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Music / Electric Warrior

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Life's A Gas

"Well you dance when you walk
So let's dance take a chance understand me
You're dirty sweet and you're my girl"
—"Get It On (Bang A Gong)"

Electric Warrior is T. Rex's 1971 album. It hit #1 on the British charts twice, in 1971 and 1972.

The cover art was designed by Hipgnosis.


  1. "Mambo Sun"
  2. "Cosmic Dancer"
  3. "Jeepster"
  4. "Monolith"
  5. "Lean Woman Blues"
  6. "Get It On (Bang A Gong)"
  7. "Planet Queen"
  8. "Girl"
  9. "The Motivator"
  10. "Life's A Gas"
  11. "Rip Off"

"I'm just a Tropester for your love":

  • Buffy Speak: The opening lines of "Monolith":
    "The throne of time
    Is a kingly thing"
  • Definite Article Title: "The Motivator"
  • Flying Saucer: "Planet Queen":
    "Well it's all right
    Love is what you want
    Flying saucer take me away"
  • Intercourse with You: "Get It On," "Jeepster"
  • Miniscule Rocking: "Cosmic Dancer" is the longest song at 4:30, and "Life's A Gas" is the shortest at 2:24.
  • Mythology Gag: "Mambo Sun" includes the line, "I've got stars in my beard," referring back to the Tyrannosaurus Rex album A Beard Of Stars.
  • Shout-Out:
    • "Mambo Sun" includes the line "I'm Doctor Strange for you"
    • The second line of "Planet Queen" is "Perchance to dream".
  • Rearrange the Song: "Monolith" does this to Gene Chandler's "Duke Of Earl."
  • Self-Plagiarism: "The Motivator" is practically a rewrite of "Get It On," and "banging gongs" is mentioned in "Rip Off."
  • Something Blues: "Lean Woman Blues"
  • Ur-Example: Considered the first Glam Rock album.
  • Word Salad Lyrics: Consider this verse from "Planet Queen":
    "Dragon head
    Machine of lead
    Cadillac King
    Dancer in the midnight
    Dragon head"

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