After their 1972 breakthrough album & hit single All The Young Dudes, Mott The Hoople released their Mott album.The single "All The Way From Memphis" received considerable airplay on U.S. radio and the LP became the band's best seller to date in the U.S. Using the Glam Rock craze as their launch pad, the band straddled the widening gap between the teen-pop market and the college circuit. The LP Mott climbed into the Top 10 of the UK Albums Chart.
By the time Mott was released it was clear that Ian Hunter had become the dominant figure of the band. Aside from the lead track, the album includes introspective songs such as "Ballad Of Mott The Hoople", which exposes Mott's near break-up, and the peculiar "I Wish I Was Your Mother", featuring multi-tracked mandolin, in which Hunter sings of his wish to see his love as a child. Hard rockers are given their due with "Whizz Kid", "Drivin' Sister", "Violence" and "Honaloochie Boogie". A fine performance is delivered by Hunter in the almost religious "Hymn for the Dudes".
In 2003, the album was mentioned on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
MOTT THE HOOPLE - MOTT
- All The Way From Memphis
- Whizz Kid
- Hymn For The Dudes
- Honaloochie Boogie
- Drivin' Sister
- Ballad Of Mott The Hoople
- I'm A Cadillac/El Camino Dolo Roso
- I Wish I Was Your Mother