Monday, May 30

Marc Bolan (T-Rex) Ballrooms of Mars

I received an email to check out the song Ballrooms of Mars by Marc Bolan of T-Rex. The lyrics are quite interesting. How did Bolan know in 1972?

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 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 … … rock

Could Bolan be describing those who are ‘Dancing with the Devil’? He wasn’t sure about Alan Freed but confident ‘Bob Dylan knows’ and ‘John Lennon knows your name’. In light of Dylan’s 2004 interview with 60 Minutes and The Lennon Prophecy in 2008 – It appears Bolan, in 1972, knew of an association between Dylan and Lennon with the one who can “pull the strings that change the faces of men.”

Bob Dylan knows

In 2004, Bob Dylan was interviewed by 60 minutes correspondent Ed Bradley, towards the end of the interview this exchange occurred:

Bradley: “Why do you still do it? Why you still out here?”
Dylan: "Well it goes back to that destiny thing. I made a bargain with it, you know, long time ago, and I'm holding up my end.”
Bradley: “What was your bargain?”
Dylan: "To get where, um, I am now.”
Bradley: “Should I ask who you made the bargain with?”
Dylan: “With, you know, with the chief, the chief commander,"
Bradley: “On this earth?”
Dylan: "In this earth and in a world we can't see."

There appears to be and edit in this part of the interview. When Dylan says, “Well it goes back to that destiny thing. I made a bargain with it…,” it sounds like he was going to say, “I made a deal…”, but there is an edit: “I made a de.. (edit) bargain with it long time ago.” I wonder what the original tape shows?

But when asked by Bradley who he made the bargain with Dylan said ‘the chief commander’. His answer seemed bittersweet. Had he been referring to God it would have been easy for him to just say ‘God’, but he didn’t. Dylan had mentioned God earlier in the interview when asked about his relationship with the media, he said, “I realized at the time the press, the media, they’re not the judge - God’s the judge. The only person you have to think about lying twice to is yourself or to God. The press isn’t either of them and I just figured they’re irrelevant.” So his answer to holding up his end of the bargain was not with God but rather ‘the chief commander’.

Some might say his bargain was with God. However, God does not make deals or bargains with individuals but prefers covenants with large entities. Service to God is one-sided. God does not assume any obligation and does not seek anything for himself. He simply requires what is in the best interest of the individual. On the other hand the Devil is happy to deal with the individual and insists on formal and reciprocal contracts with rights and duties meticulously formulated because he wants something for himself, something that is detrimental to humans. The Devil sees only the individual and will make a bargain when it is in his best interest. The idea of entering into a bargain with God (an agreement between parties settling what each shall give and take or perform and receive in a transaction) particularly for material things wealth, fame and legend is false. But when entering into a bargain with the Devil you are on firm ground! It can be said the chief commander or lord on earth is Satan!

Ringo Starr and Marc Bolan - 1972

So how did Bolan know about John Lennon in 1972? This is a video of Ringo Starr and Marc Bolan from 1972. ‘Ballrooms of Mars’ was released on the T-Rex album Slider in 1972. During this time Ringo was spending a lot of time with Bolan, playing music and working together on the movie ‘Born to Boogie’. Maybe Ringo provided Bolan with information about John Lennon and then he used it in the song ‘Ballrooms of Mars’. Who knows what rock stars talk about when the stage lights dim and the music stops.

There is an underlying darkness in the song Ballrooms of Mars. I believe Bolan may be describing those who are ‘Dancing with the Devil’.

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  1. there is something strange about Marc Bolan, his music, his life and death. Before I became a Christian, i was very into the music of T.rex, it was kinda addictive, almost trance like. Although its hard to find alot of info on it, I have a strong feeling that MArc Bolan was very occult, and probally had alot of contact with demonic spirits. Him and many others were so easliy fooled by Lucifer. I would love to hear anymore info you may have. Peace be with you!

  2. Bolan was letting out the big bag about an entity so massive that King Kong could build a car in its mind.
    It wants what it calls love.
    She lives.
    For another clue go read Jean Genie ( lol @the "Gene Genie"..
    Rabbit hole with the Boley path..BIG Rabbit hole.. the whole English music business. Cube, Fly, Hypnosis, Ladbrook grove.

  3. Boley got led up the path, as do they all.

    Not certain, but Crowley is all over this. Freemasons. Pedophilia. Everyone pays.

    _I know you're shrewd and she's a dude_ Top of the Pops XMAS 1972!

    _lyrics are surrealistic and a typical example of Bolan's nonsense poetry_.. The Media slice Bolan up with scalpels. He took them on.Died but he took them on..TPTB. Aristocracy,old boy..all the way.
    Motor vehicle industry. All sounds WTF I know. His wife is an odd fish. Not Gloria (she got told to shut her gob or else)..June Child.
    Occult to the max.

    Highway knees..
    .lol..Metal Guru!

    &Marcs statement of affairs.....Planet queen.

  4. RIP David.
    Untold stories and answers to riddles.
    Free at last Dave. Say hi to Marc. He will want to hug you and kick you in the nuts.

  5. I believe Mark was a very spiritual person as was probably June his wife. She & hime lived very simply and were always together until he got distracted by a new confidence fueled by fame & drugs. The 70's was a time of drugs everyone I knew did them, his music from The Slider & Electric Warrior. I loved the music of that time, I am still listening to those now @ 61 and love it- loud & watching his concert's on YouTube. He was a unique person-I think he was only meant to be here a short time although what a tragic way for a cool man to die-just poof-gone! I remember being so upset but I carried his music through today. His lyrics weren't meant to make sense they made sense to him for some reason. He was being interviewed one time and he said "I don't think I will live very long" & he was right. He also said that he never played in the same keys anytime he played-no one could copy his sound that way-he wasn't perfect-although when drugs entered in and apparently a lot of booze he became narcisstic and not very caring. When he let Tony Visconti go his fame flame began to dim.

  6. The song is about or a tribute to David Bowie - Bowie wrote Life on Mars a few years before this , hence the "Mars" bit .. Bowie wrote Lady Stardust about Bolan. The two were great friends. Bowie is the "diamond browed hag" from the Ziggy Stardust days. Bolan was magnificent,, a great song writer who took the simple rock and roll chords of Cochran and used them to create his own unique style. RIP David and Marc.

  7. Marc Bolan's real name was Mark Feld. His father was Jewish, and Marc was raised Jewish. If you Google "Marc Bolan Proud Jewish", there are many indications that he was proud to be Jewish.

    1. I couldn't edit my first reply, but I wanted to note that there is a Jewish Tribute album to Marc Bolan. Sean Lennon is one of the artists who cover a Bolan song on the album. Also worth mentioning, Marc died one month to the day, after Elvis, and one month & four days before Ronnie Van Zant (along with the Gains siblings, when Lynyrd Skynyrd's charter plane crashed to the ground). Marc being Jewish, I should also mention that Elvis wore a cross pendent, a Star of David pendent, and a pendent of the Hebrew symbol for "Life", because he did not want to miss out on Heaven, due to a technicality... hmmm... As for the rumor that Elvis hated Lennon, I read an interview with Pricilla. I can't remember the exact wording, but she said that Elvis didn't hate Lennon, but he didn't like that The Beatles had the spotlight for awhile. It would seem that I digress, but in fact I just brought the whole thing back to Lennon.

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