I love The Slider but I will be the first to admit that “Buick MacKane” is not the most exciting track for me on that album. However, this live performance of “Buick MacKane” from Musikladen is too good not to share! I’ve never seen Marc Bolan rock so hard! I’m thinking it’s because there’s no glossy Tony Visconti production to get in the way of that gorgeous Orange Cab speaker – now that’s what a Les Paul should sound like! He almost reminds me a little of Tony Iommi around the 03:36 mark. Bill Legend, Mickey Finn, and Steve Currie are solid – this is peak T. Rex, right here!
“Buick MacKane” Live on Musikladen February 14, 1973
Musikladen was a German music TV series that aired from 1972 to 1984. There are tons of excellent clips from the show on YouTube. You can also buy Musikladen episodes on DVD.
Musikladen TV Series (1972-1984). 1990-2017. IMDB.com. web