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Mott the Hoople

Postby C » 11 Dec 2012, 20:28

I remember seeing them back in 1969 on John Peel's In Concert Show at the Paris Studios London.

I remember talking to this curly haired bloke with a Dr Who-type scarf for about 20 minutes whilst standing in the front of the queue - I had no idea who he was...

Anyway, they only made one decent album - didn't they...?

And all that glam-stuff was absolute nonsense - wasn't it...?


So to recap:

They only made one decent album - didn't they...?

All that glam-stuff was absolute nonsense - wasn't it...?







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Re: Mott the Hoople

Postby Footy » 11 Dec 2012, 20:34

I rather like the glam stuff myself.
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Re: Mott the Hoople

Postby Charlie O. » 11 Dec 2012, 20:38

Meet the new C Mott The Hoople thread,
Same as the old C Mott The Hoople threads...
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Re: Mott the Hoople

Postby Quaco » 11 Dec 2012, 20:56

C wrote:They only made one decent album - didn't they...?

Which one do you mean? (I must have missed the previous threads.)
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Re: Mott the Hoople

Postby C » 11 Dec 2012, 21:02

Remember (Quaco) wrote:Which one do you mean? (I must have missed the previous threads.)



Keep up Jim-lad

Yes, keep up!

Don't you recall the last Mott the Hoople thread I started in April 2007 when I stated, quite categorically I might add, that the eponymous debut was the only robust album they made?

Don't you recall..?

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Re: Mott the Hoople

Postby pcqgod » 11 Dec 2012, 21:11

No, all of their albums are pretty good except for the last one.

So that's...what? Four good pre-glam era albums, and two good ones that don't sound terribly dated by the mild glam trappings, I think.
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Re: Mott the Hoople

Postby Quaco » 11 Dec 2012, 21:13

I think Mott is their best as an album, but "Half Moon Bay" (from the first) is one of their best pieces, no question.
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Re: Mott the Hoople

Postby C » 11 Dec 2012, 21:22

All The Way From Memphis leaves me cold






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Re: Mott the Hoople

Postby yellowjacket » 11 Dec 2012, 22:12

C wrote:All The Way From Memphis leaves me cold






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What? that is the only album that I really am fond of by this band.....I may just buy it on cd if it is available......... :shock:
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Re: Mott the Hoople

Postby soundchaser » 11 Dec 2012, 22:18

quote="yellowjacket"]
C wrote:All The Way From Memphis leaves me cold






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What? that is the only album that I really am fond of by this band.....I may just buy it on cd if it is available......... :shock:[/quote]

This fellow might just have a point.

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Re: Mott the Hoople

Postby yellowjacket » 11 Dec 2012, 22:24

.[/quote] What? that is the only album that I really am fond of by this band.....I may just buy it on cd if it is available......... :shock:[/quote]

This fellow might just have a point.[/quote] Yes well it is always nice when someone here talks about a album that you forgot about. I have the LP perhaps my burner friend could make me a copy!
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Re: Mott the Hoople

Postby Charlie O. » 11 Dec 2012, 23:47

C wrote:Don't you recall the last Mott the Hoople thread I started in April 2007 when I stated, quite categorically I might add, that the eponymous debut was the only robust album they made?

Don't you recall..?

:roll:

Stephen, you know I adore you and hang on your every word. ;)

But it's true - you keep saying "They only made one decent album - didn't they...?" and everyone disagrees, then you wait a while and try again... :lol:
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Re: Mott the Hoople

Postby Quaco » 11 Dec 2012, 23:55

He's just stirring us up. Easier than actually listening to any of the other records!
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Re: Mott the Hoople

Postby Count Machuki » 12 Dec 2012, 00:04

C - didn't you chat with Ian Hunter once? I'd be curious to hear the story...




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Re: Mott the Hoople

Postby der nister » 12 Dec 2012, 03:10

I love all three phases of Mott:
1) their 69-71 hard rock dylan phase
2) '72 -74 glam gospel phase
3) 75-76 proto AC/DC phase
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Re: Mott the Hoople

Postby Moleskin » 12 Dec 2012, 10:20

Well I also like Wild Life, though it's a very different side to the band, and at least the first two glam albums. So ner!
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Re: Mott the Hoople

Postby the hanging monkey » 12 Dec 2012, 11:21

I've got the glam stuff, which I really like. I've never bothered with the early stuff, although I am intrigued. I thought the later stuff was meant to be poor?
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Re: Mott the Hoople

Postby der nister » 12 Dec 2012, 11:54

the hanging monkey wrote:I've got the glam stuff, which I really like. I've never bothered with the early stuff, although I am intrigued. I thought the later stuff was meant to be poor?



It's kinda depressing for a music forum to be proud of not knowing musicians.

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Re: Mott the Hoople

Postby Huw » 12 Dec 2012, 12:36

C wrote:They only made one decent album - didn't they...?

All that glam-stuff was absolute nonsense - wasn't it...?


On both counts, NO.

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Re: Mott the Hoople

Postby the hanging monkey » 12 Dec 2012, 16:25

zphage wrote:
the hanging monkey wrote:I've got the glam stuff, which I really like. I've never bothered with the early stuff, although I am intrigued. I thought the later stuff was meant to be poor?





I like the first one, the other two are shite.
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