Mott the Hoople was a 1970s English rock band who had made three albums at the beginning of the 70's before David Bowie rescued them from splitting up.
He offerred them 'Suffragette City' from his soon to be released Ziggy Stardust album, a generous gesture indeed, which Mott the Hoople promptly turned down. Bowie persevered and wrote them "All the Young Dudes" instead, the song that made their name as slighly beyond their cult following.
This didnt save them, however, and guitarist Mick Ralphs soon left to help form Bad Comapny and was replaced by former Spooky Tooth guitarist Luther Grosvenor. Ian Hunter and Mick Ronson left in 1974 and the band continued until 1976 as 'Mott'.
A 4CD Box Set of Mott the Hoople Live will be released on August 4 2008 by Buffin. It provides an important historic and compelling live historic document of their much loved but short lived career. Comes with a 48 page book. This is a limited edition release with only 2,000 copies being produced. Rare unseen photos being supplied from the personal archives of Verden Allen, Dale Griffin, Mick Ralphs and Overend Watts
Fairfield Halls, Croydon 1970
1. Ohio 2. No Wheels To Ride 3. Rock’n’Roll Queen 4. Thunderbuck Ram 5. When My Minds Gone 6. Keep’a’Knockin 7. You Really Got Me
BONUS TRACKS-recorded 1971
The Konserthuset, Stockholm 8. Long Red 9. The Original Mixed Up Kid 10. Laugh At Me
11. Thunderbuck Ram
The Tower Theatre, Philadelphia 1972
Introduction/Jupiter from The Planets 1. Jerkin Crocus 2. Sucker 3. Hymn For The Dudes 4. Ready For Love 5. Sweet Jane 6. Sea Diver 7. Sweet Angeline 8. One Of The Boys 9. Midnight Lady 10. All The Young Dudes 11. Honky Tonk Woman
1. No Wheels To Ride 2. Whisky Woman 3. Walkin With A Mountain/Jumpin Jack Flash/Satisfaction 4. It’ll Be Me 5. Angel Of Eighth Avenue 6. Drivin Sister 7. All The Young Dudes 8. All The Way From Memphis 9. Sweet Angeline 10. Death May Be Your Santa Claus (wild and rude mix) 11. The Ballard Of Billy Joe (demo) 12. If Your Heat Lay With The Rebel (demo) 13. It Would Be A Pleasure (demo)
Live Heaven 11
1. American Pie 2. The Golden Age Of Rock n Roll 3. Sucker 4. Roll Away The Stone/Sweet Jane 5. Rest In Peace 6. Here Comes The Queen 7. One Of The Boys
8. Born Late 58 9. Hymn For The Dudes 10.Marionette 11. Drivin Sister/Crash Street Kids/Violence 12. All The Way From Memphis
13. All The Young Dudes
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