Archive | May 10, 2018

Certain Songs #1208: Mott The Hoople – “All The Way From Memphis”

Album: Mott
Year: 1973

While “All The Young Dudes” was the breakthrough for Mott The Hoople on both sides of the pond, I’ve never thought that the album it came from was as great as its reputation, despite the flash cover of “Sweet Jane” and the raucous “One Of The Boys.”

But I certainly didn’t think about about the follow-up, Mott, one of the secretly great albums of the 1970s, but the last album recorded with original lead guitarist Mick Ralphs, who almost immediately hooked up with Paul Rodgers to form Bad Company.