Mott The Hoople - Mott

180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Reissue

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Mott is the sixth studio album by British rock band Mott The Hoople, originally released in July 1973 by CBS Records.

Previous album All The Young Dudes brought Mott The Hoople success, but you wouldn't know that from its sequel, Mott. Ian Hunter's songs are a set of road tales fraught with exhaustion, disillusionment, and dashed dreams, all told with a wry sense of humor so evident on Mott's earlier work.

This is no ordinary road album where a band whines about the perils of traveling - it's more of a wry commentary on rock & roll itself, which, as Hunter notes, is a "loser's game." Mott doesn't sound that way, though - it's as winning and infectious as rock & roll gets. Even with the undercurrents of ironic despair and restrained hostility, this is a fun record (partially because of that despair and hostility, of course).

This sounds better, looser, than All The Young Dudes, as the band jives through "All The Way From Memphis" and "Honaloochie Boogie", beats the living hell outta "Violence", swaggers on "Whizz Kid", and simply drives it home on "Drivin' Sister".

Glam never sounds as rock as it does here. To top it all off, Hunter writes the best lament for rock ever with "Ballad Of Mott The Hoople", a song that conveys just how heartbreaking rock & roll is for the average band. If that wasn't enough, he trumps that song with the closer "I Wish I Was Your Mother", a peerless breakup song that still surprises. It's a graceful, unexpected way to close a record that stands as one of the best of its era.

The album peaked at #7 on the UK Albums charts and #35 on the US Billboard 200 Albums charts.

Check out the album singles: “All The Way From Memphis” and “Honaloochie Boogie”.

This Limited Edition LP reissue with reproduced UK artwork is pressed in Europe on 180 gram audiophile vinyl by Music On Vinyl.

(0886977457319)

Tracklisting:

 

Title

Time

A1

All The Way From Memphis

4:55

A2

Whizz Kid

3:05

A3

Hymn For The Dudes

5:15

A4

Honaloochie Boogie

2:35

A5

Violence

4:37

B1

Drivin’ Sister

4:42

B2

Ballad Of Mott The Hoople (26th March 1972, Zurich)

5:40

B3

I’m A Cadillac / El Camino Dolo Roso

7:40

B4

I Wish I Was Your Mother

4:41

SKU 0886977457319
Record Label Columbia Records
Label / Model # Music On Vinyl
Catalogue Number MOVLP126
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 02 January 2010
Original Release Date (Year) 20 July 1973
Barcode # 0886977457319
Shipping Weight 0.2850kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, Reissue
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Glam Rock
Genre Classic Rock
Format VINYL LP

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