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Ballrooms Of Mars
Considering Marc Bolan of the band T. Rex is being posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, the opportunity seemed right for a cover of my favorite tune produced by this true "Glam Rock" pioneer.
Rock - Cover Songs
Previous peak charts position #45
Previous peak charts position in subgenre #4
Marc Bolan
April 19, 2020
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MP3 9.8 MB  •  320 kbps bitrate  •  4:16 minutes
WAV 71.4 MB
Story behind the song
For the complete skinny behind this track, please visit my studio blog: https://cygnusstudios.blog/2020/04/19/new-cover-marc-bolan-ballrooms-of-mars/ Credits: ---------- Arrangements, all instruments and lead vocals by Craig Guerrieri. Special background vocals guest: Rhea Pitcher Recorded, mixed and mastered by Craig Guerrieri at Cygnus Studios, Florida, USA. 2020. Technical: REAPER DAW, input from Behringer UMC1820 and ADA8200 A/D interfaces. Instruments: Gibson Les Paul Studio guitar Fender Stratocaster guitar Fender Telecaster guitar Fender Jazz bass guitar Guitar effects by Line 6, AZOR, and GOKKO Korg MS-20 analog synthesizer Yamaha MX49 digital synthesizer DW Drums with Zildjian, Paiste and Wuhan cymbals Additional percussion by Treeworks and RhythmTech Artwork: "Craig Bolan" created by my old friend, Doctör Ivan.
You gonna look fine Be primed for dancing You're gonna trip and glide All on the trembling plane Your diamond hands Will be stacked with roses And wind and cars And people of the past I'll call you thing Just when the moon sings And place your face in stone Upon the hill of stars And gripped in the arms Of the changeless madman We'll dance our lives away In the Ballrooms of Mars You talk about day I'm talking 'bout night time When the monsters call out The names of men Bob Dylan knows And I bet Alan Freed did There are things in night That are better not to behold You dance With your lizard leather boots on And pull the strings That change the faces of men You diamond browed hag You a gutter-gaunt gangster John Lennon knows your name And I've seen his
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