No Hoople. Who Cares? It Rocks!
B. Brower | Philadelphia | 07/26/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Okay, alot of diehard Mott The Hoople fans hated this post Ian Hunter incarnation of the band. In a way I can see their point. Mott were decidedly heavier and more 70's AOR leaning than the old Hoople stuff.
But if you listen to this record without all the the "Classic-Hoople" baggage attached, it turns out to be a high energy, rocking and FUN listen all the way through. Kind of the same stomping party vibe as mid period SLADE had, whats not to like about that???
Top notch musicians playing catchy 70's hard rock with a singer thats WAY diffrent from Ian Hunter. (think a less shrill Geddy Lee and you are in the ballpark) Ignore the Hoople Purists and BUY IT!
Mott had another, equally fun record out called "Shouting and Pointing".
No domestic CD release on that one yet. (Hello, Wounded Bird? Can we get that one too?)"
No this isn't Mott The Hoople , BUT......
Jim Z | 11/20/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Ian is gone on this one , Mick left a few before and Verden way before that.....BUT....THIS RECORD ROCKS !!!! Yeah , many of the melodies are simple , but they are infectious. What was unknown , at the time , as a power ballad , this record has a couple great ones. Just don't think of it as a Mott album , and you'll enjoy it all the more."