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ziggfried
(acolyte)
08/08/06 06:23 PM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

“Why was the Mott album so pressured? Well, Bowie had helped out a lot on Dudes producing and giving us a huge hit. Then all the critics said we couldn't do it without him. We made bloody sure we could, but it was the hardest I've ever worked.”

Ian Hunter, The Horse’s Mouth, Issue #40 - February 15, 2004



ziggfried
(acolyte)
08/08/06 06:25 PM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

“I didn't know Marc Bolan well. Bowie knew him better. They'd been in a band together. Bolan had some extremely good singles, but I never listened to his albums. He was a great self-promoter. Always telling the British press how huge he was in the U.S. (when he wasn't). He was cheeky - engaging and rather pompous viz-a-vee his standing in British Rock. Still has vociferous supporters.”

Ian Hunter, The Horse’s Mouth, Issue #40 - February 15, 2004



ziggfried
(acolyte)
08/08/06 06:26 PM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

“The first night Bowie, Angie and DeFries came to see us, Angie told me it took David four hours to get ready!”

Ian Hunter, The Horse’s Mouth, Issue #42 - April 18, 2004



ziggfried
(acolyte)
08/08/06 06:26 PM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

“'72 must have been amazing time. Ronno on Transformer, Bowie on Dudes. Ziggy taking off. Ronno and I hit it off immediately because we were both working class lads. It just fell together quite naturally, then Bowie retired Ziggy and Mick became available. It was never easy business wise, but we got on great and our wives did too. We'd say hello and then I asked him to arrange “Sea Diver.” Both bands were in Trident at the same time. I remember David rushing me in to listen to “John I'm Only Dancing.” He loved it. I wasn't so sure, but I didn't say anything. Yes, very flash time.”

Ian Hunter, The Horse’s Mouth, Issue #42 - April 18, 2004



ziggfried
(acolyte)
08/08/06 06:27 PM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

“What's the difference between Freddie [Mercury], [Mick] Ronson, Bowie and unknowns? Well the difference is these guys have made it so their confidence is much higher than the guys who don't know if they're going to. Mind you, having said that Fred was pretty cocky from the off, and so was David. Are “knowns” easier to work with than unknowns? Depends on the guy.”

Ian Hunter, The Horse’s Mouth, Issue #43, Part 1 - June 23, 2004



ziggfried
(acolyte)
08/08/06 06:30 PM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

“All I can say is the only three bands that interested me at that particular period of time were Bowie, Roxy and us. We were all different, but in a way we were similar because although other seventies bands were very popular - some more popular than we were - we were actually writing our time. We were the diary of that period and we still are.”

Ian Hunter, The Horse’s Mouth, Issue #44, Part 1 - July 17, 2004



ziggfried
(acolyte)
08/08/06 06:31 PM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

“I feel bad about David's [heart] thing but I think he's fine now.”

Ian Hunter, The Horse’s Mouth, Issue #44, Part 2 - July 17, 2004



ziggfried
(acolyte)
08/08/06 06:32 PM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

“My favourite songs by: Stones: Don't know; too many. Maybe Brown Sugar. Beatles: Don't know; too many. I like Abbey Road. Little Richard: The Girl Can't Help It. Bob Dylan: Too many - I love Mary Lee's version of 'Idiot Wind.' Jerry Lee Lewis: Ballad of Billy Joe. MTH: Don't know. David Bowie: Life on Mars. Mick Ronson: Blue Velvet Skirt. Hunter/Ronson: Don't know. Zeppelin – Kashmir, Aerosmith: Walk This Way.”

Ian Hunter, The Horse’s Mouth, Issue #50, Part 1 - February 15, 2005



ziggfried
(acolyte)
08/08/06 06:32 PM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

“It was great between Bowie, Mick [Ronson] and us. David was a fan and helped all he could. He had more songs for us for the ATYDs album, but came to a rehearsal and said he liked the ones we'd written and we'd stick with them. Didn't really know Mick as well as David at that time. Mick came later.”

Ian Hunter, The Horse’s Mouth, Issue #56, Part 1 - September 15, 2005



ziggfried
(acolyte)
08/08/06 06:33 PM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

“Didn't socialize much [with other bands in the 70s]. Hung out with Bowie a bit and the Queenies [Queen]…Never had a run in with anyone really. Roxy were a great bunch and so were the Spiders. Everybody was just trying to make a living. No real 'A' holes - not that I met, anyway.”

Ian Hunter, The Horse’s Mouth, Issue #58, Part 1 - November 18, 2005




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