Recently was the 42nd anniversary of Mott the Hoople's last record THE HOOPLE.
It's not as good a record as the one before it MOTT their best record a true masterpiece of songwriting but is very consistent and I'd almost use the word groovy (not a word I would associate normally with Hoople's bar band/singer songwriter/futuristic glam/pre punk combination). I just think they are a great band.
Ian Hunter was now in total control as Mick Ralphs had left (to join Bad Company???!!! can't think of a former member of a band I liked as much who went on to such a sh*tty next band ) but that's fine as Hunter is in fine form as a singer and as a songwriter and as a musician(All the good MTH songs in the past were written by him anyway with the exception of All The Young Dudes). I consider this is his first solo album in a way.
Standout musical moments….Great rockers - The Golden Age of Rock n' Roll, Crash Street Kidds, Roll Away the Stone and moving ballads - Trudi's Song, Through the Looking Glass plus the requisite glam rock weirdness -Marionette....Also the re-issue adds two great non lp singles Foxy Foxy and (Do You Remember) The Saturday Gigs?