1001 Albums You Must Hear (and Blog about) Before You Die

My attempt to blog all of the entries from the book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die

706. Mott – Mott the Hoople

Original Album  consisted of track 1-9

Brief Background: Mott  is the sixth album from Mott the Hoople it was primarily recorded in early 1973 and released in July of that year.

What I think: An odd thing happened during the first half of this album, I was kind of annoyed by it and I started thinking, “How can I like the glam  of Bowie and T. Rex stuff and not enjoy this?” After opening my mind a bit, I did come around to the rest and have to say it’s a pretty strong album. A couple things though…. Ian Hunter’s vocal phrasings, especially on “Whizz Kid” sound like an exact impression of Bowie, and the guitar in many places, again, “Whizz Kid” is a good example sound sooo close in sound and style to Mick Ronson. Are people 100% sure Mott wasn’t just a pen name for Bowie? Either way it’s a fun, sappy and over the top album. The best song here is “All the Way from Memphis” and it’s great glam/boogie rock sound. Although, I half more than half a mind to say the whole album belongs in the trash for the songs referral to a man from Baltimore as a “Spade”.  Not cool at all.

Do I agree or disagree with the writers as to this being an album you must listen to? It’s all in the name of fun and sappiness, and shouldn’t be avoided. Note to those 80’s groups that tried to do the same thing with metal: I’m not giving you the same pass.

Rating (Out of 5): 4

Mott Amazon Review (Out of 5):4.5

Is this my first time hearing this album? Yes (228/296)

Percentage of Albums that are new to me: 78%

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