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ziggfried
(acolyte)
02/13/05 07:58 AM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

"The masters [of the All The Young Dudes album] disappeared. It's a drag 'cos that particular record could have gone with a great remix. There was so much power on that record. David heard it in a much lighter way; that was with his ear. It would have been nice to have gone back and had it sorted out to our ear. It would have been nice to have gone back and had it sorted out to our ear. "Sucker" was enormous and when you heard it, it's mild. Which is cool, but everybody hears sings differently. I'm not complaining, I'm just saying it's a shame that the masters are gone. Buff [Dale Griffin] never got a chance to remix it and turn it into a monster."

Ian Hunter, interview for Two Miles From Heaven fanzine, 2000



ziggfried
(acolyte)
02/13/05 07:59 AM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

"[David Bowie] was doing us so many favours at the time. I don't know what ["Sweet Jane"] was about. Lou [Reed] came in and he sang and I still didn't know what it was about. It didn't really have anything to do with us. It was America. We did it more or less out of gratitude to David for what he did to us."

Ian Hunter, interview for Two Miles From Heaven fanzine, 2000



ziggfried
(acolyte)
02/13/05 07:59 AM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

"I liked Mick [Ronson] a lot. I was getting on with Mick great. We came from similar backgrounds. He was a rocker, where David was more of an effects merchant. David wasn't a rocker."

Ian Hunter, interview for Two Miles From Heaven fanzine, 2000



ziggfried
(acolyte)
02/13/05 08:00 AM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

"David loved [rockers], but he couldn't do it. But he could do something else. His genius lay in other areas y'know. To David it was a role. To Mick [Ronson] it was real. Not that Mick was really a rock 'n' roll guitar player in the tried and true tradition, but I like something a little more classy, which he was, he was so classy as a player. All these people running up and down fretboards, he was just playing - same as his piano playing - simple and creative. Beautiful."

Ian Hunter, interview for Two Miles From Heaven fanzine, 2000



ziggfried
(acolyte)
02/13/05 08:01 AM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

“I dunno [where Bowie was the night of the Mick Ronson Memorial Concert], France I think…I dunno [if he should have been there]. It all depends on how you’ve been brought up. You could say, “Where was Morrissey?” But Morrissey’s a manic-depressive anyway and that would only make him worse, so I can understand why he never came. Maybe David had his reasons for not coming. I don’t know. Yeah, it’s a pisser. We had no control over that. I didn’t even think about it. He’s just gonna do what he’s gonna do.”

Ian Hunter, interview for Two Miles From Heaven fanzine, 2000



ziggfried
(acolyte)
02/13/05 08:01 AM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

"I hadn't really heard of [David Bowie] at all. Pete [Overend Watts] was always aware of what was going on. We was lucky he was and he got in touch with him. We'd decided to pack up and Chris Blackwell said we had to do the "Rock 'N' Roll Circus." I had this gut feeling that it couldn't stop. We were on a roll, something had to happen. When Bowie came along to see us he was a bit nervous. We all respected him and worked with him and went along with what he wanted totally. The album had a laid back feel to it. It had a commercial edge to it. Which you've got to do a little bit."

Verden Allen, interview for Two Miles From Heaven fanzine, 1999



ziggfried
(acolyte)
02/13/05 08:02 AM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

"...we helped [Bowie] a lot. He released "Starman" and it didn't work out first time for him I believe and he relaunched it and pushed it again when "Dudes" came out. It wouldn't have stopped him anyway. He's already done it with "Space Oddity" which was a totally different thing."

Verden Allen, interview for Two Miles From Heaven fanzine, 1999



ziggfried
(acolyte)
02/13/05 08:02 AM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

"I don't think Bowie had the complete song ["All The Young Dudes"] written. He probably had most of it together. He changed a few lyrics around. Some ideas came from us as well. And seeing us playing, perhaps he tailored it a bit more to suit us. Knowing we had a deal with CBS, they were going to give it a big push anyhow. It was good for him as well; it was doing two jobs at once."

Verden Allen, interview for Two Miles From Heaven fanzine, 1999



ziggfried
(acolyte)
02/14/05 10:27 AM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

"I was very proud about [singing "Soft Ground" on the Dudes album] then, but I don't think it would have been done if David Bowie hadn't been looking after us. The boys weren't too happy about it. I couldn't sing very well then. It was more like talking than singing. But [Bowie] loved it. He played guitar on it as well, that freaky guitar in the middle. Mick [Ralphs] played a bit of guitar. But that sliding bit and all those weird "oohs," he done that. He spent a bit of time on it. He liked it 'cos it suited. He could see where I was at with it. It was a little bit about the group, but not completely. When you start doing something, words come and then you put them together. It wasn't as hard hitting towards the band as it appeared. They probably thought it was, but when Bowie had gone, I couldn't see a chance of me singing anything else anyhow...Mick wasn't very good in the beginning. Ian [Hunter] wasn't a singer really, but they were lucky enough to have a chance. Bowie gave me that chance, but when he'd gone..."

Verden Allen, interview for Two Miles From Heaven fanzine, 1999



ziggfried
(acolyte)
02/28/05 10:30 AM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

"[Bowie] just walked in and played ["All The Young Dudes"] on an acoustic guitar. I've never been so grateful for anything in my life."

Ian Hunter, The Guardian, 13 June, 2001




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