Mott The Hoople and Ian Hunter

Ian Hunter unofficial CD: "Cavern Stomp"

Sleeve and track listing

Handmade For Fans #7. (4 stars!)

Disc 1

  1. Once Bitten Twice Shy
  2. Ripoff
  3. Good Samaritan
  4. Purgatory
  5. American Spy
  6. Michael Picasso
  7. Wash Us Away
  8. 23A Swan Hill
  9. Death Of A Nation
  10. Bastard

Disc 2

  1. Standing In My Light
  2. Pearl 'n' Roy
  3. Just Another Night
  4. Still Love Rock 'n' Roll
  5. Dead Man Walking
  6. All The Way From Memphis
  7. Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll/Keep a Knockin'
  8. Irene Wilde
  9. Roll Away The Stone
  10. Saturday Gigs/All The Young Dudes


Another year, another Ian Hunter tour. This time, tho', there is new material to promote. Borrowing heavily from the rather excellent Rant, and with a new guitarist in tow (Andy York, his best guitarist since Ronson) Ian plays a blinder.

OK, songs like Standing In My Light and Bastard have overstayed their welcome, but the newer material just stands out more as a result. Wash Us Away, American Spy, Ripoff and Dead Man Walkin are simply stunning. Still Love Rock n Roll has a complicated arrangement and just about makes it, as does the old Hoople number Pearl n Roy (never before performed live).

Sound quality is good for an audience recording with slight compression but audience noise rarely intrudes. A good souvenir to have from the 2001 tour.