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ziggfried
(acolyte)
09/26/04 00:00 AM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

“On the ‘Dudes’ album, we saw what David [Bowie] and Mick [Ronson] were doing, and we thought we could do that. The only problem with the ‘Dudes’ album was it was a weak mix. David’s production was more mild and pop-oriented.”

Ian Hunter, http://www.mambosons.com/ian-hunter.html


ziggfried
(acolyte)
09/26/04 00:09 AM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

“Bowie retired and Mick [Ronson] sat home. I was looking for a guitar player and a couple of people – Mick Rock was one of them – said “Why don’t you go see Mick, he’s sitting around not doing anything.’ That was how the whole thing started with Mott. Bowie did ring him up in the 80s and wanted to go out and do – he must have been hard up – he wanted to do the Spiders again, but Mick wouldn’t do it. ‘Why won’t you do it?’ ‘We nearly did.’”

Ian Hunter, http://www.jonslaven.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/hunterinterview.html



ziggfried
(acolyte)
09/26/04 00:15 AM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

"Did 'Drive-In Saturday' get offered to us after 'All The Young Dudes'? Or did they come together? Why did I turn it down? Didn't I like it? Did we have 'Honaloochie Boogie' in the bag? Was there any pressure on [us] to accept it? Well, for a start I was in Mott The Hoople at the time. Whatever Mott did was pretty democratic. It had to be 5-0 before any decision was made (which was more than a bit of a pain), but we never turned it down. We had this arrangement of that song which was completely different (don't ask me - I've forgotten it now) and we wanted to do it. David Bowie is fond of saying he offered it to us and we turned it down. To my recollection, that wasn't the case at all. The only thing I can think of is that Tony DeFries (who managed us both at the time) told David one story and us another."

Ian Hunter, http://www.ianhunter.com/mouth036.shtml



ziggfried
(acolyte)
09/26/04 00:18 AM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

"[Regarding Mott's stylistic changes] the 'Dudes' album comes to mind. On this album we worked a lot with David and to some extent with Ronno. Also our time with Island [Records] was running out. Island was an end and David felt like a new beginning. We learned a lot about production and we also felt we had to go up a level. The live shows were great but not many bands last without hits. I was aware we had to have hits to survive as Island were pretty much fed up with us. Had we not done the 'Dudes' album I think Mott's legacy and mine would have been much, much smaller. I know some people still preferred us as we were originally, but the business doesn't look at it that way. I personally think what we did was right for the time. We wrote about our time and what we were doing - we were just a little tighter that's all!”

Ian Hunter, http://www.ianhunter.com/mouth036.shtml



ziggfried
(acolyte)
09/26/04 11:02 AM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

“I never understood why [Mott didn’t cover ‘Drive-In Saturday’] because I always thought that would’ve been a great single for them, perfect…I do know that Ian [Hunter] hates owing anything to anyone and he found the idea of singing another Bowie song exasperating.”

David Bowie, cited in The Complete David Bowie (2004 edition), p.68



ziggfried
(acolyte)
09/26/04 11:04 AM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

“[Bowie] said that ‘Drive-In Saturday’ would be our next single but then he changed his mind. But it was great that we now had to come up with something from within the group.”

Dale Griffin, cited in The Complete David Bowie (2004 edition), p.68



ziggfried
(acolyte)
09/26/04 11:54 AM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

"['All The Young Dudes' is] a great song, why stop [performing it]?

I remember going to see Procol Harum, and laboured through the entire set waiting for Whiter Shade of Pale and they didn't fucking do it.

Anyway, if I don't who will? It never really worked for Bowie. Plus, I was a fan. I worked in factories and went to gigs. If I'd gone to see me and I didn't do it, I'd be pissed off."

Ian Hunter, Making Music (April 1997)




ziggfried
(acolyte)
09/29/04 10:21 AM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

“It was Overend Watts who first noticed Mick Ronson and David Bowie. He was always raving on to us about The Man Who Sold The World album. He had a copy of it, which he played in the group car when we were going to gigs. He was saying what a great guitarist Mick was, how he didn’t play like anyone else and had a great style of his own. It was Watts who got us involved with David, after the group split up over an unpleasant nadir in our career in Switzerland. We all came back to England, he rang up Bowie and asked if there was a job going. There wasn’t, of course, but Bowie said ‘Why? What’s happened?’ Then the offer of help came.”

Dale Griffin (July 1999), cited in Mick Ronson: The Spider With The Platinum Hair (2003), p.68



ziggfried
(acolyte)
09/29/04 10:23 AM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

“When I first saw [David Bowie and Mick Ronson] on stage, I wouldn’t watch David so much as I would watch Mick, because it made more sense to me. I could see that he was human. David was kind of strange. He wasn’t really a rocker. I was a rocker and I preferred rockers. So I would gravitate towards Mick. I thought he was fabulous.”

Ian Hunter (April 1995), cited in Mick Ronson: The Spider With The Platinum Hair (2003), p.72



ziggfried
(acolyte)
10/06/04 05:57 AM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

“Bought Disc and Sounds, average week, nearly nothing outstanding to read. It must be difficult for the trades while Bowie is out of the country. Still, they make up for it with Bolan. It’s a wonder he hasn’t committed suicide by now!”

Ian Hunter (21 November 1972), Diary Of A Rock ‘N’ Roll Star (1974)




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