The song peaked at No. 2 in the UK charts, and was controversial in that Fly Records released the song without singer Marc Bolan's prior permission, Bolan having just left Fly for EMI, which had given him control of his own label, T. Rex Wax Co. Records.
The music and rhythm are similar to that of the Howlin' Wolf song "You'll Be Mine", written by Willie Dixon. In interviews, Marc Bolan has acknowledged that he "lifted it from a Howlin' Wolf song". "Jeepster" has also similarities with Roy Orbison's song "You're My Baby".
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- By Altered Images, as a B-side to their 1981 single "Happy Birthday" (and as a bonus track on the 2004 CD reissue of their 1981 debut album, Happy Birthday)
- By Fish, on his 1993 album Songs from the Mirror (as well as the 1994 live album Sushi: Live in Utrecht)
- By Vernon Reid, for the 1998 tribute album Great Jewish Music: Marc Bolan
- By Doogie White, for the 2001 tribute album Legacy: The Music of Marc Bolan and T. Rex
- By Mickey Finn's T. Rex (a T. Rex tribute band), on their 2002 live album Renaissance
- By Love Bites, as a B-side to their 2005 single "You Broke My Heart"
- By Showaddywaddy, on their 2006 album I Love Rock 'n' Roll
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