T Rex/Bolan Boogie

January 26, 2012

Wow! Usually I try to focus on independent music, but I’m going to make an exception in my coverage today because this is a damn treasure trove for fans of Marc Bolan and T Rex too damn good not to write about! The Bolan Boogie site on Bandcamp offers up tons of previously unrelased material from this great R&R artist – all for mere pocket change!

You get five live albums, three appearances at the BBC, one album compiling alternate takes from studio recordings, albums compiling US radio tracks – and more! Sound quality varies but with an average price of £2 you ain’t got that much to lose. Check it out!

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Bandcamp: http://bolan-boogie.bandcamp.com/
Website: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bolan-Boogie/214712905281572

Donald Thompson

January 24, 2012

For a slice of great punk rock ‘n’ roll in the same vein as Electric Frankenstein, check out Donald Thompson‘s promotional material on Bandcamp! Unfortunately kinda light in the bio department – the only thing I could make out is he’s apparently living in Italy – his music is pretty basic rock and roll injected with a healthy dose of punk energy.

Two records was released in November 2011; the promotional EP Promo Tracks 2011, and (my fave) the song Bite My Ass. Cool, short burst of “action rock”, great production and really sweet artwork courtesy Coop himself. Three free downloads in total so check him out!

Sample track:

Bandcamp: http://donaldthompson.bandcamp.com/
Website: N/A