“Prophets, Seers And Sages - The Angels Of The Ages” by Tyrannosaurus Rex - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1968Album Chart of the Decade: 1960s

TJR says

“Prophets, Seers & Sages” arrived in October ’68, just 3 months after their debut LP had been released. They had much to offer, and no time to waste. Once again Marc Bolan is on vocals and guitar whilst Steve Peregrin Took takes care of bongos, African drums, kazoo, pixiphone and Chinese gong. Without a shadow of a doubt, it’s the greatest LP ever made to feature the kazoo, the pixiphone and the Chinese gong. Kicking things off, the debut single “Debora” is revisited, altered here by a reversed-tape effect, hence the new forward-reverse title of “Deboraarobed”. Clever, eh? Once again, Marc’s astonishing, trembling vocals are a pure treat; melodic, expressive and chock-full of character. You’d like to think Tyrannosaurus Rex were a breath of fresh air for the blues rockers of the day but in truth, they were underground cult heroes to hipsters and scenesters only. John Peel’s listener-ship were on-board. Obviously.

The Jukebox Rebel

A1 [03:33] 10.0.png Tyrannosaurus Rex - Deboraarobed (Marc Bolan) Alternative Folk
A2 [01:59] 9.4.png Tyrannosaurus Rex - Stacey Grove (Marc Bolan) Alternative Folk
A3 [02:57] 7.0.png Tyrannosaurus Rex - Wind Quartets (Marc Bolan) Alternative Folk
A4 [02:25] 8.6.png Tyrannosaurus Rex - Conesuala (Marc Bolan) Alternative Folk
A5 [01:46] 6.9.png Tyrannosaurus Rex - Trelawny Lawn (Marc Bolan) Alternative Folk
A6 [01:59] 6.7.png Tyrannosaurus Rex - Aznageel The Mage (Marc Bolan) Alternative Folk
A7 [01:19] 6.0.png Tyrannosaurus Rex - The Friends (Marc Bolan) Alternative Folk
B1 [02:15] 6.6.png Tyrannosaurus Rex - Salamanda Palaganda (Marc Bolan) Alternative Folk
B2 [00:51] 7.0.png Tyrannosaurus Rex - Our Wonderful Brownskin Man (Marc Bolan) Songwriter
B3 [02:19] 6.5.png Tyrannosaurus Rex - Oh Harley (The Saltimbanques) (Marc Bolan) Alternative Folk
B4 [01:41] 7.3.png Tyrannosaurus Rex - Eastern Spell (Marc Bolan) Alternative Folk
B5 [01:48] 6.6.png Tyrannosaurus Rex - The Travelling Tragition (Marc Bolan) Songwriter
B6 [01:13] 6.5.png Tyrannosaurus Rex - Juniper Suction (Marc Bolan) Alternative Folk
B7 [04:07] 7.4.png Tyrannosaurus Rex - Scenes Of Dynasty (Marc Bolan) Songwriter

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