Arlene R. Weiss wrote:
Well, my brother had all their albums and played them through my yoiunger years so I've heard it all...but no I could never get into their music and never understood why people think Bolan is such a genius. Must be an aquired taste, of which I still after 30 years don't have for hi of T. Rex.
Funny thing is I like alot of other acts covers..of T Rex's music and think the covers are better.
The way I don't like John Fogerty or Bob Dylan, when they sing their own material, but I do like their songs when other people interpret them.
oh no, so very wrong about bob dylan.
his versions are usually many, many times better than the cover versions in my dylan obsessed opinion.
the only cover versions which i prefer are the byrds versions of mr tambourine man and my back pages.
most cover versions completely remove the meaning and passion in dylans material.
the crowning turd of dylan cover versions is bryan ferry's version of a hard rain's a-gonna fall, which reduces a beautiful tune and incomparable lyric into a turgid mid tempo camp fire boucy sing along, devoid of feeling for the original song meaning.
[but then ferry is responsible for raising that complete t**t of a son of his.
that over priviledged tosser Otis Ferry and his pro fox murdering, tally ho, royal family arse licking ways.]
i got a bit carried away there
i also don't subscribe to the 'jimi hendrix did a better version of all along the watchtower' opinion, which is held by many people.
we've no ancestral halls, no haughty portraits on our walls, no family monuments at all, unless it's my cousin sheila's stupendous clevage.