Ian Hunter and his brilliant band MOTT THE HOOPLE plays a great concert in Stockholm 1971!
The British magazine Melody Maker once said that MTH would rock on good days like the best band in the world. " That was not exaggerated, the British Power Blues band led by singer Ian Hunter and guitarist Mick Ralphs developed especially for their concerts on the stage an incredibly punchy interplay. After the live tour in 1971, when the present title was recorded, the band was about to dissolve because of the more conservative sales of their studio albums. It was the band's big fan David Bowie, who wrote them in 1972 with "All The Young Dudes" a veritable hit on the chest, placed them in glitter and on platform shoes, and Mott The Hoople became one of the leading glam rock bands of the Seventies. Without Mick Ralphs, who was replaced by Luther Grosvenor (Spooky Tooth) aka Ariel Bender on guitar.
On their Sweden tour in 1971, Ralphs was still in the process - and how! These recordings were taken from the possession of bassist Overend Watts and mean the uncut last half of the concert in Stockholm - including the encore of the furious "Keep A Knockin '." The first half of the concert is unfortunately missing. The original comments by Ian Hunter and Mick Ralphs were taken over by the full way. The band played mostly songs from their albums "Wild Life" and "Mott The Hoople".
With this release Sireena Records has again saved a genuine piece of music history on vinyl.