JOAN JETT Loves Glam And Glitter Rock ‘N’ Roll – Here’s Her Cover Of Classic Cracker ‘JEEPSTER’ By T.REX

16 July 2020

AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs Of Marc Bolan And T. Rex is a tribute compilation project realized by the late Saturday Night Live music producer Hal Willner who spent years working on it with several big names covering T.REX songs, the immensely popular and influential (then and now) 60s glam act led by the great, late rock icon Marc Bolan.

The compilation features Nick Cave, Devendra Banhart, Father John Misty, Perry Farrell, Lucinda Williams, and U2 with Elton John and several other stars. The release was announced in April, a few weeks after,  Willner died, unfortunately, of coronavirus.

JOAN JETT also picked a T.Rex classic, 1971 hit JEEPSTER. Her version is faithful to the original. Pretty cool, but I wished she had injected the jangly glam and glitter jingle with some ‘I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll’ energy, black leather swagger, and tons of guitar decibels. But
she didn’t phone me for advice, so here’s what she wanted to do…

Here’s the original

JOAN JETT: Facebook / T.REX: Discography

T.REX Scored No 1 Album In The UK 48 Years Ago Today With ‘ELECTRIC WARRIOR’…

18 December 2019

48 years ago today, on 18 December 1971, legendary glam rockers T.REX scored their first No 1 album in the UK with their sixth release ‘ELECTRIC WARRIOR’. The LP was a huge hit as it became the best-selling longplayer of that year in Great-Britain. Here are the two successful singles off the record…

(No 1 on the UK Singles Chart)

(Peaked at #2 on the UK Singles Chart)

Album in full here…

T.REX: Discography