Cover Worthy: Ty Segall – 20th Century Boy

If you’re gonna listen to anything from Ty Segall’s Marc Bolan covers album Ty Rex – released last Friday – then make sure it’s his blitzed, double-speed version of ‘20th Century Boy’.

The previously unreleased rendition of the track, which T Rex took to Number 3 in the UK singles charts in 1973, sees Segall playing at “hardcore intensity” as NME’s reviewer Cian Traynor put it last week. We’ll go even further than that now: he effectively breathes life into a track so synonymous with pop culture that most people could probably happy live ever after without hearing a single second of it ever again.

Listen loud:

Ty Rex is out now on Goner Records.