Mott The Hoople and Ian Hunter

Mott The Hoople unofficial LP: "Rest In Peace"

Sleeve and track listing

Impossible IMP 2-08. (5 stars!)

  1. American Pie/Golden Age Of Rock 'n' Roll
  2. Sucker
  3. Roll Away The Stone/Sweet Jane
  4. Jerkin' Crocus1
  5. Rest In Peace
  6. Here Comes The Queen2
  7. One Of The Boys
  8. Born Late '583
  9. Hymn For The Dudes
  10. Marionette
  11. Drivin' Sister/Crash Street Kidds/Violence
  12. All The Way From Memphis
  13. All The Young Dudes
  14. Walkin' With A Mountain

1(Recorded at the Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, 29th November 1972)

2(Ariel Bender vocal)

3(Overend Watts vocal)


The source of this 2-LP set is an FM concert of Mott's second performance at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in April 1974. They played two shows that day (matinee and evening), and the second of those shows went out live on a local FM station. The performance is strong, and the mix is good, although Ian's voice is slightly hoarse after the earlier show. He is, though, on top form, laughing and joking with the audience.

The sound quality of this album is very good, and (audience tapes apart) is the only release (official or otherwise) of the entire 1974 show. As such it is another essential purchase for the fan.

More recently, this album has surfaced on a couple of CDs. Both omit Jerkin Crocus (which dates from 1972 anyway). Rest In Peace (a US CD, MTH-001-2) omits Walkin' With A Mountain, whilst Flash And Crash (Japanese CD, Colosseum 96-C-003) omits Here Comes The Queen.