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Mott The Hoople

TAKRL says:

“First Mott underground. Original issue contained back cover drawn while on L.S.D.”

From a past auction description: “The generic Textured Buff / Off White sleeve has a loose Tan printed Insert in front and a very RARE (and kinda disturbing!) Off White Nude printed rear insert as well!”

Source: FM broadcast of Mott’s second performance at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in April 13, 1974. They played two shows that day (matinee and evening), and the second of those shows went out live on a local FM station.

A1                   American Pie/The Golden Age Of Rock ‘N’ Roll           4:06

A2                   Sucker             6:25

A3                   Roll Away The Stone/Sweet Jane         3:51

A4                   All The Way From Memphis     5:48

A5                   One Of The Boys         5:52

B1                    Hymn For The Dudes   5:10

B2                    Born Late ’58   4:22

B3                    Marionette        4:55

B4                    Drivin’ Sister/Crash Street Kids/Violence          8:02

B5                    All The Young Dudes   3:36

Review from hunter-mott.com:

“Behind Enemy Lines is from the same show as “Rest In Peace”*. Given that the entire show was broadcast on FM, it is a shame that it was edited down to fit on a single LP. The sound is down a couple of notches as well, which again spoils the listener’s enjoyment. The running order is different as well, presumably for scheduling reasons.

BEL is really of historical interest, given that the entire show is available elsewhere. That said, if you do see a copy (and you don’t already have RIP) then it could well be worth snapping up.”

* Impossible IMP 2-08 2 LP set [see below]

Released in 1979:

Mott The Hoople RIP

American Pie/Golden Age Of Rock ‘n’ Roll
    Sucker
    Roll Away The Stone/Sweet Jane
    Jerkin’ Crocus1
    Rest In Peace
    Here Comes The Queen2
    One Of The Boys
    Born Late ‘583
    Hymn For The Dudes
    Marionette
    Drivin’ Sister/Crash Street Kidds/Violence
    All The Way From Memphis
    All The Young Dudes
    Walkin’ With A Mountain

1(Recorded at the Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, 29th November 1972)
2(Ariel Bender vocal)
3(Overend Watts vocal)

Review from hunter-mott.com:

“The source of this 2-LP set is an FM concert of Mott’s second performance at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in April 1974. They played two shows that day (matinee and evening), and the second of those shows went out live on a local FM station. The performance is strong, and the mix is good, although Ian’s voice is slightly hoarse after the earlier show. He is, though, on top form, laughing and joking with the audience.

The sound quality of this album is very good, and (audience tapes apart) is the only release (official or otherwise) of the entire 1974 show. As such it is another essential purchase for the fan.”

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