.........ALI it dosent matter weather you were born at the time or not ,and im not looking for anything inpaticular, im just trying to start a conversation about something that means a lot to me,and if i cant do that on the HARLEY site then theres nowhere else to talk about it ,and im sure we would all love to hear you verbal meanderings about MARC and his music .In the words of LED ZEPLIN RAMBLE ON!!!!!
Here's a ramble for ya Crazy Horse:
Much like how I discovered Mr.Steve, I found Mr.Marc through a little film that changed my life; Velvet Goldmine. I had grown up listening to local rock and roll stations with my parents, and while occastionally they would throw Bang a Gong my way, I didn't really hear Marc's music until I saw Velvet Goldmine. The songs that stuck out most for me on the soundtrack I picked up were Steve's Make Me Smile,T.Rex's Diamond Meadows and 20th Centuray Boy (Covered by the lovely band Placebo.) So you see, even before I really knew who Steve was, or that him and Marc had been friends, their sounds were ingrained together into my mind for good that year.
A picture I did of Marc and Steve to cheer up a friend last year.
I played that friggen soundtrack like 8 million times that summer of my highschool graduation and the year or so afterwards. I went looking for more. Unfortunately, my next trip to my local music shop, they only had one T.Rex CD and no Cockney Rebel. I managed to find Electric Warrior Sessions. I was in love. Soon after a friend who was as enthusiastic about music as I was got me a 2 disc "glam rock" collection that had Children of the Revolution, 20th Century Boy (finally by Marc himself) and two from Steve (Judy Teen and Sebastion) I think I listened to that CD till it broke.
I would dance around the house and be so happy because I had discovered a world of sound that I felt was really welcoming to me. I felt like it was me-music. My favorite songs off Electric Warrior were Life's a Gas, Cosmic Dancer and Jeepster. It was the coolest music I'd ever heard. I made myself a little T.Rex shirt (which I still have) and my life was never the same.
I was starting college, and I had all my favorite songs burned on a couple mix CDs. I always had my CD player on me as I walked around campus. I'm often a very shy person and
anxious too, even more so ten years ago. I used music like a shield, and ain't no better music shield than 20th Century Boy howling in your ears! Even now, my ipod is pretty much just jam packed with Marc and Steve albums. They are powerful stuff.
I was and am still so sad that he died a couple years before I was born. The world lost such a beautiful, talented spirit in him. But you guys know that.
PS: Crazy Horse, dude, so sad to hear you won't be making it to Birmingham. If you do get to the states you should come to Western New York. It's pretty awesome and I will show you a good time.
Hope you are feeling well today.