Mott The Hoople Appreciation Society


The Mott The Hoople appreciation society was set up in response to the interest shown in Mott The Hoople following the 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.

Aims of MTHAS

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 available today and to introduce a magazine which would be printed on art paper and is fully illustrated with photos, record sleeves, news cuttings, interviews, questions and answers, web site reviews and contact addresses and a letters column.

MTHAS has been published for a number of years. However, due to ill health it looks as though the current issue will be the last. Certainly it is my hope that it will be able to continue in some form although I'm not sure the publishers will see it that way.

Two Miles From Heaven

Two Miles From Heaven is the magazine of MTHAS; the tenth issue is out now.

Issue 10

Issue 10 contains the following:

  • Mott The Hoople reunion;
  • MTH - Meet The Keyboards;
  • Exclusive Dale Griffin interview;
  • Exclusive interview with engineer Alan "Madswitcher" Harris;
  • Exclusive interview with Mike Kerry of Start Prolductions (who are producing the MTH DVD).

Another excellent, unputdownable issue. Sadly, it looks as though it will be the last.

Issue 9

Issue 9 concentrates on 1974:

  • Recording of The Hoople album;
  • The 1974 US tour;
  • The final European tour;
  • The split.
  • News, album and gig reviews and more

Excellent, unputdownable issue.

Issue 8

Issue 8 contains the following:

  • Casey Synge (Thunderthighs) interview;
  • Overend Watts diary of walking the SW coast path (part 2)
  • Mick Glossop (MOTT/British Lions engineer/producer) interview;
  • Richie Anderson looks back at life as an MTH roadie;
  • Review of a fabulous MOTT gig in October 1976;
  • News, album and gig reviews and more

The production standards are as high as ever - how can I pick a highlight when it's all good?.

Issue 7

Issue 7 contains the following:

  • "Strings Attached" interview and review
  • John Fiddler live CD/DVD review
  • Overend Watts diary of walking the SW coast path (part 1)
  • Island reissues reviewed
  • Mott The Hoople equipment report (part 2)
  • News, album and gig reviews and more

The highlight of another excellent magazine is part 1 of Watts' diary, worth the price of admission on its own.

Issue 6

Issue 6 contains the following:

  • Ian Hunter/Mick Ralphs tour report
  • Mick Ralphs interview
  • Ian Hunter US tour report
  • Ian Hunter Oslo gig report
  • Mott The Hoople equipment report (part 1)
  • News, album and gig reviews and more

Issue 5

Issue 5 contains the following:

  • Ian Hunter interview
  • Joe Elliott interview
  • Mick Bolton interview
  • News, album and gig reviews and more

Issue 4

Issue 4 contains the following:

  • John Fiddler interview
  • Morgan Fisher talks about the Paper Bags
  • Willard Manus interview
  • Dicken interview
  • all the usual news, reviews and competitions

Issue 3

Issue 3 contains the following:

  • Morgan Fisher interview
  • Ian Hunter interview
  • Scott McCaughey (REM) interview
  • Reviews of recent MTH-related releases
  • "Do You Remember The Saturday Gigs?"
  • All the latest news

Issue 2

Issue 2 contains the following:

  • Verden Allen interview
  • Overend Watts interview
  • Reviews of recent MTH-related releases
  • Reviews of Ian's 1999 UK tour
  • Review of The 1999 MTH Fan Convention.
  • Latest news

Issue 1

Issue 1 contains the following:

  • Dale Griffin interview
  • Mick Ralphs interview
  • Reviews of recent MTH-related releases
  • MTH at Virgin
  • MTH on the internet
  • Latest news

Subscription details

All issues of TMFH are written to the same high standards. Sadly, it looks as if there will be no more issues of TMFH. Back issues are still available from:

Mott The Hoople Appreciation Society,
PO Box 14,
IP14 1EN
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