8/2/14

Mott The Hoople - AC/DC [completed LP] (1971)



Asked by Greg (hello Greg), re-up by... me actually. A great lost album I reconstructed from various sources. Would have been a winner for sure. Here to get it (and viva M, a great place to upload stuff and shares it). Below the texts of the older posts.

I re-post this album that could have been because there were 2 tracks recorded in April 1971 (the first version of "Momma's Little Jewel" and the Dylanesque "(There's an) Ill Wind Blowing") that were omitted from the previous version. I added them in appropriate place of the playlist (although I guess) and encourage you to dl this version to have more than 40 min of rare testimony of what a hell of an album this would have been. Below what I said in the previous post.

After the musically weak and commercially failed Wildlife (released in March 1971), Mott The Hoople recorded several songs in studio sessions planned in April, May and August for purposed singles and further album. They were back to their heavy sound although they did some (unsuccessful) attempts to record more commercial songs. They tried to produce themselves, but in September, they called back the great and weird Guy Stevens for helping them on the production of what will become their Brain Capers LP (released in November 1971). Few songs recorded during these spring and summer sessions will feature in this late LP and even "The Journey" will be re-recorded. The putative album was designed to be called AC/DC but the explicit sexual content made them abandon this idea. An Australian band would, some years later, make this name one of the most famous on the planet. Listening to the 10 songs recorded during this time period (only 8 are on the album cos the 2 others would be A-sides of released singles I'll post later, are quite unusual for the band and certainly not appropriate in such an LP), it's clear the band is begining to adopt the singular approach of rock that will lead them to celebrity. But the most important is how loud and heavy they could be. This mix between old time rock 'n' roll, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and heavyness, is what makes this music rather eternal. So, if you agree, imagine this album is the 4th MTH one and enjoy it this way. I hesitated quite a long time before chosing the order of the songs and their place on each side, but I think I finally ended on a good one, with songs opening and closing each side where they should be. The cover sleeve was the inner cover of Brain Capers.

 






11 comments:

rough mix said...

Luscious indeed..

rough mix said...
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Jobe said...

Excellent post my friend

Anonymous said...

Mediafire have deleted the file :( Any chance of a re-up?Thank you for all the great music you post :)

dkelvin said...

That's been done
dk

Anonymous said...

Gracias!

Greg said...

Rapidshare has removed it, but I'd be really interested to check this out. Any chance of a repost?

dkelvin said...

Yes tonight. I'll re-up according to requests so don't hesitate dear visitors
dk

Supersonic75 said...

Just "discovered" your blog; very cool. Thanks so much for this great post!

Jassa said...

Non of the files on mega.nz seems to work for me. Such a pity.
Thanks anyway for you work even if I can't enjoy it.
Regards

Jassa

Anonymous said...

Looking at the dates of the other posts, I am late to this party. Just want to say this is amazing, what a find, pure gold. Thank you for this, you have no idea how thrilling this is.