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(WIBA 101.5 Madison)   Mott the Hoople guitarist unsure of band's future. Not surprising, considering...wait, who?   (wibafm.com) divider line 45
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2014-01-02 01:07:10 PM
If only there were numbers of adolescent men who could convey the information....
 
2014-01-02 01:33:50 PM

dittybopper: If only there were numbers of adolescent men who could convey the information....


I think they all kicked it in the head when they were 25
 
2014-01-02 01:36:36 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: dittybopper: If only there were numbers of adolescent men who could convey the information....

I think they all kicked it in the head when they were 25


No, you're thinking about Ed Gruberman.
 
2014-01-02 01:39:29 PM
I love Mott the Hoople.

Does that make me a hipster or a square?
 
2014-01-02 01:44:31 PM

sigdiamond2000: I love Mott the Hoople.

Does that make me a hipster or a square?


I think it makes subby a clueless moron.
 
2014-01-02 01:46:32 PM

sigdiamond2000: I love Mott the Hoople.

Does that make me a hipster or a square?


It depends on whether you love them ironically or not.
 
2014-01-02 01:48:26 PM
Mott the Hoople have continued to exist over the last 30 years? that's sad. they've probably been playing state fairs with Sha-Na-Na or something.
 
2014-01-02 01:50:28 PM

the801: Mott the Hoople have continued to exist over the last 30 years? that's sad. they've probably been playing state fairs with Sha-Na-Na or something.


I was thinking Toad The Wet Sprocket

/what a double-bill that would be
 
2014-01-02 01:50:41 PM

the801: Mott the Hoople have continued to exist over the last 30 years? that's sad. they've probably been playing state fairs with Sha-Na-Na or something.


That is a show I would go see.
 
2014-01-02 01:51:06 PM
farking hooples

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-01-02 01:56:49 PM

Mikey1969: sigdiamond2000: I love Mott the Hoople.

Does that make me a hipster or a square?

I think it makes subby a clueless moron.


And late for a date with Whoopi Goldberg.
 
2014-01-02 01:58:04 PM

dittybopper: MaudlinMutantMollusk: dittybopper: If only there were numbers of adolescent men who could convey the information....

I think they all kicked it in the head when they were 25

No, you're thinking about Ed Gruberman.


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-01-02 02:07:47 PM
I like his Bad Company stuff much more than the Hoople
 
2014-01-02 02:10:45 PM

sigdiamond2000: I love Mott the Hoople.

Does that make me a hipster or a square?


Neither. Probably a Def Leppard fan.
 
2014-01-02 02:11:31 PM
 
2014-01-02 02:11:59 PM
Mott the Hoople kicks ass. Their first album is incredible, as are all the young dudes and mott

/all the way from memphis
 
2014-01-02 02:15:30 PM
Knows who Mott the Hoople is, as he wrote their biggest hit for them ("All the Young Dudes")

www.drunkenwerewolf.com
 
2014-01-02 02:26:51 PM

happydude45: I like his Bad Company stuff much more than the Hoople


Same. I also liked Ian Hunter's solo stuff more than Hoople. "You're Never Alone With a Schizophrenic" is classic.
 
2014-01-02 02:29:52 PM

Omahawg: Mott the Hoople kicks ass. Their first album is incredible, as are all the young dudes and mott

/all the way from memphis


Is that the one with the Eisher cover?
 
2014-01-02 02:42:51 PM

Cat Food Sandwiches: Omahawg: Mott the Hoople kicks ass. Their first album is incredible, as are all the young dudes and mott

/all the way from memphis

Is that the one with the Eisher cover?


No.
1st solo album.
 
2014-01-02 02:43:41 PM
Pub/glam/pre-punk? Anyone who doesn't at least appreciate Mott has no knowledge of the history of Rock & Roll. Bear in mind this was 1971 -- there weren't many other "popular" bands anywhere near this raw.
 
2014-01-02 02:54:12 PM

kc278: Pub/glam/pre-punk? Anyone who doesn't at least appreciate Mott has no knowledge of the history of Rock & Roll. Bear in mind this was 1971 -- there weren't many other "popular" bands anywhere near this raw.


Alice Cooper
The Stooges
New York Dolls
T Rex
 
2014-01-02 02:55:11 PM
Half Moon Bay rocks is all I gotta say.
 
2014-01-02 03:05:33 PM

damanizayas.files.wordpress.com

Thanks a lot.

Oh!... Mott.... sorry, my bad.
 
2014-01-02 03:21:42 PM

karnal: kc278: Pub/glam/pre-punk? Anyone who doesn't at least appreciate Mott has no knowledge of the history of Rock & Roll. Bear in mind this was 1971 -- there weren't many other "popular" bands anywhere near this raw.

Alice Cooper
The Stooges
New York Dolls
T Rex


Honestly, you're going to bust chops on Mott the Hoople and then list New York Dolls as your big, relevant band? Mott's sound was really parallel to T Rex and Bowie at the time, the real difference here is that Ian Hunter was no on par with Cooper, Iggy Pop, Bolan and Bowie. That's not exactly a low bar set for songwriting and showmanship.
 
2014-01-02 03:24:29 PM
Didn't know Mott the Hoople was still around.
 
2014-01-02 03:29:39 PM
I prefer the Bad Company songs to anything Mott the Hoople ever did.  Mick was one of the guys that made me want to learn guitar..
 
2014-01-02 03:40:36 PM
Until you've seen Hunter & Ronson play the Dr Pepper theme live on stage you really can't appreciate their musical chops.

I have. So there.

And you can't, because Ronson's not playing live anymore.
 
2014-01-02 03:42:40 PM

sigdiamond2000: I love Mott the Hoople.

Does that make me a hipster or a square?


Old. It just makes you old.

/old.
 
2014-01-02 04:03:52 PM

evilmrsock: karnal: kc278: Pub/glam/pre-punk? Anyone who doesn't at least appreciate Mott has no knowledge of the history of Rock & Roll. Bear in mind this was 1971 -- there weren't many other "popular" bands anywhere near this raw.

Alice Cooper
The Stooges
New York Dolls
T Rex

Honestly, you're going to bust chops on Mott the Hoople and then list New York Dolls as your big, relevant band? Mott's sound was really parallel to T Rex and Bowie at the time, the real difference here is that Ian Hunter was no on par with Cooper, Iggy Pop, Bolan and Bowie. That's not exactly a low bar set for songwriting and showmanship.



I was not listing my big, relevant bands and I am not busting chops for I am a fan of Mott....I was replying to the comment that when Mott the Hoople came out there were no other raw punk glam bands at the time.
 
2014-01-02 04:08:27 PM
"All the old dudes,
Carry on feuds..."
 
2014-01-02 04:18:12 PM
Mott (the album) is one of the best albums of its era because there is not a single "filler" track on the album. Every song is a winner and some are flat out brilliant, e.g. "All the Way From Memphis," "Honaloochie Boogie," "Drivin' Sister," "I"m a Cadillac/El Camino Dolo Roso" and my personal favorite, "Ballad of Mott the Hoople." The closest thing to a weak cut may be "Hymn for the Dudes" which strains a bit for importance and swings into maudlin/melodramatic territory. IMO, Mott ranks alongside of Blue Oyster Cult's eponymous first album (which likewise was chock full of great songs). Back then, almost everyone put in some filler material on their rock albums, but I NEVER skip a track on these two CDs when I play 'em.
 
2014-01-02 05:18:33 PM
Saw Mott the Hoople warm up Kiss and Rush back in the mid 70s.
/is old
/snowed like crazy and got lost in Pittsburgh in my friend's borrowed car
//great show
 
2014-01-02 05:45:21 PM

dittybopper: MaudlinMutantMollusk: dittybopper: If only there were numbers of adolescent men who could convey the information....

I think they all kicked it in the head when they were 25

No, you're thinking about Ed Gruberman.


Oh, yeah? Try it now, shrimp!
 
2014-01-02 06:31:42 PM

Cat Food Sandwiches: Omahawg: Mott the Hoople kicks ass. Their first album is incredible, as are all the young dudes and mott

/all the way from memphis

Is that the one with the Eisher cover?


upload.wikimedia.org

they took crossroads away from doug sahm and that takes balls
 
2014-01-02 06:45:25 PM
I know nothing about them, except their keyboardist Morgan Fisher did one of the weirdest albums of all time:

home.lyse.net

It's a brilliant, fake, new wave compilation album. Imagine The Residents trying to do a No More version of a Rod Stewart song, then some old fellow in a west-country accent doing a cover of "Wuthering Heights", then something like Renaldo & the Loaf trying to do a tape collage version of "You've Lost That Loving Feeling". Except it's all actually one guy and a 4-track recorder.
 
2014-01-02 07:06:10 PM

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: I know nothing about them, except their keyboardist Morgan Fisher did one of the weirdest albums of all time:

[home.lyse.net image 300x300]

It's a brilliant, fake, new wave compilation album. Imagine The Residents trying to do a No More version of a Rod Stewart song, then some old fellow in a west-country accent doing a cover of "Wuthering Heights", then something like Renaldo & the Loaf trying to do a tape collage version of "You've Lost That Loving Feeling". Except it's all actually one guy and a 4-track recorder.


heh. Just listened to that yesterday.
 
2014-01-02 08:22:48 PM
Eh, I quite dug Ian Hunter's last two solo efforts.
 
2014-01-02 09:37:05 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: the801: Mott the Hoople have continued to exist over the last 30 years? that's sad. they've probably been playing state fairs with Sha-Na-Na or something.

I was thinking Toad The Wet Sprocket

/what a double-bill that would be


They could play a festival with Foster the People, Portugal the Man, Young the Giant and Cage the Elephant.
 
2014-01-02 09:45:43 PM
Hunter also wrote a few different versions of Drew Carey's theme song.

Of course it was 20 years old by the time Carey used it.
 
2014-01-02 11:08:21 PM
They're all juvenile, delinquent wrecks now.
 
2014-01-02 11:54:02 PM
Greatest Hoople in the history of rock. FACT.
 
2014-01-03 12:46:10 AM
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Geezus, do I teach you kids EVERYTHING?!!

From allmusic.com - and they're quite correct on this one:

Re-teaming with producer Guy Stevens, Mott the Hoople delivered the great forgotten British hard rock album with their fourth outing, Brain Capers. Stevens was a legendary rock & roll wildman and he kept Mott careening through their performances; they sound harder than ever, even dangerous at times. Fortunately, this coincided with Ian Hunter's emergence as a fantastic songwriter, as tuneful and clever as any of his peers. All these changes are evident from the moment Brain Capers kicks in with the monumental "Death May Be Your Santa Claus," a phenomenally pile-driving number that just seems inevitable.

Research the rest yourself.
 
2014-01-03 12:48:43 AM
Geezus, do I HAVE TO (omitted) teach you kids EVERYTHING?!!

"Go home, Dad! You're drunk!"

/ well, duh
 
2014-01-03 09:20:52 AM
+1, SUCKER. I mean SUBBY.
 
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