"Something very, very strange was afoot in the midwest during the 60’s, and we’re not talking about David Letterman’s stint as a local TV weatherman. While L.A. was tiptoeing through the tulips, New York was groovin’ and London was electrifying bananas, these brainiacs were booking a journey to Hades.”
Prior to getting his ‘own’ career, Marc Bolan was at one point - for a brief period during spring/early summer, 1967 (March-June) - a member of John’s Children, a band who, despite being quite a successful live act at the time, never achieved much commercial success.
Although the band made much use of Bolan’s songwriting skills, he was never the front man of the group, mostly just joining in on backing vocals in addition to his guitar work, but on this track, an early Bolan song also to be found in at least two more versions, he actually provides the lead vocals himself.
This audio file is from a download I got simply entitled ‘John’s Children Featuring Marc Bolan’, which seems to be identical to the compilation album Smashed Blocked! (1997)