Jazzville Skyline: “…it’s a mighty long way down a dusty trail…”

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by rocky-o

The history of the band ‘Mott The Hoople’ is one of the more intriguing ones of rock-n-roll, and, even if you have already seen (or own) the excellent DVD, “Mott The Hoople: Under Review”, if you are a fan, than you have to own as well, the new DVD documentary, “The Ballad Of Mott The Hoople”…

This collection of interviews with band members, fellow musicians, critics, and members of the music community, takes them from their humble beginnings all the way to their recent reunion concert of sold-out shows…

And while the individual members certainly didn’t sit still after their break-up, (Mick Ralphs joined ‘Bad Company’, Morgan Fisher started ‘British Lions’, and of course, lead singer and songwriter Ian Hunter has gone on to an incredible solo career), this feature will clearly show that, while the parts were all magnificent, the sum was even greater…

Starting from their ‘very’ humble beginning, they trace the near break-up of the band over ‘lack of chart success’, how David Bowie’s kind gesture gave them life again, and how touring America had its good, and equally, not so good moments…

…and, how one day, Ian had to say goodbye…

You’ll also trace the waters of their moments with Ariel Bender and the late great Mick Ronson as bandmates, and how throughout it all, “All The Young Dudes”, All The Way To Memphis”, “Roll Away The Stone”, and tons of other musical memories revealed as much about the band as any documentary could…and this one does it so well…

Carry the news…

 


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