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Mott: No Success like Failure

Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, 13 September 1973

WHAT AN ARRAY of weapons this band has: awesome firepower, an ever-increasing depth of expression, timely themes and an artistic way of mixing qualities on record. In terms of my own bias, Mott the Hoople has been the productive band of the last three years, with only the Rolling Stones — a significant source of inspiration for Mott — in the same category. In six attempts, Mott has made four excellent albums, and latest may be the best.

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