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Mott the Hoople
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The choice of the Escher cover image tells you how smart they were. Guitarist Mick Ralphs later formed Bad Company, so you know that their hard rock credentials are secure. They covered the Kinks' "You Really Got Me" years before Van Halen existed. The surprise is how much, in the second and third tracks, they sound like Bob Dylan on the Highway 61 Revisited album. Singer Ian Hunter never sounded more like Dylan than he does here. These two slow songs are also cover versions. Again, their smarts are on display in picking two songs that you don't expect to hear from a hard rock band.
"Rock n Roll Queen" is a great original rocker and always sounded great on the radio, except it also demonstrates that at this stage of their career they're still not very original. It's basically a thin rewrite of the Rolling Stones' "Jumping Jack Flash." They give their source away when they actually start singing "Jumping Jack Flash" at the end.
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I bought this album when it came out and tossed it sometime way back when. I decided to buy it again. Now i know why i tossed it in the first time. Its just not that great. Read morePublished on January 11, 2010 by Craig M. Schmidt
Do you remember Half Moon Bay? This is a great album long lost vinyl LP! Great songs and a few memories as well. Rock and Roll Queen a Mott favorite was on this disc. Read morePublished on January 7, 2010 by R. Rizzi