Handy primer on Ian Hunter's seminal '70s rockers

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Mott The Hoople – The Best Of Mott The Hoople

Though they were one of the UK’s best live bands, Mott The Hoople were on the verge of breaking up when Bowie-penned glam-rock anthem “All The Young Dudes” revitalised their career and creative energies. This second phase of their career, expertly documented here, found their blend of rock energy and Bob Dylan/Lou Reed-inspired songwriting at its sharpest.

With nods to everyone from Chuck Berry to Phil Spector, they nevertheless managed a distinctly British sound that transcended most anything else in the mid-’70s glam milieu.