The thing holds together brilliantly musically but perhaps not too well as a film – there is no cohesion to the sequences, one is literally a goof outtake as Bolan (in the main) and Starr fluff their lines through giggles. The DVD has two full concerts on it as well, however.
So why vampire? Well it’s not down to Jeepster, though the song certainly appears along with the lyric, “Girl I'm just a vampire for your love… I'm gonna suck you”. No it’s for percussionist Mickey Finn and a persona he takes on in a fantasy sequence… ish. You’ve got to love it when I say ish…
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Nevertheless, it’s nice to be able to feature this on TMtV as Bolan was an underrated musician and his untimely death robbed the world of a unique talent. The imdb page is here.