How T. Rex Saved ’70s Rock from Beige Masculinity

The soon-to-be Rock & Roll Hall of Famers launched a revolution.

T. Rex’s Marc Bolan and Mickey Finn on the cover of their 1970 self-titled debut album (Photo: Reprise Records)

They were so much more than “Bang a Gong (Get It On).”

If Americans know T. Rex at all, though, it’s probably through their one U.S. hit, the 1971 top 10 “Bang a Gong (Get It On).” And if they know that song, they probably know it because Power…