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Woebot
01-02-2015, 07:57 PM
been loving this LP "Mott" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mott_%28album%29)

superb elpee

there's quite a strong the clash connection interestingly

(cult hero) guy stevens was their manager

mick jones later produced an ian hunter lp

anyone feeling mott the hoople?

jenks
02-02-2015, 03:30 PM
Think Jones was also ran their fan club - he often turns up on documentaries raving about them.
Think they are one of those bands, like the Feelgoods, for whom the live setting was where they were at their best - descriptions of their gigs certainly sound amazing.
Lot of time for Ian Hunter, his Diary... a work worth checking out.

Woebot
03-02-2015, 09:20 AM
re: fanclub - not to contradict you (im sure you're right too) but on the back of this LP it lists Kris Needs - another "face" - as running the fan club. Needs must have been really young !?!?!

there's some cosmic symmetry here with morrissey running the new york dolls fanclub isn't there?

i expect there might be quite a bit of this sort of thing in reynolds forthcoming book

i might dig out that diary...

funnily enough the daughter of an old colleague used to have an imaginary friend called Ian Hunter (tee hee) - universal unconscious ahoy!

jenks
03-02-2015, 11:02 AM
You could be right - Needs does also turn up on those documentaries - like the Dolls, Mott were probably more influential in the bands who formed because of them than they were with actual chart success.
I had a Hunter/Ronson album as a teenager, I went to look it out last night - gone and I assume lost forever...

Woebot
04-02-2015, 10:29 AM
this is good too (http://www.allmusic.com/album/youre-never-alone-with-a-schizophrenic-mw0000100190)

featuring john cale... always a good indicator.