T.Rex: Electric Warrior 500×500

I showed my lack of music knowledge (or is that age) when I posted Justice’s † album. Little did I know it was ‘inspired’ from another classic Hipgnosis cover, T.Rex’s Electric Warrior.

Looking at this cover it doesn’t feel like its 36 years old. It feels as fresh today as it must have been back in 1971. Well maybe the shoes give it away.

The powerful stance of Marc Bolan and his electric aura just makes you want to rock out with an air guitar.

The album was remastered in 2003 and contains extra tracks and studio photos.

Electric Warrior Remastered

This is probably your best bet if you need to track this classic album down.

Beck actually named this in his top 50 favorite album covers and I’ll have to agree with him there, it’s iconic and original. See the full list here.

T.Rex: Electric Warrior

T.Rex: Electric Warrior 500×500

I showed my lack of music knowledge (or is that age) when I posted Justice’s † album. Little did I know it was ‘inspired’ from another classic Hipgnosis cover, T.Rex’s Electric Warrior.

Looking at this cover it doesn’t feel like its 36 years old. It feels as fresh today as it must have been back in 1971. Well maybe the shoes give it away.

The powerful stance of Marc Bolan and his electric aura just makes you want to rock out with an air guitar.

The album was remastered in 2003 and contains extra tracks and studio photos.

Electric Warrior Remastered

This is probably your best bet if you need to track this classic album down.

Beck actually named this in his top 50 favorite album covers and I’ll have to agree with him there, it’s iconic and original. See the full list here.





7 Comments

  1. That yellow version at the top is just a bad rendering. I’ve never seen a pressing of the album with that high level of contrast (they’ve all been like the reissue packaging featured second).

  2. Thanks Paul I’ve fixed it up now.

  3. Very beautiful! Makes it to my Top-5 list to! The “Tanx” cover is also one hell of a GREAT cover!

  4. Classic. It is one of those covers that is an accurate portrayal of the music.

  5. Just found out that the hipgnosis cover is inspired by a soviet propaganda poster, in the original it’s a soldier holding a bayonet with the same aura but with a blood red background, can post it here but it’s on my myspace/swiffystardust have a nice day chaps.

  6. sorry myspace/gael76

  7. Thats because its not pretentious, its the main man in front of his Vamp amp making his “electric” statement, the title is only on the back and spine. On the re-issues the quality of the original “Gold” ink is not there – pity.

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