Additional information about this Mott The Hoople vinyl art.
Mott The Hoople – The Artist
Mott the Hoople are an English rock band with strong R&B roots, popular in the glam rock era of the early to mid-1970s. They are best known for the song “All the Young Dudes”, written for them by David Bowie and appearing on their 1972 album of the same name. The band’s debut album, Mott the Hoople (1969), recorded in only a week, was a cult success. The band went through numerous line-up changes during the Motts history but the classic line up is regarded as; Pete Overend Watts – bass, vocals, guitar. Dale “Buffin” Griffin – drums, backing vocals, percussion. Ian Hunter – vocals, guitar, piano, bass. Mick Ralphs – guitar, vocals, keyboards and Verden Allen – organ, vocals.
Roll Away The Stone – The Song
Roll Away The Stone is a song written by Ian Hunter, recorded by English rock band Mott the Hoople, and released as a single on the CBS label. On the first version, recorded before Mick Ralphs left the band, Ralphs plays lead guitar and one of the Thunderthighs handles the bridge voice. It was re-recorded by the band for their 1974 album The Hoople, with Ariel Bender on lead guitar and English vocalist Lynsey de Paul singing the vocal bridge. It reached No. 8 on the UK Singles Chart for two weeks in December 1973, spending five weeks in the top 10. The band performed the song on the BBC Television show Top of the Pops on 15 November 1973.
Man Rolling Away The Stone – The Shape
Modelled into a man pushing a hill up a hill.
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