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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)"
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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.

Tracklist:

  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"
  • 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:
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    • "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"
  • The "The" Title: "The Motivator"
  • 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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