Thursday, January 28, 2010
Mott the Hoople, London to Memphis
Originally posted on August 7, 2008
Mott the Hoople had their day in the sun and went the way of most rock bands. . . as all did eventually. Along the way they cut some wax that still sounds worthy and has importance in the history of the music. My favorite was their first, with the MC Escher cover, because it had some raw power unduplicated in later releases. They were one of the first of Post-Stone groups and one of the best.
Their third album (I think) London to Memphis (Collectibles) was another good one. “All the Way from Memphis” and “All the Young Dudes” give you the band in all its glory. The Collectibles issue is going for cheap, so now is the time to grab it.