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mott-the-hoople

Mott the Hoople

There are some bands that just never seem to ‘make it’ but then 10 years on all the bands that are really doing well credit that band with being one of their biggest influences.  Bands like Diamond Head, The New York Dolls, The Misfits, MC5, Iggy and the Stooges and this band, Mott the Hoople.  Ian Hunter is one of the most charismatic front men ever.  There is just something about him, his voice and his whole style, Mott should have been bigger than they were at the time.

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I found a clip of Mott doing some TV show and they just shine, the audience however should all be taken outside and shot.  I found it painful to watch a band this fantastic playing to a bunch of ingrates and so I found another clip of far worse quality but far more representative of just how great Mott the Hoople were.   

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James Daubeney
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