Hear Ty Segall's Darkly Rattling Remake of T. Rex's 'The Motivator'

S.F. garage guru preps 'Ty Rex 2' set for Record Store Day

Ty Segall T. Rex 'The Motivator' Cover Record Store Day
Ty Segall's "Ty Rex 2" 7-inch for Record Store Day 2013
Chris Martins WRITTEN BY
Chris Martins

Effing psyched garage-rock king Ty Segall has a lovely little gem planned for Record Store Day 2013. Two years ago he celebrated the vinyl lovers' holiday by sharing the Ty Rex EP, a six-song set of T. Rex covers done in the lo-fi jangly San Francisco style we've come to hold so dear. On April 20, Segall will share Ty Rex 2, a 7-inch single featuring two more Marc Bolan songs. The A-side is "Cat Black (the Wizard's Hat)," which originally appeared on 1969's Unicorn. Meanwhile, B-side "The Motivator" hails from T. Rex's seminal 1971 album Electric Warrior and is available to stream below. In Ty's hands, the song sounds more ominous than celebratory, a darkly tinted tribute to a strange crown-stealing muse.

For more of Segall in time-traveling mode, check out "Sleigh Ride" by his proto-metal power trio, Fuzz.

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