Here’s a great new book from Phil John about life on the road with Mott The Hoople.
Alan Esdaile…..this is still the best one
Kurt Helge….Bowie rules
Will Cornell…..I’m partial to “All the Way From Memphis”–or was that a hit only over here? or maybe Alan meant the best glam act and personally I’d agree. Not a Bowie fan and I’ll concede he’s genius ( was he really glam or just passing thru?), yet of all that movement, I think Mott and TRex came out best. Over here CBS issued a 2 LP set in the late 70s called “Shades of Ian Hunter” w. Mott and Ian solo stuff,and to date it’s the best compilation ever. It NEVER came out on CD which is a shame. Included the somewhat rare “England Rocks” which was redone as “Cleveland Rocks”.
Mick Mepham….I prefer Thunderbuck Ram from Mad Shadows. Just saying.
Ralph Town…..Honalushi Boogie tends to get passed ove
Pete Fairless….Not in this house!
Phil Gill….Effigy used to play a great version of Thunderbuck Ram.