When Glam and Punk First Met: Dandy in the Underworld by T. Rex

On March 1, 1977, T. Rex released its twelfth and final album, Dandy in the Underworld. Recorded during the breakout period of punk rock in the UK, the title suggested a glam icon’s warm embrace of a radical new cultural phenomenon – a “dandy” making his way through the “underworld” of punk. T. Rex and its charismatic lead singer, Marc Bolan, had long affirmed themselves as the deities of glam rock – merging psychedelia, fashion, and heavy riffs into a swirling mix of theatrics and pop success during the early seventies. However, the mid-seventies found Bolan…More

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