Friday, Nov 21st 1997, Ian Hunter, Quasimodo, Berlin
The Quasimodo is mainly a jazz club near the station Zoologischer Garten in the center of the west Berlin city. but sometimes they have rock artists. Herman Brood comes every year in the wintertime for a week. once in the late 80ies I saw Tom Verlaine there which was great.
Now Ian Hunter (first time in my life). When we arrived the room was already crowded (could have been sold out).
- OBTS (after this song it was clear that everybody in the house was familiar with Ian's old songs.) After that it was a tour de force he played (some songs maybe not the right order and some I didn't know)
- Who Do You Love
- Sweet Angeline
- Now Is The Time
- Something To Believe In
- I Wish I Was Your Mother
- 23a Swan Hill (with some sidekicks to German aggression in World War I and II)
- Resurrection Mary
- The Moon Upstairs (which was the highlight of the evening, it had faboulous guitar solos and was even played more powerful than on Brain Capers - ultimate pre punk song)
- Cleveland Rocks (by this time Ian asked the audience watyouwannahear - somebody asked for One Of The Boys - Ian played a few chords without band)
- Just Another Night
- Roll Away The Stone (my favourite Mott song because its about losing bitterness and getting together again so I sung along)
- Michael Picasso (second highlight - one of his best new songs - soulful)
- All The Young Dudes (everybody singing)
- Saturday Gigs
Somewhere in was a break but not as long that I would speak of an encore. It was a very good gig. the band and the audience (around 200 people) loved it.
Finally I gave a backstage man my 1969 Island edition of the first Mott lp. hey, and I got it back with Ian's autograph 2 minutes later. Thanx a lot Ian & band. Hope to see you soon again.
Excuse bad English