1/20/16

Mott The Hoople - Live In The USA (1971)



Second and last Mott re-up for tonight. Recorded the same year than the Stockholm show. Once again, this is a tribute to Buffin. Enjoy here.

In June 1971, we find Mott The Hoople in the USA for their second tour in this eldorado for all English bands hoping for complete recognition, this land being the craddle of the music they had adapted in their island. The tour was a little chaotic since Free, the band they supported, cancelled the tour due to disbanding, but there was a handful of shows and this is one of them (no information where) with 5 songs only and a crowd not much hotter than in Sweden (and a good sound quality). But when they played "Walkin' With A Mountain", things got better (they always got better with this rocker). The highpoint of the set is the wonderful version of "Angel Of The Eighth Avenue" (in streaming below), closing this testimony of the band going back to their heavy sound. Remember they were trying to find a new breath after their failed attempt to play some US-CSNY-influenced rock. I did the cover sleeve. I'm not sure that Ian Hunter had this maltese cross guitar in June (he got it in September). I should have verified but some of you will surely make a comment about it. Below some videos from a show in France (Taverne de l'Olympia) captured 2 months later.





3 comments:

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yianang said...

RIP Buffin. Too many great musicians dying in such a short time :(

I would love to hear the best version of Sweet Jane. I believe there are a couple of live ones even better than the Bowie-produced one. Although that's a classic, so...

Brause said...

Hi,
Could you please re-up the fabulous Crushed Butler. Thanks! And thanks for Mott the Hoople!