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Mott The Hoople: Ian Hunter

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, piano playing and general eroticism that Ian Hunter generates. Something about him makes you think that in another context he may well have been a circus fire eater or an extrovert street performer. To meet him, of course, is a different matter. He remains firmly in the chair, speaks quietly and confidently, resisting all temptations to leap on the table, and leap across the room.

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