The Mott The Hoople appreciation society was set up in response to the interest shown in Mott The Hoople following the 1998 release of the Sony box set All The Young Dudes - The Anthology and its companion volume All The Young Dudes - The Biography.
MTHAS was launched with the full approval of Verden Allen, Dale Griffin, Ian Hunter, Mick Ralphs and Pete Watts who all agreed to make themselves available for exclusive interviews to be published in Two Miles From Heaven.
The aims of MTHAS were:
It was not MTHAS intention to remove fan support from other existing specialist magazines such as the excellent Outsider. Rather, the organizers felt their position was to complement whatever was then available and to introduce a magazine which would be printed on art paper and was fully illustrated with photos, record sleeves, news cuttings, interviews, questions and answers, web site reviews and contact addresses and a letters column.
Two Miles From Heaven was published from 1999 to 2011. However, due to ill health the editor was no longer able to continue and MTHAS stopped.
Two Miles From Heaven was the magazine of MTHAS.
Issue 10 was published in Summer 2011. Topics included the following:
Another excellent issue. Sadly, it was be the last.
Issue 9 was published in Summer 2008 and concentrated on 1974:
Excellent, unputdownable issue.
Issue 8 was published in Winter 2006 and contained the following:
The production standards are as high as ever - how can I pick a highlight when it's all good?.
Issue 7 was published in September 2004 and contained the following:
The highlight of another excellent magazine is part 1 of Watts' diary, worth the price of admission on its own (post-review note: this has now been published as The Man Who Hated Walking).
Issue 6 was published in March 2003. Topics included the following:
Issue 5 was published in Autumn 2001 and included the following:
Issue 4 was published in Spring 2001 and contained the following:
Issue 3 was published in May 2000. It contained the following:
Issue 2 was published in November 1999 and contained the following:
Issue 1 was published in April 1999 and included the following:
All issues of TMFH were written to the same high standards. Sadly, there will be no more issues of TMFH; back issues may still be available from:
Mott The Hoople Appreciation Society, PO Box 14, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 1EN England.