20 best of from the CBS years.
In celebration of the legendary band’s 50th Anniversary, featuring a peerless collection of classics, including Uncut’s No.1 Glam single of all time “All The Young Dudes”.
Mott the Hoople occupies a unique place in the annals of international rock music. Oozing style, attitude and unpredictability, the band recorded a peerless legacy of songs combining homage, honesty and killer hooks. As Mott’s focal point, lead singer Ian Hunter was also one of the toughest and most inventive writers of the early Seventies.
Over the years, Mott the Hoople have been cited as an inspiration by Queen, The Clash, Kiss, Primal Scream, Motley Crue, Cheap Trick and Def Leppard, whose frontman Joe Elliott remains a devoted fan. Mott reunited for several live appearances in 2009 and 2013 and toured the UK and America in 2019. The band are also releasing ‘Live at Hammersmith 1973’ via Madfish, which features their legendary riotous set as a double LP with six tracks appearing on vinyl for the first time.
‘The Golden Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll’ showcases Mott the Hoople’s amazing CBS Records repertoire including the Bowie penned No.3 anthem ‘All the Young Dudes’ which gave the band their mainstream break before they released the masterly Mott. The new 2LP set also includes the hit singles ‘Honaloochie Boogie’ (No.12), ‘All The Way From Memphis’ (No.10), ‘Roll Away The Stone’ (No.8) and ‘The Golden Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll’, as well as the superb ‘Marionette’ - a pre-Bohemian Rhapsody mini-opera described by Ian Hunter as a nervous breakdown on record.
This essential 50th-anniversary double vinyl album is presented in gatefold packaging complete with printed inner bags featuring original artwork for the classic LP’s ‘All The Young Dudes’, ‘Mott’ and ‘The Hoople’, plus liner notes written by Mott the Hoople and Ian Hunter biographer Campbell Devine.
“Mott the Hoople was the greatest rock’n’roll band ever.” - JOE ELLIOTT (DEF LEPPARD)
“Raw, fun, angry, glorious and jagged... Mott was everything.” - BRIAN MAY (QUEEN)
“If it hadn’t been for Mott, there would be no us” - MICK JONES (THE CLASH)