Mott The Hoople Live is a live album recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon, 14 December 1973 and Uris Theatre, Broadway, New York on 8 and 9 May 1974.
This is an album that has seen a big improvement since it was reissued in 2004 with many more tracks.
Mott The Hoople Live
Broadway May 1974
Intro – Jupiter from “The Planets” – 0:47
American Pie / The Golden Age of Rock ‘N’ Roll – 4:17
Sucker – 6:01
Roll Away the Stone / Sweet Jane – 3:53
Rest In Peace 6:03
All the Way from Memphis – 5:04
Born Late ’58 – 4:52
One of the Boys – 5:34
Hymn for the Dudes – 5:47
Marionette – 5:05
Drivin’ Sister / Crash Street Kids / Violence – 9:08
All the Young Dudes – 3:51
Walking With a Mountain – 4:53
Hammersmith Odeon December 1973
Intro – Jupiter from “The Planets” – 0:48
Drivin’ Sister – 3:53
Sucker – 6:05
Sweet Jane – 5:11
Sweet Angeline – 6:48
Rose – 4:44
Roll Away the Stone – 3:33
All the Young Dudes – 3:55
Jerkin’ Crocus / One of the Boys / Rock ‘n’ Roll Queen / Get Back / Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On / Violence – 16:18
Walking with a Mountain – 9:08
When I first heard this expanded version of Mott The Hoople Live I was very surprised how hard the band rocks.If you only know the hit singles, you could be in for a shock for you hear how raucous the band could be live.
Various punk rock stars have admitted that they were inspired by Mott The Hoople and listening to this live album, with its power and energy, you can understand why.
If you want a loss hard rocking live version of the well known Mott songs then I recommend Ian Hunter’s Welcome To The Club from 1979.
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