Mott The Hoople and Ian Hunter

Mott The Hoople CD: "Super Hits"

Sleeve and track listing

Columbia Legacy CK65273. (2 stars!)

  1. All The Way From Memphis
  2. All The Young Dudes
  3. One of the Boys
  4. Honaloochie Boogie
  5. Sweet Jane
  6. Jerkin' Crocus
  7. Violence
  8. Roll Away The Stone
  9. Crash Street Kidds
  10. The Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll


It seems a Mott compilation comes out every year. This time (1997), with Ian touring the UK/Europe again, Columbia in the States have seen fit to issue yet another compilation CD. Despite the title, Super Hits manages to include the album version of everything, rather than the single version. Once again we have the album version of Roll Away The Stone (the single - with Ralphs, not Bender on guitar - was Mott's biggest selling UK single), and the album version of One Of The Boys (the single b-side omits all that silly telephone sound effect stuff Bowie added).

The sleeve notes are also very naff, attempting to describe Mott in just a paragraph and falling over themselves to mention Bowie as soon as possible, almost as if Bowie invented Mott. Even the track listing is naff - it's All The Way From Memphis (not 'to' Memphis). Oh, and there's two 'd's in Crash Street Kidds.

In short, yet another compilation that will only be of interest to the die-hard "must have everything" fanatics.