Ty Segall – “The Motivator” (T. Rex Cover)
The Black Lips aren’t the only garage-punks whose Record Store Day cover of a classic ’70s song is streaming online today. Three years ago, San Franciscan savant Ty Segall released Ty Rex, a Record Store Day EP of T. Rex covers. This year, he goes back to the well for Ty Rex 2, a second collection of versions of songs from the British glam greats. Ty Rex 2 has two covers, of “Cat Black (The Wizard’s Hat)” and of the 1971 Electric Warrior shimmy “The Motivator.” Hear Segall’s woozy, muffled acoustic take on the latter below.
Ty Rex 2 is out on Record Store Day, 4/20, via Goner Records.