Monday, June 13, 2016

40 Year Itch : A Cadillac Bone

T.Rex : I Love to Boogie

  On June 13, 1976 the T.Rex single "I Love to Boogie" entered the UK Charts at #44. It would spend nine weeks on the charts, peaking at #13. Old school T.Rex fans must have loved Marc Bolan's return to his Electric Warrior roots: three chords, gnarly guitar lines, breathless vocals that mention a car in passing ("Belinda Mae Fender's got a Cadillac Bone"). It would be Bolan's last Top 40 single before his death in September, 1977.

At least one British DJ thought the song sounded a lot like Webb Pierce's "Teenage Boogie", prompting some rockabilly fans to burn copies of the single outside a London pub. 

The song's most lasting claim to fame is its use in a much beloved 2000 British dance film called "Billy Elliot".

1 comment:

  1. GREAT post!! I especially love the Billy Elliot vid. Fun stuff all around. Thanks.