Song of the Day #4,243: ‘Jeepster’ – T. Rex

This year’s final Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee is T. Rex, the brainchild of singer-songwriter Marc Bolan.

T. Rex has been eligible for Hall inclusion since 1994 but didn’t become a nominee until this year. Bolan was considered one of the most egregious oversights for the past 25 years, because he is widely credited with starting the glam movement and was otherwise a major influence on British rockers in particular. I’ve read that without Marc Bolan, there would be no David Bowie.

I listed to T. Rex’s 1971 album Electric Warrior as part of my Decades series and was seriously impressed. It has a consistent sound and vibe that sounds as fresh and jolting today as it must have back then. I’m glad to see Bolan finally get his due from the Rock Hall.

That concludes my look at this year’s Hall of Fame inductees. Later this year, I’ll start diving into previous classes, picking up where I left off, with 2017.

You’re so sweet
You’re so fine
I want you all and everything just to be mine
Cause you’re my babe
Cause you’re my love
Girl I’m just a Jeepster for you love

You slide so good
With bones so fair
You’ve got the universe reclining in your hair
Cause you’re my babe
Yes you’re my love
Girl I’m just a Jeepster for you love

Just like a car
You’re pleasing to behold
I’ll call you Jaguar if I may be so bold
Cause you’re my babe
Yes you’re my love
Girl I’m just a Jeepster for you love

The wild winds blow
Upon your frozen cheeks
The way you flip your hip it always makes me weak
Cause you’re my babe
Cause you’re my love
Girl I’m just a Jeepster for you love

Your motivation
Is so sweet
Your vibrations are burning up my feet
Cause you’re my babe
Cause you’re my love
Girl I’m just a Jeepster for you love

Girl I’m just a jeepster for your love
I said, girl I’m just a vampire for your love
And I’m going to suck you

One thought on “Song of the Day #4,243: ‘Jeepster’ – T. Rex

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    I don’t really know much of anything of T Rex beyond “Bang a Gong,” but I can see where their Glam Rock influence on others qualifies them for induction to the Rock Hall.

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