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The Ballad of Mott the Hoople.....

 
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:15 pm    Post subject: The Ballad of Mott the Hoople..... Reply with quote

Not long started on BBC Four!

They might have looked like “hod carriers in drag,” Laughing as their producer Guy Stevens’s widow recalls, but Mott the Hoople had the power to inflame an audience to the point of riot with their down-and-dirty beats. This biopic details their five-year journey from hard-grafting naïfs, getting their first big hit (thanks to David Bowie giving them All the Young Dudes), to a final implosion in 1974.

With more entrances and exits than a Spinal Tap drummer, Laughing the band’s life was a stormy one, but surviving members have the chance to give their version of events. Singer Ian Hunter and guitarist Luther Grosvenor (who then went by the name of Ariel Bender) are the only two who still look like they’ve been rock ’n’ roll stars but, as we discover, some egos are bigger than others…

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Documentary telling the story of Hereford rock band Mott the Hoople, whose best-known hit, All the Young Dudes, was written for them by David Bowie. The film features rare and previously unseen footage, with contributions by former band members Ian Hunter, Mick Ralphs and Verden Allen, as well as Queen's Roger Taylor and ex-Clash guitarist Mick Jones.


http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/vm5k6/the-ballad-of-mott-the-hoople
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recorded it Becky and hope to watch it during the coming week.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's another gem from BBC Four,Angela...hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Magnificent rock-doc. The 70's music compilation preceding it was also brilliant. Family's "In my own time", Mott's "Golden age of rock'n'roll" and many others including Gary Holton (Wayne from Auf Widersehen Pet) fronting Heavy Metal Kids . BBC4 is one of the very few reasons to pay the TV licence.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

childprufe wrote:
Magnificent rock-doc. The 70's music compilation preceding it was also brilliant. Family's "In my own time", Mott's "Golden age of rock'n'roll" and many others including Gary Holton (Wayne from Auf Widersehen Pet) fronting Heavy Metal Kids . BBC4 is one of the very few reasons to pay the TV licence.
Was a shock when he died so young ..seeing Kevin Ayers was the highlight of that programme for me.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Must admit I was well impressed with Humble Pie's rendition of Honky Tonk Women - Steve Marriott another who went too young. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

childprufe wrote:
Must admit I was well impressed with Humble Pie's rendition of Honky Tonk Women - Steve Marriott another who went too young. :cry:

Yes ..an horrific death,too. Sad
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