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Mott the Hoople: Wildlfe

Review by Ben Edmonds, Rolling Stone, June 1971

THE OUTCOME of the battle has yet to be conclusively determined, but my scorecard gives the race for "The Most Beloved Rock And Roll Band ...

Ian Hunter: Through the Glasses Darkly

Interview by Jonh Ingham, Creem, August 1975

THOSE SHADES! Oceans of mid-Atlantic green plastic bounded by translucent brown frames, black electrical tape wound in large balls around the tips to protect the ...

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Mott The Hoople: Mott & The Name Game...

Interview by Rob Partridge, Record Mirror, January 1970

SOME BANDS try harder. Like Mott The Hoople for instance. You try walking around with a name like that. ...

Mott the Hoople Causes Hoopla

Review by Bud Scoppa, Circus, July 1970

LISTENING TO A "sounds from England" segment on a local FM station several months ago, there was, surprisingly, what sounded like an outtake from the ...

Free, Mott The Hoople: Fairfield Hall, Croydon

Live Review by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, September 1970

FAIRFIELD Hall, Croydon, has seen some amazing scenes since it became South London's home of rock, but I doubt whether the old faithfuls at the ...

Mott The Hoople: Ian Hunter

Interview by Steve Turner, Beat Instrumental, June 1971

MOTT THE HOOPLE are possibly the most exciting live band gigging in Britain today. A lot of that excitement emanates from the gymnastics, guitaristics, vocals, ...

Mott The Hoople: Mott — An Enigma

Profile and Interview by Keith Altham, Record Mirror, December 1971

"THE PLOT thickens" as they used to say in all the best detective stories and the mystery as to why Mott the Hoople cannot break ...

Mott the Hoople: Brain Capers

Review by Richard Cromelin, Phonograph Record, March 1972

IN THEIR FOURTH bid to make a lasting impression on the fickle folk who buy America's records, the usually-underrated, intriguingly-monickered Mott the Hoople have opted ...

Mott the Hoople: All the Young Dudes

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, December 1972

Taking what does not belong to you is a crucial part of the process of creating rock & roll: Exploiting proven riffs, phrases and hooks, ...

The Complete History of Mott The Hoople

Profile by Ken Barnes, Phonograph Record, February 1973

IN THE WAKE of their first hit single, Mott The Hoople have begun to generate a publicity splash of sorts. It hasn't hurt that rock ...

New York Dolls/Mott The Hoople: Felt Forum, NYC

Live Review by Michael Gross, New Musical Express, August 1973

THE EVENING SIMPLY reeked of promise. Mott the Hoople, the Anglo glamour band of the moment, billed with New York's very own Dolls. ...

Mott The Hoople/New York Dolls: Felt Forum, NYC

Live Review by Michael Gross, Interview, September 1973

THE EVENING simply reeked of promise. Mott the Hoople, the Anglo glamour band of the moment, billed with New York's very own Dolls. ...

Mott The Hoople: The Ballad Of Mott

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, September 1973

IAN HUNTER is a great romantic, torn by doubts and secure only in the knowledge that the will to succeed usually bears fruit. ...

Mott: No Success like Failure

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, 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 ...

Mott The Hoople: Mott

Review by Simon Frith, Let It Rock, October 1973

MOTT IS THE ALBUM All The Young Dudes should have been; arrogant, defensive. The Hoople are the first people to go on the Bowie ego-trip ...

Mott The Hoople/The New York Dolls/Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show: Live in Masillon, Ohio

Live Review by Lester Bangs, Phonograph Record, November 1973

I'VE SEEN WORSE towns than Masillon but not many. Gila Bend, Arizona is worse by dint of being the asshole of the world, and I ...

The Ballad Of Mott The Hoople

Profile and Interview by Ben Edmonds, Creem, November 1973

MOTT THE HOOPLE. Good old Mott. "Oh yea, aren't they the band that..." Almost everybody, it seems, has their own "oh yea" for Mott the ...

Mott The Hoople: Memoirs of a Street Punk

Interview by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, January 1974

IAN HUNTER knows a thing or two about being a rock 'n' roll star. ...

The Rock Lovers

Report and Interview by Stephen Demorest, Circus, February 1974

Being a rock star has its advantages, but the spotlight is usually only big enough for one person. Circus took a behind stage look at ...

Mott The Hoople: The Hoople

Review by Gary Sperrazza!, Shakin' Street Gazette, May 1974

No, Mott hasn't changed and yes, Ariel doesn't fit in ...

A Frantic Mott Struggles To Stay On Top

Interview by Michael Gross, Circus, June 1974

Along with their mushrooming fame came high expectations from a hungry public, and suddenly they were competing against themselves as they face the task of ...

Mott The Hoople: The Hoople (Columbia)

Review by Jon Tiven, Zoo World, June 1974

MOTT THE Hoople, as a concept band, never worked so well in terms of pure commerciality as they do on The Hoople. ...

Mott the Hoople: Rock on Broadway

Report and Interview by Richard Cromelin, Rolling Stone, June 1974

NEW YORK — The hall had long since emptied. The only light on the stage was cast by a bare light bulb atop a scrawny ...

Mott the Hoople: The Hoople (Columbia)

Review by John Swenson, Crawdaddy!, July 1974

IT'S TOUGH being a rock and roll star these days. Ask Ian Hunter, Mott the Hoople's lead singer and group dictator. After five years of ...

Mick Ronson: Taking Care Of Business

Interview by Ray Fox-Cumming, Disc and Music Echo, November 1974

YORKSHIREMEN are renowned for their good business sense and Hull-born Mick Ronson sure ain't going to be the one to let the side down. Already ...

Mott the Hoople: Mott The Hoople Live (Columbia)

Review by Ken Barnes, Phonograph Record, January 1975

IF YOU HAVEN'T heard already, this album's a scorcher. Offhand I can't think of a live album that tops Mott's 50-minute opus here, but I'm ...

Mott The Hoople: Mick Ronson's One Of The Boys

Report and Interview by Ben Edmonds, Creem, January 1975

"I'd like," announced Ian Hunter, his sweeping hand motion orchestrated by an imaginary drum, "to introduce the new lead guitarist of Mott the Hoople...Mick Ronson!" ...

Ian Hunter: 'I Have Nothing To Say'

Report by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, January 1975

THERE IS a certain poetic irony in the fact that Saturday Gigs and Mott The Hoople Live turned out to be Mott's farewell recordings anyway, despite the addition of ...

Mott The Hoople: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Report and Interview by Jonh Ingham, Creem, April 1975

EVEN AS MOTT the Hoople were announcing Mick Ronson as their new guitarist at a fancy New York press conference, plans were underway for the ...

Mott The Hoople: Mottamorphosis

Interview by uncredited writer, Beat Instrumental, July 1975

Changed line-up brings more commercial sound ...

Mott The Hoople: Motto Grosso

Report and Interview by Jonh Ingham, Sounds, June 1976

Mott are shouting and the girls are pointing. That's what being on the road is all about. Mott are back and JONH INGHAM was there ...

Mott, Lone Star: Salford University, Manchester

Live Review by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, October 1976

…and here's what they fought to save you for: MOTT ...

Ian Hunter Remembers

Interview by Jon Young, Trouser Press, August 1980

As told to Jon Young ...

The Gentleman Of The Road

Review and Interview by Rob Chapman, MOJO, October 1996

Ian Hunter: Diary Of A Rock And Roll Star ...

Mott The Hoople: All The Young Dudes — The Anthology

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, MOJO, October 1998

Triple-decker sandwich of hot Mott. All the hits, all your faves and all the other stuff too. Odds’n sods included Bowie’s guide-vocal version of 'Dudes'. ...

Mott the Hoople: All The Young Dudes: The Anthology

Review by Ian MacDonald, Uncut, November 1998

Boxed set full of rarities and goodies from self-conscious stylists of Glam ...

Mojo Presents ... Mott The Hoople

Sleevenotes by Phil Sutcliffe, Mojo CD, 2003

THE BALLAD OF MOTT The Hoople is a tale of thigh-high platform boots and enormous moodswings, big shades and black leather and plans so ill ...

The Greatest Songs Ever! 'All The Young Dudes'

Retrospective and Interview by Johnny Black, Blender, October 2004

David Bowie saved Mott the Hoople from extinction with this glam-rock anthem. ...

Mott The Hoople: Teenage Riot!

Retrospective and Interview by Kris Needs, MOJO, May 2009

This is the complete, unedited version of the feature from Mojo, May 2009 ...

see also Bad Company

see also Luther Grosvenor aka Ariel Bender

see also Ian Hunter

see also Widowmaker (UK)

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