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  Mott the Hoople
Mott the Hoople, one of the seminal glam rock bands of the 1970's, established a cult following both in the U.S. and U.K. before disbanding in 1976.
Fisher's background includes some experience working with punk artists, which is interesting since Mott the Hoople is said to be an influence on many punk rock bands (some say that Mott was one of the few early 1970's bands which remained credible with punks).
An almost-complete list of all Mott the Hoople albums released in the U.S. and U.K. Some anthologies may have been omitted.
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  Mott the Hoople - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mott the Hoople were a 1970s British rock and roll band.
Mott the Hoople (1969) was a cult success, that included memorable cover versions of "Laugh at Me" (Sonny Bono), and an instrumental version of "You Really Got Me" (The Kinks).
Mott the Hoople's new-found popularity ultimately helped lead to the band's break-up along with an exposé in New Musical Express of Tippens' role in singing the chorus of "All the Young Dudes", from a hidden microphone backstage.
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 Mott The Hoople Reviews
Caught between glam-rock and early heavy metal, Mott the Hoople were both flashy and gritty, melodic and murky, traditionalist and highly influential, literate and primal, a journeyman garage band that infused their whinings of sleazy rock'n'roll roadlife with nobility and glamour.
Mott was originally brought together by the legendary Guy Stevens, who produced their first four albums and was, by the band's own admission, primarily responsible for the musical vision of this era (the band took its name from a book Stevens read while in jail on drug charges).
In "The Ballad of Mott the Hoople", Hunter recounts the story of how Mott broke up after playing in a converted gas tank in Zurich, mentioning all his bandmates by name, and admitting that playing music for a living is a chump's game but he can't quit.
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 Mott The Hoople - Virgin Radio
Mott the Hoople split after making their fourth album, but were later pursuaded to re-form by one of their fans...David Bowie.
Mott the Hoople were a 1970s English rock and roll and glam rock band with strong R&B roots.
Stevens changed the band's name to "Mott the Hoople" from a novel of the same name by Willard Manus; the book is about an eccentric who works in a circus freak show.
www.virginradio.co.uk /music/artists/mott_the_hoople   (448 words)

 Rarebird's Mott The Hoople Reviews
Mott The Hoople -- named after an obscure Willard Manus novel -- are best remembered for a 1972 hit single that was written and produced by David Bowie.
That statement does make sense; Mott claimed myriad '60's artists as influences (their self-titled 1969 debut album paid homage to everyone from the Kinks to Sonny Bono), and, in turn, several late '70's punk bands (including the Clash and the Sex Pistols) claimed Mott as an influence.
Mott were well-received on their October 1976 tour of the U.K., but Benjamin quit the band just when things were looking up.
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 Mott The Hoople, MP3 Music Download at eMusic
Mott the Hoople are one of the great also-rans in the history of rock & roll.
At the center of Mott the Hoople was lead vocalist/pianist Ian Hunter, a late addition to the band who developed into its focal point as his songwriting grew.
The live record was released after The Hoople appeared in the spring, peaking at 11 in the U.K. and 28 in the U.S. on the strength of the singles "The Golden Age of Rock & Roll" and "Foxy Foxy." Former Bowie guitarist Mick Ronson replaced Bender in the fall of 1974 upon Hunter's request.
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With Ian Hunter on vocals, the band was rechristened Mott the Hoople (the name was taken from a Willard Manus novel), and went into the studio to record their first, self-titled album.
Mott the Hoople thus became a centerpiece in the short-lived early-seventies lip-gloss-'n'-mascara, glitter/glam-rock scene.
Nevertheless, Mott the Hoople was still one of the best live bands around, as underscored by the fact that in May 1974 they became the first band ever to play on Broadway (in the Uris Theater).
www.beautiful-records.com /glamrock/mott/mott_bio.htm   (1222 words)

 Mott The Hoople
Mott The Hoople were never glam's personification - that honour was left to T. Rex or Bowie.
Mott The Hoople were never a particularly impressive band.
Not that Mott weren't aware of this - they were, and always made a point of their, ahem, 'incompetency' - hinting at their rebellion against prog idols of the time, and, after all, quite a few fans liked them exactly for the reason they couldn't play like Steve Howe or Keith Emerson.
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 Amazon.com: Greatest Hits: Music: Mott the Hoople   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Mott the Hoople became a "glam" band during their years with Columbia, but they never really fit that category musically.
Mott The Hoople are one of the most underrated bands in the history of rock, and this brief but insightful 12 song greatest hits cd is truly a testament of how great they really...
Mott The Hoople was one of the many glam metal bands to emerge in the late sixties and early seventies.
www.amazon.com /Greatest-Hits-Mott-Hoople/dp/B00008WT4N   (1026 words)

 NewBeats: Mott the Hoople
There had been many glitter rock acts from the early '70s, but Mott the Hoople was the definitive glitter rock band.
Led by the charismatic raconteur Ian Hunter and guitarist Mick Ralphs (later of Bad Company), Mott were a bunch of hooligans, albeit lovable ones, who defined the bad boy aesthetic: that being in a rock and roll band meant having a good time but also examining the emotional toll it takes.
Mott will be forever known for two of their greatest songs here on this best-of, the roly poly "All the Way From Memphis" and the glitter/gay anthem "All The Young Dudes." Rock and roll was never this ballsy and fun before Mott came along.
www.newbeats.com /mott.html   (281 words)

 Mott the Hoople News
News about Mott the Hoople continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
Mott the Hoople are one of the great also-rans in the history of rock & roll.
Though Mott scored a number of album rock hits in the early '70s, the band never quite broke through into the mainstream.
www.topix.net /who/mott-the-hoople   (414 words)

 LegacyRecordings.com: Mott the Hoople
Mott the Hoople are one of the great also-rans in the history of rock & roll Though Mott scored a number of album rock hits in the early '70s, the band never quite broke through into the mainstream.
Despite all of the attention, Mott the Hoople received, it didn't sell well and neither did its poorly reviewed 1970 follow-up, Mad Shadows The band returned in 1971 with the country tinged Wildlife which was its least popular record to date.
An album of the same name was released on Columbia Records in the fall, and it became a hit in the U.K. and the U.S. Allen left the band before the recording of the group's follow-up to All the Young Dudes citing Hunter s reluctance to record his songs.
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 Mott The Hoople  Mott
After a change of lead vocalists to Ian Hunter, the band changed their name to Mott the Hoople and proceeded to cut their first album titled Mott the Hoople.
In fact just a year earlier than this the band was about to break up when none other than David Bowie insisted they stay together and wrote the song "All The Young Dudes" which came out under an album of the same name and became their very first top 40 hit.
This audiophile 180 gram vinyl pressing of Mott should be a must-have for anyone who, like me, grew up singing and playing along to the joys of their rock music.
www.enjoythemusic.com /magazine/music/0600/mott.htm   (637 words)

 Mott The Hoople Live - Mott the Hoople
Mott the Hoople are nowhere near as dumb as their name -- despite Ian Hunter's occasionally heavy-handed stabs at Dylanesque stardom, the band has maintained enough good sense to realize that its meal ticket is hard-assed, gut-bucket rock & roll.
In light of this realization Mott's current stage presentation is lean on the introspective ballads Hunter has favored of late and heavy on the earlier hard-rock collaborations of Hunter and Mick Ralphs -- tunes that both attracted the band's early cult following and cemented its mass acceptance with
Throughout the record his guitar playing is obnoxiously heavy-handed and frequently devoid of any identifiable traces of sensitivity, yet it's a sheer joy to hear as it propels, prods and challenges the rest of the band.
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 Mott - Mott the Hoople - Music Reviews
All the Young Dudes actually brought Mott the Hoople success, but you wouldn't know that from its sequel, Mott.
Ian Hunter's songs are a set of road tales fraught with exhaustion, disillusionment, and dashed dreams, all told with a wry sense of humor so evident on Mott's earlier work.
To top it all off, Hunter writes the best lament for rock ever with "Ballad of Mott the Hoople," a song that conveys just how heartbreaking rock & roll is for the average band.
www.mp3.com /albums/11065/reviews.html   (519 words)

 Guy Stevens: some Hoople history
this is an abridgement of the text of a history of Mott the Hoople written by Adrian Perkins to be found on his website.
The result, Mad Shadows, was Mott's 'fl' album, and reflected the rather dark mood of the band.
But with sales remaining poor, a planned tour of the USA was postponed as Mott entered the studios again to record their fourth album.
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 JR.com: MOTT THE HOOPLE in Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Mott The Hoople: Ian Hunter (vocals, guitar, piano); Mick Ralphs, Ariel Bender (guitar); Morgan Fisher (piano); Verden Allen (organ);...
Mott The Hoople: Ian Hunter (vocals, piano); Mick Ralphs (vocals, guitar); Verden Allen (organ, percussion, background vocals); Overend...
Mott The Hoople: Dale Griffin, Ian Hunter, Mick Ralphs, Overend Watts, Ariel Bender, Morgan Fisher, Verdin Allen.
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 Mott the Hoople
But to me, they were all equally Mott the Hoople.
I believe it was Ian Hunter's plan to bring Mick Ronson on board, finish any obligations as Mott, ditch the rest of the band and regroup as The Ian Hunter Band.
The rest of the Mott the Hoople band carried on as "Mott" (as opposed to "Not the Hoople"), then reformed as The British Lions.
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 Blogcritics.org: Mott the Hoople
For a time between '72 and '74 Mott the Hoople was the greatest rock 'n' roll band in the world, combining underlying '50s Chuck/Little Richard/Jerry Lee impulses, Dylanesque wordplay, massive British Invasion power chords, a glammy pre-punk sensibility, and a compulsion to accurately chronicle the rock 'n' roll lifestyle with the force of MYTH.
Marty, Marty, Marty, Mott the Hoople was the anti-Queen: totally unpretentious, organic, working class but literate, centered on songs not sonics, rock 'n' roll not arena rock, MUCH more like the Dolls than like Queen.
Hoople has a CD reissue of Two Miles from Heaven, their rarities compilation for if you can't afford the box set.
blogcritics.org /archives/2003/05/14/114632.php   (2050 words)

 Mott the Hoople : Rolling Stone
It seemed a post-glitter breakthrough, debunking superstardom and demythologizing rock: "Rock 'n' roll's a loser's game." But since then Hunter and Mott the Hoople have themselves become stars, and unfortunately...
Mott the Hoople started out as an uneven, hard-rock Dylanesque curiosity but ended as a glitter-age group.
Mott also gave rise to the solo career of songwriter Ian Hunter [see entry].
www.rollingstone.com /artists/mottthehoople   (156 words)

 Mott the Hoople
Frontman Ian Hunter's rambling, Dylan-influenced commentaries on his youthful followers' hedonistic lifestyle were balanced by guitarist Mick Ralphs' thunderous, compact rock tunes, and the whole campy, self-referential silliness of it all was plenty of fun while it lasted.
There's not a heck of a lot about Mott on the web; the best fan site I've seen is Just a Buzz Online, which has a very detailed news section.
For anyone who knows Mott from its glam rock glory days, the two big surprises here are the quiet, down-tempo arrangements and Mick Ralphs' prominent role.
www.warr.org /mott.html   (2143 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Best of Mott the Hoople, the [the Island Years 1969-1972]: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
This album is a steal, it sums up the pre Dudes Mott brilliantly, this for me was them at their finest.
I'm not surprised none of Mott the Hoople's seven hit singles make this "best of" compilation, because with the possible exception of "All The Young Dudes", Mott's best work never went anywhere near the singles charts.
Mott The Hoople had 7 top 50 chart hits...
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000251S8   (660 words)

 Mott The Hoople and Ian Hunter WWW Links
There are a number of places on the net where Ian Hunter and Mott the Hoople fans gather.
We have several very knowledgeable fans contributing (and one or two members of the band are rumoured to be "lurking" as well), and any news tends to hit the list before it hits the papers.
Rick Rose isn't part of the MTH family, except that Mick Ronson produced a couple of his albums in the 1980's.
www.hunter-mott.com /on_line.html   (729 words)

 Just a Buzz - Mott The Hoople - Latest News
In October 2001, the Mott The Hoople Appreciation Society published the fifth issue of the official Mott The Hoople magazine, Two Miles From Heaven.
The disc is a live concert by Mott The Hoople recorded at Wolverhampton Civic on 6 April 1972.
The long-awaited Mott The Hoople box set, All The Young Dudes - The Anthology, was finally released on 14 September 1998.
www.justabuzz.com /mth-0.shtml   (1193 words)

 Ian Hunter and Mott The Hoople in print   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Although a wealth of rock encyclopedias exist and nearly all have a small section covering Mott the Hoople and Ian Hunter, there are very few books dedicated to them.
It is impossible to do Mott's or Ian's careers justice in only a handful of paragraphs and, sadly, most of these encyclopedias contain errors (mostly minor, but one or two contain major "howlers").
Of course, there is Willard Manus' novel Mott The Hoople, which inspired the name, from 1966.
www.hunter-mott.com /books   (210 words)

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