Thursday, March 09, 2006

Mott The Hoople


I just read that they are finally re-releasing a couple of the classic Mott The Hoople cd's remastered with extra tracks. All The Young Dudes and Mott are two examples of why the 70's didn't suck as bad for music as some would have you believe. For some reason they aren't releasing Hoople in the U.S. as a remaster. It goes without saying that they are both on my personal wish list.

Part of the glam movement of the early 70's along with T-Rex and David Bowie who basically saved their careers with the hit single All The Young Dudes which he wrote. Apparently he offered them Suffragette City which they didn't want and they chose Dudes instead. Good move.
Generally a hard rocking group with the focal points being Mick Ralphs on guitar (who eventually left and formed Bad Company) and Ian Hunter on vocals they never seem to be mentioned in same breath as other classic 70's groups.

Now you can find out for yourself why that needs to be rectified while you listen to the 50's influenced All The Way From Memphis and Roll Away The Stone.

Buy them here and here.
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