I Blame Drugs


I join in this week’s salute to vidiotic musical ancient history, what with Cafe Muscato’s Petula Clark anniversary and the usual shenanigans of The Redundant Variety Hour stooping to Olivia Newton Whatever, by presenting T. Rex tearing it up with Children of the Revolution.


You can squint all you want, but eventually you have to concede lead singer Marc Bolan, partially buried under a wig he seems to have boosted from Cher, is wearing a two piece yellow miniskirt, decorated with random string.

More disturbing than his fashion choices is the spectacle of Straight White People Trying to Dance.  Girl, the fucking downbeat is practically delivered by cannon shot, how can you possibly miss it? And let us not overlook the guy in the fuscia t-shirt standing perfectly still, waving his hands aimlessly as if he were trying to contact the spirit world through an invisible ouija board.

Nevertheless, a great tune, rocketing up the charts.

About mrpeenee

A former bon vivant and terror of a number of New Orleans bars in the mad, gay 1980s, I'm now quietly retired and widowed in San Francisco. I have a crooked nose due to an unfortunate Frisbee accident.

17 responses »

  1. “Well you can bump and grind
    If it's good for your mind
    Well you can twist and shout
    Let it all hang out”

    The German audience did not understand those words, methinks… Jx

    PS Marc Bolan was sexy, even in canary yellow string.


  2. I'm not sure that he did either. Also, is he wearing clear plastic bell bottoms under the yellow skirt or was that image just brought on by my squinting.

    I think this may be the first time I've knowingly heard a T-Rex song; I know it will be the last.


  3. Two steps to the right, clap, two steps to the left, clap, repeat til song ends. There, that's my dance routine. However, whenever I hear Cosmic Dancer my favourite T-Rex song, I'm floating around the house like Isadora Duncan on agarics.


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