MOTT THE HOOPLE
A1: THUNDERBUCK RAM (4:51); A2: NO WHEELS TO RIDE (6:02); A3: YOU ARE ONE OF US (3:22); A4: WALKIN’ WITH A MOUNTAIN (3:52).
B1: I CAN FEEL (7:15); B2: THREADS OF IRON (5:51); B3: WHEN MY MIND’S GONE (6:25).
CATEGORY: POP-ROCK | DURATION: 38 MINUTES
This mysterious, almost impenetrable 7-track rock album, which actually contains more psycho-ballads than rockers, was the second offering from Mott The Hoople and their producer Guy Stevens. It is the most potent album from their initial Island Records period, recalling a gutter-level Stones meshed with the Hawks, topped by the stark and unfiltered proclamations of singer Ian Hunter. On the point of self-negation after Mad Shadows and its two sequels all failed commercially, Mott were given a new direction in 1972 by a high-profile admirer, the singer David Bowie.
THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF ROBERT YOUNG (1964-2014)
“ÆTERNUM VORTICE LACRIMARUM SOMNIAT”