Mott The Hoople Reunite, Probably Will Never Play Near My House

Jan 16th, 2009 // 6 Comments

The golden age of Mott the Hoople was short-lived (three studio albums) and the band’s name was largely dragged through the mud by the post-Ian Hunter era, but despite any reasonable reservations I probably should have, an item on the band’s getting back together is about as big as non-Coachella-related news gets for me. I’m not sure how glam rock works exactly for those pushing 70, but we’ll find out together in October, when the band hits the Hammersmith Apollo in London. All I ask is this: Can we agree right now to not attribute the reunion to the success of the Juno soundtrack? A selection of the band’s best tracks below the cut.

“All The Young Dudes”:

“All The Way From Memphis”:

“The Golden Age Of Rock ‘N’ Roll”:

as a bonus track, Ian Hunter’s “Once Bitten, Twice Shy” with Mick Ronson:

Mott The Hoople to play two anniversary shows [NME]


  1. Maura Johnston

    I’ll attribute it to Life On Mars, if you want.

  2. drjimmy11

    What about, “Ballad of Mott?”

  3. Anonymous

    “I Wish I Was Your Mother”

    even the cover by Dramarama is pretty cool

  4. Ned Raggett

    Random, but I always thought Tori Amos would be the perfect person to do a cover of “I Wish I Was Your Mother.”

  5. Anonymous

    @Ned Raggett:

    I think her covers were some of her best work

  6. dippinkind

    + Jerkin Crocus, Death May Be Your Santa Claus, Crash Street Kids, Sea Diver… i could actually see this being a reunion that isn’t so sad and sucky as reunions usually are.

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