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ziggfried
(acolyte)
02/28/05 10:31 AM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

"David was extremely good in the studio; his work rate was extraordinary."

Ian Hunter, The Guardian, 13 June, 2001



ziggfried
(acolyte)
07/13/05 11:31 AM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

"[Mick Ronson] virtually produced [the 1975 Ian Hunter album]. Mick had learnt all about the studio. And I guess he was on a bit of a mission, to show David [Bowie] that he could still do it."

Ian Hunter, Uncut #97, June 2005



ziggfried
(acolyte)
07/29/05 12:29 PM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

"The only time I felt intimidated in me life was the first time I worked with Mick Ronson...I was fucking terrified! He'd worked with David Bowie! I just thought, I'm a fucking rock 'n' roller and now I'm gonna get all this shit thrown at me. It wasn't that bad, but I used to be very aware of that."

Ian Hunter, Rave-Up #16, September 1989



ziggfried
(acolyte)
07/29/05 12:41 PM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

"That's why I wrote [the song "Cleveland Rocks"], in a way. When I first came over, with Mott, you'd do these clubs and nobody would turn up. When we were still with Island [Records], nobody'd be turning up. Then you'd get to Cleveland and it would always be packed. Cleveland and Memphis were the first two towns that picked up on us, long before LA or New York. I just thought, "Well, wait a minute, if this town's such a joke, how come they're picking up on Bowie and us and people like that? Nobody else is picking up on it."

Ian Hunter, Ink 19, December 2000



ziggfried
(acolyte)
07/29/05 12:43 PM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

"I left [Mott] at the point where [Bowie] had come in and given us a hit record, which was great, but it changed everything. Whatever made Mott the Hoople attractive yet unknown was what it was all about, so when it became a commercial success, it lost a bit of its identity."

Mick Ralphs, The Montreal Gazette, 23 July 2003



ziggfried
(acolyte)
08/30/05 09:50 AM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

""Boy" [from the album Ian Hunter] wasn't about one particular person, it was two or three people and a bit of myself is in there. Everyone thought it was about Bowie but I couldn't give away eight minutes to David! Some of it was about Joe Cocker."

Ian Hunter, cited in the liner notes for Ian Hunter: 30th Anniversary Edition, 2005



ziggfried
(acolyte)
11/11/05 04:52 AM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

"When I first heard "All The Young Dudes," sung by David Bowie, strumming an acoustic guitar, I heard it as an anthem - and I think that goes for all of Mott The Hoople - but I'm not sure David thought of it that way and this is probably why our approach worked so well. It sounded like a great rallying call to all the disaffected and dispossessed youth - worldwide - and with the addition of Ian's rapping and ranting to D.B.'s slick production, the whole thing just coalesced into an instant classic...Ian did not copy D.B.'s take on the song, but gave a performance that was all his own."

Dale Griffin, cited in the liner notes of All The Young Dudes: The Anthology, 1998



ziggfried
(acolyte)
11/11/05 04:54 AM
Re: Mott The Hoople [re: ziggfried]  

"David said, 'Maybe ["Dudes" B-side "One Of The Boys"] is the single?' I said, 'You've got to be fucking joking."

Ian Hunter (1994), cited in the liner notes of All The Young Dudes: The Anthology, 1998



ziggfried
(acolyte)
11/11/05 05:26 AM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

"We did ["Shakin' All Over," "Please Don't Touch" and "So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)" with Stan Tippins] when [Ian] Hunter stormed out of the studio after Bowie failed to turn up, following a BBC TV Top Of The Pops recording."

Dale Griffin (1990), cited in the liner notes of All The Young Dudes: The Anthology (1998)



ziggfried
(acolyte)
12/26/05 11:37 AM
Re: Mott The Hoople new [re: ziggfried]  

"I'd never be considered a technocrat on any instrument. I have a creative force which finds its way through into a musical form. I play a good alto - I played a bit on the Mott album [All The Young Dudes], which is quite pleasing for me, having not touched sax for a long time."

David Bowie, NME, 22 July 1972




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