This just in via the Ian Hunter email list…
“Just thought you’d like to know the Mott the Hoople reunion IS going
to take place on October 2nd & 3rd, 2009 at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo
in London. It will be the original members – Mick, Pete, Phally, Buff
and me. They’ve asked our esteemed webmaster, Justin, to formulate a
Mott the Hoople site which should be up and running in the near future.
Why are we doing it? I can’t speak for the others, but I’m doing it
just to see what it’s like. Short of war, death, famine etc. …it’s
ON.” – Ian Hunter
Yeah…I’m on the Ian Hunter email list. Dude, I’m old. Well, not as old as Ian (or any his bandmates, but…old enough). There are very few reunion shows that catch our attention, but this is definitely one ‘of ’em. Here’s hoping it’s fun enough for ’em to walk across the pond (because at least Hunter must have that power) and play a few dates in the states. Maybe Ian can knock out a sequel to his classic documentation of Mott’s 1972 American tour, “Diary Of A Rock & Roll Star.” BTW, if you’re a fan of the band, the man or simply rock & roll, it is an essential read.
Hey, while I have you, I might as well attempt to leverage a selling opportunity out of this news – while we don’t have much in the way of Mott stuff in stock at the moment, we do have a beautiful sealed orginal gatefold copy of “Mad Shadows” for $75 – http://www.audiophileusa.com/item.cfm?record=39255 – and a near-mint open white label promo copy (sadly with a bottom center seam split) of the band’s most most excellent “Wildlife” album priced to move at $35 – http://www.audiophileusa.com/item.cfm?record=14594. We also have a super nice 180gm audiophile reissue of “All The Young Dudes” that was issued by Absolute Analgue in a limited edition of 1000. We have #128, it’s $50 and you cand find it here – http://www.audiophileusa.com/item.cfm?record=9033.
I’d go on about some Ian Hunter solo stuff if we had anything in stock. Alas. All this Mott talk has me jonesing to hear “The Hoople.” Cheers, kevin