Old Records Never Die:Mott the Ho - (Import CD)
Mott the Hoople
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- Rock & Pop
- Glam Rock
- Mono / Stereo
- Jeff Palo; David McLees (Compilation)
- Old Records Never Die: The Mott the Hoople/Ian Hunter Anthology
Personnel: Mick Ralphs, Ariel Bender (vocals, guitar); Ian Hunter (vocals, keyboards); Mick Ronson (guitar); Verden Allen (organ); Morgan Fisher (keyboards, synthesizer).
Audio Remasterer: Mark Chalecki.
Liner Note Author: Ben Edmonds.
This two-disc set from Shout Factory collects 32 tracks by Mott the Hoople and the band's frontman Ian Hunter. A straight-ahead rock-&-roll band that garnered a solid cult following during its time together, Mott the Hoople's biggest contribution to rock history is certainly its version of David Bowie's "All the Young Dudes." The track, taken from the band's 1972 album of the same name, remains as stellar an anthem of youthful cool and rock-&-roll attitude as any ever committed to wax. The track appears on disc one alongside other Mott killers such as "All the Way to Memphis" and "Crash Street Kids."
Disc two collects the finest moments from Hunter's lengthy solo career, the majority of which was spent in collaboration with Bowie guitarist Mick Ronson. Among disc two's standouts are "Once Bitten Twice Shy" (a hit for Great White in the late '80s), "Cleveland Rocks" (later the theme to THE DREW CARREY SHOW), and the bittersweet title track. Though neither Mott nor Hunter became true superstars, their brand of good-times glam-tinged rock & roll holds up remarkably well decades later.
- Country of Origin
- Shout! Factory
- Sony Music Distribution (
- Mott the Hoople
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Rock and Roll Queen
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Walkin' with a Mountain
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Whisky Women
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Sweet Angeline
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Death May Be Your Santa Claus
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] All the Young Dudes
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Sweet Jane
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Sucker
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] All the Way from Memphis
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Honaloochie Boogie
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Violence
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Ballad of Mott the Hoople (26th March 1972, Zrich)
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Roll Away the Stone
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Crash Street Kidds
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Saturday Gigs
- [ Disc 02 Track 01 ] Once Bitten Twice Shy
- [ Disc 02 Track 02 ] Who Do You Love
- [ Disc 02 Track 03 ] 3,000 Miles from Here
- [ Disc 02 Track 04 ] You Nearly Did Me In
- [ Disc 02 Track 05 ] Justice of the Peace
- [ Disc 02 Track 06 ] Cleveland Rocks
- [ Disc 02 Track 07 ] Just Another Night
- [ Disc 02 Track 08 ] Ships
- [ Disc 02 Track 09 ] When the Daylight Comes
- [ Disc 02 Track 10 ] Old Records Never Die
- [ Disc 02 Track 11 ] Central Park N' West
- [ Disc 02 Track 12 ] Speechless
- [ Disc 02 Track 13 ] Women's Intuition - (featuring Mick Ronson)
- [ Disc 02 Track 14 ] Artful Dodger, The
- [ Disc 02 Track 15 ] Still Love Rock and Roll
- [ Disc 02 Track 16 ] Words (Big Mouth)
- Studio / Live
Rolling Stone (p.72) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Throughout this two-disc set's 38-year scope, Hunter unites opposing elements: primal hard rock, complex lyricism, quintessential Americana and a distinctly English bray."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.125) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[W]ith 16 smartly chosen tracks per disc both band and de facto leader are amply represented."
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