Song written by Marc Bolan in August 1972 during a session in which his band T-Rex recorded two singles, this track and its predecessor 'Children of the Revolution'. The song was written within minutes, when band members Bill Legend and Steve... were playing around with a shuffle beat. Marc asked them to keep playing, scribbled down some words and 'Solid Gold Easy Action' was born. The single reached number 2 in the UK in December of that year.
Kim Wilde performed the song live three times during the second leg of her Perfect Girl Tour, on 31 October 2007 and 2 and 4 November 2007.