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|Mott the Hoople|
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
The glam-rock makeover of the '70s produced a handful of masterpieces, topped by the likes of Bowie's Ziggy Stardust, the New York Dolls' two LPs, and this peak-performance effort by Mott the Hoople. The group's 1973 follo... more »
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The glam-rock makeover of the '70s produced a handful of masterpieces, topped by the likes of Bowie's Ziggy Stardust, the New York Dolls' two LPs, and this peak-performance effort by Mott the Hoople. The group's 1973 follow-up to their 1972 breakthrough, All the Young Dudes, bursts out of the gate with the infectious "All the Way to Memphis," one of a handful of great rockers from the Hereford, England, quintet. But frontman Ian Hunter--he of the charmingly limp Dylan-esque sneer ("I felt soooo ashamed!")--wears his heart all over his shimmering sleeve on the likes of "Hymn for the Dudes," "Ballad of Mott the Hoople," and, especially, the truly poignant "I Wish I Was Your Mother." --Steven Stolder
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Allen F. from SAN DIEGO, CA
Reviewed on 2/7/2010...
I first discovered Mott the Hoople on TV. Back in the early 1970's the only way you saw or heard ROCK music around my area of KY, was to watch, Friday Night TV. Midnight Special I think was one of the programs. One night I discovered, KISS, MOTT, David Bowie, and The Sensational Alex Harvey Band. And probably SLADE. All fantastic groups. I bought their albums and loved every one of them. This one was my second favorite MOTT album. All The Young Dudes produced by David Bowie who also played Saxiphone and wrote some of the songs on that album made it super fantastic. This one is very good as well. There are some slow numbers and fast numbers that really show off the playing ability of the group. The guitar player later went on to form the band Bad Company, another fine band to listen to.
Brilliant! Rock Classic!
Thin Timmy | New Orleans, La. | 08/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is got to be one of the greatest albums of all time!
The songwriting, production, playing everything. Too bad
it was Mick Ralph's last album. I first heard this from
my older brother and I was just blown away. Drivin'
Sister is just a rocking classic. All the way to Memphis
should be played on every classic rock station. Also
Honolochi Boogie should've been a mega hit. If if was
released today, it would be considered genius. It's so
ashame Mott was overlooked. One of my favorites is the
Mick Ralph's I'm a Cadillac. awesome. If your buying a
Mott album for the first time, this is the one.
A Classic Rock-n-Roll album
Tracy M. Wood | Chesterfield, VA USA | 01/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Through the years I have listened to hundreds of albums and CD's. Most are not so good. Some are great. A few are brilliant. Then there is this album, "Mott", by Mott the Hoople. This is #1, the best of the very best, my favorite all time album. Every note is perfect, every lyric is perfect. There are no flaws anywhere on this album. It has a perfect mixture of thundering rock songs, beautiful ballads, silly foot tapping songs, songs of love, songs of despair, songs of hope. Most of the lyrics are written by one of the greatest rock composers ever, Ian Hunter. Guy's a genius. He's the perfect foil for the more bluesy guitarist Mick Ralphs. Mott was never afraid to think outside the box on this record.Bassist Overend Watts, drummer Dale (Buffin) Griffin and keyboardist Verfen Allen are top notch musicians that round out the band. Sorry "Stairway to Heaven" and "Freebird" fans, the rollicking "All The Way From Memphis" is THE greatest rock-n-roll song ever written. To appreciate this song however, one must know and understand the history of Mott the Hoople. Buy Ian Hunter's book (diary)"Reflections of a Rock Star", and Mott's music and lyrics will make more sense. Also take the time to buy 2 of Mott's previous albums, "All the Young Dudes" and "Brain Capers".You just can't go wrong. Finally, check out Ian Hunter's solo albums. Trust me!