of transition looming on the horizon for the band, tracks such as "Rapids," "Highway Knees," "The Street & Babe Shadow," and "Born to Boogie" contain the expected classic T. Rex sound. The leadoff track, "Tenement Lady," is an interesting Beatle-esque epic, while "Shock Rock" criticizes the early-'70s glam scene, which T. Rex played a prominent role in creating. Other highlights include one of Bolan's most gorgeous and heartfelt ballads, "Broken Hearted Blues," as well as the brief, explosive rocker "Country Honey." Tanx marked the close of what many consider T. Rex's golden era; unfortunately, the band members would drift off one by one soon after, until Bolan was the only one remaining by the mid-'70s. Like the 1997 Polygram CD reissue of The Slider, the 1997 version of Tanx contains seven extra bonus tracks, including such non-album hits as "Children of the Revolution" and "20th Century Boy."